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Makita XRH10 18V X2 LXT SDS-Plus AVT Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor

Makita XRH10 18V X2 LXT SDS-Plus AVT Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor

The new Makita XRH10 pulls together solid Pro performance in a feature-rich package that’s also OSHA Table 1 compliant. There’s a lot going on here that’s worth noting, so buckle up and hang on!



10-Second Summary

  • Model: Makita XRH10
  • 18V X2 LXT Brushless Tool
  • 1-1/8″ SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer
  • 2.3 ft.-lbs. (3.2 Joules) Impact Energy
  • Anti-vibration and bind-up protection built-in
  • AWS compatible
  • $559 bare tool

Starting with the basics, this is a Makita SDS-Plus rotary hammer that’s part of the 18V X2 lineup, so you’ll need two batteries to run it. The positive, of course, is that you’re getting the extra power without needing a different battery system.

Built-in to the design are several meaningful technologies. Makita’s AVT – Anti-Vibration Technology – keeps the vibration down with a 9 m/s² rating. AFT – Active Feedback-Sensing Technology – stops the motor if you bind up the bit. Those two technologies by themselves put this model in an elite class.

There are a couple of ways to go with dust extraction from there. Makita includes an OSHA Table 1 compliant dust collection box onboard with the kit. It’s useful for being completely separate from any cords and hoses but has the drawback of small capacity.

It’s also AWS compatible. You’ll need to purchase the transmitter separately, but it will give you wireless access to the AWS dust extractor and a much greater capacity for bigger jobs.

On the performance side, this fits in the popular 1-1/8″ SDS-Plus class. It will give you 2.3 ft.-lbs. of impact energy (3.2 Joules if you like that measurement) with up to 980 RPM and 5000 BPM.

The only pricing information we have right now is for the bare tool with dust extractor – $559.

Kit Options

  • XRH10Z: bare tool with dust extractor
  • XRH10PTW: (2) 5.0 Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, and dust extractor
  • XRH11Z: bare tool without dust extractor
  • XRH08PTW: (2) 5.0 Ah batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger, and dust extractor without AFT and AWS

Makita XRH10 18V X2 LXT SDS-Plus AVT Rotary Hammer Highlights

  • Uses two 18V LXT batteries
  • Makita-built brushless motor
  • Onboard HEPA dust extractor makes the system Table 1 compliant
  • AWS compatible (transmitter chip sold separately)
  • Active Feedback-Sensing Technology (AFT) protects in a bind up
  • Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) built-in
  • LED light
  • Rotation only, hammering with rotation, and hammering only modes
  • Retractable tool hook
  • Side handle
  • Dual port Rapid Optimum Charger included

Makita XRH10 18V X2 LXT SDS-Plus AVT Rotary Hammer Specifications

  • Model: Makita XRH10PTW (kit), XRH10Z (bare tool)
  • 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:  $443.48 bare
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