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Makita's done a great job of making the typically cumbersome job of concrete dust collection very easy. Being Table 1 compliant often means dragging out a large corded dust extractor and having to clean up the holes you drill. But this tool eliminates several steps, saving you valuable time.

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Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor (Model XRH10PTW)


The new Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor (model XRH10) is a remarkably efficient concrete drilling tool that’s Table 1 compliant. I’ve been drilling dust-free holes for weeks now. In time savings alone, this tool is…wait for it…a game-changer.

Pros

  • Dust collector’s 3-second extended suction and HEPA filter effectively captures all dust
  • No need to clean in or around holes after drilling
  • Active Feedback-sensing Technology (AFT) protects the user from bind-ups
  • Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) works quite well

Cons

  • No significant drawbacks

Recommendation

Adding a dust extractor to the Makita rotary hammer makes the typically cumbersome job of concrete dust collection very easy. Being Table 1 compliant often means dragging out a large dust collector (typically corded) and still having to clean up around and in the holes you drill. But the all-in-one nature of this tool eliminates several steps, saving you valuable time in the process.

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Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor Performance

(No) Dust in The Wind

Thanks to current OSHA silica dust rules, the days of concrete plumes blowing around the job site have ended. But I have as much—or more—concrete to drill as ever. We’ve been hard at work on a new building at a local college campus. Part of the work included drilling tons of rebar dowel holes. It sure seemed like a great way to review this Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor.

Makita rotary hammer dust collection

Before picking up this tool, I used a corded dust extractor with a dust capture attachment. Although it was Table 1 compliant, it wasn’t an ideal solution. I needed a cord and the diameter of the dust capture ring left a small “anthills” around the hole. Finally, each hole needed to be vacuumed out. That’s a lot of work.

Makita HRH10PTW SDS-Plus bit

I was very pleased to find that the Makita XRH10PTW rotary hammer had a solution for each of those not-so-ideal things. First, it’s quite a compact cordless tool. As a result, the system requires a lot less fuss than my previous set-up. Secondly, the brushed vacuum attachment surrounding the bit has a small diameter. Coupled with the strong suction of the dust extractor, and it leaves no anthills. It also pulls hard enough that no dust falls into the hole. It all ends up in the extractor’s built-in container.

Makita HRH10PTW dust filter

Filtered Out

The rotary hammer uses a detachable HEPA dust extractor with a clear dust container. It means that I don’t have to guess if the canister needs emptying or not. Makita even includes a manual filter-cleaning dial to break away collected dust from the filter. Finally, when you release the trigger, the dust extractor continues to run for three seconds, ensuring you really do pick up everything.

Makita HRH10PTW dust collection

The Makita XRH10PTW dust extractor comes ready for AWS auto-start wireless technology. If you opted to use AWS, you could swap the onboard dust extractor for the larger collection system. Pro Tool Reviews has a great video overview of the system here. I probably wouldn’t consider that unless I had a ton of serial holes to drill where the onboard filter container would fill up quickly.

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

If you’ve been a Pro for more than a handful of years, you’ve had drills go sideways. This literally puts your wrists, elbows, and more at risk. The Makita rotary hammer with dust extractor uses technology that stops the rotational force in an instant, keeping you out of harm’s way. Makita calls its version Active Feedback-Sensing Technology, or AFT. It gives you some peace of mind when there’s rebar below the concrete surface.

Makita HRH10 rotary hammer AVT

The tool’s Anti-Vibration Technology also works very well. There’s smooth action all the way to the bottom of the hole. I appreciate that especially when I have dozens of holes to drill a foot apart around a slab.

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Makita XRH10PTW Price

The Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor is available kitted with two batteries and a charger for $749. Nearly every major tool manufacturer has taken a crack at a similar design. Here’s a look at some of the competition.

  • Bosch GBH18V-26K24GDE (kitted with two batteries and a charger): $599
  • Milwaukee 2712-22DEK (kitted with two batteries and a charger: $599
  • DeWalt DCH273P2DHO (kitted with two batteries and a charger): DeWalt DCH273P2DHO

Makita XRH10PTW Bottom Line

If you were worried that being that Table 1 compliant for concrete drilling was going to be a pain in the neck, this Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor should put your fears to rest. Not only did it prove itself a capable drill, but it also came in a compact and cordless package. It’s a great combination that captures dust before it’s airborne and cleans both around and in the hole. It’s a time- and lung-saver!

Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor Specifications

  • Model As Tested: XRH10PTW (Kitted with two batteries and charger)
  • Power Source: (2) Makita 18V LXT battery packs
  • Bit Compatibility: SDS-Plus
  • Impact Energy: 2.3 ft.-lbs. (3.2 Joules)
  • No Load Speed: 0 – 980 RPM
  • Blow Rate: 0 – 5000 BPM
  • Max Capacity: 1-1/8″
  • Optimal Range: 3/16″ – 5/8″
  • Vibration Rating: 9 m/s²
  • Length: 14-3/4″
  • Weight with Batteries: 11 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $562.49

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