Top 4 Professional Corded Hammer Drills 2018 (Product Review)

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Drills are among the most popular power tools for construction or repair work. They are used almost everywhere, and no repair operations can do without them. All drills can be basically divided into two broad categories. These are hammer drills and those with no hammer impact mechanism. The point of the hammer effect in drills is to increase the drilling efficiency when working through tough building materials by generating an additional impact load on the drill bit. Based on 2018 reviews by experts and users, the top four professional hammer drills will be presented.



Product Comparison

Which Hammer Drill to Choose?




What is the Purpose of a Hammer Drill?

When drilling into brick or concrete walls, the hammer impact mechanism is absolutely necessary because the cutting edge of the drill bit simply cannot capture the building material without a preliminary impact. However, having a full-fledged rotary hammer at home is hardly recommended seeing that this heavy-duty power tool is overspecialized, so it is not surprising that hammer drills are so widely distributed on the market.

Cordless or Corded Hammer Drill?

Whether you choose a cordless or corded hammer drill depends on how long you are going to use the tool each time. If you have a lot of tough materials to drill through, a corded hammer drill is recommended since these provide a constant source of high power. Another factor to consider is the distance between your job location and your nearest power source. You will only really want to go cordless if you have limited or no access to power. Otherwise, choose a corded hammer drill to ensure you can get the job done.

Hammer Drill vs. Rotary Hammer

A rotary hammer is a more powerful tool thanks to its piston mechanism that provides the action. Rotary hammers are usually much bigger and heavier than hammer drills. They are much more expensive too. As such, you should choose a rotary hammer only when you have to make larger holes than you can make with a hammer drill.

Product Comparison

This comparative review lists the best hammer drills from the world’s most famous manufacturers: Makita, Bosch, DeWALT, Metabo. We will review models that fully comply with the specifications stated, are most popular, and have a lot of positive feedback.

Quick Comparison

950 W
40 Nm
2.8 kg
850 W
36 Nm
2.6 kg
1010 W
36 Nm
2.4 kg
850 W
36 Nm
2.7 kg


DEWALT DWD522KS Corded Hammer Drill


DEWALT - Top 4 Professional Corded Hammer Drills 2018 (Product Review Writing Sample)Manufacturing country: USA

Average price on Amazon: EUR 215

Quick Specs:

  • Hammer drill
  • Power: 950 W
  • Corded
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • Torque: 40 Nm
  • Keyless chuck
  • Chuck diameter: 1.5 mm to 13 mm

Product Description

The powerful heavy-duty 950 W DeWALT DWD522KS hammer drill easily drills holes with diameters of up to 20 mm in concrete and up to 13 mm in metal. Its quick-lock SDS chuck can house 1.5 mm to 13 mm drill bits. The impact drilling mode increases its work efficiency significantly. The hammer impact mechanism delivers up to 56,000 BPM (blows per minute) which also improves performance. The drive is equipped with a safety clutch (E-CLUTCH Anti-Lock Control) that separates the spindle from the gearbox when the bit jams, hence preventing the drill from pulling out of your hands.

DeWalt DWD522KS drills are used in a wide range of applications. In addition to its high-performance characteristics, this hammer drill features great ease of use. It is so easy to operate that you can work with it for a long time without getting tired.


  • Reliable safety clutch
  • Low vibration level in the impact mode
  • Double-speed gearbox
  • Comfort grip
  • Forward/reverse switch


  • Short mains cord
  • Heavyweight
  • High price


BOSCH GSB 19-2 RE Corded Hammer Drill


BOSCH - Top 4 Professional Corded Hammer Drills 2018 (Product Review Writing Sample)Manufacturing country: Germany

Average price on Amazon: EUR 147

Quick Specs:

  • Hammer drill
  • Power: 850 W
  • Corded
  • Weight: 2.6 kg
  • Torque: 36 Nm
  • Keyless chuck
  • Chuck diameter: 1.5 mm to 13 mm

Product Description

The Bosch GSB 19-2 RE hammer drill offers the best quality and price combination. The model is intended for professional use. It is equipped with a powerful motor (850 W), a double-speed gearbox, an anti-jam safety clutch. It can be used with a stationary drilling machine. The maneuverability of the electric cable is provided by a hinge. You can lock the switch ON for non-stop drilling. It is easy to hold the drill for a long time thanks to its comfortable handle with a soft pad. The model is quite compact and lightweight.

The Bosch GSB19-2 RE drill is equipped with an electronic system that controls two rotation speeds of its 43-mm spindle. The availability of two speeds allows you to work with a wider range of materials. With Bosch GSB19-2 RE, you can change the drill bit with only one hand thanks to its single-sleeve “Auto-Lock” keyless chuck.

Safety is enhanced with a mechanical self-clutch coupling that protects you from impact if the drill bit jams. Bosch GSB19-2 RE is designed for reliable and long-term operation. An additional handle can be adjusted to be able to work in different positions.


  • High durability
  • Safety clutch
  • Reliable chuck
  • Strong cable


  • Gearbox failures reported
  • Spare parts issues


MAKITA HP2070F Corded Hammer Drill


MAKITA - Top 4 Professional Corded Hammer Drills 2018 (Product Review Writing Sample)Manufacturing country: Japan

Average price on Amazon: EUR 180

Quick Specs:

  • Hammer drill
  • Power: 1010 W
  • Corded
  • Weight: 2.4 kg
  • Key chuck
  • Chuck diameter: 1.5 mm to 13 mm

Product Description

The Makita HP2070F hammer drill is an excellent professional tool with high performance and reliable operator protection. With this model, you can drill holes into metal, wood, plastic, ceramics, concrete, and natural stone. Thanks to its powerful motor (1010 W) and electronic control, the drill is always stable at the level of rotational speed you set for it. Its housing is made of impact-resistant plastic, the inner mechanism is protected from dust, which has a positive effect on the durability of the tool. The drill is extremely user-friendly; it is equally easy to use for right-handed and left-handed operators.


  • High power
  • Durability
  • Versatility
  • Safety
  • Usability
  • Lightweight
  • High-quality reverse mode


  • Poor quality of the anti-jamming safety clutch
  • Poor chuck centering


METABO SBE 850 Corded Hammer Drill


METABO - Top 4 Professional Corded Hammer Drills 2018 (Product Review Writing Sample)Manufacturing country: Germany

Average price on Amazon: EUR 169

Quick Specs:

  • Hammer drill
  • Power: 850 W
  • Corded
  • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Torque: 36 Nm
  • Keyless chuck
  • Chuck diameter: 1 mm to 13 mm

Product Description

The METABO SBE 850 hammer drill features fantastic functionality and performance. The tool — which develops a rotational speed of up to 3,400 RPM and a percussion frequency of 60,000 BPM — is driven by an 850-watt electric motor whose power is sufficient for challenging applications such as drilling into steel and concrete. Its revving power does not prevent using it as a screwdriver machine though. A safety clutch is provided to protect you from bit jamming.

The Metabo SBE 850-2 drill offers you the convenience of using a keyless chuck. Its advantages are especially clear in case you need to change bits very often. The model is equipped with a durable double-speed gearbox. The reverse function, as well as the hammer/drill switch,  comes in very handy. The Metabo SBE 850-2 allows you to drill holes with diameters of up to 40 mm in wood, 18 mm in concrete or brick, and 13 mm in metal. The tool is equipped with a depth stop that is useful for those projects where observing the correct hole depth is important. The drill is not too light — its weight is 2.7 kg, but it can be an advantage when drilling into really tough materials.


  • Reliability
  • High performance
  • Functionality
  • Anti-jamming safety clutch
  • Suitability for working in a stationary drilling machine
  • Long cord
  • Comfort grip


  • Poor-quality chuck
  • Heavyweight

Which Hammer Drill to Choose?

When choosing a hammer drill, try to find a balance between how effective the drill will be in both modes. The requirements are controversial because your hammer drill should be heavy enough for its impact mechanism to be effective, but a heavy tool will be inconvenient to use for ordinary drilling applications all the time. However, in a case where a hammer drill is too lightweight, it will wear both itself and its owner out with vibrations. When considering inexpensive hammer drills, consider the spindle drive mechanism, too: the ratchet on a budget tool is far from perfect so it won’t last long.

So, among the above four models:

  • Opt for DEWALT DWD522KS if you like its performance and heavy-duty design inherent in all American power tools.
  • Choose BOSCH GSB 19-2 RE for its highest value for money. This drill is equally good for both home and professional applications.
  • MAKITA HP2070F is the most powerful of the models reviewed here and offers the most reliable operator protection.
  • METABO SBE 850 boasts unbelievable RPM and BPM, as well as the best functionality as reported by professionals.

It’s up to you to choose.

Happy Buying!


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