Dewalt has announced a new FlexVolt 60V Max cordless jackhammer, DCH966, with an ETA of July 2023.
The new Dewalt DCH966 is a 38 pound cordless breaker hammer that can deliver up to 40 Joules of impact energy.
It works with 1-1/8″ hex-shank bits and is designed for tasks such as chipping mid-to-lower wall and flooring, powered digging, channel creation, and slab demolition.
The breaker hammer delivers up to 1,080 BPM and has a chipping range of 1 to 8 inches.
Additional features include wireless tool control, for automatically activated compatible Dewalt vacuums and dust collectors, and built-in SHOCKS Anti-Vibration Control for user safety.
ETA: July 2023
Ah, so THIS is the kind of tool that Dewalt’s FlexVolt 15Ah Li-ion battery was designed for.
The single image accompanying the press release shows the cordless breaker hammer being used in a basement, which is possibly the best application for a tool like this.
I’m not well-versed when it comes to breaker hammers, and so I pulled up some electric jackhammer specs to see how the Dewalt compares on paper.
Following are a couple of 120V 15A electric breaker hammers with 1-1/8″ hex shank tooling chucks.
Bosch 11335K ($1,029 at Amazon) – 38 lbs, 22 ft-lbs (29.8 Joules) impact force, 1,300 BPM.
Bosch Brute BH2760VCB ($1698 at Amazon including cart) – 63 lbs, 35 ft-lbs (47.5 Joules) impact energy, 1,000 BPM.
Bosch Brute Turbo BH2770VCD ($1749 at Amazon including cart) – 63 lbs, 43 ft-lbs (58.3 Joules) impact energy, 1,000 BPM.
Let’s look at another electric model.
Makita HM1307CB ($994 at Home Depot) – 35 lbs, 25.7 ft-lbs (34.9 Joules) impact energy, 730-1,450 BPM.
What about Milwaukee’s cordless demo breaker hammer?
Milwaukee MX Fuel MXF368-1XC ($2599 at Home Depot) – 63.9 lbs, 50 ft-lbs (67.8 Joules) impact energy, 1,300 BPM.
Hilti Nuron TE 2000-22 – TE-S chuck, 38.4 lbs (body weight), 28.2 ft-lbs (38.2 Joules) impact energy, 1,800 BPM.
And Dewalt’s FlexVolt specs again:
Dewalt FlexVolt 60V Max DCH966 – 38 lbs, 40 Joules impact energy, 1,620 BPM.
I hope this gives context to its on-paper specs.
Dewalt has not yet provided runtime estimates, performance expectations, or pricing information. I expect for more details to become available closer to the tool’s launch later this year.