|Item Weight||6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.9 x 11.2 x 3.6 inches|
|Item model number||6445-01|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 Year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee|
SKIL 6445-01 120-Volt 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill
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- Powerful 7-amp motor for tough applications
- 1/2-inch keyed chuck to accept large-diameter bits designed for woodworking and cutting
- Variable-speed trigger lets you control drilling speed
- Horizontal bubble level for precise drilling and driving
- Two-finger trigger with lock-on for increased control
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The Skil 6445-01 is a 120-Volt 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill. Features * Powerful 7.0 Amp Motor for tough applications * 1/2-inch Keyed Chuck to accept large diameter bits designed for woodworking and cutting * Side-assist Handle for controlled, accurate drilling * Variable Speed Trigger lets you control drilling speed * 2-Finger Trigger with Lock-on for increased control Specifications * Amperage: 7.0 * Certifications: cULus * Chuck Size: 1/2-Inch * No Load BPM: 51,000 * No Load RPM: 3,000 * Voltage: 120V ~ 50 -60 Hz TOOL INCLUDES * Skil 6445-01 120-Volt 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill * Chuck Key * Side Assist Handle
Tackle tough jobs with the 6445-01 120-volt 1/2-inch hammer drill from Skil Power Tools. The drill sports a powerful 7-amp motor and a 1/2-inch keyed chuck for large-diameter bits designed for woodworking. A switch lets you set the tool to operate as a traditional drill or a hammer drill with a hammering action. A detachable side-assist handle offers greater control, as does the two-finger, variable-speed precision trigger.
Included with the Skil 6445-01 1/2-inch hammer drill is a detachable side-assist handle for additional control and support (click to enlarge).
Powerful Drill for Tough Jobs
Built for tough applications, the Skil 6445-01 1/2-inch hammer drill features a powerful 7-amp motor along with a two-finger variable-speed trigger allows you to control the drilling speed with precision. The tool's 1/2-inch keyed chuck accepts larger-diameter bits designed for woodworking and cutting.
Comfortable and Convenient to Operate
The Skil 6445-01 1/2-inch hammer drill sports a rubberized handle for a secure, comfortable grip. A lock-on button, located on the bottom of the handle, allows you to run the tool at maximum RPM without holding the trigger. A reversing switch button located above the trigger switch lets you reverse the rotation of the bit.
A switch on top lets you set the tool to function as either a traditional drill or a hammer drill with a hammering action. By using the depth gauge on the front of the tool, you can pre-set or repeat your drilling depth.
Side-Assist Handle for Greater Control
Included with the Skil 6445-01 1/2-inch hammer drill is a detachable side-assist handle that provides additional control and accuracy while you're drilling. The handle is adjustable to any position around the 360-degree front housing collar.
The tool comes equipped with a chuck key and storage area located conveniently on the power cord protector, just below the tool's handle.
About Skil Power Tools
Skil Power Tools is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories serving the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the worm drive SKILSAW, Skil now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help DIYers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-effective tools for the jobsite.
What's in the Box
One Skil 6445-01 1/2-inch hammer drill, one chuck key, and one side assist handle.
|A powerful 7 amp motor makes the Skil 6445-01 1/2-inch hammer drill well suited for tough applications (click each to enlarge).|
Top Customer Reviews
Skil is an old and respected name in tools (particularly Skil circular saws). Skil is now owned by Bosch and the Skil 6445-01 7A Hammer Drill appears to be very good quality for the price.
There is one mistake in the listed Amazon specs for this tool: there is no bubble level. However, the drill does come with a very nice canvas tool bag which is not mentioned by Amazon.
This drill motor is replacing a Craftsman hammer/drill motor I purchased back in the 1970's.
I built a block tool shed, used the old Craftsman to drill some interior holes. The new Skill used on the same block drilled the same holes like going through butter. Both drill motors used the same carbide tip bit. Somehow, Skil has come up with a fantastic beat mechanism that really does the job when drilling into masonry. I was surprised a $59.00 hammer drill would work so efficiently. Good for you Skil, your living up to your old reputation via products like this.
There is a con though and that is the motor runs at a high(er) decibel rate ie: noisy and sounds a bit cheap. I wear hearing protection when I use the tool.
In addition, the description above states a bubble level on the tool. No bubble level. There was a nice heavy fabric bag included to put the drill motor into and some outside pockets for drill bits and (?)
I can't project how long this tool will last but from my point of view, it is a great product at a bargain basement price. ($59.00 Amazon, 5/11)
Then I decided to get a hammer drill. They were expensive and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a tool that I might not use all that often (I own several other regular drills, after all). So I got on Amazon (they should pay me for the plug, by the way), and found the Skil "hammer" drill at a very reasonable price (I still had eighteen holes to drill).
I got it a few days later in the mail--and each hole I drilled took about 15 seconds, max. I was in "Tool Time" heaven.
Make sure you move the switch on the drill to "Hammer", by the way. It makes all the difference in the world. And buy a good masonry bit. This inexpensive drill works great, but going cheap on the bit will just defeat your purpose.
Buy it, and buy some ear plugs too. That hammering isn't too bad on the hands--but the noise is worse than country-rap music.
The drill is ready to go out of the box. Just attach the handle (optional) and depth gauge (optional).
My first hole took 20 seconds to 4 inches vs 2 minutes to go 1/2 inch.
I'm amazed how well a hammer drill works compared to a rotary drill. If you have any kind of masonry project, get a hammer drill.
This drill is affordable and powerful. I would recommend it for any homeowner. (Obviously, if you are a contractor, you probably want a better, more expensive drill).
HOWEVER, now the chuck key is lost and I am so far finding it impossible to replace. (Skil brand doesn't offer one.) Have tried the DeWalt 1/2" chuck key sold here and a couple of other "universal" 1/2" chuck keys - none fit (all a couple of hairs too large); so far, I'm out over $20 in this search, since in each instance item price is too low to warrant return costs.
Have now placed an order for the industrial drill 5/16" chuck key sold here, since it's the only other option offered here that seems a possibility. Crossing fingers.
Really frustrating that losing a chuck key basically "totals" the drill. And pretty much everyone eventually loses chuck keys.
I'll be pretty ticked off if so minor an issue means I now have to buy a replacement drill.