Concrete Rotary Hammer hastens drilling while minimizing vibration.

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Powered by 15 A motor, 26.2 lb HR5212C offers 19 J of impact energy, 2 in. capacity in concrete, and 9 m/sec² vibration rating. Latter is due to Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), which consists of synchronized, 3-component internal counterbalance system featuring air-actuated counterbalance, vibration-absorbing housing, and damper spring at base of impact bolt. Other features include soft start, torque-limiting clutch, and 2-mode operation for chipping only or hammering with rotation.

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Makita Expands AVT Line-Up with New 2-Inch Rotary Hammer

HR5212C with enhanced AVT® delivers faster drilling with significantly less vibration

La Mirada, CA – La Mirada, CA – Makita has expanded its line-up of concrete hammers with a new 2" AVT® Rotary Hammer that has up to 89% less vibration than the previous model, with no compromise to impact energy. The new HR5212C is engineered with enhanced Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), a synchronized three-component system for significantly less vibration that results in a vibration rating of only 9m/s².

More Performance, Greater Comfort

"In the development of new hammers, Makita engineers focus on user comfort first in both design and functionality. Amazingly, they continue to set new standards in power and performance, as well," said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Commercial Products, Makita USA. "The recently-released HR4013C with the same enhanced Anti-Vibration Technology gave contractors the lowest vibration 1-9/16” rotary hammer, and now the new HR5212C has one of the lowest vibration ratings in the 2” concrete drilling category.”

Enhanced Anti-Vibration Technology

Makita AVT® is an internal counterbalance system that greatly reduces vibration for increased user comfort and greater efficiency. The HR5212C features an enhancement to this already innovative technology with the new synchronized three-component system:

• Air Actuated Counterbalance directs air pressure from the crank and barrel room into the counterbalance cylinders to move counterweight pistons in the opposite direction of the drive piston, which actively reduces vibration.

• Vibration-Absorbing Housing features a spring-loaded main handle and upper housing that move independently of the motor and drive mechanism, engineered to isolate vibration away from the user. This vibration-absorbing housing effectively isolates the rear handle and side handle – an industry first.

• Integrated Damper Spring at the base of the impact bolt is engineered to absorb impact vibrations from the drill bit.

"Many rotary hammers have a detached spring-loaded handle as their primary means of reducing vibration, which appear to be just updates to an existing tool having limited effect on vibration reduction,” said Livingston. “Compare this to our three-component AVT® system, which is advanced technology that is part of the overall engineering of the tool, isolating vibration not only at the rear handle but also at the side handle as well, an industry first. The result is industrial performance with significantly less vibration.”

More Power, Less Vibration

The new HR5212C 2” AVT® Rotary Hammer has one the lowest vibration ratings in its class at only 9m/s². The powerful 15 AMP motor delivers 19 Joules (14 ft. lbs.) of impact energy for faster drilling. An added feature is the option of lock-on or trigger-activated in the "chipping only" mode, with a push button start/stop control right in front of the rear handle for more convenient operation.

Additional features include soft start for more control and greater accuracy, a torque-limiting clutch, and constant speed control that automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load. The HR5212C offers 2-mode operation for "chipping only" or "hammering with rotation", as well as 24 bit angle settings and a one-touch sliding chuck for quick bit changes.

Ideal for Range of Concrete Applications

The new HR5212C is engineered for a range of concrete applications including drilling/coring through-holes for pipes, setting larger anchors, securing tilt-wall supports, small chipping applications, and more.  It is ideal for a range of trades including masons, concrete contractors, demolition contractors, plumbers, electricians, sprinkler installers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class rotary hammer.



AMPS (120V) 15.0

Capacity (concrete) 2”

Impact Energy (Joules) 19 J

Blows per Minute

(variable speed) 1,100 – 2,250 BPM

Bit Type Accepts SDS MAX

Overall Length 23-1/2”

Cord Length (ft) 16.4’

Net Weight 26.2 lbs.

Includes Rotary Hammer, Depth Rod, Hammer Bit Grease, Cloth for Wiping Oil, D-Handle, Straight Handle, Straight Handle Assembly

About Makita U.S.A.

Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to Follow Makita:,, The MAKITA TEAL COLOR is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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