|Review by SchotterWoodworking||posted 02-08-2010 03:14 AM||2869 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
- Porter-Cable PC650HD 6.5 Amp 1/2" Corded Hammerdrill
- Brand: Porter-Cable | Category: Drill-Drivers
This is my first review for this website so forgive me if I don’t quite come up to par (any constructive advice would be appreciated). This was my first hammer drill purchase. I’ve used a Bosch Bulldog and a Milwaukee hammer drill, which are both very impressive tools, but a little too much for me. I didn’t buy this drill for drilling block walls all day long. This is a great hammer drill to keep for DIY home improvement. I put a wire wheel in the chuck and stripped paint off my concrete shop walls as a surface prep for new paint and it ate that crap off like a champ. I used the hammer action setting up some shelves mounted to my concrete walls in my shop. I’ve never drilled into concrete before, but I bought some Bosch Blue Granite bits and drilled hard with the PC and had no problems at all. I decided to drop a hole saw in this drill and it powered through boards like they were butter. . If you’re building concrete structures on a regular basis, go for the bigger badder SDS and rotary drills, but if you want a cheap hammer drill to keep at home for the every other week home improvement chore, go for the Porter Cable, it’s a great, versatile hammer drill. I picked it up for about $70.00 at Lowes and haven’t regretted it.