Here is a great little driver you will find useful in all kinds of applications, the Malco MSHC Dual Sided Magnetic Driver. The foremost feature you will notice on the driver is the dual driver, 1/4″ on one side and 5/16″ on the other. You will find many hex screws fall in to that range. For instance, most #8 hex sheet metal and hex self drilling screws will have a 1/4″ head and the #10 & #12 of the same type of screws will have a 5/16″ head. Moving to your tapcon type anchors, the 3/16″ hex head tapcon will have a 1/4″ head and the 1/4″ will have a 5/16″ head. With this one driver you can handle a large portion of your screw driving. If you are a sheet metal guy, you know that most every screw you install will be a 1/4″ or 5/16″ head. But there is another advantage to having the dual head.
Easy Magnet Cleaning With The Malco MSHC Driver. One of the frustrations with magnetic drivers is that they are magnetic and hold any metal shavings that may develop. Cleaning the shavings out of a regular socket can be hard if not impossible. Soon you have a build up that makes it harder for the screw to seat properly in the driver. If you check out the video for the driver you will see how easy it is to clean. Simply pop off the socket and you can pull the shavings off. Check out the Malco MSHC Dual Sided Magnetic Driver along with a video on it at CosntructionFastening.Net
If you use an impact driver, you can attest to the fact that they are great little lightweight tools. You also may have noticed you are snapping a lot of tips and drivers. Impactech bits, holders and drivers are designed to reduce breakage. They have a built in torsion design that allows them to flex and absorb impact much better than standard bits. Standard bits can snap at only 19 degrees of toque. In testing the Impactech bits achieved a 55 degree rotation before breakage. When you combine the impact bit with the impact bit holder, you end up with two torsion areas. Our contractors are telling us these are the best tips they have used to date. A hidden savings we like to point out is found in the down time and frustration snapping tips causes or even damage to the work surface. Tips are available in phillips, straight, square and torx in lengths up to 6″ along with a variety of sockets and bit tip holders. If you don’t see what you are looking for give us a call.
Extra long bits to fit SDS MAX rotary hammers can be hard to find, but many times are real necessity on the job. Less common than the smaller SDS rotary hammers, SDS MAX rotary hammers are often used where larger holes are drilled on a routine basis. SDS MAX rotary hammers are available from Hilti, Bosch, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Makita and others. FYI, Hilti calls their bit a TEY bit but SDS MAX bits are totally interchangeable, so if you have a larger Hilti tool it takes an SDS MAX. Long length SDS MAX bits are available in diameters starting at 1/2″ up to 1-3/8″ that will drill up to 31″ holes. Many times in existing facilities like hospitals, schools and many older buildings, you will run into an application where you simply will need one of these longer length SDS MAX bits to get through the wall or floor. Smaller hammers handle bits up to 3/4″ that will drill 31″ but after that, there simply is too much resistance for these smaller hammers to handle. At that point, the SDS MAX Rotary hammer will fit the bill. If you are not sure what type of shank you hammer drill takes, give us a call 1-877-212-2377 we will help you out. Keep in mind that in addition to the longer length SDS MAX bits, we also have a complete line of SDS MAX core bits when you need holes up to 6″ in diamter.
We’v all heard of dustless rotary hammers, but have you ever heard of a dustless rotary hammer bit? DrilTec is offering the D-Go Expert series of rotary hammer bits with an innovative design that gets dust out of your way. Increasing safety regulations are creating more sites that require dust collection on any concrete drilling or cutting. Existing and occupied facilities like offices and hospitals especially will benefit from a dustless set up like the new DrilTec D-Go hammer bits . The bits are actually hollow allowing the dust to be extracted through the bit and into an attached vacuum. Check out the video at our site, and see how much cleaner the operation can be! Currently available in SDS Max which will fit SDS Max Rotary Hammers from Bosch, Hilti (TEY), DeWalt, Milwaukee and others. Other shanks will be offered in time as well. Currently available in SDS max sizes ranging from 1/2″ up to 1-1/4″ with drill usable length of 15-1/2″. If you want a fast and easy way to perform dustless drilling in concrete, you will want to check out the DrilTec D-Go expert dust extracting bits.
Sometimes there is no getting around it you need a really long high speed steel drill bit for the job. Sometimes especially in security work. you end up drilling in steel doors and door frames to install contacts. Whatever the application, when you need a long bit, you need it! We are now offering high speed drill bits in 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ sizes in lengths 48″. We have longer lengths available as well, up to 72″ if need be available as special order. These bits are sometimes referred to as aircraft bits or aircraft extension bits as they are used for drill down long narrow areas in aircraft construction. Designed for drilling both mild steel and wood. These are nice quality bits made in the US. If you don’t see the size you need listed, give us a call toll free at 1-877-212-2377 we can likely get it for you. Find our extra long length high speed drill bits and extra length sds hammer drill bits online at ConstructionFastening.Net
SDS Max (TE-Y) Core Drill Bit
If you need to drill holes in concrete larger than 1-1/4″ or so, your best bet is a concrete core drill bit. Core drill bits are available for SDS plus hammers, like the Bosch Bulldogs and the Hilti TE-15, and your bigger SDS Max (Hilti calls them a TE-Y) and Spline core hammers. Bits for the SDS plus hammers are available in sizes up to 4-3/8″ and the SDS Max (Hilti TE-Y) and Spline bits are available in sizes up to 6″ in diameter. Most have a drill depth of up to 17″ or so. Most rotary hammer drills show a rating for what size core bit would be at the upper end of the capacity for the drill. I know some contractors that do exceed the recommend size, the key is to work slow and let the tool do the work. As you exceed the recommended size on a core drill bit, you over power the drill and the tool will tend to clutch out more often. Core drill bits on rotary hammers tend to blow out the concrete as they come through the work surface. If that presents a problem, you may choose to drill a pilot bit through the wall or floor and start drilling from both ends. You can find core drill bits for your SDS plus, SDS Max and Spline bits at ConstructionFastening.Net Not sure what bit your rotary hammer uses? Give us a call toll free at 1-877-212-2377.
If you do any amount of cabling in commercial buildings, you can’t avoid pulling cables through masonry applications. Typically you will need to drill anywhere from a 1″ to 4″ hole to accept a sleeve of some kind be it a piece of EMT conduit or a pass through device. You have several choices. Number one, you can hire someone to core the holes for you. If there is another trade already coring through the wall, cost may not be so bad. If you have to hire a coring contractor, it can get expensive. There are times when hiring someone is the best way to go. If you have a lot of holes, bigger holes or you have post stressed concrete, you may be better off passing the liability and cost to a concrete cutting coring firm. Choice number two involves poking a bunch of smaller holes with a hammer drill and then breaking out the center. There are times where this may get you buy, but consider an easier option first. SDS core bits. Most contractors today utilize SDS hammer drills. These hammers can also perform coring jobs quite well. A standard SDS hammer like a Hilti TE15 or Bosch 11255 hammer should be able to 2-1/2″ core with relative ease. The core bits used for these types of hammers are carbide tipped and have a thin wall. This thin creates less resistance than what you may find on bigger core bits making for an easy drill.
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If you are faced with the challenge of drilling an extra deep or long hole in masonry, you know it can be a real challenge to find a hammer drill bit long enough for your SDS hammer drill. Usually you can find a bit that will drill up to about a foot, but some projects, especially projects that are older buildings or additions will require you to drill deeper holes. Now what? Be prepared. We offer a full line of SDS bits from 3/8″ to 3/4″ diameters that will give you a drill depth of anywhere from 16″ to 34“! If you need a whole a little wider, you can drill a pilot with the smaller diameter and then come from either side if possible. We have bits 7/8″ diameter to 1-1/4″ that have 16″ diameters. If you have an application that requires a larger hole, consider one of our thin wall cores designed for use with SDS hammers. You will find a size range of 1-9/16″ to over 4”. There thin wall design reduces the amount of friction allowing even small to medium size SDS hammers to handle up to 2-1/2″ hole or more with ease.
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Is my hammer an SDS hammer? Sometimes we get the question, especially with Hilti hammers, is my hammer an SDS hammer drill? If it is a smaller hammer, likely so. It can get confusing, with some brands. For instance, Hilti calls the bits for SDS hammers a TE-CX bit. An SDS shank hammer drill bit is about 3/8″ diamter and has to dimples opposite each other, and two slots opposite each other. If that is what you have, any SDS bit will fit in to your hammer drill. If the shank is about 3/4″ you likely have an SDS Max or possibly a spline bit. These are typically bigger, and noticeably heavier tools.
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