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Makita GRH10 40V max XGT 13/16-Inch Rotary Hammer

There’s no shortage of rotary hammers in Makita’s lineup, so it might be overwhelming to decide which one is right for you. If your needs lie in the heavy-duty department, consider the Makita GRH10 40V max XGT rotary hammer, which the brand tells us provides corded-like performance for heavy-load applications. We’re looking at the performance specs and design of this tool to see if it would be a good fit for your jobsite.

Makita GRH10 Rotary Hammer Performance

  • Model: Makita GRH10
  • 3-mode operation
  • Brushless motor
  • Delivers 40% more power
  • Impact energy: 1.5 ft-lbs
  • Impact rate: 0-5000 BPM
  • No-load speed: 0-840 RPM
  • Variable speed dial
  • SDS-Plus bit
  • Overload protection
  • Active feedback-sensing technology shuts down motor in the event of a bind-up
  • Electric brake

The Makita GRH10 40V rotary hammer uses a brushless motor to achieve speeds of up to 840 RPM and a blow rate of 5000 BPM at the top end. It features a variable speed dial and trigger so you can set your speed to the job at hand.

Makita tells us this tool is engineered for heavy-load concrete applications, delivering up to 40% more hitting force than previous models. Constant speed control automatically applies additional power under load, leading to increased performance.

The GRH10 features three operating modes— rotation only, hammering with rotation, or hammering only.

Plus, in the case of a bind-up, the motor and gears also disengage thanks to Active Feedback-Sensing Technology and a torque-limiting clutch, preventing potential damage or injury

Makita GRH10 Rotary Hammer Design

  • Weight: 4.8 pounds bare; 7.9 pounds with kitted battery
  • Anti-vibration handles
  • XPT technology protects against water and dust
  • Soft-grip handle
  • Twi-finger trigger
  • LED work light
  • Retractable tool hook
  • Includes OSHA Table 1-compliant HEPA dust extractor or stand-alone AWS extractor
  • Tool and dust extractor communicate wirelessly for Bluetooth auto-start

This tool has a bare weight of 4.8 pounds, and adding in the kitted 2.5Ah battery brings the weight to 7.9 pounds. To keep things more comfortable for all-day use, it’s equipped with soft-grip, anti-vibration handles thanks to the built-in Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT).

The GRH10 rotary hammer also employs Makita’s XPT technology, making it resistant to dust and water for tough jobsite conditions.

Additionally, this tool includes dust extractor capability. It’s compatible with an OSHA Table 1-compliant onboard HEPA dust extractor or standalone extractor to limit airborne dust and debris. Using the Auto-Start Wireless (AWS) system, your tool and dust extractor will wirelessly communicate via Bluetooth, powering on or off when the tool starts or stops.

Makita GRH10 Price

This tool retails for $299 as a bare tool and $579 as a kit, including a dust extractor attachment, side handle, grease, a towel, a tool bag, a 40V 2.5Ah battery, and a charger. You can find it at your favorite Makita retailer. Makita backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty.