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In this test, virtually no difference between the two, other than features. Hilti took about 1:46, DeWalt took about 1:48.

Feature differences:

- DeWalt has vibration control, the Hilti noticeably shakes more
- Hilti has battery status lights, DeWalt doesn't
- DeWalt has LED light, Hilti doesn't
- DeWalt has chipping/chisel feature, Hilti doesn't
- Hilti is 7.6 pounds, DeWalt is 7 pounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhBdm3WeUC4&feature=youtu.be
 

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Probably made by the same Chinese factory too.
 

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Probably made by the same Chinese factory too.
It's possible lol

I'd be interested in how many holes each does, and if a 36V tool might be better for large numbers of holes.
The 36v version is about $1700. If your use justifies the cost, I suppose it's worth it, but that's a hefty price tag.

Supposed times are below. Not sure I believe the numbers quite yet...
 

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It's possible lol



The 36v version is about $1700. If your use justifies the cost, I suppose it's worth it, but that's a hefty price tag.

Supposed times are below. Not sure I believe the numbers quite yet...
I was just in Hilti last week picking my usual boat load of epoxy and we were chatting the pros / cons of the 18v sds. The rep said it's been tested to drill 218 -/+ 1/2 x 4" holes in concrete with 1 battery. I'm fan of dewalt. I'm a bigger fan of certain Hilti product but 200+ holes is pretty impressive. The 36v is really ideal for the highway, bridge, high rise (during construction) crews. The 36 will outlast anything cordless on the market but there heavy and dam pricey. nice youtube..
 

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I was just in Hilti last week picking my usual boat load of epoxy and we were chatting the pros / cons of the 18v sds. The rep said it's been tested to drill 218 -/+ 1/2 x 4" holes in concrete with 1 battery. I'm fan of dewalt. I'm a bigger fan of certain Hilti product but 200+ holes is pretty impressive. The 36v is really ideal for the highway, bridge, high rise (during construction) crews. The 36 will outlast anything cordless on the market but there heavy and dam pricey. nice youtube..
218 holes 1/2"x4"....:laughing:

That would take a lot of red koolaid for me to believe that out of an 18v battery. I would even bet the 36v would not be able to do that many in 1/2".
 

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218 holes 1/2"x4"....:laughing:

That would take a lot of red koolaid for me to believe that out of an 18v battery. I would even bet the 36v would not be able to do that many in 1/2".
Maybe in butter. :whistling
 

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Here's part 2 using 3/16" bits in concrete...

I come up with times as follows, using the timer on the video:

Hilti:

Drilled from: 2:04-4:19
Total drilling time: 2 minutes 15 seconds
Average time per hole: 11.25 seconds

DeWalt:

Drilled from: 4:44-7:36
Total drilling time: 2 minutes, 52 seconds
Average time per hole: 14.33 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19iF_4vDV38
 

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Nice review Moze:thumbsup:
I like the hilti too.
 
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