Dewalt is soon coming out with a new compact corded SDS rotary hammer, model D25052K. The new rotary hammer features active vibration control, for increased user comfort and safety, and a built-in clutch that protects users in case the bit jams.
- SDS Plus chuck
- Rotary hammer and rotary-only modes
- Integral clutch
- Floating handle (as part of vibration dampening)
- Kit includes side handle and carrying case
- 6A motor
- Max Capacity: 3/4″ (masonry materials)
- Optimal Capacity: 5/32″ to 1/2″
- 6A motor
- No-load speed: 0-2200 RPM
- Blows: 0-6200 BPM
- Impact Energy: 1.5 ft-lbs
- Power Output: 330W
- Hand/Arm Vibrations: 7.9 m/s^2 (Source)
- Sound Pressure: 87dB (a)
- Weight: 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs)
Street Price: $210
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In addition to being compact from an ergonomics standpoint, the new D25052K rotary hammer also has a narrow nose that could help it fit into areas larger tools just can’t go.
The rotary hammer also features a reversible gearbox and rotary-only mode, so you could use it with an SDS drill chuck adapter for occasional fastener removal tasks. The ability to spin bits in reverse also comes in handy for releasing bits that have jammed or bound up.
The built-in clutch is designed to reduce sudden high-torque reactionary forces, such as the wrist-wrenching motions users experience when a bit jams up or binds during drilling.
According to the product listing at Amazon, the D25052K rotary hammer is made in the Czech Republic.
Unrelated to this particular model but possibly of interest:
According to the Contractor Supply Mag, Dewalt has been working on a new electronic clutch, and we have heard from Dewalt that their upcoming 1-7/8″ hammer D25723K ($915 via Amazon) will be the only new model to have this E-Clutch Anti-Rotational Technology feature.
Dewalt is not the only brand that has been building tools with new or improved safety features that help protect users. Some of Bosch’s new cordless drills feature built-in kickback-reduction engineering, or Electronic Rotation Control (ERC), which is centered around an accelerometer that sends a signal to kill power to the motor if sudden twisting is detected.