It’s one thing to see photos of a new tool, but there’s nothing like seeing it in action. That’s certainly true of Makita’s new HRH01ZX2, the only 36-volt tool that can be run off of two 18-volt batteries.
We covered this rotary hammer late last year in 10 Must-See Tools for 2013, but that story did not contain video. Here’s a short clip that I shot of Scott Dornbusch using the tool at the World of Concrete. Scott is a contractor from Minnesota who has written for JLC and Tools of the Trade.
As for the rotary hammer, it takes SDS-plus bits and will drill up to a 1-inch hole in concrete. It has three modes of operation: rotary drilling, drilling only, and chipping. The tool weighs 11.3 pounds with batteries, produces up to 3.0 joules of impact energy, and sells for about $350 (without batteries or charger).