Bosch GBH228L SDS Hammer Drill Review

Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Tyra Miller

Below you’ll find our review of the Bosch GBH228L SDS Hammer Drill. This model was one of our picks for best hammer drill.

Table of Contents


  • 8.5 AMP Motor
  • 2.4 ft-lbs Impact Energy
  • Up To 5100 BPM
  • D-Handle for Easy Control
  • Vibration Control

Bosch GBH2-28L SDS Hammer Drill Review

Bosch GBH228L SDS Hammer Drill

The Bosch GBH2-28L 1-1/8 In. SDS-plus Bulldog Xtreme Max Rotary Hammer uses a 8.5 Amp motor. It gives 2.4 ft-lbs of impact energy and up to 5100 BPM. The integrated sensor stops tool rotation during bit bind-up situations. The ergonomic D-handle makes it easy to control. Also has a reverse trigger for accurate bit starting. Combines ergonomic design with a powerful hammer function. The hammer drill provides comfortable handling using its counter-balanced Vibration Control. In terms of weight, it’s similar to other hammer drills at 6.9 lbs. This versatile drill gives three options: drilling only, hammer drilling, and chiseling.


It’s the perfect choice for basement refinishing. Also works well on old tiles and concrete. This rotary hammer drill from Bosch makes drilling into concrete simple. The hammer/hammer-drill mode can break down and drill into concrete with no effort. We also used it to remove a few old tile floors, and it did so with no issues.

Overall, its a good hammer drill for the money. The only thing is that you need SDS drill bits or you need an adapter if you’re going to use regular drill bits. So beware of that before purchasing.

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