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Makita HR4010C 1-9/16 inch AVT Rotary Hammer, SDS-MAX

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  • Powerful 11.0 AMP motor; efficient 1,350-2,750 BPM to handle the most demanding applications
  • Anti-Vibration Technology is an internal counterbalance system that greatly reduces vibration and directs more impact energy to the work surface for increased user comfort and greater efficiency
  • Constant speed control automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load to complete the most challenging jobs
  • Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for more control and better accuracy
  • Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application for greater versatility
  • L.E.D. service light notifies the user approximately 8 hours before the brushes need to be replaced
  • L.E.D. power light indicates switch failure or cord damage
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Product Description

Product Description

Anti Vibration Technology provides a counterbalance system that reduces vibration to only 4.5 m/s2 for unmatched comfort. Powerful 11 AMP motor delivers efficient 1350-2750 BPM to tackle the most demanding jobs. Amps: 11, Blows Per Minute (BPM): 1,350-2,750, Case Included: Yes, Cordless: No, Rated RPM: 235-480, Variable Speed: Yes, Hammering Modes: Hammering only, hammering w/rotation, Impact Energy (J): 9 1/2


Tough on concrete, not on you. Makita's hard-hitting HR4010C 1-9/16-Inch SDS-MAX Rotary Hammer is equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT), an exclusive counterbalance system that reduces vibration. The result is more efficient hitting on the concrete and less vibration in the tool--and the tool user.

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HR4010C Features
POWER - 11 AMP motor with Soft Start
COMFORT - Makita's exclusive AVT counterbalance system reduces vibration
PERFORMANCE - Synchronized RPM and BPM for up to 50% more efficient drilling
CONTROL - Torque limiting clutch disengages if bit binds
INCLUDES - Side handle, D-handle, depth gauge, grease and case

Tool Specifications
Capacity: Concrete
(w/ core bit)
No load speed235-480 RPM
Blows per minute1,350-2,750
Impact energy9.5 Joules
Bit typeSDS-MAX
Overall length18-1/2"
Net weight13 lbs.
11 AMP Power with 2-Mode Operation
The HR4010C with AVT is engineered with an 11 AMP motor that provides plenty of power, with a no load speed of 235 to 480 RPM and 1,350 to 2,750 BPM. The synchronized RPM and BPM prevent overlapping impacts for up to 50% more efficient drilling. The hammer features two modes of operation--"hammering with rotation" and "hammering only"--with a built-in torque limiter that ensures stable torque control and disengages the motor should the bit bind or hit reinforcements. In addition, the electronic speed control reduces speed loss when working in heavy applications to ensure maximum productivity. The HR4010C also has a variable speed dial with five settings to match the bit speed to the application. An L.E.D. power light indicates switch failure or cord breakage, and an L.E.D. service light indicates when carbon brushes need to be replaced. The HR4010C is built with large size carbon brushes that have up to twice the life of competitor models.

More Work, Less Vibration
The HR4010C is equipped with AVT, Makita's exclusive counterbalance system that reduces vibration for more efficient hitting power. The HR4010C weighs 13 pounds and has two options of side handles available (straight and D-shaped, both with rubberized grips), and a large rubberized rear handle, all of which contribute to the overall comfort of the tool. The recessed operation mode switch helps prevent it from being damaged, while the one-touch sliding chuck allows for quick bit changes.

Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The HR4010C is a versatile, hard-hitting rotary hammer for masons, remodelers, electricians, plumbers, demolition contractors, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class industrial quality rotary hammer. The tool is built for drilling large anchor holes and breaking concrete and other masonry materials. The HR4010C is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

About Makita's Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT)
Makita Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) Makita has adapted the science of earthquake engineering into power tools with Makita's Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT). AVT is an exclusive innovative counterbalance design that provides the professional a power tool solution with up to three-times less vibration, less noise and more efficient power than the competition. Seismic research has developed this damping science to absorb shocks and protect buildings from the devastation of earthquake vibrations. AVT dynamic damping involves reciprocating engineering where a mechanical damper, effectively a counter balance weight, provides an equal and opposite anti-vibration force that puts an equal mass directly opposite the point at which the striker bolt delivers the impact joules to the breaker steel, carbide bit or recipro saw blade. As vibration is eliminated, power is efficiently increased. Without the dissipation of power through vibration, more of the generated energy in the motor can be delivered to the tool bit itself.

About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best-in-Class Engineering.

Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

What's in the Box
Makita HR4010C 1-9/16-Inch AVT Rotary Hammer, side handle, D-handle, depth gauge, bit grease and plastic tool case.

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Technical Details

Part Number HR4010C
Item Weight 14.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 18.4 x 4.6 x 10.3 inches
Origin USA
Item model number HR4010C
Color Teal
Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 120.00
Wattage 1100 watts
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features variable-speed
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 12 months parts / 12 months labor

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #471,276 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#108 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Concrete Tools > Demolition Drills & Hammers > Rotary Hammers
#22,707 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 28.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 9, 2005

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I recently purchased this Makita HR4010C,1 9/16 11 amp SDS-Max rotary hammer with AVT primarily to help me dig holes for posts and plants in my rocky,clay soil (called chert) in Northeast Alabama.Also wanted to use it for breaking up concrete and mortar to put in a new walkway. I also bought 12 inch and 18 inch bull points(Hitachi) and a Dewalt clay spade (as recommended in other reviews,but not sold on Amazon) and a scaling chisel.
I had read good reviews on other sites prior to purchase.
This Makita breaks up concrete with the bull point easily, no vibration. I used it again today to help dig several post holes (the first 18 inches of 24) and using the clay spade for the first foot and,then the 18 inch bull point for the deeper work.It worked great, and again no vibration.Now I need a 24 inch bull point.The Dewalt clay spade digs fine too.I have other Makita tools and have never been disappointed in their quality or durability.This HR4010C is worth what I paid for it and I can recommend it without hesitation, because if you want a tool of this type that will do the job and last, it will cost you for sure.I am an average-sized person( 5 ft 10 in,167 lbs),65 years old, and I handled it easily. Be certain to use the provided grease for the hub end of the implements and clean it off after using them .
Follow-up/ It's Sept.08 and this tool is still going strong after many projects. It's worth all that I paid for it. No problems. pathdoc60
Follow-up / Feb. 2011 and this tool is still working great. I can't plant bushes or trees without it in my rocky/clay soil. Also have used it for breaking up concrete and bricks which it does with ease using the bullpoint and/or scaling chisel. The clay spade is a must-have for planting. As always, another great Makita tool.
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By Tyman on November 1, 2008
Busting up concrete and being a plumber go hand in hand. I use a Bosch at work but after banging concrete for hours the noise and vibration get to you. The Makita seems more quiet and I definitely feel less vibration.
The D-handle is also very nice and I am addicted to it for detail work like chipping concrete around a pipe. This rotary does a great job.

The case is HUGE blow mold plastic. It has room for a few bits but not many. Bits for this girl are not stocked at your local stores. So, running down the depot for a 1" bit isn't going to happen. You either have it or your order it. Or if your a contractor you can get them at a supply house like I did.

If your a homeowner I would say this rotary is overkill, unless you are going to use the clay spade attachment for digging. The smallest bit you would want to run is a 3/8".

Update: 8-6-15 I have not had one problem with it. Just finished breaking up a 8' x 6' concrete pad. It has been very handy and trouble free and I have not had any trouble blowing breakers.
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Problem: Insert a 14" frost free sillcock through a 13" solid brick wall.
Solution: Makita HR4010C with a 1"x21" masonry bit.

It felt like it took longer to unpack, read the instructions, grease and insert the bit than it took to drill the hole.

I highly recommend the shelling out extra for the AVT model. I had plenty of control and very little bucking which allowed me to keep the 20lb. machine level to the wall as I drilled. Having used a similar Hitachi in the past I was amazed at how little my arms felt the weight and strain from the hammering. This is my new favorite toy and cant wait to demo bathroom tile next week.
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