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Offline JoeLansing

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Drill vs Hammer drill??
« on: Jan 04, 2022, 06:01 PM »
I bought a 1200 torque Kobalt hammer drill on Fleabay with 4.0aH battery and charger for $139.   It showed up, but wasn't what was advertised.  They sent me a 1200 torque plain drill.  It has a nice big handle, still 1200 torque.  It's brushless.  Should I care?  I had the hammer version last winter and it was fantastic.  Sent it to my wife's brothers in Philippines this summer and needed to replace it.  Heck, this thing even has the anti-kickback tech like the hammer drill version has.  I left the seller a message saying it isn't what was advertised, but not sure if I care that much.  This is what they sent:  https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-XTR-24-Volt-Max-1-2-in-Brushless-Cordless-Drill-Charger-Included/1002273816
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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2022, 06:14 PM »
From what I can tell, that meets/exceeds the requirements. You want to run for drill in drill mode anyway, not hammer mode.
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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2022, 06:41 PM »
From what I can tell, that meets/exceeds the requirements. You want to run for drill in drill mode anyway, not hammer mode.

Agreed ..my concern would be any warranty isusses .
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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2022, 06:50 PM »
I reread the post, and looked into their drills. Did they send you the drill you linked to Lowes??? If so, id say your good. If not, post what they did send you. I didn't see any other drills that seemed bigger. Only a SDS rotary hammer drill that I don't have experience with, and havent seem many people use.
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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2022, 07:43 PM »
I reread the post, and looked into their drills. Did they send you the drill you linked to Lowes??? If so, id say your good. If not, post what they did send you. I didn't see any other drills that seemed bigger. Only a SDS rotary hammer drill that I don't have experience with, and havent seem many people use.

This is Kobalts hammer drill version..1200 lbs

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-XTR-1-2-in-24-Volt-Max-Variable-Speed-Brushless-Cordless-Hammer-Drill-1-Battery-Included/1002273868
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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2022, 08:02 PM »
I'm not familiar w/ your drill but you should run it at lowest speed setting and never in hammer mode
Imagine flipping your auger upside down and pounding on it w/ solid ice filled w/ rock and other solid debris at a few hundred beats per second. First couple cuts would run but your blades would be trash. Most augers are made to shave ice not chisel it.

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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2022, 10:08 AM »
I've got the Kobalt 24V non-hammer drill on an old 7" Mora auger.  You wont be disappointed.  Plenty of power, I've never run out of battery, zero problems.

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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #7 on: Jan 07, 2022, 08:28 AM »
Iíve been told by a friend thatís a engineer for one of the major tool companies, that the internals of a hammer drill is designed a little beefier than itís non-hammer drill counterparts to withstand the impact/vibration.

So even if you only use the drill function (which I do), you will have a slightly beefier drill.

I have no proof of this other than what was told to me, but it sounds reasonable.
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Re: Drill vs Hammer drill??
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2022, 02:41 PM »
I purchased a non-hammer drill when I got mine for my nils.  Did this purposely so I couldnít accidentally drill in the hammer mode which could easily damage my cutting head.  Something to think about, augers are not meant to be used in that mode and it could be game over real quick if you donít pay attention to what mode your in.

 



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