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DH30PC Rotary Hammer

Hitachi - DH30PC Rotary Hammer

This rotary hammer from Hitachi features a quick-change removable SDS chuck and a 1/2-in. three-jaw chuck, and the handle and depth stop are handy and well-made

$369.00 (As of 5/1/2004)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Drilling Concrete? Get a Rotary Hammer

review date: May 1, 2004

This rotary hammer is the second-lightest machine we tested, although light weight is not always an advantage with rotary hammers. It compact length, however, is definitely an advantage in tight places. It includes a quick-change removable SDS chuck and a 1/2-in. three-jaw chuck. At a maximum of 1 in., this tool has the lowest capacity of the rotary hammers we tested, although since 85 percent of holes drilled in residential construction are 3/4 in. or smaller, this will rarely be a disadvantage. It was loud and appeared to labor during our hole-boring test. In addition, we found it too easy to drill too deep with the plastic depth stop.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Runout N/A
Ergonomics/Balance Excellent
Endurance on a Single Charge N/A
Torque N/A
Chuck/Transmission Quality Good
Drilling Test 26 sec. to drill a 4-in. deep hole

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hitachi
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-829-4752
Weight 10.6 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Chuck Type SDS chuck and a 1/2-in. three-jaw chuck
Clutch Settings N/A
Chuck Capacity 1/2 in.
Speed 850 rpm
Volts N/A
Recharge Time N/A
Battery Type N/A
Accessories Removable handle
Hammer Speed 0 to 3,700 blows per minute
Drilling Capacity 1-1/4 in.