Makita, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Bosch & Metabo – Part 2: 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Comparison


Part 2 of 2. We SCORE and RANK the top brushless 18V Hammer Drills from Makita, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Metabo, and the brushed Bosch. Find the full review here:

This is our second go at the video, having stuffed up with the Metabo clutch on the first attempt. The models numbers are below:

Makita DHP481 / XHP07
Milwaukee M18 CPD / 2604
Dewalt DCD995
Bosch GSB 18VE-2Li
Metabo SB 18 LTX BL

Our suite of testing includes runtime, large diameter switchblade and auger drilling, coach screws, bugels, steel and masonry. We also look into runtime, comfort and build quality.

We believe this is the most comprehensive and fair comparison ever done to date. However we do not assume everyone will agree with us on every point, so please let us know your thoughts!

Don’t forget to check out Part 1 – – if you missed it. Someone is going to win this test, we pull no punches!


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