Cordless Rotary Hammers allow access in tight areas.

Press Release Summary:

Models DC212KA, DC223KA, and DC233KL are 18, 24, and 36 V rotary hammers, respectively, built with SHOCKS(TM) - Active Vibration Control System to promote comfortable drilling experience. While DC212KA offers dual mode (hammerdrill/drill) operation, other models add chipping function. All models have anti-slip grip and 10½ in. long, L-Shaped design. They deliver 4,100-4,400 bpm, offer 1.7-1.9 lb-ft impact energy, and have no-load speeds from 1,100-1,150.

Original Press Release:

DeWalt Launches Cordless SDS Rotary Hammers - Completely Redesigned To Provide Corded Drilling Performance

-- New Rotary Hammers Features SHOCKS(TM)- Active Vibration Control and Compact
L-Shaped Design, Significantly Reducing Vibration and Allowing Access to Tight Spaces --

November 2006 - DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, today announced the launch of its heavy-duty 18V, 24V and 36V cordless SDS rotary hammers (DC212KA, DC223KA, and DC233KL). The hammers have been designed to give users maximum run-time, performance and comfort. The rotary hammers are ideal for professional concrete contractors, electricians, mechanical contractors, plumbers, HVAC professionals, window glazers, remodelers and general contractors.

DEWALT completely redesigned the new cordless SDS rotary hammers to run more efficiently and give users greater run-time and performance. The 36V hammer provides 1.9 ft-lbs of impact energy, which is equal to that of competitive corded SDS hammers, while maintaining a similar weight to its corded counterparts. Independent testing showed that the DC233KL can drill a ½" x 3" deep hole into 3500 PSI concrete 35 percent faster than Hilti's corded TE6 unit.** In the same application, independent testing also found that the DC233KL has 13 percent greater run-time than the Hilti 36V TE6A and 36 percent more run-time than the Bosch 11536VSR 36V rotary hammers.*

Engineered to give professional users a more comfortable drilling experience, the new cordless SDS rotary hammers are built with patented SHOCKS(TM) - Active Vibration Control System. The SHOCKS(TM) - Active Vibration Control is a system of shock absorbers located between the handle and the hammer mechanism. This feature significantly reduces the amount of vibration felt by users and increases comfort during extended use. The three new hammers are also lightweight and feature an anti-slip comfort grip to reduce user fatigue during extended use.

The new line of cordless SDS rotary hammers were built to be the most compact in the industry at only 10-1/2" in length. For added versatility, the DC212KA 18V SDS rotary hammer features dual mode (hammerdrill/drill) operation for optimal performance, while the 24V and 36V hammers feature an added chipping function.

About DEWALT (
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.

* 3rd Party testing performed November 2005. Average results based on 30 discharges using 6 units.
**3rd Party testing performed November 2005. Average results based on 150 applications using 6 units.
*** Hilti® is a registered trademark of Hilti Aktiengesellschaft. Bosch® is a registered trademark of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Specifications: DC212KA, DC223KA, DC233KL DEWALT Heavy-Duty SDS Rotary Hammers
Model              DC212KA                    DC223KA                    DC232KL
Volts 18V 24V 36V
Chuck Type SDS Plus SDS Plus SDS Plus
Chipping Mode No Yes Yes
No Load Speed 1,100 rpm 1,100 rpm 1,150 rpm
Blows/Min 4,100 bpm 4,100 bpm 4,400 bpm
Impact Energy 1.7 ft-lbs. 1.7 ft-lbs. 1.9 ft-lbs.
Concrete Optimum 5/32" - 1/2" 5/32" - 1/2" 5/32" - 5/8"
Concrete Maximum 7/8" 7/8" 1"
Weight 7.6 lbs 8.4 lbs 7.8 lbs
Includes (2) 18V XRP(TM) batteries, (2) 24V batteries, (2) 36V batteries,
1 hour charger, 360° side 1 hour charger, 360° side 1 hour charger, 360° side
handle w/ depth rod and handle w/ depth rod and handle w/ depth rod and
heavy-duty kit box heavy-duty kit box heavy-duty kit box
Price $399 $579 $799
Warranty 3 year limited warranty/1 year free service/ /90 day money back guarantee

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