I have a 17 pound hammer drill with a rotary attachment rated at 7.5Joules. That's plenty of impact energy but it is actually a bit soft on the rotary torque. It basically is meant to demolish concrete not drill through it.
The hammer drill managed to get by for a few dozen redheads/concrete screws: but it had already had a long previous life demo'ing concrete and is ready to be retired. It did the job for the screws but slowly and only with a lot of hand-holding and encouragement. What is a better option for its successor?
What I am wondering: will a more traditional drill (but a beefy one) - which is focused solely on the rotational torque aspect - be a better match to the pure drilling need here? If so what kind of drill would be best here? When I think of those drills (e.g. an old school Chicago) it is more of wood and metal that come to mind. Are those drills also good candidates for concrete?
We primarily use three and five inch concrete screws of 1/2" diameter to fasten mud sills, beams and/or studs into a concrete slab floor.