There’s nothing cooler (and more valuable) around the shop than a high-dollar cordless hammerdrill. But for those not ready to shell out $300 or more, this corded version from Black & Decker offers a lot performance for very little green — around $80 to be exact.
It features a 6.5 amp motor which spins 0-1,000 and 0-3,000 — it’s a two-speed transmission — with 51,000 BPM (that’s Beats Per Minute) in hammer mode. Though B&D doesn’t post full specs, they claim that it’ll drill up to 1/2″ in steel, 1-1/4″ in wood, and 1/2″ in concrete.
Other cool features: a soft-grip handle and an all-metal gearbox. Not bad for $80.