DEWALT 1-3/4″ SDS Max Combination Hammer Review

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews

DEWALT 1-3/4″ SDS Max Combination Hammer Kit D25602 with SHOCKS® & CTC®

Recently I visited DEWALT’s testing and training facility in Maryland: the Black and Decker University – a very interesting place for anyone who likes tools!  While there I had the opportunity to

1-3/4" SDS Max Combination Hammermeet  Jeff Beck, Product Manager for rotary and demolition hammer drills.  I posted an DEWALT Rotary And Demolition Hammerswhich, if you like hammer drills or would like to learn more about them, you need to read this .  I highly recommend it.

Jeff sent me a DEWALT , L-shaped SDS Rotary and Demolition Hammer, Model #D25602 to review.  I’ve been using it at the jobsite for two months now, read below for my review.

What is a Hammer Drill?

According to Jeff,  “Hammer drill” can be a vague term. Tools that rotate a bit and hit at the same time are sometimes referred to as hammer drills.  We refer to “hammer drills” as a drill with hammering action that has a standard keyed or key-less chuck that accepts round shank drill bits.

A “hammer drill” derives its hammering action from two cams or clutch plates that ride over each other; this doesn’t generate a great deal of hitting force. A “hammer” refers to a tool with and electro-pneumatic mechanism that generates a lot of hitting force.

The act of “hammer drilling” is using a tool that generates impact on the nit and rotates the bit at the same time. In “hammers” you will find combination rotary hammers which “hammer drill” and hammer only (chisel or chipping) and these tools commonly use either SDS, Spline or SDS Max bits.

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Overall Impression:

The DEWALT D25602 1-3/4″ SDS Max Combination Hammer Kit with SHOCKS® & CTC® was a pleasure to use and super easy to review.  As a remodeler I especially liked the weight of the tool.  I found the tool light enough to drill at face height for longer periods without fatigue in my shoulders.  All without sacrificing power.  That’s a huge benefit.  The SHOCKS option is a huge improvement of this tool.

I really try to find at least one thing to improve upon when we review tools.  This combo hammer is perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing about it. If you’re in the market for a serious heavy duty combination hammer kit impact then you need to take a serious hard look at the DEWALT D25602

After a slew of holes and chipping applications it’s apparent that DEWALT made the D25602 heavy duty use and able to withstand the job site rigors and abuse.  This is a real deal contractor grade tool. Plumbers, electricians, builders, carpenters and anyone who finds themselves drilling or chipping will enjoy this tool.  Highly recommended!

The DEWALT D25602 sells for approximately $599 – $629.

DEWALT , Rotary and Demolotion Hammer This review contains my opinion of a product. I take pride in providing my readers with an honest and objective information as well as a practical approach to using a product. I never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the tools and products are provided to for free by a manufacturer for review. 

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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