What is the difference between a SDS drill and a hammer drill?
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Similarly, it is asked, what is a SDS drill?
SDS stands for Slotted Drive System (sometimes referred to as Slotted Drive Shaft or Special Direct System depending on the brand). It refers to the way in which the SDS chucks and SDS drill bits work in order to produce the extra force and torque needed to drill through concrete, stone and other tough materials.
Also Know, do I need an SDS drill? As for do you need an SDS, I would say they are very handy things to have. For putting curtain rails up (drilling into lintels), removing tiles and plaster with the hammer action, drilling deep holes right through walls and for drilling into solid concrete (to fit ground anchors) mine has been a great investment.
Subsequently, one may also ask, can you use a hammer drill as a regular drill?
A hammer drill can and usually should be used for drilling into a hard surface like brick or concrete, i.e., masonry. Some hammer drills do have a feature which allows the user to turn it back into a regular drill. The hammer drill is heavy and large, like a small jackhammer.
Is a rotary hammer the same as a hammer drill?
While the names are often used interchangeably, they are not the same tools. Broadly, a rotary hammer is a heavy-duty tool that's more like a jackhammer than a standard power drill, while a hammer drill is a less-advanced tool that can also be used for drilling into wood or metal.