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Bosch RH328VC 1-1/8-Inch SDS Rotary Hammer

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  • Unmatched Power to Weight Ratio - 8.0 Amps, 2.6 ft-lbs Impact Energy and 7.7 lbs - Best Performing rotary hammer in its class !
  • Vibration Control - Vibration reduction in the hammer mechanism and the grip area provides maximum user comfort for extended periods of work
  • Multi-Function Selector - 3 modes of operation: Rotary Hammer, Hammer-Only mode, and Rotation only mode.
  • Integral Clutch - Helps minimize torque reaction
  • Variable Speed 3-Finger Trigger - Better operator control and accurate bit starting.
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Includes 1-1/8-in 120V SDS-plus Quick-Change Rotary Hammer - RH328VC, Auxiliary Handle, Carrying Case

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The Bosch 1-1/8-Inch SDS-plus Rotary Hammer offers the ideal combination of power, impact energy, drilling speed, and comfort. It features vibration control for superior performance, and an excellent power-to-weight ratio for fast chiseling and drilling. It also provides three modes of operation--rotary hammer, hammer only, or rotation only--and an integral clutch to make this tool more versatile. The hammer comes with an auxiliary handle and a carrying case.

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1-1/8-Inch SDS Rotary Hammer
At a Glance:
  • Three modes of operation: rotary hammer, hammer only, and rotation only

  • Excellent power-to-weight ratio with 7.7-pound body providing 2.6 ft./lbs. of impact energy

  • Reduces vibration in two-step process

  • Includes auxiliary handle and carrying case

  • One-year limited warranty
At a Glance
Bosch RH328VC 1-1/8-Inch SDS Rotary Hammer
Advanced vibration control and three modes of operation help you power through the toughest jobs. View larger.
Bosch RH328VC 1-1/8-Inch SDS Rotary Hammer
Superb power-to-weight ratio offers ideal handling and control. View larger.
Two-Step Vibration Control
The rotary hammer provides vibration control without compromising performance. It reduces vibrations via a two-step process, originating from the impact mechanism and progressing to the handle, which features rubber dampening elements on the top and bottom.

Excellent Power-to-Weight Ratio with Variable Speed Trigger
Powered by an 8-amp motor, the hammer weighs 7.7 pounds and provides 2.6 ft./lbs. of impact energy, making it the one of the best rotary hammers in its class.

For better control and accurate bit starting, the rotary hammer boasts a variable speed three-finger trigger (0-4,000 bpm; 0-900 rpm).

Three Modes of Operation for Versatile Use
The rotary hammer offers three modes of operation. Use the multifunction selector to choose rotary hammer, hammer only, or rotation only mode. An integral clutch helps minimize torque reaction, and a 360-degree auxiliary handle further enhances project flexibility.

Warranty Information
The Bosch 1-1/8-Inch Rotary Hammer is backed by a manufacturer's one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Rotary hammer, auxiliary handle, and carrying case.



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Part Number RH328VC
Item Weight 13.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 19.2 x 14.6 x 5.3 inches
Item model number RH328VC
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Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 120 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components Bare-Tool
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 30 Day Money Back Guarantee - 1 year warranty

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ASIN B003DQO7ES
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4.7 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #20,474 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#4 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Concrete Tools > Demolition Drills & Hammers > Rotary Hammers
Shipping Weight 13.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available April 6, 2010

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I was using a Ridgid R7121 Drill, 1/2-Inch Spade Handle Mud Mixer to drill holes in freshly poured concrete for rebar for a large garage I was building. One hole would require me putting all my weight on the drill for about 10 minutes as it vibrated my wrists. Of course spade drills are designed for mixing wet mud, not drilling into hardened mud. And it would make the drill hot.

I got tired of abusing my big mixing drills, and my wrists like that, so I got this Bosch SDS. I got it factory reconditioned from CPO. I could not tell it had been used other than the box was open. It drilled the same hole my spade drill took 10 minutes to do in 15 seconds.

I've run this drill for hours doing nothing but 1/2" rebar holes and it doesn't get hot, just keeps going. No problems yet after a few buildings.

SDS stands for slotted drive system. It uses a special kind of drill bit. Normal bits will not work without an adapter which I cover in the next paragraph. Basically you click a bit on, and the chuck locks it in place. Then only the bit is impacted in the chuck, instead of the entire chuck being impacted. Or to put it another way, only the bit moves while the chuck stays in place. This makes it a more efficient transmission of power, which is why SDS drills are all more powerful than traditional hammer-drills. Traditional hammer-drill chucks have more weight they need to move up and down.

The drill has three settings. Drill only. Impact only. And drill and impact, like all SDS drills. And like all SDS drills the handle has vibration absorption.
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I use this hammer drill for work (rough & finish carpentry, remodeling). I use it primarily for drilling holes into concrete or masonry block. I've used the chipping only function once to remove some old ceramic tile floor, worked exceptionally well.

The anti-vibration is great and easy on your hands. The case is ample sized for bit storage. I also picked up a Bosch SDS-to-adjustable-chuck adapter so I can use the drill only function for large holes in wood my cordless drill is not up for.

If you're considering this drill versus a Hilti (like I was), save $200 and get the Bosch. It's made in Germany and has one year less of warranty compared to the Hilti (no biggie, all tools break and you get them repaired).

*****update 12-30-2012******

Still using this hammer for my work tasks. It shows that the tool has been worked. The rubber impact cushion on the tip of the SDS chuck has cracked and needs replacing. I've done 3-4 tile floor demo jobs with the hammer in chip mode, so this is probably the reason for the crack. Using a Bosch tile scraper bit, I pry up with the hammer.

I've done window, door, and sliding glass door installations. Chipped stucco and concrete. Drilled out 3/4" holes for epoxied 5/8" dai. anchor bolts in concrete tie beams and through wood plates with a long auger bit. I like the size of this drill because it fits into smaller spaces (between floor joists or wall studs) during framing applications and also is easier to install smaller windows with it (think 24" x 24" fixed glass windows or smaller). I use the depth rod quite often.

The hard case has held up. I've got it jammed full of bits etc. The cord doesn't kink up and folds away well each time. The drill itself shows signs of wear on the body from being dropped and dragged. None of this effects it's performance. This tool is definitely professional grade.
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I repair hammer drills, mostly Bosch model 11239VS which this model replaces in the Bosch line up, as my job on average 5 a week. I have seen the full range of wear and tear needing mending from regular use and abuse by carpenters. THis hammer drill works fine but sadly this newer model's parts' design and materials are not up to the task. There are a few parts in a hammer drill that wear and tear faster than others, the clutch gears, the bit sleeve and the chuck cover. Sadly these wear out much faster than their counterparts in the earlier model.

An additional note: Bosch will not sell these components individually any longer. They are only able to be purchased in an assembly. They don't even provide a part number on the Bosch schematic for the tool.

This is a major step back for a company I had a great deal of respect for engineering and quality-wise. If you want an excellent hammer drill I suggest finding a Bosch 11239VS and not the RH238VC.
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Needed a hammer drill to bore a few holes in concrete, nothing super heavy duty, just a middle of the line hammer drill. This drill meets all these requirements and quite easily got the job done.. Rated 8 Amps there is little chance of tripping a 15 amp breaker. A medium duty extension can be used, the SDS-plus bits are not too expensive. The auxiliary handle can be adjusted with a twist, the depth gauge can be retracted, the variable speed is built into the on/off trigger. The reverse switch is a plus if/when bits get stuck and flips to either position verily easily. The multi function switch has 3 selections, rotation with hammer, hammer only or rotation only. With the purchas of a SDS-Plus shaft chuck, the drill will function as a normal drill with a 3 teeth 1/2 inch chuck so normal wood boring drill bits can be used. The SDS plus bits fit easily into the drill with just twist and push. A small tube of lubricant is included in the case to be applied to the slots on the SDS bit. A pull down on the chuck releases the bit. It has an integral clutch to minimize torque reaction. This high quality hammer drill meets all requirements without breaking the bank.
In retrospect a purchase of a BOSCH SDS "MAX" hammer drill along with a SDS "MAX" to SDS "PLUS" chuck would allow the use of both SDS PLUS or SDS MAX drill bits. By purchasing the SDS PLUS drill only SDS PLUS bits can be used, I know of no adapters allowing for an SDS PLUS to SDS MAX chuck adapter - hope this suggestion is helpful.
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