Hilti

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Hilti is based in the very lovely but  tiny principality of Lichtenstein though, like other manufacturers, they also manufacture in the Far East. The quality of Hilti tools is in a different league to many others and this is reflected in their relatively high price. They are commonly found on larger construction sites and civil engineering projects where reliability is the key requirement. They have good fleet deals and a pick up and delivery service for repairs so the big companies love that level of service. We have seen  Hilti power tools in excess of 20 years old, still going strong so the cost in life of the tools may well be lower than many other brands. You just need to make the initial investment. Hilti have their own power tool and fixings centres dotted around the country but they also have sales staff visiting building sites so you can get a bit of hands on before you buy. This also cuts out the wholesaler and re-seller giving them a better margin.

We have visited the Lichtenstein factory and seen that every single one of their tools is run up and tested on the bench before it leaves the building. This costs money to do but it means that they can pick up any discrepancies in the readouts rather than using the end user as the quality control and they also avoid a lot of warranty claims.

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Hilti SID 4-A22 Cordless Impact Driver Preview

Hilti SID 4-A22 Cordless Impact Driver

In this video Roger gets a preview of the hotly anticipated Hilti SID 4-A22 Cordless Impact Driver. Hilti SID 4-A22 Cordless Impact Driver features Compact design allows easy use in tight corners and wherever space is limited Perfect balance and low weight Robust hexagonal 1/4″ quick-release chuck Brushless motor for long life and more work per charge 3 gears and …

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The rise of the well connected builder

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Roger Bisby charts the emergence of Bluetooth Connectivity in power tools and wonders how we find the line between work and play. There are now whole generations of tradespeople coming along behind me who have grown up with the mobile phone and will find the ability to control their power tools via Bluetooth as instinctive as breathing. For me it …

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Hilti will repair your tools in 3 days. How?

Hilti Service Centre

In the first in a series of videos about Hilti, Skill Builder finds out how the brand delivers the industry leading service offering that makes it such a popular choice on large construction sites. Hilti makes great claims for its service and repair; they say they can turn around a repair in three days or you don’t pay for it. …

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Hilti Hammer Drill Driver review

Hilti Hammer Drill Driver review

Roger tries out the all-rounder that’s said to be ready for anything; the SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver. What’s new about the SF 6H-A22? With the new SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver, Hilti says you can finish your applications fast, in comfort and with complete confidence. The newest addition to Hilti’s 22 V battery platform combines a powerful …

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The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

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Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill test  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

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Product review: Hilti TE 1000-AVR Breaker

Hilti TE 1000-AVR Breaker 1

Hilti has launched its next generation TE 1000-AVR breaker, which has more demolition power and less vibration than its predecessor.

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