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Excellent cordless rotary hammer drill.
A good addition to my collection of cordless tools and at just under $250 it didn't cause any concern for my minister of finance. This is part of the Makita LXT range, what ever that stands for. The packaging is a bit short on information to compare it with similar products. It's marketed as a 20mm (13/16") Cordless Combination Hammer. It's a rotary hammer drill and suits the SDS drill bits. I have no idea exactly what the 20mm relates to, the instructions say it can drill a 20mm hole in concrete so best guess is that's it. It will do 13mm ...in steel and 26mm in wood. The no load speed is 0 - 1200 (variable) which I assume is RPM and the blows per minute is 0 - 4000 (variable, linked to the speed?). It's great for drilling holes without the need to drag out a big heavy tool and a power lead. I was going to get a $120 corded rotary hammer drill but paid the extra for this drill and every cent was worth it. It went through the pool concrete, under the deck, like a hot knife through butter, using a good tri-cut bit. Wish I’d invested in a rotary hammer drill ages ago, and under the deck the cordless feature was so convenient.
Questions & Answers
I have a DHR 202, used not often but brilliant when needed. Try to use it today, battery all good, drill light working but would not go. It would only have had a weeks work over the past 2 years I have owned it.
Check the fwd/reverse switch. It wont run when stuck half way. Try a new fully charged battery, and check the battery status. A low battery can have enough to run the light but not enough to run the drill. If all else fails call Makita or the store you got it from, faults do happen. Mine still runs just like new.
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