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Available Shorty, a new addition to the Bosch 18V Rotary Hammer lineup a true 1” SDS-Plus Bulldog GBH18V-26 ($349, bare). The new EC Brushless motor will put out a very impressive 1.9 ft-lbs of energy. At the end of last year we did a full Cordless SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Head to Head and according to the numbers this new Bosch would be more powerful than the Hilti, Dewalt, Metabo, 18v Makita and Milwaukee (2712-20). Still slightly less impact force than the 36V Makita or Milwaukee (2715-20) but very close. Certainly power isn’t everything and at on 7.7lbs the new Bosch looks be the top power-to-weight in the class.
Recently we did a simple 18V Hammer Drill Comparison Test of the Milwaukee Fuel vs DeWalt 20V vs Bosch 18V Brute vs Makita 18V Brushless where we drilled ½” holes into concrete until our hands were sore and the batteries were all empty. For heavy duty Hammer Drill/Drivers this is taxing but certainly within the range of duties we expect them to perform. The hammer drills is sort of the catchall tool, we have them do such a wide range of fastening and drilling applications into every type of materials including concrete, wood, metal, mix paint, power scooters, etc. After this test we were curious how would these units compare to a drill specifically designed for the application of drilling ½” holes into concrete like the Bosch SDS-Plus RHS181K ($313, Ohio Power Tool)?