Bosch 24v Hammer Drill – Drilling Through Concrete

While most Do-it-yourselfers primarily need an occasional hole in wood or vinyl, any serious homeowner will eventually want to get a bigger hole in much more difficult material.


For example, maybe you’re installing a new electrical line for a fountain in the back yard – and you’ve got to go through an 8-inch block wall. You’re not going to pound through that concrete with a conventional drill. What you need is a Bosch 24v  hammer  drill.

A Bosch 24v  hammer  drill, as well as other  hammer  drills, utilize an additional feature to get through hard surfaces like concrete. Not only do they rotate a drill bit, but they also have a pounding  hammer  that uses the bit as a chisel.

This double-action of rotating and pounding chips away at hard, brittle material like concrete and stone.

It’s important to note that you don’t want to use a Bosch 24v  hammer  drill with a regular drill bit. In fact, some  hammer  drills don’t even accept normal drill bits. The chucks don’t function the same way. The reason you don’t want to use a regular drill bit is because the masonry bit (as they are commonly called) has a hardened tip designed to bare the impact of the  hammer  action, as well as being used on extremely hard material, like concrete and stone.

It’s important to note that with today’s advances in battery and motor technology, what was not possible years ago is now common practice. I’m referring to a battery powered  hammer  drill. The Bosch 24v  hammer  drill, the Brute Tough 1/2″ model, is small enough to handle easily, but strong enough to get the job done.


If, however, you’re going to be drilling a lot of holes in concrete, or very large holes, the Bosch 24v  hammer  drill is probably not the best option. In that case, you would want to look at something like a Bosch SDS-Plus which is a corded drill.