It’s a triple win for Makita’s Cordless Twin 18V (36V) 40mm SDS-MAX Rotary Demolition Hammer, with the product scooping Industry Product of the Year at the Hire Awards of Excellence, the Innovation Award at the Executive Hire Show Passionate Hire Awards and the Speedy Expo Product Award.
Launched in 2018, the cordless Twin 18V (36V) 40mm SDS-MAX Rotary Demolition Hammer is the first cordless SDS-MAX Rotary Demolition Hammer to be introduced into the market by Makita. The tool is said to offer an ‘incredibly high’ power output, providing operators with an equivalent performance of a 40mm mains-powered machine.
The tool has also been designed with user safety in mind and is the first cordless SDS-MAX Rotary Demolition Hammer to benefit from the new Makita Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS). With AWS incorporated, the tool can be easily connected to compatible Makita dust extractors via a Bluetooth link – once the tool and dust extractor are paired, the extractor will automatically start when the tool is turned on (and will stop when the tool is no longer in use). Any dust produced by the tool is therefore removed from the air instantly, significantly reducing the chance of those on-site inhaling harmful dust.
This tool also includes Makita’s anti-vibration technology – it reportedly has a ‘best in-class’ vibration rating when hammer drilling into concrete at just 5.0m/s² for extended trigger-time. Operators can therefore benefit from increased productivity (as performance is smoother, fewer breaks are required) and safety as the chance of vibration-related illnesses – such as Vibration White Finger – is reduced.
Charles Shaw, hire & construction division manager at Makita, said: “Being recognised by three such prestigious awards is testament to the innovative qualities of the Cordless Twin 18V (36V) 40mm SDS-MAX Rotary Demolition Hammer and we are delighted by the accolades.”
The Hire Awards of Excellence – which look to celebrate the achievements of hire and supply companies working in the plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry in the UK – were announced in April 2019. The Executive Hire Show Passionate Hire Awards and the Speedy Expo Product Awards were presented at the Executive Hire Show in February 2019 and Speedy Expo in October 2018.