The Hammerhead 12V cordless impact driver and auto hammer (HHS1200) can be used on both screws and nails. Going by the shark silhouette logo, this multi-functional cordless driving tool is made by the same people that built Craftsman’s original and 2nd generation Hammerhead auto hammers.
The Hammerhead Switch features a 1/4″ hex chuck and comes with an auto hammer driving adapter. To switch from impact driving to hammer mode, simply pop in the adapter and toggle a switch at the top of the tool.
- Compact right angle impact driver design
- 700 in-lbs max torque
- 0-2100 RPM, 0-3500 IPM
- Built-in LED worklight
- Variable speed two-finger trigger
- Reversible (impact mode)
- Electric brake
- Kit comes with (1) 1.3Ah Li-ion batteries (built-in)
- On-board hammer adapter storage
- Also comes with an impact-rated screwdriver bit and carrying bag
- Charging time of 30 minutes
Regular Price: $99
Sale Price: $79
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Honestly, this seems like a neat idea. A 2-in-1 tool like this should be most useful for DIYers and other tool users that could use a right angle impact driver and who might also find use for the auto hammer feature.
The kit seems a little cheap, as you get a lower-than-average-capacity Li-ion battery pack and only one at that. The battery is built-in and non-removable, but the 3-year warranty (after registration) should cover any issues that come up in the first few years of use. After that, it might be possible to send the tool in for a new battery, but possibly not.
Right now, this looks to be a Lowes-exclusive product.
Not a bad idea. Would still be a good tool if only a right angle impact driver but it’s nice to have the hammer function as a bonus.
Seems like a novel tool – but I wouldn’t get my expectations up too much for its hammering ability. We tried some of the earlier hammer-only versions (Ryobi JG001 and Milwaukee 2458-20) – and concluded they were no replacement for handheld pneumatic nail drivers (eg. Bostitch PN100K, Senco PC1195 and Powernail 02-Palm001 that we were using regularly).
I have the Craftsman Hammerhead and while not always the most useful when compared to palm style pneumatic hammers they do have their place. I have often used mine to drive nails back into my deck when they start to work their way up after a long winter. I found they didn’t leave the marks a hammer often would around the nail.
purchased switch …missing impack bit need help on removing battery
Right on sale 39.98 at lowes.
I purchased one last year. Yesterday I put a Black and Decker drill in it to bore holes in a plastic Kayak. Now I can’t make it release the drill bit. It seems to be stuck, so apparently the cheap battery isn’t the only issue with it. Other than that, I’ve been impressed by its power and ability do everything I’ve wanted it to do, including mending a wooden fence after it was broken in a hurricane. But I wasn’t expecting a lot when I purchased it, just a battery-powered screwdriver/nailer for occasional light-duty jobs. Now if I can figure out how to get warranty service . . .
I’m going on 6 years with mine all my dealt Milwaukee tools and batterys have died out this thing is still going strong I’ve put it through hell it’s a beast
Too bad they discontinued them for some reason
Is anyone selling a charger for it?
i build store fixtures so i drive thousands of finish screws per week i purchased mine with the bit kit best magnetic holder ever loved it so much i bought a second one for home and 5 years later both of them still work great i prefer using this over my 20 volt dewalt impact driver weight and balance enable incredible speed and believe it or not the battery lasts longer it has no problem with 3 inch grabbers when 1/16 predrill bitis used to save batt power also hammer feature is so sweet with a nail set on finish carpentry no more accidental thumb smashes i fabricated a chizzle for the auto hammer feature and it works so well much easier precision work no slipping
I’m trying to figure out how to buy the Hammerhead tool when I push by it switches the Lowes but I asked for the toilet it won’t give me the tool if you could please call my number or email me at [redacted] I’d really appreciate it I used to have this tool and a friend bald it and never returned it and I had a stroke and I need the tool more than ever now because I can’t hold anamail and drive a nail so please return my call
You might want to try calling Hammerhead Tools to see what they advise. 1-877-888-1880