HR3000C Rotary Hammer Review
The heavy weight and large capacity of this rotary hammer from Makita make it a strong and fast performer
This was our clear favorite out of the six rotary hammers we tested, but it was also the most expensive by a large margin. Its heavier weight and slightly larger capacity proved to be advantages, as it proved to be in a class by itself during the drilling test. The controls are easy for gloved hands to use, and the variable-speed switch is accurate, steady, and predictable. This tool features a clutch, which disengages the motor from the output shaft in case the bit binds during drilling. The long cord with strain relief and the easy-to-use chuck for speedy bit changing are great user-friendly features. The case is large but could have been designed more efficiently.