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Bosch RH228VC 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer

  • Bosch RH228VC 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer
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The Bosch RH228VC 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer is equipped with an 8 Amp motor, providing the user with the maximum power needed to get the job done fast. With 2.4 ft-lbs. of impact energy: 20% better than the competition, the Bosch Bulldog Rotary Hammer allows for best in class drilling and chiseling performance. The newly designed counter-balance vibration control allows for improved comfort for all day drilling/chiseling applications.
Features:
  • Best in class 2.4 ft-lbs. of impact energy provides increased drilling capacity (from 1 in. to 1-1/8 in.) and up to 40% faster drilling speeds
  • Best in class anti-vibration system with counter-balance vibration control reduces vibration up to 30% versus the competition for improved comfort for all day drilling and chiseling applications
  • Rugged metal gear cover delivers maximum jobsite durability
  • 3 mode multi-function selector offers rotation only, hammer only, and rotary hammer modes
  • Vario-Lock function rotates and locks the chisel into 40 different positions to optimize working angle
  • Integral clutch helps minimize torque reaction
  • Convenient SDS-Plus bit system provides tool-free bit changes with automatic bit locking, dust protection, and a maximum impact energy transfer rate
  • Ergonomic D-handle design is ideal for both overhead and downward drilling applications
  • 35 degree patented cord turret adds flexibility and longer life to the cord
  • HammerHook allows for quick tool storage during the job
Includes:
  • 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer - RH228VC
  • Auxiliary Handle - 2 602 025 141
  • Depth Gauge - 1 613 001 010
  • Carrying Case - 2 610 994 810

Specifications

Amperage: 8
BPM: 5460
Chuck Type: SDS-Plus
Handle Style: D-Handle
Impact Energy: 2.4 ft-lbs.
Max. Capacity (Concrete): 1-1/8 in.
Power Type: Electric

Recommendations

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
75 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (71)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Powerful (36)
Easy To Use (34)
Ergonomic Design (23)
Lightweight (2)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (15)
Large Projects (2)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Home Repair (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Excellent Power and Performance!
This beast does it all -- drill, hammer drill and hammer functions all in one. Excellent power and performance, and ready to work all day. The SDS heavy-duty SDS chisels lock securely in the chuck, and the Bulldog rotary hammer drill provides plenty of power to drive them. While this unit isn't designed to bust out a driveway or knock down walls, it's perfect for smaller, "every-day" projects. My only complaint is a limited selection of hammer chisels -- a sharp demolition point, a 3/4" chisel and a tile blade. A wider scraper blade would be appreciated.
My only other complaint? I didn't buy it sooner.
March 6, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Must Have
I use the hammer setting for most jobs. It has failed to be stoped by anything from thin set to concreat. Make sure to use eye protection because it crushes through anything and whatever it contacts goes flying. Litteraly! The only problem is the warranty. Other companies have lifetime service agrenments and Bosch who is among the best in hammer drills should have a better warranty than just one year.
January 15, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Never let down
I have used a variety of hammer drills over the years and will say this one, for its size, is the most comfortable and efficient tool of its kind I've run into. Whatever Bosch has done to absorb vibration real works. I bought many reconditioned tools from CPO Bosch and have never been let down by them. I'd highly recommend the tool and the store.
May 13, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Might Mouse
My first rotary hammer was 20 years old and looked its age and was a different brand. Time to update, after considerable research chose Bosch. Before buying the RH228VC,I purchased the Bosch 11264 EVS,11316 EVS and the 11245 EVS. Then I came across the RH228VC, thought it would be handy to have, bought several Bosch bits, chisels and went to town on some old pieces of solid concrete. A definite must have !
November 6, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
One of the best hammer drills !
Bosch is a german company who produced great stuff. This hammer drill is one of the best I ever had. I need this machine for my business and never ever it stops or broke down or what ever. This machine is very powerful !
October 3, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Even better than expected!
Only had this hammer for 2 weeks but I've already worked this things hard and it's been up to the challenge everytime. I've been drilling 6in deep holes (3/4 in bit) through very old concrete and it goes through like butter. I recommend some Bosch or Milwaukee SDS plus bits. Chisel works great too. Highly recommend this product. Especially if you can get it reconditioned.
December 27, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Refurbished is like new.
This hammer drill is full service. Hard working, did not overheat. Ran hard to advance a 3/4 inch carbide bit 36 inches deep in decomposed granite. the drill and bit never hesitated. Motor got warm to the touch, but never any hotter. Relatively light weight.
May 27, 2015
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Good value.
We use it to penetrate concrete block walls, many with filled cells.
February 14, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
I love this tool
Holes in concrete: Coupled with the Bosch SDS Bits I cut though making a 3/4" like butter
July 17, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Brand new condition
I bought this drill "reconditioned" but it appears to be in "brand new" condition.

From drilling holes in concrete to breaking up asphalt this drill made these tasks easier to complete.
October 31, 2013

Questions & Answers

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which is the best all round tool, the bosch rf 228vc or the bosch 328vc rotary hammer
David on Nov 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: In my experience,the 228 is a more versatile hammer drill.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
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Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer - RH228VC,
Auxiliary Handle - 2 602 025 141,
Depth Gauge - 1 613 001 010,
Carrying Case - 2 610 994 810
1-1/8 in. SDS-Plus Bulldog Rotary Hammer - RH228VC-RT,
Auxiliary Handle - 2602025141,
Depth Gauge - 161 001010,
Carrying Case - 2610994810
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $199.00 $169.00
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Warranty

Bosch Standard Warranty
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

All Factory Reconditioned Tools are covered under the same terms and conditions as the new tool warranty, for one (1) year from date of purchase except as noted below:

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  • Tripods and Rods are covered for 90 Days from date of purchase
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THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

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IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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