Makita - HR3000C Rotary Hammer - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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HR3000C Rotary Hammer

Makita - HR3000C Rotary Hammer

The heavy weight and large capacity of this rotary hammer from Makita make it a strong and fast performer

$500.00 (As of 5/1/2004)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

Editor's Review: Drilling Concrete? Get a Rotary Hammer

review date: May 1, 2004

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.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Excellent
Runout N/A
Ergonomics/Balance Excellent
Endurance on a Single Charge N/A
Torque N/A
Chuck/Transmission Quality Good
Drilling Test 18 sec. to drill 4-in. deep hole

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Drilling Concrete? Get a Rotary Hammer Here's a look at six tools that bore holes up to 1 in. but also chip concrete and even bore large holes in wood

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Makita
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-462-5482
Weight 10.1 lb.
Dimensions 15-3/8 in. long
Chuck Type SDS, sliding chuck
Clutch Settings Two
Chuck Capacity N/A
Speed Variable: 360 to 720 rpm
Volts N/A
Recharge Time N/A
Battery Type N/A
Accessories Depth gauge, tool case, handle, bit grease
Hammer Speed 1,650 to 3,300 blows per minute
Drilling Capacity 1-3/16 in.

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