Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR)

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  • Amps: 7.5 amps
  • Chuck Size: 1 in.
  • Chuck Type: SDS-Plus
  • Maximum Speed: 5800 rpm
  • Product Type: Rotary Hammer Drill
  • Variable Speed Range: 0-1,300 rpm
  • Switch Type: Trigger
  • Forward and Reverse Switch: Yes
  • Color Family: Blue


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Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR)
 
4.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Greatest and most versitile tool ever!

I love the Bosch Bulldog. While working on renovating my house, I originally bought another brand of hammer drill that burned out after a few uses. The repairman said he made a lot...Read complete review

I love the Bosch Bulldog. While working on renovating my house, I originally bought another brand of hammer drill that burned out after a few uses. The repairman said he made a lot of money fixing that brand of tools and that he wouldn't buy one. I had a big tile job in a shower redo. He told me his favorite tool was the Bosch Bulldog because it offered a chipping function along with hammer drilling. At his advice I threw down extra money on this tool. I had the tile removed from that bathroom in about four hours, while the other bathroom took over 26 hours to remove the tile with a hammer and chisle. We used and abused the Bosch over the next several months using the hammer drilling function as well as the hammer alone function and never got a groan from the Bosch. The tool is still in my shed and is always the first one I reach for when I have a big job. I would not recommend the other brand to my worst enemy, but brag on the greatness of the Bosch Bulldog to anyone working on a heavy duty job. Buy this tool with confidence.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Falling apart

I used this tool all of 2 days set (27) 1/2" anchors 3" depth and then 6 more the next day. The collar broke off but it was still...Read complete review

I used this tool all of 2 days set (27) 1/2" anchors 3" depth and then 6 more the next day. The collar broke off but it was still usable then the chuck failed. I replaced the chuck and it is still usable. Not the quality I have come to expect from BOSCH.

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2.0

Not for commercial work

By Ike1

from Warner Robins, GA, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

Drilled about 60 holes, 1/2" x 6" deep and it quit hammering. The drill looks new but did not hold up. It may work great for weekend jobs or around the house but don't expect to make a living using it.

 
5.0

great things in small package

By CLAUS

from Minnesota, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

Bought about 5 months ago. First job used to drill 50 9 inch deep 1/2 inch thick in solid stone. Not a problem. Moderate pressure with one hand is enough to do most jobs. Fits into tighter places than the bulldog does. Was also impressed with the chiseling action. Guys at work still have hammer drills but they cannot keep up. they have to use a lot of pressure. I have actually hammered some 1/4 inch holes 6inch deep with one hand while talking on cell phone with other with no effort. Thanks for building a great tool

 
5.0

Gold standard in root-hammers

By Happymedic

from North of Seattle

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

This is what all others are compared too. They last forever and get the job done. Yes they cost more, but you get what you pay for.

 
5.0

Outstanding drill

By Brackers

from Ontario, Canada

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I needed to install 6 bicycle storage racks in work and used my regular hammer drill with little success, I needed 3/4" holes in hard concrete. I rented this drill from a local hardware store, and literally like cutting through butter. I will be getting one of these very soon, a great drill.

 
5.0

Time saver.

By GeneP

from Marshfield, WI, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I've had this about a month and though was only used several times it sure saved time going through brick walls and mounting outside fixtures. I didn't need anything to big or heavy as most of the time I'll be using a ladder so the hammerhook did and will be handy. The SDS adapter was also purchased thus enabling the use of my existing cement bits.

 
1.0

it fell apart

By MetermanPaul

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

After two days of hard work the brush plate was burnt and it would not work in reverse. I took a piece of copper pipe and made a new plate and it is still working. I keep it for a spare. We bought a heaver Bosch and it works great.

 
5.0

Very nice drill

By Dishman

from Bentonville VA

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I bough this drill for work and is the best hammer drill I have used yet. I also have bought the sds to chuck adapter and everything works great. Amazing drill.

 
5.0

Rugged reliability

By htdoctor

from Phoenix AZ

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I bought the Bulldog to replace a Bosch hammer drill that was stolen out of my truck a year and a half ago. I had the old one for 15 years and it was still going strong. So far, the new one is just as rugged and reliable as the old one, and I expect it to last at least until this one gets ripped off!

 
5.0

Excellent power and performance amazing!

By OleDD

from Carrollton, GA, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

Purchased few days ago to drill 8-10 holes into 4 in concrete. Only had this unit for a few days so can not speak to the longevity of the unit. The reviews were spot on. Unit really impressed with 30-40 sec per hole. Let the hammer drill do the work not you. Depth gauge handy and thankfully not plastic. Chuck was a bit tight. Hard time getting the bit in there the first time. However with time this will loosen up.

 
5.0

Planted 500 tulip bulbs without breaking a sweat!

By tjpeden

from Minneapolis, MN, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I am a homeowner with lots of gardens and flowerbeds. I used plant tulip bulbs every fall by hand. It was backbreaking and monotonous. I upgraded a few years later to a corded hand drill with a dirt auger. I burned out the motor on that drill and its replacement. This year, I upgraded to the Bosch 11255VSR. I was also ambitious and decided to plant 500 tulip bulbs this year. I wanted to see what the drill could do. And it did not disappoint. This is my first time owning a Bosch hammerdrill. It is well constructed. Everything about it seems well made and solid. I liked the SDS-plus attachment system, although I did have to buy an adapter so I could still use the dirt auger. As soon as Bosch makes an SDS-type dirt auger, I will buy that. The drill is incredibly powerful and turned the hard soil up with ease. The side handle made holding it while drilling comfortable. Both my wife and I took turns planting, not because we needed a break but because the other person wanted to try it out and it was so much fun. We have some tile to scrape up in our basement and I think my Bosch will work perfectly for that. I bought an SDS-plus spade bit and a scraper bit. They also seem well made, although I haven't used them yet. Those bits were not inexpensive, but when I think of the total package cost compared to the time that I saved and that fact that I am not going to burn through any more hand drills, the cost was easily justified.

 
5.0

Great tool

By Tommyo514

from Calhoun LA

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

This tool is very well made and has pleanty of power for drilling threw most materials you need to deal with. Also has great power as a chipping hammer for its size. I would buy another without a thought if I needed to

 
5.0

Bad machine

By CharlieNY

from New York, NY, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

This is my go-to hammer drill for all jobs. I am constantly putting in anchors in concrete, drilling large holes in wood, or breaking up tile. I burned out the Milwaukee.f

 
5.0

Bulldog, The best pet I've ever had.

By Wardy46

from Cochecton, NY

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I bought the Bulldog about a year ago and am very happy with this product. As a homeowner I don't have a chance to use it on a daily basis but when I do need it, it works flawlessly. I've never had a problem with this hammer drill and have used it for anchoring items in concrete to getting rid of tile floors. Definitely a well made tool.

 
5.0

Great tool

By Rayalan

from Maui County, HI, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

Great tool not only used on jobs but for home projects and is awesome every time . Awesome tool to have.

 
5.0

The right tool for the tough job

By Killer

from Cincinnati, OH, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I had bought a Bosch hammer drill Previously when I done cable TV and someone knocked the window out of my truck and stole it. I had bought a cheap knockoff from Harbor freight but just wasn't happy with that. It was time to get the job done right and so I went out and bought the Bosch rotary hammer and have been happy ever since it melts through concrete like a hot knife through butter

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5.0

Amazing performance

By MSandor

from Guelph, ON, Canada

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I purchased this unit to help drill anchor holes into concrete to tether my deck to in a recent deck reno. With this tool I can drill the appropriate hole in seconds, whereas the conventional hammer drills were averaging 20 minutes per hole...one of the best tools I have ever purchased

 
5.0

a pleasure to use

By imaliins

from Toronto, ON, Canada

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I use this unit to go through many inches of concrete and to perforate brick joints for easier cleaning. The 11253VSR is light so I can achieve a lot more in less time.

 
5.0

Does the job easily!

By Gabe81

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I bought this from lowes when I needed to install 5/8 concrete anchors, 8 in long for wall plates. This tool did 170 of them in half a day in 4000 psi concrete. Definitely a great buy

 
5.0

Worth every penny!!!!

By Ryno327

from Jefferson, ga

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

Have had this tool for about 4 months and has done very job big or small with outstanding performance and speed to match. Highly recommended

 
5.0

excellent power

By kotche

from Newport News, VA, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I purchased this about two months ago, its power and hammer function is beyond my expectations. I would recommend this tool to anybody drilling concrete or small chisel jobs.

 
5.0

XTREME is EXACTLY what this rotary hammer is!

By Bbatman

from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I've had this for nearly 2 years and it hasn't failed once! I've used it in rotary hammer mode for drilling holes in concrete, as well as using the hammer to chisel out concrete. I had to clear out a good section of concrete to install drain for shower I was installing. This Bosch rotary hammer finished the job with no problems what-so-ever! Looking for a QUALITY rotary hammer at a great price? The 11255VSR is the only one to buy!

 
5.0

Great Tool!

By MarkH

from Crouse, NC, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

Bought this for various projects and has not let me down!

 
5.0

Solid Tool

By Rich024

from Cranberry Township, PA, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I don't use my hammer drill often, but when I do, it drills through concrete like butter! Very well built, easy to use. I love the quick change bits. Would certainly recommend!!

 
5.0

Very Useful Tool

By SteveB

from Lafayette, CA, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I bought this for use around the home and it has seen more use than I imagined it would! From demo to gardening in clay soil to drilling in concrete and dense wood this has been the bomb!

 
4.0

Great hammer drill. Weak switch

By pcolache

from New Jersey, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I purchased this tool just over a year ago. It is definitely a good hammer drill for its size. My only compliant is that I've used it maybe 5 times and now the switch seems to be bad. At first only reverse was working. I opened up the switch housing and blew compressed air to clean it. After re assembly, the forward function works but reverse doesn't. Well, at least forward works! Other than the switch issue, it really is a nice tool.

 
5.0

"BULLDOG" IS RIGHT !

By fotofly

from Gig Harbor, WA

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I've been using my BULLDOG fairly regularly for several years. True to its name, my BULLDOG is TOUGH, DEPENDABLE, HANDLES EVERY DRILLING SITUATION I'VE TOSSD AT IT and IS SIMPLE TO SET UP AND USE .

 
5.0

Great tool for the price.

By 69VietVet

from California, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I've used these on the job for a number of years and was always very satisfied with their performance. Recently I purchased one for home use for a big project and am very happy with it. Wide range of accessory bits available reasonably priced.

 
5.0

excellent power!

By msrtsct

from Lexington, KY, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I recently purchased this tool as a replacement for my much older spline drive version of hammer drill. I am very impressed with the speed and power of this tool. The main reason for this purchase was to drill through concrete walls for 1 1/2" core drilling ,which it does with no problem.

 
5.0

Won't find a better hammer drill

By Night76

from South Dakota, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

I have owned my bulldog for years and it never lets me down if you need to take up tile just get a chisel bit and watch it just walk through it as fast as you can push it along

 
5.0

the best

By AaronV67

from Harlingen, TX, United States

Comments about Bosch 7-1/2 Amp SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (11255VSR):

This thing is great..works like a shamp..recommend this item..

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