Summary: This is my first hammer drill and the build quality and feel of the drill leads me to believe it will be the only hammer drill I ever have to buy. I have several Makita tools from cordless drills and sanders and this drill comes through again.
Summary: I have used makita hp2010n for mixing thinsets and grouts for over 20 years. I have only gone thru 3 of them. The weight is not as bad as other big drills I have used,(and those I gave away).I was talked into buying a lighter model the 2050.
Summary: I bought the Makita HP2010N back in 1990 and still have and use it today. It has been used extensively in hammer-mode with a 3-5/8" hole saw to cut holes for ceiling pan boxes in oak beams and for overhead drilling on post and beam construction.