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.

hilti power tools

Introducing the Hilti DD-WMS 100 Water Management System

DD-WS-100

Roger meets Maximiliano Moreira to find out more about Hilti’s DD-WS-100 Water Managment System, a single unit for the supply of cooling water as well as the collection and filtration of waste water from diamond drilling systems. The DD-WS-100 Water Managment System collects the slurry at the moment that you’re drilling, it recycles it and provides water so you can …

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Track your tools & equipment with Hilti’s ON!Track

Track your tools

  Roger Bisby finds out more about Hilti’s ON!Track equipment management system which allows you to track your tools giving complete clarity into what equipment you have, where it is, who is using it, and when it needs maintenance. With this information at your fingertips Hilti says you can efficiently get your equipment where it needs to be — keeping …

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Introducing the Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated Tool & Hilti Connect App

Hilti DX 5

Roger Bisby gets an introduction to the Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated Tool which features Hilti Connect App. Direct fastening tools are among the quickest, easiest and safest for making serial fixing applications but it can be difficult to know when your tool is ready to be serviced. Or when it should be cleaned. And if it needs to go in for a repair, where should you …

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Introducing the Hilti BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool

Hilti BX 3

In the latest in our series introducing Hilti’s new range Roger finds out more about the Hilti BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool which is said to be the first and only cordless direct fastening tool for concrete and steel applications. Don’t forget to like the video if you want to see a more indepth review of this product. Capable of …

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See the brand new Hilti TE-YX Hammer Drill Bits

Hilti TE-YX Hammer Drill Bits

Roger joins Stephen Parish, Hilti’s product manager for Inserts to find out more about the Hilti TE-YX Hammer Drill Bits said to be faster, lighter and better than other inserts. Hilti says the new Hilti TE-YX SDS-Max hammer drill bit is the most productive solution for reinforced concrete drilling, offering the longest lifetime with unmatched drilling speeds in concrete and …

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Introducing the Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer

Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer

Roger Bisby gets an introduction to the Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Combihammer which promises a cordless tool with the power of a corded one. If you like what you see don’t forget to like the video because the tool videos in the Hilti series with the most likes will be reviewed in depth.  Key technical data Voltage: 36 V Battery type: Li-ion …

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Introducing the Hilti TE 6-A22 Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill

Hilti TE 6-A22

“This is one fast drill,” says Roger Bisby of the Hilti TE 6-A22 Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill when he tries it out in this new video.  Don’t forget to like the video on YouTube if you’d like to see more – the products from the Hilti series that get the most likes will get tested in depth. Features Extremely powerful …

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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

power tools smartphone

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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