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Model # RH228VC

Internet # 203104642

Store SKU # 371282

1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus In-Line Rotary Hammer

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$259.00 /each


Model # RH228VC

Internet # 203104642

Store SKU # 371282

The Bosch 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus In-Line Rotary Hammer has an 8 amp motor that delivers maximum power to tackle your drilling and chiseling applications quickly and with ease. Suitable for the jobsite or for DIY projects around your home, you get 2.4 ft. lbs. of impact energy for superior drilling and chiseling performance, and lasting durability with metal gear housing. The counter-balance vibration control and quick grip provide comfortable use no matter how long your job lasts, while the convenient hammer hook allows easy storage when it's quitting time.

  • Metal gear housing for durability
  • Vario-lock allows you to rotate chisel into optimum working angle for increased productivity
  • 3 modes of operation; hammer drilling, chiseling and drilling only
  • Patented cord turret with 35-degree pivot for cord flexibility and longer cord life
  • Variable speed trigger for accurate bit starting
  • Integral clutch helps minimize torque reaction
  • Hammer hook for convenient storage
  • Soft grip provides all-day comfort
  • Patented rotating brush plate delivers equal power in both forward and reverse
  • Includes: 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus In-Line Rotary Hammer, Auxiliary Handle with Depth Gauge and Carrying Case
  • 1-year warranty
  • Home Depot Protection Plan:

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Maximum hole diameter (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
17.4 in 
Product Height (in.) 
6.25 in 
Product Width (in.) 
3.5 in 
Amperage (amps) 
Blow energy (ft.-lb.) 
Chuck Size 
1-1/8 In. 
Chuck Type 
Clamshell/Jam pot 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Rotary Drill 
Drill/ Driver Type 
Rotary Drill 
Forward/reverse switch 
Forward switch and reverse switch 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
6.9 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CSA Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 43 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Packs a punch! Ripped up a 1000sqft of tile in no time at all! Very impressed and satisfied! Would recommend it to anyone for any drilling or chiseling needs. May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Total Labor Saver I bought this rotary hammer to break up masonry beds and tile in older bathrooms. This thing worked like a charm. Saved hours of swinging a sledge hammer. Ended up taking 1780 pounds of concrete and tile out of that second floor bathroom. I then bought a chipping bit an removed about 40 SF of time from a basement slab in about 30 minutes including clean up. It also drills holes for Tapcons into concrete with almost zero effort. I was using my Makita 18V cordless hammer drill to drill many of these holes and it had to be hard on those batteries. I would recommend this to a DIYer that does a lot of hammer drilling or a small contractor that needs to put in tons of concrete anchors. October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is the right tool for the job!!! I purchased this rotary hammer after being frustrated with my hammer drill's ability to drill 3/4" holes in foundation concrete. I have used my DeWalt hammer drill multiple times to drill into masonry with, in my opinion, subpar results. After making this upgrade to a real rotary hammer, I was completely satisfied with the difference and disappointed that I thought a combination hammer drill was even comparable to a rotary hammer. I spent over 2 hours trying to drill three holes with the hammer drill, beginning with a new bit. I then punched three holes in less than 5 minutes (set-up and all) with the Bosch rotarty hammer. This Bosch Rotary Hammer is very light and ergonomic for the power it possesses. I opted for the D-handle because most of my intense masonry drilling will be in the vertical direction. SDS style bits are worth the upgrade as well. December 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool Had to drill weep holes into the bottom of my retaining wall. Using 1 1/4" bit, drilled the holes in no time flat. This is a fantastic tool to have. April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tough little machine! For a little hammer drill, this equipment packs a punch! I highly recommend it for all your concrete and Masonary hammer drilling as well as any small demolition. April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent performance, good value. I already own a DeWalt 18v corldless hammer drill, but needed a SDS rotary hammer drill to tackle making a 1" hole through my brick/block exterior wall to run some cabling. After explaining to my wife how my $250+ hammer drill wasn't up to the tasks for various reasons, I drove to my local Home Depot to review my options. I had originally planned on getting a DeWalt 18v XRP compatible cordless hammer drill, but after seeing the Bosch 1 1/8" unit on display, and the reasonable price, I decided to get that one. I've used Bosch rotary hammers in the past, and have never been disappointed before. Unpacking the drill and inserting the 1" SDS Plus rotary bit took no time at all. Plugged it in, and went to work. 1 minute later, job done. LOL. The drill was smooth and easy, experienced no hang-ups in the hole, and the variable speed control grip are comfortable and easy on the wrist. May 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 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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