5 Best Cordless Hammer Drill: Your Complete Guide

We are going to talk about five different products in this review so that you have an idea of what’s available and what might be the right choice for your needs. Before we do that, though, we focus on the buyer’s guide, which can help you pick one based on your particular needs.

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Top ten list of the best cordless hammer drills.

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DEWALT ATOMIC 20V MAX Hammer Drill, Cordless, Compact, 1/2-I

DEWALT ATOMIC 20V MAX Hammer Drill, Cordless, Compact, 1/2-Inch, 2 Batteries (DCD709C2)
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  • Hammer functionality of DEWALT 20V hammer drill enables users to complete masonry drilling applications.
  • The cordless hammer drill is compact at only 6.9-inch front to back designed to fit in tight spaces
  • Lightweight at only 2.5 lbs.
  • LED foot light for superior visibility
  • Variable speed trigger allows for control and precision on delicate work surfaces
  • DEWALT built brushless motor for efficient performance and runtime
  • 1/2-inch ratcheting chuck provides superior biut girpping strength
  • 340 UWO of power to help get the job done

DEWALT 20V MAX SDS Rotary Hammer Drill, Tool Only (DCH273B)

DEWALT 20V MAX SDS Rotary Hammer Drill, Tool Only (DCH273B)
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  • Cordless hammer drill has 2.1 Joules of impact energy for fast drilling in concrete.
  • SHOCKS ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL System of DEWALT 20V hammer drill reduces vibration felt by the user at the handles, compared to rotary hammers without this feature.
  • Lightweight design makes this DEWALT 20V brushless hammer drill ideal for rod hanging, seismic and safety attachments, cable tray and strut mounting, clamp mounting, and rail mounting.
  • OSHA Table 1 Compliant when paired with DWH303DH On Board Extractor.
  • Brushless motor and durable German-engineered mechanism for efficient performance and runtime.
  • Rotating Dial to set tool to a specific applicaiton mode - Drill, Hammer Drill, or Chip.

CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Hammer Drill Kit (CMCD711C2)

CRAFTSMAN V20 Cordless Hammer Drill Kit (CMCD711C2)
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  • Part of the V20 cordless system
  • 1/2in. Cordless hammer drill with high performance motor produces 280 unit watts out for heavy duty jobsite applications
  • 1/2in. Ratcheting chuck for improved bit retention
  • 25, 500 bpms for faster drilling in concrete and brick
  • 2speed gearbox with speeds of 0350/01, 500 for speed of fastening
  • Included V20 20V MAX* Lithium Batteries with high performance cells provides ample runtime and increased performance
  • V20 20V MAX* Lithium charger provides a 60 minute or less charge time on included battery
  • Compatible with the VERSATRACK Wall Organization System. Clip and Accessories sold separately.

Makita XPH14Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2" Ha

Makita XPH14Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2" Hammer Driver-Drill, Tool Only
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  • Makita built BL Brushless Motor delivers 1,250 in.lbs. of Max Torque
  • Compact and ergonomic design at only 7" long; 14% shorter than previous model
  • 2-speed transmission (0-550 & 0-2,100 RPM) for a wide range of drilling, fastening and hammer drilling applications
  • 0-31,500 BPM for faster hammer drilling in masonry materials
  • All metal 1/2" self ratcheting chuck for improved bit gripping strength and durability

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Hammer Drill Kit, Brushless, 3-Speed, Cord

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Hammer Drill Kit, Brushless, 3-Speed, Cordless (DCD996P2)
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  • DEWALT-built high power, high efficiency brushless motor of DEWALT 20V hammer drill delivers up to 75% more runtime vs. 18V NiCad brushed motors
  • XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge of the cordless hammer drill provide 33% more capacity over standard packs
  • Heavy-duty 1/2-inch ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength
  • 3-Mode LED provides lighting in dark or confined spaces up to 20X brighter than previous model
  • LED Spotlight Mode features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces
  • 3-speed, all-metal high performance transmission optimizes tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run-time
  • 0-450 / 0-1300 / 0-2000 RPM in drill mode
  • 0-500 / 0-1500 / 0-2250 RPM in hammerdrill mode
  • 0-38,250 BPM for fast drilling in masonry materials

DEWALT ATOMIC 20V MAX Hammer Drill, Cordless, Compact, 1/2-I

DEWALT ATOMIC 20V MAX Hammer Drill, Cordless, Compact, 1/2-Inch, Tool Only (DCD709B)
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  • Hammer functionality of DEWALT 20V hammer drill enables users to complete masonry drilling applications.
  • The cordless hammer drill is compact at only 6.9-inch front to back. Designed to fit in tight spaces.
  • Lightweight at only 2.5 lbs.
  • LED foot light for superior visibility .
  • Variable-speed trigger allows for control and precision on delicate work surfaces.
  • Brushless motor for efficient performance and runtime.
  • 1/2-inch ratcheting chuck provides superior gripping strength .
  • 340 UWO of power to help get the job done.

SKIL 20V 1/2 Inch Hammer Drill, Includes 2.0Ah PWRCore 20 Li

SKIL 20V 1/2 Inch Hammer Drill, Includes 2.0Ah PWRCore 20 Lithium Battery and Charger - HD527802
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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE—Hammer drill set includes a PWR Core 20 2. 0Ah Lithium Battery and 20V Charger.
  • Versatility at its best—from tightening screws to drilling into wood, metal and even concrete, this versatile hammer drill is the ideal DIY tool for a variety of home projects.
  • 3-IN-1 MULTI-FUNCTION—Quickly transition between hammer, drill and screwdriver mode to save time.
  • CHOOSE YOUR SPEED SETTING—Set to high speed for better efficiency and low speed for higher torque.
  • Easy bit changes/2 inch keyless ratcheting chuck with auto spindle lock allows for quick bit changes.
  • LED LIGHTING—Illuminates the work area when trigger is pressed, and light remains on 10 seconds after trigger is released.
  • Longer run time & battery life—the PWR Core 20 Lithium battery has an innovative temperature management system to keep the battery cool and powering on through your project.

Cordless Rotary Hammer, SDS Plus

Cordless Rotary Hammer, SDS Plus
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  • Power Tools and Accessories
  • Country of manufacture: China
  • Delivers faster than corded speed; corded durability, and all day work on one charge
  • Integrates full-circle communication between tool, battery and charger to protect from overloading, overheating, and over-discharging

Rotary Hammer Drill, WAKYME SDS-Plus 1/2 inch 21V Cordless D

Rotary Hammer Drill, WAKYME SDS-Plus 1/2 inch 21V Cordless Demolition Hammer with 1400RPM and Two 4.0Ah Batteries, Variable Speed, 3-in-1 Mode Brushless Impact Drill with Safety Clutch, 13 Pieces Set
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  • 【Two 4.0Ah Batteries & Fast Charger】 WAKYME provides TWO 4000mAh li-ion battery and a fast charger. The metal body has an intelligent protection device and heat dissipation function, which avoids high temperature and overcharge. Battery power indicator light reminds the charger in time, ensures the continued safe use of the battery.
  • 【3-in-1 Drilling Method】WAKYME 21V high-performance cordless motor features variable-speed settings, this tool can be easily speeded up from 900 BMP to 4600 BMP in seconds. You can switch between driving, drilling and hammer drilling modes as needed, which is convenient for drilling in hard materials such as wood, masonry, steel, walls, concrete.
  • 【0~1400 RPM and Forward/Reverse Switching Switch】 The drilling no-load speed between 0~1400 RPM, through the variable trigger adjusted to complete various applications. The button on the impact hammer drill side can easily achieve a clockwise or anti-clockwise rotating direction to help you tighten and loosen screws easily.
  • 【Ergonomic Design】The SDS Plus chuck allows for easy and secure bit changes to keep your project going. The 360° shockproof handle design can reduce hand fatigue and improve drilling accuracy on the working surface. When you are not using the hammer drill, the safety lock design makes the placement more secure. The unique heat dissipation system can effectively extend its service life.

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Brushless Impact Driver and Hammer Drill C

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Brushless Impact Driver and Hammer Drill Combo Kit, Premium 4.0Ah, Cordless (DCK299M2)
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  • DCD996 20V MAX* 1/2-inch hammerdrill 3-speed, high performance (0-2,000 rpm), all-metal transmission optimizes tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run-time for the cordless drill combo kit
  • DCD996 20V MAX* 1/2-inch hammerdrill in the cordless tools combo kit gets 0-38,250 BPM for fast drilling in masonry materials
  • DCD996 20V MAX* 1/2-inch hammerdrill in the drill/ impact driver combo kit has a compact size (8.4-inch front-to-back length) and lightweight (4.7 lb) design to fit tight areas
  • DCD996 20V MAX* hammerdrill includes 3-mode LED providing lighting in dark or confined spaces up to 20 times brighter than previous model
  • DCF887 20V MAX* 1/4-inch impact driver provides 1,825 in-lbs of max torque at fast 0-3,250 RPM speed and 0-3,600 impacts per minute
  • DCF887 20V MAX* 1/4-inch impact driver has a compact size (5.3-inch front-to-back length) and lightweight (3.4 lbs) design

Cordless Hammer Drill Information

What Is the Best Battery Powered Drill?

Since we are looking at the best cordless drills with hammer capabilities, we are focusing on how to pick the right one of these. Generally, you want the best cordless, which includes a variety of features.

For example, some of them come with an LED light, which allows you to see in dark or dim places. Though you may always work in well-lit areas, make sure that you aren’t going to need a light later.

Otherwise, you are going to have to hold the drill cordless variety while you are holding a flashlight. This can get quite cumbersome.

Usually, the LED work light either stays on as long as the tool is running or can be turned on or off as you see fit.

You’re going to be drilling holes with this product, so you want to make sure that the battery is appropriate. Most manufacturers give you a lithium-ion battery, and most of the time, the drill comes with it. Sometimes, though, you might get two batteries with some models and brands.

That way, you can be using one battery and charge the other. For large DIY jobs, this can increase your speed while working.

Concerns with Cordless Power Drills:

You may also want to find a drill with a keyless chuck. This means you can change out the drill bits without as much hassle. If you’re drilling for a long time, this can be beneficial.

It’s also important to focus on whether or not the drill has a brushless motor. Most electric drills don’t use them, but some of the newer ones might. We considered drills with brushed motors today in our reviews.

Since you are bound to use the drill for many things, it is beneficial to check the warranty of the product before you make a final decision. Never go with a used product, as you can’t be sure if it is going to have a guarantee or if it is going to be honored.

What Is the Best Drill for Concrete?

When you know that you’re going to use your heavy-duty drill for concrete, you are going to want something with a hammer function. Most of the time, this is a separate drill bit, sometimes called a masonry bit. It’s designed to allow for drilling into brick, stone, concrete, and mortar.

It works just like a regular drill, but it also has a forward, hammering style action. You can check the SDS (Slotted Drive Shaft/System) rating for your drill bits to ensure that they are suitable as a masonry bit.

Cordless hammer drills are, by far, the best choice here when it comes to performance. They provide better value for money because you can use them on other materials, as well, such as wood.

How Does a Cordless Drill Work?

When using the hammer drilling functionality, you are going to notice the rotary functions of the drill bit. In a sense, it pulverizes the concrete underneath the bit while it’s churning on the surface.

Which Cordless Drills Have the Most Torque?

Your primary goal with any drill power tool is to drill holes into the material you’re using. It happens from the rotary hammer, but the drill also works based on torque and speed. You want something powerful enough to do the job well, but it also needs to be compact so that you can get the maximum torque possible.

The rotary hammer drill is going to include a chuck, which is the clamp right above the bit to hold it in place. This is what you turn to change the settings. Almost every model features one.

Of course, the best cordless hammer drills are different than impact drivers. Though they are both handheld tools and can drive screws into things, the impact driver works fast, but not on concrete and other stone. Still, you can use a cordless drill driver for many purposes and might want to choose both products to have in the home.

Keep in mind when you increase your speed, the torque of the machine is decreased. Therefore, you would have to drill at a lower rate for thick materials. Most people choose a combination drill because it is more effective, and you get almost everything you need from one product.

Now that you understand a bit more about drilling and battery life, it’s time to learn more about the drills cordless benefits.

Advantages of Hammer Drills

You are going to find many reasons for buying such a drill. The primary benefit of drilling with a cordless drill is because you are able to take on large-scale tasks. Thanks to these drills, you get something suitable to handle a variety of needs. This might be the year to consider putting a new drill on your list of accessories you need.

Of course, hammer drills can be used like regular drills, though you may need to change the torque settings. Still, you get something that works on ordinary materials and hard surfaces that a traditional drill can’t get through alone.

Conclusion

When it comes to choosing the best cordless hammer drill, the search is over. We have been talking about the top five products, and now you know more about each one.

Generally, we prefer to let you make up your own mind about which option is most suitable for you. However, we do feel that the Terratek brand is an excellent choice for those on a budget, and the Bosch brand is ideal for anyone who requires consistent torque and power with a balance between the two.

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