In this Makita HM1307CB Review we are going to really break it down to see if this electric jackhammer lives up to Makita’s reputation of being a one of the leaders in concrete tools. You can expect to find features this demolition hammer has to offer, the pros, cons and then finally our overall thoughts.
Our Overall Thoughts
If you are looking for a smaller demolition hammer that packs a punch then we would recommend the Makita HM1307CB but it is not recommended for larger jobs.
Let’s Have A Look At The Makita 35 lb Demolition Hammer
This hard hitting, concrete smashing Makita HM1307CB Demolition Hammer is of course designed by the engineers at Makita to stand up to whatever jobs concrete contractors might throw at it. With it’s 14 Amp motor pushing out 730 to 1450 Blows Per Minute and 25.7 Foot Pounds of impact energy you can expect that this should be able to handle most small demolition jobs.
One thing that is unique about this Makita electric jackhammer over many others on the market is the fact that it has variable speed control so that you can adjust it depending on the specific job that you are performing. Another unique feature about this jackhammer is the fact that it will actually notify the user 8 hours before the brushes need to be changed.
If you’ve ever run a demolition hammer before than you may have experienced it bouncing wild on you as you are starting. Well with Makita’s soft start technology you will have greater control and accuracy on startup.
HM1307CB Specifications & Features
- Powerful 14 AMP motor delivers 25.7 lbs. of impact energy
- Maintains consistent speed under load automatically
- Soft Start suppresses start-up reaction for smoother start-ups and better accuracy
- L.E.D. Service Light notifies the user approximately 8 hours before the brushes need to be replaced
- L.E.D. Power Lights indicate switch failure or cord damage
- Variable Speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application for greater versatility
- Extended Life Brushes are longer for more work between service intervals and less downtime
- Automatic Brush Cut-Off protects commutator from damage for longer tool life
- “No hammering when idling” function helps increase tool life
- Easy-to-operate slide switch increases productivity and allows for continuous use
- Side-handle swivels 360° for greater control
- Rubberized ergonomic soft grip provides more comfort
- Makita Motor Advantage engineered with field core interlocking steel laminations, dual ball bearing armature and more copper commutator bars, increasing energy transfer efficiency for more power and longer tool life
- Durable blow-molded rolling tool case for safe storage and easy transportation
Makita HM1307CB 35-Pound Demolition Hammer – Pros!
Now let’s have a look at some of the things that you will probably love about the Makita HM1307CB Demolition Hammer
- Weighing in at 38.2 pounds this bad boy is heavy enough to get the job done yet not too heavy that it is going to kill you when you are lugging it around
- With a bare tool length of 32.5 inches it is ergonomically friendly for the majority of the population, not too tall not too short.
- The LED service and power lights are great because it will let you know when the jackhammer or cords need servicing. Proper maintenance of all tools is key to ensuring that they last longer and this will help!
- The adjustable 360 degree swiveling D-Handle makes this jack hammer very comfortable and easy to use.
- The carrying case is super convenient because it has wheels and a handle that make it easy to roll around rather than carrying it.
- Unlike many of it’s competitors, Makita offers up variable speed control which is really nice for adjusting speed depending on the scope of work to be done.
Makita 35 Lb. Demolition Hammer – Cons!
Overall the Makita HM1307CB seemed to be really good which makes it hard to come up with any cons related to this demo hammer. But we did find that if you plan on using for long periods of time in the hot weather that it has a tendency to overheat. So if you plan on using this demo hammer in hot climates just be sure to give it a break once in awhile.
Our Overall Thoughts On The Makita HM1307CB Demolition Hammer
So there you have it our Makita HM1307CB Review! We hope that we have covered everything that you were looking to find out about this Makita Demo Hammer, if not please feel free to comment below and we will do our best to get back to you with an answer.
But… Can This Demo Hammer Cut It? We would say that if you are looking for a demolition hammer that can tackle small concrete jobs like a small piece of sidewalk, patio or just smaller odd jobs that may come up, then by all means the HM1307CB would be a great fit. It is light enough to handle yet heavy enough to make a dent.
Also it works wonderfully if you are using it for jobs such as removing tile, taking off stucco or digging in clay.
On the other hand if you plan on using it for larger concrete jobs or even using it on a daily basis for concrete, you might be better off going with one of it’s bigger brothers like the Makita HM1317CB for small concrete jobs or the Makita 70 Lb Jackhammer for larger jobs.
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