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Tool Test: 18v Li-Ion Hammer Drills

Three testers, three sets of tools, one common task: Evaluate the flagship drill from each major too brand.

Three reviewers -- FHB senior editor Justin Fink, woodworker Andy Beasley, and finish carpenter Kit Camp -- examine the top-of-the-line hammer drill-drivers from each major tool brand. Their consensus for best overall drill-driver is the Milwaukee 2602, one of two Milwaukee drills tested. The reviewers appreciated the 2602's compact size and smooth power delivery, along with features such as an LED light and a gauge that monitors the strength of the battery charge. Also tested were drill-drivers made by Bosch, DeWalt, Hitachi, Makita, and Ridgid.

Tool Test: 18v Li-Ion Hammer Drills
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