Festool FES-574724 BHC 18 Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill BASIC

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  •  Unbeatable power to weight ratio thanks to the combination of EC motor and C model
  • Vibration damping for effortless work; Maximum working comfort in all work situations
  • Brushless EC-TEC motor with integrated motor management for long service life and the highest output
  • High-quality lithium-ion battery technology for the longest sustained usage
  • Uses standard SDS+ bits


  • (1) Festool BHC 18 Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill
  • (1) Depth Stop
  • (1) Additional Side-mounted Hand Grip

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Note: The BASIC version of this tool does not include batteries or a charger. If you need batteries and/or charger, consider the PLUS or SET version. Includes new Systainer insert that will accommodate the AirStream charger and batteries.

The new BHC 18 Rotary Hammer has the best power-toweight ratio in its class. Combined with a compact and ergonomic C-handle design, the BHC’s light weight and low vibration makes for efficient and comfortable one-handed use, whether for extended periods or even overhead applications. And since a tool like this is going to be pushed to its limits day after day, we’re backing it up with Festool’s exclusive Service All-Inclusive


  • Electronic
    • Speed control for adjusting to all types of materials
  • SDS-plus holder
    • Tool holder for quick tool changes
  • Impact stop
    • Allows manual deactivation of the impact function when drilling into wood or brittle materials
  • EC-TEC motor
    • The EC-TEC drive concept generates an extraordinary amount of power while consuming extremely low amounts of energy.
  • Safety coupling
    • Mechanical sliding clutch provides protection if the tool suddenly seizes or tilts.


 Battery voltage  18 V
 Gears  1
 Idle engine speed  0-1100 min­
 Max. number of strokes  4895 min
 Max. torque, wood/steel
 88.5 in-lb/221.3 in-lb 
 Max. torque metal
 221.3 in-lb (25 Nm)
 Drilling (beton, concrete)   18 mm (-11/16")
 Hollow core bit  68 mm (-2-5/8")
 Tool reception  SDS-Plus
 Single impact energy  1.8 J (EPTA)
 Dimensions (L x W x H)  280 x 88 x 237 mm
 Li-Ion battery capacity  5.2 Ah
 Charging time Li-Ion  90 min
 Weight with Li-Ion  5.73 lbs (2.6 kg)
Noise and vibration values
 Hammer drilling in concrete: Uncertainty (noise) K  3.00 dB 
 Hammer drilling in concrete: Total vibration average, Ah  13.80 m/s²
 Hammer drilling in concrete: Uncertainty (vibration) K  3.40 m/s²
 Hammer drilling in concrete: A-weighted sound power level, LWA
 99.00 dB(A)
 Hammer drilling in concrete: A-weighted sound pressure level, LpA   88.00 dB(A) 
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