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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.

6.5A 1/2″ Dual-Range Hammer Drill [Black & Decker]
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4 Responses to A Low-Cost Corded Hammerdrill From Black & Decker

  1. l_bilyk says:

    Woah… looks like a space ship

  2. Michael says:

    I actually bought this drill a few weeks ago and have used it both for hammering, drilling and screwing and it’s been great. Even if it doesn’t have the longest lifespan (though it seems very solidly built and durable) it was only 80 bucks and when you need a hammerdrill you really need a hammerdrill. This has been a good choice.

  3. Brau says:

    A company I was with tested a few brands (B&D, Craftsman, Makita) of hammer drills that fell into the low price range. Within a year all of them had failed under journeyman use. We replaced these with Hilti and Milwaukee products and they were bulletproof for many years. Bottom line: There’s a major difference in hammerdrills where quality is concerned as the internals of this tool take a severe beating. The better ones have harder percussion rates, hardened gears, and tougher motors.

    Having said that, I bought a 1/2″ Makita Hammer Drill for my own home use knowing it would likely never be severely put to the test.

  4. Leslie says:

    The one “benefit” of B&D tools notoriously short lifespans is their two year pretty much unconditional warranty – I have a few B&D tools that I actually really like, and when they break they just give me a new one.

    As for a corded hammerdrill, I have my old-faithful craftsman that’s over 20 years old and still going strong.

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