Yes, I would be a bit wary, but it is not a hammer drill. Just a simple rotary drill with more power. I find my impact drills do not give me clean holes in thick hard wood, that's why I thought a more powerful rotary drill may be good. My low RPM rotary drill (16mm, 800W) is a bit slow for drilling deep into hardwood. And sometimes it gets stuck, yanking my arm almost out of the socket! This drill has a higher speed at roughly the same power, which means less torque when it gets stuck.
Keep thy axe sharp.
Last edited by Jig_saw; 04-13-2016 at 03:56 PM.