Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
BoschConcrete CapacityAmpsImpact EnergyCord LengthMax RPM/BPM
11255VSR1 inch7.22.2 foot-pounds8 feet1,300/5,800
Bosch 11255VSR
StoryID
501488
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627490
Tester Comments
Clear graphics on mode dial. Good vibration control, but still a little noisy. We liked the independent depth-gauge adjustment and the rubber padding on heavy wear spots. Easy-to-operate direction switch with full power reverse. Great rubber grip on side handle. Good box with adequate room for bits and accessories.
Price
$239

Contact
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories
877-267-2499
www.boschtools.com
DeWaltConcrete CapacityAmpsImpact EnergyCord LengthMax RPM/BPM
D25203K1 inch7.52.3 foot-pounds 8 feet1,100/4,200
DeWalt D25203K
StoryID
501488
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627490
Tester Comments
Large D-handle allows plenty of room for a glove and has the most comfortable cushioned trigger grip. Easy-to-understand mode icons. We liked the power and ability to handle vibration and the independent depth-gauge adjustment. Decent box with separate bit storage area.
Price
$219

Contact
DeWalt
800-433-9258
www.dewalt.com
HitachiConcrete CapacityAmpsImpact EnergyCord LengthMax RPM/BPM
DH24PF395 inch7.02.5 foot-pounds8.2 feet1,150/4,600
Hitachi DH24PF3
StoryID
501488
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627490
Tester Comments
The powerhouse of the group: fastest drilling, hardest hitting, most compact, smallest rated, and cheapest. But along with the speediest drilling and the chiseling power come the most vibration and noise. We did not like the location and feel of the mode dial. Smallest box of the bunch but big enough to house the tool and several bits.
Price
$189

Contact
Hitachi Power Tools
800-829-4752
www.hitachipowertools.com
MakitaConcrete CapacityAmpsImpact EnergyCord LengthMax RPM/BPM
HR2455X1 inch 7.02.0 foot-pounds13.4 feet1,100/4,500
Makita HR2455X
StoryID
501488
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627490
Tester Comments
Has the easiest-to-operate mode-selection dial. The only tool tested with a mechanically locking side-handle attachment that cannot slide loose. Good all-around tool with nice switches, ample power, and an extra-long cord. Decent box with separate bit storage area.
Price
$229

Contact
Makita USA
800-462-5482
www.makitatools.com
MetaboConcrete CapacityAmpsImpact EnergyCord LengthMax RPM/BPM
KHE-D281.1 inches8.21.84 foot-pounds15 feet1,000/4,600
Metabo KHE-D28
StoryID
501488
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627490
Tester Comments
Our favorite, though it was the biggest and heaviest. Its unique electronics give it reliable performance characteristics such as constant speed under load. We liked the aluminum housing at the front and its capability to change out the chuck for a standard drill chuck. Most comfortable with superior vibration control. Largest box with extra storage space.
Price
$250

Contact
Metabo Corp.
800-638-2264
www.metabousa.com