Joining the recent spate of high-voltage cordless rotary hammers, Hitachi recently added one to their relatively-new 24V line.
The new hammer — the DH 24DVA — is a 3/4″ model using SDS-PLUS locking bits in all three now-industry-standard modes: hammer only, hammer drilling and drilling only. It delivers a no-load speed of 0-1050 RPM (0-520 in “power save” mode) and 0-4500 blows per second (0-2200 in “power save” mode), and weighs in at just shy of 10 lbs.
From what we can tell, you may receive either a 2.0 Ah Ni-Cd or a 3.3 Ah Ni-MH battery. We’ll have to wait to see it on the shelf to find out for certain which we’ll get here in the US.
It ships with a charger, side handle, depth gauge, and plastic case. We couldn’t find current pricing, but since this model essentually replaces the ~$430 DH20DV, we’d expect to find it priced in the same range.
The DH 24DVA Cordless Rotary Hammer [Hitachi]