Bosch 11316EVS SDS-Max Demolition Hammer
Toolhounds know the old saying regarding a tool that does only one job, but does it like nothing else can. That’s certainly the case with this demolition hammer from Bosch. It may not be versatile, but it absolutely does its job.
This model is a favorite because it’s so user-friendly, weighing in at under 23 pounds and about as many inches in length – practically diminutive next to its competition. Its power, on the other hand, is not at all relative to its size, offering a range of have an effect on energy from 4.4 to 18.4 ft./lbs. and up to 1,890 blows per minute, reducing tough concrete to dust.
Part of the wonderful thing about this hammer is that it in reality doesn’t want you to do the work for it; we found that exerting force on it in reality slows you down. Instead, firm, steady pressure got us the best results. We particularly like the design of this hammer; instead of the traditional linear approach, Bosch built it more like a pistol, and that may (or may not, we’re not rocket scientists) be part of why so little vibration is felt. The rear handle is generously padded, and the auxiliary handle rotates 360 degrees so you’ll be able to set it exactly where you wish to have it. Another check in the ergonomics column comes from the electronic feedback system and the soft start it provides, keeping torque to a minimum Bosch 11316EVS SDS-Max Demolition Hammer.
Bit changes are fast and easy with the SDS-max system. Just twist the bit and push it in until it locks into place automatically, and you’re ready to work. The vario-lock is an ingenious feature that allows you to position your spade or gouge at exactly the attitude you wish to have. Even as in the vario-lock setting, you just rotate the locking sleeve to one of 12 positions at 30-degree increments, and an easy twist of the locking sleeve secures the bit in position.
The variable speed dial allows you to choose between six speed settings, appropriate for chipping everything from plaster work up to concrete, and the circuitry will keep your set have an effect on rate constant between no-load and load conditions Bosch 11316EVS SDS-Max Demolition Hammer.
It’s an investment, to be sure, but this tool will pay you back in spades.–Kris Jensen-Van Heste
What’s in the Box
Hammer, auxiliary handle, carrying case
SDS-max bit system – tool-free bit changes with automatic bit locking, dust protection and maximum have an effect on energy transfer rate
Variable-speed dial – for controlled chipping applications
Constant Response Circuitry – – Provides soft-start – Maintains constant speed under load – Provides overload protection
Service Minder light – indicates when preventative maintenance is required
Vario-Lock positioning – rotates and locks chisel into 12 different positions to optimize working angle