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SDS-plus(R) Rotary Hammer, 0 to 1230 rpm

Price $321.75 / each

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  • Item # 38C956
  • Mfr. Model # RH228VC
  • UNSPSC # 27112705
  • Catalog Page # 1000
  • Shipping Weight 11.7 lbs.
Country of Origin Germany Country of Origin is subject to change.
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Technical Specs

  • Item Rotary Hammer
  • Chuck Type SDS Plus
  • Voltage 120
  • No Load RPM 0 to 1230
  • Blows per Minute 0 to 5460
  • Amps 8
  • Solid Bit Capacity 1-1/8"
  • Core Bit Capacity 1-1/8"
  • Reversing No
  • Cord Yes
  • Stop Rotation Yes
  • Impact Energy 2.4 ft.-lb.
  • Features Best In Class Impact Energy, Provides Increased Drilling Capacity (from 1 in To 1-1/8 in) And Up To 40% Faster Drilling Speeds vs The Competition
  • Tool Length 17-1/2"
  • Tool Weight 6.9 lb.
  • Bearings Yes
  • Standards UL Listed, CSA Certified
  • Includes Auxiliary Handle with Depth Gauge, Carrying Case
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 30reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for the homeowner/handyman/Remodeler I purchased the RH228VC and am very pleased with its performance. Had to remove tile on kitchen backsplash, fireplace floor and main door entrance floor. I was amazed how easy it was to remove the tile ( Vibrations were minimal compared to my old hammer drill ) The variolock was a bonus on this tool. I could change the angle of the tool to reduce stress on my hands and wrist. It also was great when removing tile in awkward places. The Bulldog rotary hammer bits put holes in concrete much easier and faster than other bits I have purchased. I always tell my son to work smarter as you get older in order to save your body from wear and tear. If tools could be smart, this tool's design is smart !!!!!! October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just the right size for the job! I just got the Bosch Extreme Bulldog RH228 SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer. I wanted a more nimble rotary hammer than my Bosch 11264EVS SDS-Max Rotary Hammer for certain applications. The smaller RH228 was just the solution. It provided enough power without the added weight than my larger hammer. Just less bulky for some of the apps I would need it for like removing tiles and smaller drilling operations that don't require the larger hammer. The integrated tool hook has surprisingly been a nice feature I didn't expect. October 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product for the great price I bought Bosch Bulldog just recently, so I only drilled few holes in hard rocks,( Granite and basalt). So far is great -like cutting the butter. September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well made, very tough construction. I have used one at work for the last 2 years for sanitary sewer manhole repairs. I decided to buy one for my own use at home. July 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Could not be better I have used it several times and it has not let me down. I wish I had had it much sooner. July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service Pro's After over 3,000, essentially more than 1/4 of a mile of holes, my RH228VC stopped.I did an online service request, printed out the UPS shipper tags and sent it off late Friday night. By the following Friday UPS delivered it to me.The variable speed trigger switch had been replaced along with a new cord and new bit holder.It is back on line and we are back at it.Fantastic service and the best hammer drill on the market!! August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brick killer First job I ever had to do with my company was to put some drop in anchors into this brick building they gave me this tool and I loved how quick it went into the brick! July 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Versatile and powerful Without a doubt, this is the go-to tool for about a dozen different tasks. It's light enough to replace your hammer drill, heavy duty enough to function as a chipper, and durable enough to last.I've used this for everything from pre-drilling in bricks to chipping away concrete - and felt confident for a variety of tasks. July 28, 2014
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