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Craftsman Professional 28129 8.0 amp Corded 1/2" Hammer Drill
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Craftsman Professional 28129 8.0 amp Corded 1/2" Hammer Drill

Item# 00928129000P | Model# 28129 | Added on May 26, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
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8.0 amp Corded Hammer Drill Drives Through Any Material With Ease
Whether you're drilling through drywall or brick, the Craftsman Professional 1/2'' Hammer Drill should be your weapon of choice. This ½-inch drill features a powerful 8.0 amp motor can go from rotary to hammer drilling with a flip of a switch. An impact-resistant storage case protects your product and its accessories on the outside, while metal gear housing protects your drill on the inside.
With a variety of speeds to choose from, the 8.0 amp corded hammer drill can be perfectly matched to whatever material is being drilled, making it versatile enough to use on multiple jobs. This powerful workhorse is easy to hold onto and control for long periods of time, thanks to a soft-grip, adjustable auxiliary handle. A quick, effortless flip of a switch and your corded drill goes from forward to reverse mode, allowing easy exit and a chance to clear debris, and a manual spindle lock makes switching out chucks and bits a snap.

  • The Craftsman Professional 1/2'' Hammer Drill takes care of all your hammer drill needs with one simple device
  • A 10-foot cord gives you freedom to do a job far from an outlet
  • The Craftsman kit comes complete with a depth stop rod, power cord and owner's manual
  • Switch from rotary to hammer drilling with a single button.
  • The powerful variable speed rotary is 0-2800 RPM; while the variable speed hammer drilling is 0-44800 BPM
  • A 1/2 in. keyed steel chuck allows you to
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10 found this review helpful
by SynysterX01
April 8th, 2008
Good starter Drill

I've used this drill a few times since purchasing it. I've owned it for a little over a month. It performed like a hammer drill should. I'm very wary about the plastic collar that the perpendicular stabilizing handle mounts to. It doesn't seem adequate enough for such a task. But the drill it self has the right amount of power. I used it to drill about and inch or two into solid concrete. And it went through brick like it was butter. I haven't had any heavy duty drilling beyond a couple of inches of I can't say if it's good for such things. But it seems like it would have the power to hold up.

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by vapoolcovers
July 9th, 2012
I do not recommend the craftsman hammer drill

This is the third drill that I have returned to Sears in two days. I started with the 7.5 amp professional hammer drill and moved up to the 8.0 professional hammer drill after the first two drills jamming on the trigger. After jamming, the drill would not stop and almost broke my leg after the bit got jammed and would not shut off. The chuck key design does not hold a bit. Here's a video to show the faults on the chuck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_0np6SBwLA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Jack Hammer Drill

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I bought this drill to build a bar on a out door counter top gazebo. The counter top had huge 12 x 12 tiles. I spent an hour drilling two holes thinking I was in hammer mode. However I was in rotary mode. Drilling through the tile was killing me. I went thru 3 tapcon bits and made two holes in an hour. Then I knocked out the rest of the holes (8) in 10 mins flat.

I checked and saw that I was actually in rotary mode. I switched to hammer mode. OMG the drill pounded holes and made tile dust in seconds. I recommend this drill to anyone with heavy duty work, it pounds holes like a jack hammer. Just make sure you know what mode you are in. Wow what a difference.

April 23rd via sears.com
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Handi-man

A Quality Tool Designed to Last

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I have been wanting this tool for quite some time & was finally able to purchase during the recent mega tool sale. My only regret is not purchasing it sooner. It is from the professional series lineup and looks and feels like it. It is well balanced and feels good in my hand unlike others I've tried that feel overly heavy and awkward. The trigger mechanism works smooth and the 8.0 amp motor is plenty powerful for the drill size. An added feature I wasn't expecting is the level indicator. This will only help when drilling at perfect 90 degree angles but will come in handy. The chuck work smoothly and so far has kept the bits in place without slipping. For the current sale price you can't beat this drill!

March 2nd via sears.com
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Handi-man

An Exceptional Quality Drill

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I have been wanting this professional series drill for quite some time & am glad that I finally have it. Even though it is a 1/2" hammer drill it is well balanced so it doesn't feel overly front heavy when holding it in your hand. The stop gauge is a nice feature that is not available in some other brands. The chuck is keyed but that is to be expected on a hammer drill due to the added torque needed to tighten the bits to keep them from slipping that you can't always achieve with a keyless chuck. It has an 8.0 amp motor that should provide plenty of power for masonry bolts that I use for installing Tapcons in concrete. The case has ample room for a few small bit cases that helps keep everything in one place. This is a bargain at the current sale price. My only regret is not getting it sooner!

February 27th via sears.com
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Ted Entz
December 17th, 2014
destyn

Gotta Love This Hammer/Drill!!!

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Oh men! this hammer/drill gets through everything, has amazing features, looks good, has a long cord, amazing case, the handle fits however you want it and stays perfectly in place for better support. This is a must have.

November 28th, 2014 via sears.com
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homeworkshop

1/2" hammer drill

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We needed a drill for mounting wood shelving brackets on the wall in the basement. This means drilling into the cement foundation walls. This drill did a great job drilling into the cement like it was butter.

October 23rd, 2014 via sears.com
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UNhappyg

chuck does not stay tight in hammer mode

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This worked great at 1/4" bit for easy masonry/brick/block jobs but so does my Makita cordless but push up to 1/2" the bit feels tight but it comes loose and stops spinning about 2 minutes in drilling into concrete

October 21st, 2014 via sears.com
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bodypacker

nice

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September 8th, 2014 via sears.com
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RobertEsther

hammer drill

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It was very dependable and easy to use

August 14th, 2014 via sears.com
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Perezsanchez

Good stuff

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I alrady owned another brand impact drill, and it broked. I decided to buy this one cause it was the one i needed and craftman is a known brand, i am very happy with my purchase. It works great!

June 19th, 2014 via sears.com
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intimadator

hammer mode on drill

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this my 3rd drill in 5 yrs I hope it last longer this time,,these drills don't like drilling in the hammer mode very much.

April 15th, 2014 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Xman898

Great Tool

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Great tool. Bought it to help drill through brick. Put it on the hammer setting and it went into the brick like butter. While some say that Craftsman's quality has gone down over the years, I have never had a problem with a craftsman product. Awesome product at a great price.

April 11th, 2014 via sears.com
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Crampon

Worst tool Craftsman has ever made.

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Mine also burned up the first time I used it, but no warranty as it sat on a shelf a year before I used it the first time. I have other Craftsman tools that I abuse commercially and you can't kill them.

February 11th, 2014 via sears.com
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bongodoggie

chuck not holding

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Drill showed promise, nice features, and quite powerful. Unfortunately the chuck does not hold a bigger 1/2 inch bit tight. Very frustrating, counting on it and it held up a days work. Hope it is a flaw with just this one drill, plan to have Sears replace it... Why is Sears having higher end stuff made in China???

February 3rd, 2014 via sears.com
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rix

Great Drill

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Drilled several holes into my steel trailer, drill had more than enough power and preformed amazingly. Great Drill!

September 27th, 2013 via sears.com
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dockmaker

couldn't be better

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drilled 35 holes in concrete pilings- 3/4" by 3 1/2 deep drill never skipped a beat.

August 18th, 2013 via sears.com
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madeup

BUYER BEWARE

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This is by far the biggest piece of **** I have ever used.The first hole,got a little smoke. The second,third and fourth,a little more smoke.Stoppe using it and let it cool.Three holes later it is TOASTED!Plume of smoke,sizzling sounds,and a few sparks finished it off.I had to use my cordless 19.2v cordless to finish(which has crappy batteries that wont stay charged).Fixing to switch over to Bosch or Milwaukee.I will be verty surprised if Crapsman lets this get posted.Don't mean to be a Debby Downer but this drill is JUNK.

May 4th, 2013 via craftsman.com
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March 18th, 2013
Ken Skarka
March 11th, 2013
GJH99

Great

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Pricey but better quality than the no pro version (which burnt up at hole number 14). I am not a "contractor" so I shouldn't have had to purchase the pro version- but that said it is very nice - but have only had for a week - time will tell.

January 10th, 2013 via sears.com
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