Bosch DH507 12 lb SDS-max Demo Hammer Specifications:
Model Name: Bosch DH507
Type: Demolition Hammer (SDS)
Weight Capacity: 12 lbs.
Price Range: $2,000-$3,500
Length Overall – Blade Length : 7 1/4″ – 8 3/8″ (18 cm – 20.5 cm)
Blade Thickness at Base : 0.096″ (0.31 mm)
Blade Thickness at Top : 0.125″ (3.1 mm)
Overall Height : 6″ (15.24 cm)
Handle Diameter : 2 5/16″ (6.4 mm)
Weight: 11 oz. (300 gm.)
The Bosch DH507 is a new type of hammer with a unique design which allows it to perform better than conventional hammers in some situations such as breaking concrete or brick walls, but not so well in others like crushing cars or other heavy objects. The drill-hammer is similar to other sds-max hammers, but has the addition of a small notch on the top where you can insert a flat head screwdriver or similar tool to use as an additional grip and allow for more leverage when using the hammer for more precise work.
You may also notice the word “Notch” printed at the base of the sds-max attachment. The notch is there to allow you to use a regular screwdriver bit (any brand) in your drill, or even a drill-only attachment when you are not using the sds-max attachment with it.
This can be very handy if you find yourself needing to drill into something and don’t have an impact driver or the appropriate attachment.
I have found that the hammer is very good at breaking through light materials such as concrete or brick, but is not powerful enough to break through anything heavier unless several people are using it to break through a wall together. It should be powerful enough to break through wood, but I haven’t tried that since I use my Ridgid r2401 for such things.
The only real issue I’ve had with it so far is that sometimes the drill-hammer mechanism gets stuck and won’t let the sds-max attachment to slide in or out. This can be fixed by simply pushing the release button on the side of the hammer mechanism and sliding it back in, but it is a minor annoyance that I hope doesn’t get worse over time.
Overall I really like this tool since it provides me with an excellent method of breaking through light materials quickly and easily without using explosives. It has also proved useful when I need to drill into something but don’t have an impact driver or the appropriate bit.
It is a bit on the expensive side, but I think it was worth the money.
Check out more about this tool on the manufacturer’s website here:
There are many different types of tools used in construction and similar fields where demolition is a concern. In this article we are going to talk about the most general, yet also the most common, of these tools.
The hammer! Specifically we will be talking about sledge hammers and ball peen hammers.
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