Cordless rotary and demolition power

Cordless rotary and demolition power

54v xr flexvolt 40Mm sds max hammer drill


With 6.1J of impact energy, the cordless DCH481 hammer drill can drill up to 40mm diameter holes in concrete. Part of our Perform & Protect range, it features anti-rotation control and low vibration of 9.4m/s2. This is the high powered cordless solution for professionals working on a variety of construction, demolition and structural applications.

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  • DCH481N
    54V XR FLEXVOLT 40mm SDS-Max Hammer Drill - Bare Unit

Power of corded.
Freedom of cordless.

Perform and Protect

Ultimate safety.
Maximum productivity.

Ultimate power, flexible freedom

Ultimate power, flexible freedom

A 54V XR FLEXVOLT battery combined with a brushless motor delivers substantially faster drilling speeds than previous DEWALT cordless models and allow for anchor drilling into concrete and masonry up to 40mm in diameter.

Class-leading low vibrations 

Class-leading low vibrations 

Part of our Perform & Protect range, the DCH481 hammer drill features a class-leading low vibration level of only 9.4m/s2. This is coupled with an ergonomic design helps protect users and allows for prolonged use. 

Total control

Total control

A reactive anti-rotation system automatically cuts off power to the tool in any potential bind up situations, allowing for a greater degree of control as well as protecting the user. 



Weight 5.4 kg
Max. Drilling Capacity (Concrete) 40 mm
Impact energy (EPTA 05/2009) 6.1 J
Blows per Minute 3150 bpm
No Load Speed 540 rpm
Power Source Cordless
Battery Capacity 9 Ah
Battery Chemistry Li-Ion
Tool Holder SDS-Max
Vibration Control true
Anti Rotation System true
Clutch true
Dust Solution Compatible true
Perform and Protect true
Quick Change Chuck false
Hammer Drilling Mode true
Chipping Mode true
Rotation Only Mode true
Max. Drilling Capacity (Core bit) 100 mm
Weight (incl. battery) 6.7 kg
Height 263 mm
Length 502 mm
Width 108 mm
Hand/Arm Vibration - Hammer drilling into concrete 9.4 m/s²
Uncertainty K 1 (Vibration) 1.5 m/s²
Hand/Arm Vibration - Chiselling 8.5 m/s²
Uncertainty K 2 (Vibration) 1.5 mm
Sound Pressure 96 dB(A)
Sound Pressure Uncertainty 3 dB(A)
Sound Power 107 dB(A)
Sound Power Uncertainty 3 dB(A)

What's Included

9.0Ah XR FLEXVOLT battery packs with state of charge indicator 2 X
Multi-voltage charger 1 X
Multi-position side handle 1 X
Heavy Duty Carrying Case. 1 X


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Tools in the Perform & Protect range are designed to consistently exceed health and safety regulations without compromising on performance. It is our stamp of certification that lets you know that the tools you use are up to the task — they let you get more done in less time without compromising health and safety.