Makita has added the first 40VMax x2 (80-Volt) demolition hammers to its XGT range of battery-powered construction tools.

Both the 40VMax x2 XGT Brushless Demolition Hammer (HM002GZ03) and 40VMax x2 XGT Brushless Rotary Demolition Hammer (HR006GZ) are powered by two 40VMax XGT Li-Ion batteries, providing performance and run times in line with corded equivalents.

The HM002GZ03 40VMax x2 XGT Brushless Demolition Hammer is compatible with SDS-MAX chisels and has 12 bit angle settings. It features variable speed control via an easy to operate dial and provides 950 to 100 blows per minute, with an impact energy of 20.9 Joules per stroke. 

Also launched is the 40VMax x2 XGT Brushless Rotary Demolition Hammer, which has two operating modes - rotary hammer and hammer only. It includes a variable speed control, has a drilling speed of 150 to 310 rpm and delivers 1100 to 2250 blows per minute. The new machine is compatible with SDS-MAX chisels, drill bits up to 52mm and core bits up to 160mm. The HR006GZ also includes a torque limiter and Active Feedback sensing Technology (AFT), which shuts down the tool if the rotation speed suddenly slows.

Both models feature a soft-no-load function and Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT), to reduce the levels of tool vibration. The tools also benefit from Makita’s  Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) , which allows the tool to connect to compatible dust extractors via Bluetooth when fitted with an AWS chip.

Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager at Makita UK said: “We are excited to launch the first in our line-up of 80VMax machines, as the next evolution of XGT, continuing towards our vision of a battery solution for all applications. The launch of these 80VMax demolition hammers gives customers a safer and simpler alternative to corded machines for some of the most demanding tasks. The products combine our tried and trusted technologies with new innovations in our XGT battery platform to deliver the performance that construction professionals require.”