Super Long SDS Max Hammer Bits

Looking for super long SDS MAX bits for your Hilti, Bosch, Metabo, Makita or Milwaukee hammer bits? Check these out. We have had longer max bits on our site for some time but we are adding some really, really long SDS MAX bits to our site. For instance, how about an” SDS MAX bit that will drill 5′! Well, we have them. Diameters available from 5/8″ all the way up to 1-1/2″. And if you don’t need them that long, we have them in standard lengths and other lengths as well like 36″ and 48″.

You may think when would you ever need such a long SDS MAX bit. Well…..you may be surprised. Some older buildings or additions can have several courses of block or an air space that you have to get through. I learned of an application recently that required a super long 3/4″ SDS MAX hammer drill bit. A contractor in California contacted looking for one to replace a broken one. His application? For earthquake requirements they need to add anchoring but did not have enough room to fit the rotary hammer. To accomplish the task, they come from above going through the wood structure. The longer bit was the solution he had found. I am sure there are many unique installs that come up where these longer bits will be the solution.

We do have these bits available in spline shank as well. If you are not sure what shank your hammer has, visit our site and give us a call.

Are Cordless Rotary Hammer Drills Worth The Cost?

Is a cordless rotary hammer rill worth the cost? While the initial outlay can be double or even triple what you are paying for a corded tool, consider a few facts that will help you decide if they are worth the spend.

Convenience. While we don’t often think of the convenience factor when looking at a power tool, really that is what it is all about with cordless tools. A cordless rotary hammer drill is always at the ready (assuming you keep your batteries charged!). You won’t be spending time looking for your power, running a cord and then rolling the cord back up. Open the case and drill, put the tool back in the case, easy.

Power. There was a time when cordless rotary hammer drills were only considered for use in lightweight applications like 3/16” holes. Today’s tools arecordless rotary hammer incredibly powerful rivaling corded tools of the same capacity. For instance the new Bosch GBH18V-26K24 will out work many corded hammers. When you pull the trigger, you can just feel the power. Most of these tools are now rated for thin wall core bits as well, making them even more useful.

Run Time. New battery technology is the driving force behind the increase in usefulness of all cordless tools. Most cordless hammers are packed with 2 battery packs and most of the batteries included have increased mah capacity. Remember in the world of batteries, all things being equal, mah represents your gas tank or run time, more mah, more run time. If you have stayed away from a cordless rotary hammer because of run time, trust me you won’t be disappointed.

Cord Cost. One hidden cost to consider on any cordless tool is extension cord cost. A good quality extension cord can be very expensive and they can have a short life span on the site with all the traffic. Cords are a common theft item on the site as well. And did you know, using long extension cords can actually damage your corded tool?

Safety. Safety, safety, safety! More and more time is being spent on job site safety and a lot of focus is being put on concrete dust, including that resulting from Cordless Rotary Hammerhammer drilling concrete. Here is where a cordless rotary hammer drill can really shine. Many of the current tools can be purchased as a fully self -contained dustless unit with the vacuum on board. Not only can you purchase a dustless rotary hammer cheaper than buying a corded hammer and separate vacuum, consider the space needed in your truck, each truck to haul the unit. Add to that dragging it around a busy site, tripping over the cords or working on a ladder, a cordless rotary hammer drill is a no brainer.

Warranty. Most power tools have a 1 year warranty. But did you know that most cordless tools have a better warranty, some between 3-5 years? Many of these warranties require you to register your tool, but that is really a small price to pay for such an excellent warranty.

Consider the points above when you are looking to add a hammer drill. I think you will find some real benefits from purchasing a cordless rotary hammer drill.

Long SDS MAX Hammer Drill Bits For Hilti, Bosch, Milwaukee & Other Tools

extra length sds max bitsExtra 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.


Dustless Rotary Hammer Bits

Dril Ted D-go Expert Dust Extraction  Dustless Hammer Drill SDS MAXWe’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.

Core Drill Bits

SDS Max (TE-Y) Core Drill Bit

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.

 

 

Extra Long SDS Hammer Drill Bits For Hilti, Bosch, Dewalt and Others

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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extra long sds hammer drill bit

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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