Great Tool!, February 16, 2004
Reviewer: John McQuitty
Great tool! I've used mine for drilling in concrete and
wood - and it works superbly for that - but this weekend I
used it to chip out some old floor tile and thinset. With
a 1 1/2 inch chipping bit the old tile didn't stand a
chance, and for taking out the thinset, it was
particularly awsome. Key words here are 1) Gets the job
done, 2) One tough tool, and 3) Very little vibration.
1) After a short learning curve, (Attack tile from the
corners and where two tiles meet. Attack thinset at 90
degrees to the trowel grooves.) the tile and thinset
basically flew off of there.
2) Tough tool. I ran the tool for about two hours straight
before lunch and another two hours straight after lunch
with only short breaks to clear debris. It never even
whimpered, and was going as strong at the end as when I
started. I noticed that it got a little warm, (So what did
you expect?) and I kept checking it, but it never
overheated. The Bulldog lives up to its name for
3) Very little vibration. Of course there is some. It is a
hammer-chipper after all. However, for the record, the
vibration is minimal - far less than my string trimmer,
for example. After four hours working this thing, my hands
and arms were never "numb." I was impressed. You can chip
all day and not get beat up! The Bulldog is also a
The ability to adjust the angle of the bit is a very
positive feature. You can adjust it to what ever angle
that is most effective or comfortable. The Bulldog is
fairly light weight too. It won't wear you out just
carrying it around, but it still packs a wallop.
As I mentioned, drilling with or without the hammer
feature is awsome. You can set if for drill only, drill
and hammer, or hammer only. This is one 5 star tool!
Furthermore, the Bulldog is very moderately priced. I
learned long ago that cheap tools are no bargain - but
good tools at a bargain price are! This is a good tool,
and it doesn't cost that much either. By the way, I had
another brand rotary hammer - about the same size - that
comes dressed in yellow - sold it. This Bosch is leagues
ahead of that other one.
Can it do everything - maybe not, but just about
everything. I do have one of those big elephant-like
rotary hammers for the REALLY BIG jobs, but 9 times out of
10, I reach for the Bosch Bulldog - and it gets the job
By the way - When using this tool or any other rotary
hammer, wear safety glasses, a GOOD dust mask, ear muffs,
and gloves. Don't skimp on any of those! I know there are
some macho types out there that think that stuff is for
wimps. Well listen, Bubba - You ain't bullet proof. The
"wimps" will be out there making money while you are in
the emergency room or getting fitted for hearing aids. Put
on the safety gear! It's extremely important!
Good tool - quality tool. I like it. and I think you will
06/2004 - Quick edit - I like this tool so much that when
the opportunity came along to acquire a used one, I bought
it and now have two. Why? Just because it is a great tool,
and I can have one in the truck and a back-up at home. JM
Great Tool!, November 14, 2004
Reviewer: Mathew S. Nelson
I own a small home improvement/remodeling company, I have
used this for some small demo jobs ie: removing ceramic
tile with a 1.5" chisel. It's had plenty of power and
works great. Fit/ finish is excellent and the case has
plenty of room for all my bits. I highly recommend it!
5+ stars for here too!, March 3, 2006
Reviewer: Frank M "frank_m"
The bulldog gets it done. I can't say enough about this
tool. Its done everything I've asked it to do. From
hammering through a 8 in slab, to drilling through 8 in
Of course, I don't use it everyday like a contractor, but
I'de imagine for that kind of use, I'de buy one of the
bigger bosch hammers for everyday punishment. The bits are
somewhat pricey, but for good reason, they last! You will
only probably need to buy them once.
For occasional to medium use, this is a winner!
One tough little drill , February 24, 2006
The company I work for recently had a $1000 Hilti hammer
drill stolen. I needed to drill about 120 3/4" holes
through a foot of concrete. A lot of the work was off of a
ladder. I tried the Bulldog out just for kicks thinking it
would burn up in no time. I went through two bits but the
Bulldog is still alive and kicking. The drill is five
years old and we had always used it in smaller
applications before. Amazing piece of equipment for the
worth every penny, November 19, 2005
Reviewer: Tim "the toolman" "Dr. Distructo"
Working for a disaster restoration company in so. cal.
doing piece work construction, I need tools that do the
job quickly and reliably without taking up half the bed
space in the back of my truck. I am required to be a jack
of all trades so to speak. This rotary hammer has never
let me down! Just a word of caution- If you are planning
to demo. the old garage or build a modern marvel, buy a
bigger hammer. Remember- don't bring a knife to a gun
fight! Use your better judgement and you'll be fine. As
for the other 90% of us this tool will do just fine!
Great drill!!, August 4, 2005
Reviewer: John S. Pember "Tool Geek"
I really like the feel of this drill. It rugged yet light
weight. So far I have about 30 hours of use on it and have
had no issues. I would definitely recommend this