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Cordless hammer drill BHC 18 Li-Basic

Order number 574723
BHC 18 Li-Basic

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Items included

BHC 18 Li-Basic
  • without battery pack
  • without charger
  • additional side-mounted hand grip
  • depth stop

The most powerful compact hammer drill

Developed according to its own laws: Ergonomically C-shaped and balanced weight distribution for greater ease-of-use at work. With integrated EC-TEC motor technology, providing optimum performance thanks to high efficiency. And vibration damping, absorbing impact energy before it is transferred to your hand. The new BHC 18 hammer drill. Discover a real powerhouse, with its impressive efficiency and the best power-to-weight ratio in the 18 V category.

  • Unbeatable power to weight ratio thanks to the combination of EC-TEC motor and C shape 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

Product highlights

  • Achieve ideal results more quickly:

    The combination of brushless EC-TEC drive and integrated motor management produces an extraordinarily high impact energy that can penetrate any concrete quickly and powerfully.

  • Convenient and safe:

    The lightest in its class – with a compact design, optimum weight distribution and vibration damping to guarantee effortless work.

  • Systems get it done:

    One for all – the 5.2 Ah lithium-ion battery packs in the BHC 18 can be used in all cordless devices in the same class. And vice versa.

Product details

  • Unbeatable power-to-weight ratio

    The BHC 18 cordless hammer drill with outstanding ergonomics, compact C-shape and balanced weight distribution.

  • Work effortlessly, even overhead

    The BHC has the best power-to-weight ratio in the 18 volt class.

  • Lightweight

    The compact version is even easier to handle: With the 400 g 3.1 Ah compact battery pack.

  • The new TCL 6 rapid charger

    The new TCL 6 rapid charger with charge indicator charges quickly and preserves the battery. In addition to its compact design, it impresses users with its practical cord holder and the option to easily mount it on a wall. Furthermore, it is extremely robust thanks to fully encapsulated electronics.

  • Work effortlessly, save energy

    BHC 18 cordless hammer drill with high impact energy and integrated vibration damping.

  • Protecting the joints

    Absorbs and cushions the impact energy before it is transferred to your hands. For effortless work.

  • Impact can be disabled

    E.g. for drilling tiles.

  • Main switch with acceleration function

    For precise work.

  • Pinpoint, extremely fast drilling

    Hammer drill – with symmetrical X-shaped drill head – perfects the art of drilling in concrete, natural stone, mortar and reinforced concrete.

  • depth stop

    Can be fitted above the additional handle.

  • LED lighting

    Automatic light when operating the main switch for precision even in dark corners.

  • Ergonomic grips

    With a second hand on the tool or an additional handle.

  • Working with extraction

    Dust-free, residue-free drilling with a secure hold: Thanks to the drill dust nozzle and the patented dual-chamber system, drilling holes up to a maximum diameter of 12 mm in floors, walls and ceilings is effortless. A flexible joint piece ensures the optimum hose position and the foam rubber pad provides a secure hold even on uneven surfaces.

  • More power. Longer service life

    The combination of the high-quality 18 V Li-ion AIRSTREAM battery packs and brushless EC-TEC motor with integrated motor management achieves maximum performance.

  • Make a show of power, not amp-hours

    The new Festool Li-ion 5.2 Ah battery pack with AIRSTREAM. The new AIRSTREAM technology guarantees faster re-use of battery packs and thus guarantees interruption-free work – even for energy-intensive applications such as sawing. This is because the new battery packs have an integrated cooling duct, thanks to which the cooling time and, as a result, the entire charging process can be reduced by up to 65% in combination with the new SCA 8 rapid charger. Furthermore, they are extremely robust with an integrated rubber frame to protect the workpiece and the battery pack and, thanks to the charge indicator, you can always clearly see how much charge is left in the battery.

  • The unbeatable combination when it comes to (operational) performance: EC-TEC and 5.2 Ah

    Brushless EC-TEC motor with integrated motor management for a long service life and maximum performance, marked by the tremendous impact energy of the BHC 18. Combined with the high-quality 18 V 5.2 Ah Li-ion AIRSTREAM battery packs, EC-TEC not only achieves maximum performance, but also maximum endurance.

Main applications

  • Drilling holes with pneumatic stop for dowels up to 18 mm in concrete, stone and masonry
  • Weighing only 2.6 kg and with excellent balance, it is ideally suited for continuous use for interior fittings, assembly and for securing thermal insulation composite systems
  • Drilling and fastening without hammer impact, such as spot drilling tiles
  • Electrical socket cutting up to Ø 68 mm in lime sand brick and masonry

Performance features

  • Electronic

    Speed control for adjusting to all types of materials.

  • EC-TEC motor

    The EC-TEC drive concept generates an extraordinary amount of power while consuming extremely low amounts of energy.

  • SDS-plus holder

    Tool holder for quick tool changes.

  • Safety coupling

    Mechanical sliding clutch provides protection if the tool suddenly seizes or tilts.

  • Impact stop

    Allows manual deactivation of the impact function when drilling into wood or brittle materials.

Technical data

Battery voltage
18 V
Idle engine speed
0 - 1 100 min⁻¹
Max. number of strokes
4895,00 min⁻¹
Drilling dia. (concrete)
18,00 mm
Max. crown borer hole diameter
68,00 mm
Max. torque, wood/steel
10/25 Nm
Tool holder
Single impact energy
1,80 J
Li-Ion battery capacity
3,1/5,2 Ah
Weight with Li-Ion battery
2,3/2,6 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
280 x 88 x 237 mm

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)

Items included BHC 18 Li-Basic


Cordless hammer drill

  • Accessories
    Auxiliary handle



  • Tool chuck WH-CE CENTROTEC

    for all Festool cordless and mains-operated drills (except DR 20/DRP 20) with CENTROTEC interface

    Order number: 492135

  • Charger TCL 3

    Order number: 499335

  • Adapter AD SDS-plus/FastFix

    for BHC 18, RHP 18, CHP 26

    Order number: 769068

  • Rubber frame GR-BPC 15/18

    for all BPC 15/18 battery packs

    Order number: 769240

  • Auxiliary handle AH-43/185

    for all QUADRIVE DRC 18/4, PDC 18/4 and BHC 18

    Order number: 768615

  • Drilling dust nozzle D 27-BSD

    for BHC 18, PDC 18, PD 20 and mobile dust extractors CT/CTL/CTM

    Order number: 500483

  • Rapid charger TCL 6

    for all Li-ion battery packs (except for CXS/TXS)

    Order number: 201135

  • Rapid charger SCA 8

    for all Li-ion battery packs (except for CXS/TXS)

    Order number: 200178

  • Battery pack BP 18 Li 5,2 AS

    Order number: 200181

  • Battery pack BP 18 Li 6,2 AS

    Order number: 201774

  • Battery pack BP 18 Li 3,1 C

    Order number: 201789

  • NEW
    Hammer drill SDS-Set D5-D12/7

    for cordless hammer drills BHC 18 and all other hammer drills with SDS-Plus tool reception

    Order number: 204070

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