Makita has introduced a new compact hammer drill to its growing portfolio of products designed for trade professionals. The HR010GZ 40VMax XGT Brushless 20mm Rotary Hammer is a three-mode, SDS-Plus cordless combination lightweight hammer that provides the power and performance required for heavy-load overhead and horizontal drilling applications.

Robust, compact and lightweight at just 2.8kg, the new HR010GZ 40VMax XGT Brushless 20mm Rotary Hammer performs to a concrete capacity of 20mm, steel capacity of 13mm and a wood capacity of 26mm.

The three modes of operation offer greater flexibility, with operators able to use the HR010GZ in ‘rotation only’, ‘rotary hammer’ and ‘hammer only’ modes. The 2.1 joules of impact energy deliver rapid drill speeds, while constant speed control automatically adds power to the motor to maintain speed, under load, to complete the most demanding jobs.

For added efficiency, the rotary hammer is equipped with Makita’s Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) technology, which uses Bluetooth for wireless power-on and power-off communication between the tool and compatible dust extractor. The HR010GZ is also compatible with the DX16 dust extraction attachment as an optional extra. This model is also available complete with two batteries and a charger (model HR010GD201), which includes the DX16 dust collector attachment,

The tool’s hard-hitting performance is combined with advanced comfort and convenience features. It is equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) and an anti-vibration side grip providing additional comfort for the user while operating the tool over extended periods.

“Makita continues to provide cordless solutions within the XGT system and the introduction of our new XGT SDS‑Plus Rotary Hammer is the latest in our line up of powerful and portable rotary hammers,” said Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK. “We continue to design all our products with the professional end user in mind. Despite its lightweight and compact design, this tool really packs a punch to perform robustly across a variety of applications and is an ideal companion for those working with concrete, steel and wood.”

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