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Old 12-21-2018, 11:33 PM   #161
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This is a crapshoot. But...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2D3D5P
DEWALT DCH293R2 20V Max XR Brushless 1-1/8 L-Shape SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Kit

At the moment, it's $274.42. (How do they pick these prices?!?)

If you look at camelcamelcamel.com, you'll see that it's usually 600 bucks. (Which is actually a sh!tty price if you consider that the 293X2, which comes with 2 9ah flexvolt batteries is around the same price.)

Risks:
- could be just a typo, and they won't sell to you at that price
- could be some sort of a strange repack where they've siphoned off one of the batteries, maybe the charger, maybe the case. (The model # is R2, which means two batteries, but the text only refers to one battery.)

Upsides:
- bare tool sells for $400, so if you get it, you're ahead
- this hits almost as hard as my corded makita rotary hammer

My finger is itching...

((edit: scratched that itch. will let y'all know if it works out.))
Woo! (Two batteries, as hoped.)

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Old 12-21-2018, 11:41 PM   #162
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Took a gamble on a Kijiji purchase that needs to be shipped... So, I'm either out $60, or I'm getting a new tool vest in a little over a week


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Woo! (Two batteries, as hoped.)

Glad to see it actually includes batteries and the case. I ordered that one as well. I'd been eyeing Hiltis cordless rotary hammer but hadn't pulled this trigger. This deal came up and couldn't pass it up. Thing has great reviews and couple of tool "shootouts" I watched it was consistently near or at the top of the SDS+ hammers. How many days after you ordered did it arrive? Mine says Jan-Feb delivery window (which given the price and having other hammers to use isn't a big deal).
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Knowing its definitely the kit w/2 batteries... It's still available for $274... Someone talk me down, I think I NEED another one.
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Good score. I just went all Hilti and got there cordless one. It's just sick of how power that thing cranks. I'll never use my Bosch d handle again. I core drilled through brick (2- 3" x 17") Holes yesterday. That's essentially 34" of brick with 1 and 1/2 22v/ 5.2 battery. And the dust boot excellent.
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Glad to see it actually includes batteries and the case. I ordered that one as well. I'd been eyeing Hiltis cordless rotary hammer but hadn't pulled this trigger. This deal came up and couldn't pass it up. Thing has great reviews and couple of tool "shootouts" I watched it was consistently near or at the top of the SDS+ hammers. How many days after you ordered did it arrive? Mine says Jan-Feb delivery window (which given the price and having other hammers to use isn't a big deal).
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:42 AM   #166
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Good score. I just went all Hilti and got there cordless one. It's just sick of how power that thing cranks. I'll never use my Bosch d handle again. I core drilled through brick (2- 3" x 17") Holes yesterday. That's essentially 34" of brick with 1 and 1/2 22v/ 5.2 battery. And the dust boot excellent.

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Yeah, I believe that. I've had a few corded Hilti hammers and they all seemed to just work better than any others I had used at the time. Had a bunch of Hilti stuff stolen a number of years ago and just haven't been able to bring myself to buy any more of their stuff solely because of the price. Worked for a structural steel outfit for a few years and they were all Hilti for everything aside from welding machines for obvious reasons. Their service and warranty is just leaps and bounds better than any other company. This doesn't do much for a solo or small crew operation, but for 25+ employees using the stuff day in and day out it makes sense to pay the premium to not have to deal with managing your man portable tool inventory.
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Sucks to get ripped off. I too was just jacked for almost 8grand in tools. Before I committed I went over my tool expenses warranty repairs and hassle's that I've gone through the last cpl yrs with dewalt. Started a another spread sheet for dewalt vs Makita vs hilti.
I almost went all Maki but went to my Hilti store and reviewed the list with my rep. Let's just say if i went with Maki I would of had about 6-8 more batteries (free) and saved approximately 400.i don't need DBL the batteries. For me it's more chitt. No point when I can 1battery last about twice as long. ( Ive tested both). Then there's service which is about 30min +/- on other side of town and never know when there coming back 2-week 3- month. Hilti store less the 10 min. Drop off for Repair and if I'm stuck I can grab a loaner on my way out. Btw there repairs are bumper to bumper for anything for 2/yrs and 24-48hrs turn around. I keep my tools out on roof tops year around.

When I was with dewalt I would have to have 8- Impacts because 3 -4 where always getting repaired and DBL the batteries because they took forever to recharge and or drain fast in heat and Cold it would not work. Now I can build a deck with 1-tstak holding: 2- Impacts, 1-6.5sircsaw. 1-fast charger, 4- batteries. 1-7/gal bucket holding Hilti's new 7 1/4 lefty 2-36/v batteries which have never drained in a day. 1/ compressor. 1/ coil Framer. 1/ teco gun. There charger or batteries are not effected by Cold until 15below nor 100 degrees heat.
For me it's how to the most efficient effective and minimal as possible. Cost comes into the equation later

If you open an account numbers drop and they really work with you with upgrades and packages. There have an ongoing promo for any 5 cordless for a grand with 2 or 4 batteries and charger. I got 4 of there 22/5.6 and 2 fast chargers. Saved/ discounted 800+/-.
I've gotten alot of Free bees and deep discounts. Last week I popped in to get 5 epoxy and my rep was in. I mentioned I'll be picking up another Impact or 2 after new yrs. He Says GRAB 10epoxy no charge and take the impact kit now. The kit included 1/ Impact, 2-22/5.6 Batts. 1/ fast charger. 299. Epoxy was almost 200 and on the house. Couldn't resist and it wait till after new year.



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Yeah, I believe that. I've had a few corded Hilti hammers and they all seemed to just work better than any others I had used at the time. Had a bunch of Hilti stuff stolen a number of years ago and just haven't been able to bring myself to buy any more of their stuff solely because of the price. Worked for a structural steel outfit for a few years and they were all Hilti for everything aside from welding machines for obvious reasons. Their service and warranty is just leaps and bounds better than any other company. This doesn't do much for a solo or small crew operation, but for 25+ employees using the stuff day in and day out it makes sense to pay the premium to not have to deal with managing your man portable tool inventory.
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Im a big believer in Hilti tools. When it comes to rotary hammers, they are king.

We've burned thru multiple lesser brands while the hiltus just keep producing.

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Nice. They really are beast.
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We've burned thru multiple lesser brands while the hiltus just keep producing.

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Gonna check it out. TY !
That's the one.

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Glad to see it actually includes batteries and the case. I ordered that one as well. I'd been eyeing Hiltis cordless rotary hammer but hadn't pulled this trigger. This deal came up and couldn't pass it up. Thing has great reviews and couple of tool "shootouts" I watched it was consistently near or at the top of the SDS+ hammers. How many days after you ordered did it arrive? Mine says Jan-Feb delivery window (which given the price and having other hammers to use isn't a big deal).
Ordered the morning of the 18th. It arrived late on the 20th to the company mailroom. (When I ordered, they said, "5 left in stock", so it was obviously in inventory.)
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Ordered the morning of the 18th. It arrived late on the 20th to the company mailroom. (When I ordered, they said, "5 left in stock", so it was obviously in inventory.)
Only handfull available in USA pre retail hitting shelves. My rep put me in under one his big accounts. I mean big. I think they "A" feel bad for me the Lil guy or "B" Know I'll beat that saw a month if Sundays and give true feedback. Not like the massive commercial highway builders. I like to think it's the later....

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Also jig Saw is available now but only in d handle. I have the barrel grip coming from UK or Germany. Hilti uk also has a track guide plate that fits there 6.5" cordless saw. I have CPL of those coming as well. There great in a pinch w saves me hassle of taking the track Saw for small in a pinch stuff.
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Only handfull available in USA pre retail hitting shelves. My rep put me in under one his big accounts. I mean big. I think they "A" feel bad for me the Lil guy or "B" Know I'll beat that saw a month if Sundays and give true feedback. Not like the massive commercial highway builders. I like to think it's the later....

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I really like that saw. I already have the Makita x2 which works fine for me, but if I walked into a Hilti shop and that was sitting there I don't think I have the willpower to leave the store without it.

RE. Hilti tools lasting forever in harsh conditions, this is 100% true in my experience as well. Had some new kid on a steel job I was on grab a hacked together pigtail off someones truck that plugged into the 220 socket on a spider box but had the 110v 3 prong female end. He ran a SDS+ Hilti hammer (110v) on 220 for about 20 minutes until the extension cord started overheating and someone noticed. The hammer seemed fine afterwards. Dropped a Hilti drill driver off a 25ish foot scaffold onto concrete and couldn't even tell what part it landed on. It wasn't the chuck, that would have bent no question, but the drill was fine.
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I was wrong (now I know what that's like) the Makita isn't too heavy.


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I really like that saw. I already have the Makita x2 which works fine for me, but if I walked into a Hilti shop and that was sitting there I don't think I have the willpower to leave the store without it.

RE. Hilti tools lasting forever in harsh conditions, this is 100% true in my experience as well. Had some new kid on a steel job I was on grab a hacked together pigtail off someones truck that plugged into the 220 socket on a spider box but had the 110v 3 prong female end. He ran a SDS+ Hilti hammer (110v) on 220 for about 20 minutes until the extension cord started overheating and someone noticed. The hammer seemed fine afterwards. Dropped a Hilti drill driver off a 25ish foot scaffold onto concrete and couldn't even tell what part it landed on. It wasn't the chuck, that would have bent no question, but the drill was fine.
Their core products are great, but I had numerous failures with their cordless drills and impacts that I gave up on them...and they don't sell parts you have to pay 33 percent for a bare tool replacement. I couldn't even buy brushes for the motor....F that.
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I was wrong (now I know what that's like) the Makita isn't too heavy.


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Yep, its lighter than a Mag 77 and no cord do dick around with. With the 2.0's in it, it feels like a 6.5" cordless saw. I wish Makita would come out with a compact 3.0ah like just about everyone else has. The 2's are nice but the power drops off somewhat quickly. I know it only takes 20 seconds to change batteries out, but its just one of those things.
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Also jig Saw is available now but only in d handle. I have the barrel grip coming from UK or Germany. Hilti uk also has a track guide plate that fits there 6.5" cordless saw. I have CPL of those coming as well. There great in a pinch w saves me hassle of taking the track Saw for small in a pinch stuff.

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I don't want my batteries to come out real easy.
The Makita is kind of stiff when brand new, but as they get used they are easier.
My philosophy, if it's loose and easy right off the bat, as it gets used, it will be too loose.
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