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Monday, November 5, 2012

18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) 1" Rotary Hammer, model HRH01ZX2.

The HR01ZX2 accepts 1" SDS-PLUS, making it a cordless solution for corded power demands.

The new HRH01ZX2 is powered by two 18V LXT® batteries. This same battery powers 60+ tools in Makita's expanding 18V line-up.

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MAKITA DELIVERS AN 18-VOLT SOLUTION FOR CORDED POWER DEMANDS

HRH01ZX2 Rotary Hammer is first cordless tool powered by two 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries

 

NOVEMBER 5, 2012 – La Mirada, CA   Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released the new 18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion (36V) 1” Rotary Hammer (accepts SDS-PLUS bits), model HRH01ZX2.

 
The new 18V X2 LXT® 1” Rotary Hammer is powered by two 18V LXT® batteries (36V). With 3 Joules of Impact Energy and 4,800 BPM, the new HRH01ZX2 Rotary Hammer is engineered to meet the demands of corded 1” drilling and hammering concrete applications without having to drag around a cord. It is powered by the same 18V LXT® batteries used in 60+ other Makita 18V cordless tools.
 
Makita to Deliver More 18V Solutions for AC Applications
“2012 benchmarks Makita’s strategy to provide the user with more 18V solutions for traditional AC applications," said Mario Lopez, Makita Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "The primary tools on their tool belt like drills and impact drivers are meeting their demands within the 18V platform, but secondary tools like saws and rotary hammers are still underpowered. Makita also understands the importance of staying within the 18V platform. Other manufacturers have tried to increase voltages to meet such demands but have failed because the 18V platform is still strongly preferred. Makita 18V X2 LXT® is a solution to this demand.”   
 
 
Latest Addition to 60+ Tool 18V LXT Line-Up
The HRH01ZX2 Rotary Hammer is the latest addition to the 18V LXT® line up, with 60+ cordless tools powered by Makita’s fast-charging 18V Lithium-Ion battery.
 
“Since 2005 Makita has focused on delivering targeted jobsite solutions with the ‘Right Tool, Right Job’ for the user within the 18V LXT® platform," said Lopez.  "18V X2 LXT® is a prime example, as this technology gives the user the option to ‘cut the cord’ for demanding concrete drilling applications without having to deal with the pains of high voltages and managing different chargers. Right now the real question is, ‘What can your 18 volt battery do for you?’ 18V X2 LXT® answers this question with a new 18V cordless solution for corded power demands.”
 
Corded Performance without the Cord
The new HRH01ZX2 Rotary Hammer delivers up to twice the drilling speed of 18V rotary hammers, with up to three times as many holes drilled. It has a 1” drilling capacity (accepts SDS-PLUS) with 0-4,800 BPM, 0-1,200 RPM, and a full 3.0 Joules of impact energy. The HRH01ZX2 has features common to Makita’s broad line of rotary hammers including 3-mode operation, one-touch sliding chuck, and a torque limiting clutch engineered to prevent gear damage by automatically disengaging gears if the bit binds. 
 
The HRH01ZX2 also has L.E.D. battery indicators that show the charge level for each 18V battery (batteries sold separately). It has a vibration-absorbing handle, and a compact design at only 14-1/4” long that weighs only 11.3 lbs., with batteries.
 
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The HRH01ZX2 is the latest addition to Makita’s 18V LXT® platform. As the leading innovator in cordless tools, Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005. Today there are over 60 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V Lithium-Ion platform features the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, which will charge an 18V LXT® battery in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.
 
Specifications

 
Bit Shank
SDS-PLUS
Concrete Capacity
1”
No Load RPM
0 – 1,200
Blows/Min.(BPM) 
0 – 4,800
Impact Energy (Joules) 
3.0
L.E.D. Light
Yes
Battery (Ah)
18V X2 LXT® Lithium-Ion
Length
14-1/4”
Net Weight (lbs. with battery)
11.3
Includes
Tool, Depth Gauge, Side Handle,
36V Adaptor, Contractor Bag
Suggested Retail
$349

 
Warranty
Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.
 
About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS®) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), and more. 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 the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

 

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