No regret purchase
After operating corded hammer drills (Hilti and Protool) for 10 years, I had a job that mains power was not really available.
With other Makita 18v LXT batteries and chargers available, the DHR242 brushless rotary hammer drill was my choice.
Over the last month it has done everything I asked of it. It appears quieter than my previous drills, yet has gone into bricks without fuss. It is light enough to be almost able to be controlled with one hand. Battery consumption is low enough to be able to complete most jobs without a recharge. (Please n...
Questions & Answers
Having a problem with the chuck keeping the sds drill.bits in whilst drilling. Any help?
There may be several reasons for this.
Does this happen with all bits or only one or two? On the shank of the drill there should be two slots that extend to the end of the drill and also two grooves that do not. It is possible that if you have a bit where the grooves also extend to the end of the bit then the chuck will not be able to keep it in.
Another possibility is that when you are inserting the bit that it is not going in properly. Just rotate the bit about 90 degrees and it should then seat.
If you are still having problems, please provide more details or visit a tool repair shop.
I’ve got one, and love it! I when and bought a chuck for it so I can use regular bits.
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