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Model#: DEWNDCH253B

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Dewalt DCH253B 20V MAX XR SDS 3-Mode Rotary Hammer (Bare Tool)

  • Dewalt DCH253B 20V MAX XR SDS 3-Mode Rotary Hammer (Bare Tool)
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It has been replaced by the DEWNDCH273B.


  • Active vibration control significantly reduces vibration and increases user comfort and productivity
  • 1.7 ft-lbs. impact energy provides corded power without the cord
  • LED work light provides increased visibility in confined spaces
  • Compact L-shape design allows access in tight spaces while providing optimal balance
  • Variable-speed reversing switch delivers versatility in all applications
  • Factory set clutch reduces sudden, high torque reactions if bit jams
  • LED worklight provides increased visibility in confined spaces
  • 360 degree side handle for better control and ease of use in tight spaces
  • 20V MAX XR SDS 3-Mode Rotary Hammer (Bare Tool) - DCH253B
  • Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
  • Depth Rod


Series: 20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Length: 10.5 in.
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
BPM: 0 - 4,500
Batteries Included: Bare Tool
Battery Amp Hours: 4.0 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Type: SDS-Plus
Impact Energy: 1.7 ft-lbs.
Power Type: Electric
RPM: 0 - 1,200
Voltage: 20V


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  • 20V MAX XR SDS 3-Mode Rotary Hammer (Bare Tool)


    What size drill bit can you use with this Drill? Do I use the SDS+ or the SDS max?
    Asked on 9/1/2015 by NY Protect Security Systems from Staten Island, NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      The DCH253 can take up to 1" bit size, and is a SDS Plus shank

      Answered on 9/2/2015 by Taylor from Atlanta,GA
  • 20V MAX XR SDS 3-Mode Rotary Hammer (Bare Tool)


    Can u use chisels with this model?
    Asked on 11/23/2014 by s from bath,me

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes. Any SDS Max chisel or bit will work with this rotary hammer.

      Answered on 11/24/2014 by Ray from Atlanta
  • 20V MAX XR SDS 3-Mode Rotary Hammer (Bare Tool)


    does this bare tool come with a case?
    Asked on 4/5/2014 by mike

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      There is no case included with the tool.

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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