Bosch 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus In-Line Rotary Hammer-RH228VC - The Home Depot


Model # RH228VC

Internet # 203104642

Store SKU # 371282

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

Bosch 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
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Assembled Depth (in.)  23.0 in  Assembled Height (in.)  4.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  11.5 in  Maximum hole diameter (in.)  2.750 
Product Depth (in.)  17.4 in  Product Height (in.)  6.25 in 
Product Width (in.)  3.5 in 
Amperage (amps)  Blow energy (ft.-lb.)  2.4 
Chuck Size  1-1/8 In.  Chuck Type  SDS-Plus 
Clamshell/Jam pot  Neither  Color Family  Blue 
Cord Length (ft.)  54  Corded Tool Type  Rotary Drill 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Drill/ Driver Type  Rotary Drill 
Forward/reverse switch  Forward switch and reverse switch  Maximum Speed (rpm)  1230 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  6.9 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  CSA Certified  Manufacturer Warranty  1-Year 


Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great features on the RH228VC The RH228VC is a great hammer drill from small holes to large in concrete. I especially like the fact that you can also use it as a chipper for removing tile. Great tool don't know how I got along without it for so long!!! July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An excellent hammer drill. Drills fast with little pressure. great for drilling walls for 1/4" anchors. July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hammer drill Great drill for drilling holes to wire in foundation. Very versatile to drill small to large hole sizes. July 25, 2014
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