Milwaukee 1 inch SDS+ Rotary Hammer Review 5262-21 #powertools

10December 2021

This is the Milwaukee one 
inch SDS plus rotary hammer.   I bought this at Bhagwansingh's about 
a couple months ago, and this is my   review of the tool. A general 
overview an idea of its performance   and the like. I want to make mention of the fact 
that I was in no way sponsored by either Milwaukee   or its local representatives or by Bhagwansingh, 
I bought this tool with my own money. So this is   a close-up shot of the warranty that I got from 
when I purchased the tool at Bhagwansingh's, you could see they give a five-year 
warranty on portable power tools   air nailers, staplers and there are other 
warranty periods for like if you use the   battery powered series tools. Now let's 
take a look at what's in the case.   We have the actual rotary hammer here right, it's 
in the case.

It came with an instruction manual   you could see the series is the 5262-21 
series one-inch SDS plus rotary hammer   and nothing much else came in the case,   apart from the actual raw tool itself. So since I've had to purchase only the raw tool
itself I've had to buy these SDS plus bits separately, and a couple of these SDS plus 
concrete bits, all purchased separately,   so that I could use the tool. Nothing 
came with the tool, well none of these   bits that I'm showing here came with the 
tool itself. Now additionally, when they   sell these SDS plus rotary hammers,
the larger rotary hammers they come with a   small tube of grease, to grease 
the head and the back of the bit which is right here, when you 
put it into the rotary hammer   but this did not come with it at all, so I've had 
to actually purchase some grease on my own.

There's   some grease there that goes for wheel bearings, 
velocity joints and chassis lubrication. I've had to purchase this separately because 
I'm not comfortable using the tool without   having some sort of lubrication on the bit 
itself. Why? because when this bit goes into the   chuck here on the tool, here's where a lot 
of the movement takes place in the tool,   so you need to lubricate this. A general 
overview of the structure of the case itself.   Now Milwaukee is supposed to be one of 
the more reputable brands in the States   but the case itself does not appear to be all 
that sturdy, it may appear to give it that rugged   look on the outside but if you look at these 
corners here, the plastic is a bit thin and I   could very easily deform this with my 

Now let's have a look at the tool itself. It has a good weight to it. It appears to 
be pretty solid in its construction, the grip on it, the feel of the handle   you know, the texturing on it is 
is good it gives you a good grip. So I mean apart from the seemingly flimsy 
case it seems to be a well constructed tool.   We'll
determine that when we decide to   actually put it through it's paces, in some demolition.  Here's a close-up of the power cord, it came with 
this little cap to protect the prongs here in the case. So as you could also see with this 
drill here, there's a metal depth gauge right, and   it's a good thing that it's metal and you see 
the red tab there is for you to adjust it with   so whatever depth you want to do your drilling 
with you could just easily press the red tab   and make your adjustments accordingly.

I put a generous amount of grease on the   end that goes into the drill there, 
so in preparation for some demolition.   So all I have to do now is just slide the bit into 
place, and I'm ready to go. And i just have to do a   little quick adjustment on the side to control the 
angle of the bit and I'm ready to start my work. So after 20 to 30 minutes of chipping up 
this wall here and the tile, to expose the   pipes that are buried in the wall, I would say the tool itself performed fairly well. I did notice 
that the gearbox end which is this grey part here,   it became hot, when you know you pushed it a lot, 
but it had sufficient power to knock through   the concrete to knock through the tile and 
to chip at it and to break it out.

Now if you look at what's going on in 
that corner there, I'm not sure if you   could see it properly, it has some concrete 
that was packed up around the pipes and   the rotary hammer itself got a little bit of 
difficulty to try to knock through that stuff,   which tells me that it didn't 
really have that much power.   But for the task that I put it 
through, it was able to handle it fairly well without any major problems or issues.   So I also decided to do a test with a 3/16 
and a 5/16 concrete bit, masonry bit and it   performed really well in drilling these things 
through some really old concrete in the backyard. So my general impressions of this tool is 
that it seems to be very well constructed.   This is a very convenient feature here 
on the depth gauge, and the depth gauge is metal,  so it's not very easily deformed when 
you have to put it through a lot of tasks.   The user here has a lot of options of drill 
drill and hammer on hammer only and the   option of rotating the bit according to the the 
task at hand.

The body is very well constructed,   the cord is of a reasonably heavy gauge, so 
it could handle the amperage of the motor, and   I would describe this tool as being capable of 
performing light to medium duty tasks fairly well.   It seems to not perform well when you put it 
up again some very thick pieces of concrete. So who is this tool for? 
This tool is for the home owner.  So if you have to do some general task in which 
you have to do drilling, hammering and drilling,   or if you have to chip some tiles out 
from a bathroom to do some renovation,   this tool may be applicable for you.

you are a Plumbing and Electrical Contractor,   and you have to drill concrete so you 
could use the hammer and drill mode,   this goes through concrete very easily. So if 
you have a job that requires you having to   chip or to break up heavy concrete, this is not the 
tool for you. Spend your money and buy something   with a lot more power or a lot more heavy duty, 
or spend your money and rent, depending on the   task at hand. But for the general homeowner, 
maybe a Plumbing an Electrical Contractor,   this may be applicable to you.

If you're 
a homeowner, this tool in combination with a battery powered tool, such as this Makita here,   these two will be able to help you get a lot 
of tasks around the house done very easily.  So here ends my review on the Milwaukee 
one-inch SDS Plus rotary hammer.   I want to thank you for watching, and I really 
hope that this is very helpful to you. Thanks again..

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