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Bosch GBH 5-40 DCE SDS Max




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The Bosch rotary hammer is one of the most powerful pieces that very demanding customers and professionals can safely reach for. Compared to other hammers, it has an above-average impact force of 10 J (standard for professionals is 6 J) and a lower number of revolutions, which is useful when drilling in the hardest materials. Their agitation requires “brute force”, which is hidden in a strong hammer.

And if you happen to decide to drill into something softer, speed and hammer control will serve you. Thanks to this function and the professional SDS-Max clamping system, the hammer has a wide range of uses. Comfort at work is ensured by an anti-vibration system that dampens vibrations passing to the arms – not all hammers have the handle sufficiently insulated. Also pleasing is the additional handle and practical case in which you can safely store the hammer.

Main Pros and Cons

The biggest advantage of the Bosch GBH 5-40 DCE is the extremely strong hammer. Even among professional models, you will not often meet with a value above 6 J. And if you do, you will pay much more for it. Add to that a decent power consumption, a good clamping mechanism and running regulation, and you will find that this hammer is extremely sophisticated. Someone may perceive a higher purchase price as a disadvantage. However, given the performance and parameters, a higher investment is justified. With a weight of 6.4 kilograms, the hammer is carried around. There could also be more drills in the equipment, one is really inadequate.


Expert Review and Users Review

Bosch is generally one of the best manufacturers of tools and various technicians. On this model, users appreciate the strong impact and precise processing of the product. The hammer is carefully balanced and easy to work with.


 Thanks to its properties, the Bosch GBH 5-40 DCE rotary hammer is suitable for drilling in even the hardest materials. Strong impact and high-quality workmanship make this rotary hammer the ideal helper for professionals. But if you’re looking for a more affordable option that you’ll only use for your own homes, try Makita’s HR2630 SDS Plus.