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[Lowe's] Bosch Corded 1/2" Hammer Drill 7 Amp - $69

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[Lowe's] Bosch Corded 1/2" Hammer Drill 7 Amp - $69

Bosch 7 Amp 1/2-in Variable Speed Corded Hammer Drill with Hard Case $69 instead of $119 regular at Lowes. The hammer function is selectable.

I prefer corded tools. I prefer dependability for many years in a remote location.

I have ordered this drill and now waiting (3 days) for curbside pickup.
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xtrmDeals wrote: Good deal. I have this one.
I have to drill a laundry vent through concrete. I was going to rent something but at this price I should just get this. Would this be able to handle a job like that?
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drukus wrote: I have to drill a laundry vent through concrete. I was going to rent something but at this price I should just get this. Would this be able to handle a job like that?
Yes, with the right drill bit
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You talking 4" or 6" pipe through a foundation? Zero chance this will do the job. You need to rent a bigger drill.
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razrsharp wrote: Yes, with the right drill bit
Be prepared to spend quite a lot of time with this drill for all the holes you need to make and if you don't take your time you will go through a few bits. A rotary hammer will be much better but you will still need a good bit.
Also prepare for the mess, dust and general frustration if the concrete is extra hard. Getting a pro to come and do it in about 5 min with a core drill might be worth it if you can get them to come for cheap.
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drukus wrote: I have to drill a laundry vent through concrete. I was going to rent something but at this price I should just get this. Would this be able to handle a job like that?
I assume you're looking at a 4" hole? If so, no. You'll need an SDS-Max drill & core bit. This is just a standard drill chuck. SDS-Plus will get you to 3.5". For just one hole that size, you're better off renting.

Research SDS-Plus vs SDS-Max for more info.
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From the reviews, this is not the drill that I bought 30 years ago. This seems to be suitable for hobbist and not professional purposes.

Re - drilling a laundry vent through a foundation - I recommend to hire someone. Buying a single 4" or 6" bit may be more expensive. If you hire the drill and bit and know what you are doing rental may be the way to go, but if you break the bit... The guys that use a high pressure water jet to cut do really good, smooth holes - or what ever shape you want.
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drukus wrote: I have to drill a laundry vent through concrete. I was going to rent something but at this price I should just get this. Would this be able to handle a job like that?
Honestly just rent an SDS max drill. This thing puts out no where near enough energy to drill a 4"+ hole through concrete.


Also 48000 hammers per minute? More of a vibrating drill than a hammer drill...
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Yeah, you'll need an SDS rotary hammer. For something like 1/2 to 3/4 inch holes (for electrical wires) through walls a decent hammer drill will do... i know i've done it a few times with my Bosch Tough Brute and an 18inch masonary bit.
s123456 wrote: You talking 4" or 6" pipe through a foundation? Zero chance this will do the job. You need to rent a bigger drill.
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