DeWalt hammer drill

does anybody here have long-term experience with their DCH273 hammer drill? I'm thinking about to get the one with the exchangeable chuck. it would also be my first step into the 18V eco system.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hammer drill is one of the few corded tools you want. get the bosch.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hammer drill is one of the few corded tools you want.
      I see this true with more heavy work. I own a corded Makita one (their cheapest model) and it gets things done. compared to the DeWalt the Makita got like 0,5J more impact energy.
      I'm still more interested into cordless ones for my side hustle, as I have not to look for an power outlet or extension cord at my customers.
      most my work is drilling a few holes into brick or concrete walls. using the chisel function only when someone hits a cable in the wall.
      I've got some blue Bosch 12V power tools and i'm pretty satisfied with them. Still would like to give yellow and black a chance as don't own any 18V tools jet.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Test

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been looking for a decent cordless charger to use on job sites that don't have power yet. The only solution I've seen is a gasoline powered generator to go with a corded charger. It seems like there would be a decent market for cordless chargers since cordless tools dominate so many applications. I guess maybe "they" don't want us to have them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jackery 3000 Explorer Pro. They go on sale occasionally. Luggable, light for their size.

        Harbor Freight has an ultra quiet series of generators now, including their copy of the Honda EU2000i. I've seen them running, they are very silent. Keep up on oil changes and maintenance and it should last you awhile. Idle output is probably around 200-300 watts, so a couple of quick-charging cordless adapters should adequately load it up.

        I think the Jackery fully charges itself via wall outlet in an hour and a half. Not sure, have to look up the specs again. Friend has a variety of them. Prowse has reviewed them. They are popular w people who want an all in one that has an internal battery for portability. Wait for a special though. Ecoflow is another company that makes descent portables. Bluetti, there's a few more. Goal Zero used to be the only game, back when lead-acid was a thing, but they've been completely eclipsed by those other vendors.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Bepis

      >exchangeable chuck
      What is the other chuck? Is it like a regular drill chuck?

      Don’t go with an SDS if you’re going to use it for >90% regular drilling and <10% masonry. You will be much better off with what the US calls a hammer drill like the DCD996. Those will do holes <1/2” in masonry no problem and will be much better in all other materials.

      >hammer drill is one of the few corded tools you want.
      I see this true with more heavy work. I own a corded Makita one (their cheapest model) and it gets things done. compared to the DeWalt the Makita got like 0,5J more impact energy.
      I'm still more interested into cordless ones for my side hustle, as I have not to look for an power outlet or extension cord at my customers.
      most my work is drilling a few holes into brick or concrete walls. using the chisel function only when someone hits a cable in the wall.
      I've got some blue Bosch 12V power tools and i'm pretty satisfied with them. Still would like to give yellow and black a chance as don't own any 18V tools jet.

      All of the top level 18V/20V tools between the major brands are going to be so close in performance that you should really make the decision based on the color you like best and whether or not that battery platform offers all of the cordless tools you will want in the near future.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >all the same
        Try a Hilti.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Bepis

          I would probably spring for the Hilti corded guy if I were drilling concrete daily and had OSHA guys around from time to time.

          Hilti probably #1 and Bosch #2 reputations for concrete drilling, but neither of them would be a good choice for a US anon looking to get into a cordless battery platform.

          If you want the premium and only really care about an SDS with a battery and no future tools, Hilti Nuron. Plus their warranty and service is supposed to be real good, which matters if you’re paying your mortgage with that drill.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah, you want battery one for general use with small bits and one cheap frickhueg corded for big holes
      >hurr why not just get the hueg one
      because you mostly use small bits you moron and you they are usually in frick you places

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its 20 v. Scruffy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Its 20 v. Scruffy
      it's 20V on US market, 18V on EU market. I bet they use the no load voltage for US and the load voltage for EU

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The tools are literally the same EXACT tool. Buy 20v US tools and batteries because they are cheaper, and a euro 18v charger. Works like a charm because they are identical

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Its 20 v. Scruffy
      it's 20V on US market, 18V on EU market. I bet they use the no load voltage for US and the load voltage for EU

      In America it's called 20V MAX. It is the no load rating as anon mentioned. They named it 20V MAX when they moved away from the in-grip battery pack form factor so people would not get confused. It's a bit deceptive as one could think 20V MAX > any other brand's 18V lineup, while they are in the same class. I suppose that SDB&D has enough lawyers to know how to get away with it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Bepis

        It is marketing wank, but in all fairness, I think it helped to differentiate between the 18V XRP batteries and tools. So many ignorant boomers would be pissed and confused if their new 18V slide pack tools didn’t work with their current 18V batteries.

        But as I said, it’s def marketing wank too, which is why HF does it on Bauer and Hercules. In Yurop, all of the “12V” tools are labelled 10.8V.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          More wank is that DeWalt has adapters to fit the slide packs into battery-well style tools. No voltage conversion, just metal contacts. It might have some thermal, overcurrent or undervoltage protection though.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Used it at work.
    Good for drilling holes in concrete for anchors and that sort of thing but dont expect it to be a proper concrete breaker.
    The chisel function is really only there for marketing or maybe removing tiles, light stuff.
    Still a good tool and will last years unless youre using it to core 6 inch holes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      noticed
      >unless youre using it to core 6 inch holes.
      this happens to me twice a year

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can get a BOSCH SDS plus for like $65 on ebay. Corded. I wouldn't use cordless, typically, for SDS, but then for the stuff I do with it, I would run batteries flat. Like, hand-excavation underneath a commercial building, that was never properly dug out to begin with

    It was allegedly built by a woman. Someone cut corners somewhere.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have long-term experience with it since we just got it at work, but I drilled like 700 holes in drywall and some concrete with that one on Wednesday. Seems decent. It's not flat on the bottom so it immediately falls over if you set it down. It's more compact than our old one, but I think it's actually a little heavier.

    Picrel is the one I've used for like 15 years. The original batteries were NiCads and really terrible, only had about a 2-3 year lifespan. We got some chink NiMh replacements several years ago and they're better in every way. Still a competent tool for what we use it for.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a 18v subcompact makita that looks to be the same form factor. Works fine. Been using it for like 4 years now. Used for drilling holes for concrete anchors. It doesnt have a chipping function which is a bummer. Just hammer drill

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get the corded Bosch that takes SDX max bits. You will find uses for it. Battery powered hammer drills are stupid as shit, which you will realize the first tine you use it. They need a frickton of power to get the job done.

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