POPULAR MECHANICS PUTS MAKITA ON THEIR HOLIDAY WISH LIST
"User Friendly" BHR241 18V Rotary Hammer included in magazine's annual guide
It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the editors at Popular Mechanics Magazine have their holiday wish list completed and in-print in their December 2010 issue. This year, they're wishing for a Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7/8" Rotary Hammer (model BHR241), calling it "a user-friendly model that weighs just 6.6 pounds and can drill holes up to 7/8 inch in diameter."
The BHR241 features a new shock absorbent D-handle design, and combines speed, power and comfort with less vibration for a range of concrete drilling applications. It has a Makita-built variable speed motor that delivers 1-1,000 RPM and 0-4,000 BPM, with 3-mode operation for "rotation only," "hammering with rotation," or "hammering only." The built-in clutch reduces gear damage by disengaging gears if the bit binds. In addition, the BHR241 is engineered with a one-touch sliding chuck (accepts SDS-PLUS bits) for easy bit changes, and the chisel rotates 360 degrees with 40 different locking positions to get the best work setting.
The BHR241 is just one of 36+ tools in Makita's breakthrough 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Series, delivering 18V Power and 12V Weight, with one 18V LXT battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes on Makita's ENERGY STAR qualified charger. For more on the BHR241, click here: http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/Tools/ToolDetails.aspx?ID=349719