Hammer drill vs. Regular Impact drill
The main differences between these two tools lie in their appearance, purpose, and method of operation. Although it can be used for drilling holes, a regular impact drill is mainly used for driving in nails and screws. This tool will only be useful for regular drilling jobs and shouldn’t be used for tasks that require the tool some extra power because it will surely cause damage to your impact drill. When your job involves drilling into hard surfaces like concrete, bricks or masonry, the hammer drill should be your go-to tool.
Hammer drills are usually heavier and bigger than impact drills. Unlike the rotary motion of the regular drill, hammer drills can move in a back and forth fashion like a hammer. It vibrates a lot and can be very loud when used. To ensure that the tool won’t cause any damage to the surface an adjustable clutch is present in hammer drills.