Is there a big differance in a SDS MAX shank and a spline shank on quality?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by mudcat, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. mudcat

    mudcat New Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Is one of these shank styles capable of more heavy duty work or is the shank style the only difference between an SDS MAX and a spline type shank like in a Makita HR4041C rotary hammer.
  2. chefwong

    chefwong Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    District of Columbia
    The shank is is not what makes a good tool.

    pwrrrrrrr, BALANCE, Vibration, etc - this is what makes a good tool.

    I've never used the HF units, but there seems to be a couple recommendations on that on your other thread.
    For budget, look at Bosch. For a bigger budget, go with Hilti.
    Again, hammer drills get used HARD.
    I'd skip the used market and just look new.....
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