Burned up my hammer drill, need a new one.
I was mixing a bucket of joint compound today and burned up my drill. I normally use a 1/2″ chuck milwaukee drill for mixing, and have never had a problem with it. However, I didn’t have it close by, and instead I used my 1/2″ chuck harbor freight dril, thinking it would handle the job. It lasted about 20 seconds and started smoking and sparking; I doubt its worth fixing. From now on, I’ll stick with the Milwaukee for mixing. But, the problem is that the Milwaukee, although an excellent tool, is not a hammer drill. The harbor freight drill is a hammer drill. I bought it with the intention of upgrading if it died, however the Milwaukee hammer drills aren’t cheap. I usually only use a hammer drill for drilling small holes for Tapcons, or other screws into masonry. So, I need to buy a new hammer drill, but can’t decide on corded, cordless, better brands, etc? I don’t need one for heavy work, just the small stuff I mentioned, but want to get one that will last.