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Old 10-27-2009, 05:10 PM   #21
 
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hilti is the one
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #22
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I have tonight, ordered the new Hilti SD5000A-22. Will let you know how it compares to my old SD4000A.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:19 PM   #23
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Must be pretty fresh - that model doesn't even show up on google. Here's a link though for those into their drill ****...
http://www.hilti.ie/data/editorials/...00_leaflet.pdf


Can't wait to hear your reviews Tony.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:46 AM   #24
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Here it is http://www.hilti.co.uk/holuk/modules...tentOID=179481
It's only been available for a couple of weeks.

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I think I have owned every screw gun ever manufactured, and they all suck. I buy whatever is on sale and they all have advantages and disadvantages, but the only one I will never buy again is Hilti. About 3 years ago my drywall supplier started carrying them and asked me to give it a whirl. Three days late sparks were flying out of it, so I returned it and my guy gave me another one and a week later the same thing happened.When I returned the second one,he told me he sent all of them back and now he sells Dewalt by Default. The only thing I will say in defense of Dewalt is its just like McDonalds, you get the same crap every time but you keep going back.
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Get the Quik Drive screw gun with Makita gun. I am a drywall contractor and have found this to be the best by far. You can fire in the screws as fast as you can and every one is perfect. the guy on the trade show stand put in 30 screws in just over 10 seconds!!. I know it was set up to do it but it impressed me so much - I bought it there and then. good price too. Also you do not lose any screws and it never jams which drove me nuts with the old Makita I had. and the Senco my partner was using also jammed. Okay there are only 30 screws on a strip but they click in to the front in a second
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My Senco auto-feed cordless screwgun is my favorite frivolous purchase.
Makes me feel like a cowboy.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:24 AM   #28
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Well i've had a little play, and the new Hilti is lighter, more comfortable to use and drives the screws in at an incredible rate. Money well spent!
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I think I have owned every screw gun ever manufactured, and they all suck. I buy whatever is on sale and they all have advantages and disadvantages, but the only one I will never buy again is Hilti. About 3 years ago my drywall supplier started carrying them and asked me to give it a whirl. Three days late sparks were flying out of it, so I returned it and my guy gave me another one and a week later the same thing happened.When I returned the second one,he told me he sent all of them back and now he sells Dewalt by Default. The only thing I will say in defense of Dewalt is its just like McDonalds, you get the same crap every time but you keep going back.
Then it was a lemon model, if they take it back with no hassle then I don't see the problem. Every tool company has it's glitches, but I think practically every other Hilti tool is top of the line. I have been buying just Hilti power tools lately,
they are expensive but have been making me happy.
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I am a big Hilti fan, but that cordless Hilti is over $300 and is not a self feed. You can buy a Senco self feed for $249.00
I haven't used one so I don't know how well they work, but wouldn't that make better sense?
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I am a big Hilti fan, but that cordless Hilti is over $300 and is not a self feed. You can buy a Senco self feed for $249.00
I haven't used one so I don't know how well they work, but wouldn't that make better sense?
The full Hilti kit with the collated attachment is 440 inc VAT. Convert that into dollars! I only bought the bare gun and a new collated attachment as I already have the new 22volt cordless hammer drill that uses the same batteries & charger. Plus I can get 200 for my old Hilti so in effect it's cost me sweet f.a.
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Then it was a lemon model, if they take it back with no hassle then I don't see the problem. Every tool company has it's glitches, but I think practically every other Hilti tool is top of the line. I have been buying just Hilti power tools lately,
they are expensive but have been making me happy.
I will take your word that Hilti tools make you happy, but at what point does your allegiance become blindness? If you bought a new vehicle and the transmission quit working and the dealer agree to replace it with an identical model and it happened again would you accept a third one? I learned a lesson and will never buy a Hilti product again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

I don't do a hoot of sheetrock, but I have a wide variety of tools from alot of different companies.

The supplier got a bad batch of drills...you got 2 of them and he returned the lot because they were junk...big deal. I believe in second chances and I think its not the reliability of all tools they make that defines a companys quality but how they react when one of their tools fail under normal use.

Hilti has provided me with an excellent level of service and support, I've had their stuff die on me and they always fixed it fast, and their rates for out of warrenty repairs are not insane.
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I don't do a hoot of sheetrock, but I have a wide variety of tools from alot of different companies.

The supplier got a bad batch of drills...you got 2 of them and he returned the lot because they were junk...big deal. I believe in second chances and I think its not the reliability of all tools they make that defines a companys quality but how they react when one of their tools fail under normal use.

Hilti has provided me with an excellent level of service and support, I've had their stuff die on me and they always fixed it fast, and their rates for out of warrenty repairs are not insane.
At what point do you stop giving passes to an obviously inferior product? If the screw gun I purchased was junk the first and second time, why in theworld would you assume the third was good? Apparently there are many Hilti sales reps and stockholders on this site, because of all the defense on the third time is a charm . If you repeatedly buy any item you have had problems with, you are blinded by loyalty.
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I bought my first Hilti 1 year ago. I bought another one shortly after which burned out on the third day. I called Hilti immediately (1 call) and had a new one the very next day. They've both been going strong since.

Also had a Dewalt cut out tool that fried - called them, got referred to a regional repair center. Had to hunt down the number - called - had to give them serial numbers, date stamp numbers, etc..., waited a couple of days for them to check with their rep.. Was told to ship the tool in and that they'd charge a fee for looking at it which was only slightly less than what I could buy another one for on Ebay. Threw it in the garbage and bought another one.

It happens with all tools, it's what the company does about it that matters.

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At what point do you stop giving passes to an obviously inferior product?
Like I said, could have been a bad batch, doesn't mean they are all rubbish.

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If the screw gun I purchased was junk the first and second time, why in theworld would you assume the third was good?
No...maby it was a bad batch?

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Apparently there are many Hilti sales reps and stockholders on this site,
I don't own a lick of hilti stock or work for them I just buy alot of stuff from them because they provide me with excellent service.

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because of all the defense on the third time is a charm .
Hmmm, did I mention it could have been a bad batch?

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If you repeatedly buy any item you have had problems with, you are blinded by loyalty.
Yes I get your point, you went through 2 drills and they were junk...I've been through dozens of hammer drills/cordless drills and piles of their tools which have been just jim-dandy.

I wasn't trying to start an argument I was just trying to say that I have bought many different tools from many different companies and Hilti has provided a very good quality of tool and level of service...Thats it. I don't work for them, or own stock or get to sleep with the owner's daughter or any other perks.
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Before my divorce all I really did was drywall. I love Makita guns for hand feeding. One thing I fell in love with was the SuperDrive auto-feeder. For awhile I had a discount at a supplier that sold the screws. DeWalt/Grabber guns ran the auto-feeder (aside from the nose&the color, the grabber guns are IDENTICAL to Dewalts).

Senco's battery auto-feeders suck IMHO. I had a 14.4 gun/router set and after only a couple strips of screws the battery would be dying. I loved the hell out of that router. Took me less than a year to burn it up and I almost cried when I had to go back to the Dewalt/RotoZip piles of crap.

Last time I had to hang a room was a blueboard job last year. My beat to death Makita metal frame gun worked alright. I got the clutch just right and didn't break the paper once.
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my dewalt is solid

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Still using my old DeWalt.
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Still using my old DeWalt.
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