More stories about Hilti

  • Tool Test: 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Impact Drivers

    For this article my crew and I tested 18 lithium-ion impact-driver kits. Some companies sell the same tool in two kits – each with different batteries – and in such cases we tested both versions. We used all the drivers for several months, trading them around so that everybody had experience with...

  • Tools Up Close: Big Cordless Circular Saws

    For this article we tested four higher-voltage saws – 36-volt models from Bosch, DeWalt, and Hilti, and a 28-volt model from Milwaukee. We used them while framing and siding a house and for building a deck. Later, we performed a test to see how many cuts each saw could make per charge.

  • Tool Test: Combination Lasers

    My first encounter with construction lasers was 20-plus years ago on a commercial job site, where a subcontractor was using a rotary laser to level the track for a suspended ceiling. The tool obviously saved a lot of time, and even though it could only shoot level, I was jealous that my company...

  • Tools Up Close: Hilti Electric Concrete Saw

    The DCH 300 is electric, so it's reliable and produces no fumes, and it has a hose port that can be connected to a dust-collecting vacuum. Though designed to cut concrete and masonry, the saw can be used to cut metal if it's equipped with a fiber-reinforced abrasive blade. Lots of companies make...

  • Fall 2010 Hot Finds

    Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw / Palm Nailer / Rotary Hammer / Impact Driver

  • Tool Test: Concrete Pinners

    Tools for nailing through steel or into fully cured concrete used to be limited to PATs (powder-actuated tools), but gas-powered pinners are gaining popularity. And there are powerful pneumatics – some old and some new – that have been flying under the radar for some time even though they excel at...

  • Product Watch: Cordless Tools

  • Product Watch: Hilti WSR 18-A CPC 18-volt Reciprocating Saw

    Hilti's WSR 18-A CPC 18-volt reciprocating saw has a two-step injection molded grip for greater comfort, says the manufacturer.

  • Product Watch: Hilti PMC 46 Combilaser

    Hilti's PMC 46 Combilaser features Hilti Pulse Power technology for accuracy in level, plumb, and squaring functions.

  • Hot Find: Hilti Cordless Rotary Hammer

    Hilti's new rechargeable battery-powered rotary hammer (model TE 4-A18) has a high-efficiency motor and eccentric gearing.