Makita has launched its first ever cordless SDS-Max Rotary Demolition Hammer, in the form of the DHR400. Suffice to say, it was worth the wait. And it will soon be available to purchase from Anglia Tool Centre.

The drill boasts the power and performance of a mains machine whilst benefiting from the freedom and manoeuvrability that a battery-operated tool has to offer.

Indeed, the DHR400 is powered by two 18V batteries. It goes without saying that 36V power from the brushless motor extends runtime and increases power significantly.

Makita DHR400

See below for some of the DHR400’s key features and specifications that hammer home its capabilities.

Makita DHR400 SDS-Max Rotary Demolition Hammer features

  • First cordless SDS-Max Rotary Demolition Hammer added to LXT range
  • Matches mains performance
  • Punches a 40 mm hole into concrete
  • Runs up to 500 rpm
  • Generates up to 2,900 blows per minute
  • 8.0 Joules of impact energy
  • New Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS), allowing the tool to automatically connect to compatible Makita dust extractors
  • Electric brake
  • LED job light

Makita’s Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) is also featured in this model. This gives the hammer drilling a vibration rating – when hammer drilling into concrete – of just 5.0m/s².

This rugged 2-mode machine – rotary drilling with hammer action and hammer action-only for chiseling – has the easy-to-operate mode change switch positioned conveniently on top of the motor body ahead of the vibration-reducing rear grip handle.

With variable speed controlled by the grip trigger, and a constant speed control that can be set for consistent running when chiseling, the DHR400 can also be used with the trigger controlling chiseling for intermittent work. A further position of the mode control allows the bit angle to be set as required.

Soft Start

This machine also has the Soft Start feature. This seamlessly accelerates the motor into action even if the trigger is pulled fully home from off. This subsequently reduces the sudden torque load on start up in drilling mode.

When operating, the torque limiter connected to the side handle will cut the motor drive should the drill bit snag thus providing further operator protection.

The soft no load function automatically cuts the motor speed during idling to reduce vibration generation which contributes to this hardworking Makita rotary hammer’s comfortable feel.

DHR400 Demolition Hammer

Hammer away

To summarise, the DHR400 is a highly effective rotary demolition hammer that packs plenty of power in its performance. Your convenience is also prioritised with a number of smart features included.

As a body only machine, we recommend ensuring you have your batteries at the ready for its arrival.

We are very excited for the hammer to drop. In the meantime, shop our range of Makita power tools.