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  1. Sam cook

    Sam cook Sparkyboysam

    Location:
    Kent
    hello all.

    My Milwaukee drill has finally let me down and I must say the quality on my newer Milwaukee 12v drills are not the same I believe. Im tempted to look at hilti sfc -22a drill. Hilti are based 5 minutes away from me and I've rated them since I've been working but I finally now have a bit more money to purchase one. What's people's thoughts?

    I know every one will have a preference and opinion, wondering whether anyone who owns this drill is getting on with it etc and what's it capable of in the sparky world. I'm not interested whether it can drive 400 screws in really on 1 charge. Would like to hear some more people's thoughts.

    Many thanks
    Sam
     
  2. Last plumber

    Last plumber Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Lancashire
    HILTI, I've had a couple. If you can afford it, My advice is to get one. They last for ages and take some hammering.
    Top quality gear !
    Goes through accrington brick like it's butter.
     
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  3. PEG

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    Had their kit for 40 years,cannot remember a fail,not due to age or abuse.

    Don't get me started on Milwaukee's IPad ap controlled drill...

    Can only speak as i find,and fully ready to wake up one morning and find out Hilti don't care,and now fit Chinese cottage-cheese motors....but to date,the gear and back-up,is first rate.
     
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  4. Vortigern

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    I have a friend who bought five of the HILTI drills, top spec, they didnt really do to well according to him FWIW.
     
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  5. Sam cook

    Sam cook Sparkyboysam

    Location:
    Kent
    Shame to hear that votigern, were they recent models do you remember?
     
  6. Phil Thompson

    Phil Thompson Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Belfast
    Don't know much about the hilt I stuff, I'm using dewalt brushless myself, so far cannot fault them, my mate (we help each other out when either needs an extra pair of hands at a job) has Milwaukee 18v and has been very impressed with all of the dewalt stuff I have tbh.
     
  7. D00DY_T00DY

    D00DY_T00DY Trainee Access

    Location:
    Bradford, UK
    Heard good stuff about hilti.
    Got a little 22v hammer drill. It is a little weak but since its only used to drill 5.5 holes. Great for up ladders nice and light.

    Something about dogs and private parts come to mind...

    Wait that came out wrong...
     
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  8. Risteard

    Risteard Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Derry, Ireland
    I have a pile of Hilti gear and couldn't fault it.
     
  9. Vortigern

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    About two years ago he bought them.
     
  10. PEG

    PEG Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Manchester
    Hi bud,is that a 5 set,or five of the same model for staff?
    I am presuming his warranty stood good and sorted the issues?

    I have been involved with warranty assessment,on new kit (not Hilti) and if there was five failures,on the same model of machine,bearing in mind the quality of their kit,i would suspect either improper use/maintenance,or politics.

    This is no slight,on your friend, Sometimes hideous luck,or change of type,can play a part.

    A genuine issue,of that magnitude,should have instigated a "showering" of kit and freebies,from Hilti :)
     
  11. LeeH

    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Lincs
    Luck of the draw sometimes.

    I've never had any of my Dewalt range fail. I've upgraded it, had it lifted but never replaced due to a fault.
     
  12. Vortigern

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Mhmm interesting point, will take it up with my friend.
     
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  13. Sam cook

    Sam cook Sparkyboysam

    Location:
    Kent
    1 benefit I like with hilti is that they are only 5mins away from me. If they did go wrong then I could just take it down there and get a doner tool until fixed. I've heard there service is top?
     
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