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Not really. I did this and regretted it. The problem is that the rotary hammers that are worth it are very heavy and overbuilt (the larger Bosch SDS series etc.). They make fantastic rotary hammers but are too heavy for use as a drill for extended use unless you have really beefy forearms. In this scenario, you should get a 18v cordless drill for when you ...


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You have answered your own question. Yes you could buy a hammer-drill and use it in "drill" mode. The drawbacks are size and weight. Additionally, some hammer-drills are equipped with a chuck that will not accommodate small drill bits, by small I mean less than 1/8". A better option would be to get a hammer-drill and use it for heavy work, including ...


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I have always had Ni-Cads, since my first Sears Craftsman 12 professional drill/driver bought back in the late 1980's. I changed it out years ago in 2005 for a Bosch 18 volt Ni-Cad. I used to do renovations, which I found very hard on cordless tool batteries. I have learned over the years that any battery does not like getting over hot. So the key thing ...


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There are purposes for rotary tools, but you haven't listed any good ones in your question. A hacksaw or pipe saw is what you use for PVC pipe, for example - a rotary tool just isn't suited for that task. Too, an XActo saw (the manual razor saw) is a beautiful tool for cutting smaller pieces of wood, while a larger machine is called for if you need to cut ...



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