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Friday, November 2, 2007
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MAKITA'S NEW 2" ROTARY HAMMER PACKS POWER WITH LESS VIBRATION

November 2, 2007 - LA MIRADA, CA - Makita USA, Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories is proud to announce the launch a new addition to the company’s growing industrial hammer line, model HR5210C 2" Rotary Hammer with AVT technology.  AVT is an exclusive counterbalance system engineered internally to reduce vibration up to three-times that of competitor products.

“This is a best-in-class rotary hammer featuring Anti-Vibration Technology,” said Anthony Corwin, Makita Product Manager, Commercial Products. “AVT reduces vibration, so more power in the motor is delivered to the tool bit, not the user.” 

Model HR5210C is a versatile, high-powered rotary hammer for heavy-duty applications. The hammer features dual mode 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 no-hammering-while-idling ensures longer life and greater performance of the tool, while the electronic speed control reduces speed loss when working in heavy applications to ensure maximum productivity. This new hammer also large size carbon brushes that have a two-times longer life than competitive models. The 15 AMP motor provides more power (0 - 260 RPM, and 1,075 - 2,150 blows-per-minute) for a range of applications. 

The HR5210C weighs 25.6 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 increasing end-user productivity. 

The HR5210C is a versatile 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, as well as drilling in wood and metal, and core drilling.

Specifications
 
HR5210C
Capacities:
Concrete (with core bits)
6-1/4”
Bit Type
SDS Max
No Load Speed
130 – 260 RPM
Blows per Minute (BPM)
1,075 – 2,150
Impact Energy (J)
20
AMPS (120v)
15
Vibration Level
4.5 m/s²
Overall Length
23-1/2”
Net Weight (lbs. with battery)
25.6 lbs.
Includes
Side handle, D-handle, Depth gauge, case, grease
Retail price (suggested)
$859
 
About 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 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. AVT involves engineering where a mechanical damper, effectively a counter balance weight, provides an equal and opposite force that puts a mass directly opposite the point at which the striker bolt delivers the impact. As vibration is eliminated power is efficiently increased, allowing more of the generated energy in the motor to be delivered to the tool bit. 
 
About Makita USA

Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 450 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 5,000 industrial accessories. Makita’s LXT Lithium-Ion is backed by Makita’s new three-year warranty and all other Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.’s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com.
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