Makita Press Releases  


Monday, March 10, 2014

The new HR4013C has the lowest vibration in its class.

The optional lock-on in the “chipping only” mode is available with a push button start/stop control for more convenient operation.

The new HR4013C delivers 11.4 Joules of impact energy, 20% more than the previous model, for faster drilling.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



New HR4013C with enhanced AVT® delivers faster drilling with less vibration

La Mirada, CA – Makita has expanded its line-up of concrete hammers with a new 1-9/16" AVT® Rotary Hammer that has 45% less vibration and 20% more impact energy than the previous model. The new HR4013C is engineered with enhanced Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), a synchronized three-component system for significantly less vibration. The result of the enhanced AVT® is a category-leading vibration rating of 5m/s².

1-9/16 in. AVT® Rotary Hammer, model HR4013C.

Performance and Comfort
"In the development of new tools, Makita engineers focus not only on power and specs, but also on the end-user’s comfort when using the tools," said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Commercial Products, Makita USA. "The new HR4013C with enhanced Anti-Vibration Technology gives concrete contractors the lowest vibration in the 1-9/16" category, while at the same time delivering 20% more impact energy for all-day industrial applications. This is a remarkable engineering achievement, and a great solution for contractors."

Enhanced Anti-Vibration Technology
Makita AVT® is an internal counterbalance system that greatly reduces vibration for increased user comfort and greater efficiency. The HR4013C features an enhancement to this already innovative technology with a new synchronized three-component system:

  • An Air Actuated Counterbalance directs air pressure from the crank and barrel room into the counterbalance cylinders to move counterweight pistons in the opposite direction of the drive piston, which actively reduces vibration.

  • A Vibration-Absorbing Housing features a spring-loaded main handle and upper housing that move independently of the motor and drive mechanism, and is engineered to isolate vibration away from the user.

  • An Integrated Damper Spring at the base of the impact bolt is engineered to absorb impact vibrations from the drill bit.

"Many rotary hammers have a spring-loaded handle as their primary means of reducing vibration," said Livingston. "This enhanced three-component AVT® system is advanced technology that is engineered inside the tool. This new AVT® is far superior to simple one-component systems, so users get substantial vibration reduction."

More Power, Less Vibration
The new HR4013C 1-9/16" AVT® Rotary Hammer has the lowest vibration in its class at only 5m/s². The powerful 11 AMP motor delivers 11.4 Joules (8.4 ft. lbs.) of impact energy, 20% more than the previous model for faster drilling. An added feature is the option of lock-on or trigger-activated in the "chipping only" mode, with a push button start/stop control for more convenient operation.

Additional features include constant speed control that automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load, soft start for more control and greater accuracy, and a torque-limiting clutch. The HR4013C offers 2-mode operation for "chipping only" or "hammering with rotation", as well as 24 bit angle settings and a one-touch sliding chuck for quick bit changes.

Ideal for Range of Concrete Applications
The new HR4013C is engineered for a range of concrete applications including drilling/coring through-holes for pipes, setting larger anchors, securing tilt-wall supports, small chipping applications, and more. It is ideal for a range of trades including masons, concrete contractors, demolition contractors, plumbers, electricians, sprinkler installers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class rotary hammer.




AMPS (120V)


Capacity (concrete)


Impact Energy (Joules)

11.4 J

Blows per Minute
(variable speed)

1,450 – 2,900 BPM

Bit Type

Accepts SDS-MAX

Overall Length


Cord Length (ft)


Net Weight

15.1 lbs.

Shipping Weight


                     21.9 lbs. 



Rotary Hammer, Side Handle, Depth Rod, Side Grip Assembly, Bit Grease, Cloth for Wiping Oil


About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools and outdoor power equipment, 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 power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools inlucdes 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-stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT™), Impact GOLD™, th eNew Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located thorughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to  Follow Makita: and 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. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 


Trademarks: Makita®, LXT®, AVT® and the Makita logo, Teal color and Black & White color combination are the registered trademarks of Makita.
The other trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of Makita and others.
Nothing contained on this Makita site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on this site without the written permission of Makita or such third party that owns the trademark.