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I know Home Depot rent these but I past a Hilti dealer today so called in to price.
For the saw, shop vac, hoses and 5 blades they are looking $2500.
The saw has a cutting depth the same as a 14" saw and comes with a 9 gallon vac.

If needed I would rent one first to see how it goes but just wondering if anyone has one and what do they think.
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That would have saved me from some dain brammage when I used my stihl inside:1eye:
 
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I know Home Depot rent these but I past a Hilti dealer today so called in to price. For the saw, shop vac, hoses and 5 blades they are looking $2500. The saw has a cutting depth the same as a 14" saw and comes with a 9 gallon vac. If needed I would rent one first to see how it goes but just wondering if anyone has one and what do they think. Thanks..
A member on CT did a review on that saw . Think it was Greg . Maybe some one can link to that thread .
 

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I saw a mason gutting a bunch of block with one a few weeks back.He was ripping right thru them and said he loved it.Wondering about concrete myself.
 

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I was going to buy one , but then the job fell though. It's still on the wish list though. I did some heavy research on saws with dust collection and this was the best out of all of them.
 

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This saw is fantastic, I use it mostly for cutting openings in brickwork for doors and windows. Depth of cut is about 120mm, must be used with a vacuum. It's very simple, takes a bit of practice cutting walls, but once you get a feel for it it's great. I use it often with a transpointer to enable cutting from both sides of a cavity wall accurately.

It follows a straight line easily.
Balance and weight is great
Dust control is excellent.
Like most Hilti tools, use their bits and blades. Cuts easily through concrete and rebar with the correct blade.

After using this saw for 6 months I can't imagine using a petrol or wet saw. I'd rather take an extra 5 minutes and not have to deal with the noise, fumes and mess.
 

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There pretty sweet. My Hilti shop let's me use it from time to time. I hook mine to the festie vac. Had a Hilti but stolen a few years ago. Make sure you just let saw do the work or els you'll trip a breaker and if possible plug in to a 20amp. Other they they are a dream.
 

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I would never pay the premium they are asking for that tool and their vac system. That saw is no better than many other brands that make a corded 14" masonry saw.
 

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At $2500 that's about 500 for the vac, 500 for the cutting disks and about 1500 for the saw. It's still pricey but if it's used professionally its worth it especially at my demo model price. There is no way that anyone can cut as accurately with a 350mm diameter petrol saw as I can with this, but I repeat I'm using it mostly for brickwork.

If there are other similar dry saws that can hook up to a vac that you know about I'd be interested to hear. Also the hilti vac doesn't require bags, is wet and dry and is bullet proof, so that's a plus.
 

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For those of you who feel Hilti is too expensive but hand not tried it, don't knock it.

You don't know what goes into a Hilti tool before it's released. Their R&D is 2nd to none, the improvements on their tools over competitors cannot be matched. Their service as a manufacturer beats every other manufacturer hands down, I've never seen a manufacturer give you a loaner tool if you send yours in for service or loan you tools you are thinking of buying.

Do I own all Hilti tools? No I don't, something we rarely use I cannot justify personally the extra cost as it has no premium value to me, however, everyday common tools, cordless, corded, TE series tools... Yes I own Hilti and have nothing but good things to say about the ones I own.

By the way I have a old TE chipper/drill I had for over 20 years, the part that broke, no more stock, however, they keep all parts for all tools for 10 years after they discontinue it.
 

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Makita, Bosch, and even old yellow makes a 14" electric saw. They are commonly made by many brands.

Sorry, I don't drink the red koolaid. Their R&D is typically dependent on who made the tool for them that year. Their rotary hammers used to be unmatched, but that was many moons ago. Tool companies are more like car manufacturers these days, every year there is an upgrade. I don't go by the old "standards" any longer.
 

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For those of you who feel Hilti is too expensive but hand not tried it, don't knock it.

You don't know what goes into a Hilti tool before it's released. Their R&D is 2nd to none, the improvements on their tools over competitors cannot be matched. Their service as a manufacturer beats every other manufacturer hands down, I've never seen a manufacturer give you a loaner tool if you send yours in for service or loan you tools you are thinking of buying.

Do I own all Hilti tools? No I don't, something we rarely use I cannot justify personally the extra cost as it has no premium value to me, however, everyday common tools, cordless, corded, TE series tools... Yes I own Hilti and have nothing but good things to say about the ones I own.

By the way I have a old TE chipper/drill I had for over 20 years, the part that broke, no more stock, however, they keep all parts for all tools for 10 years after they discontinue it.
My opinion is slightly different than Chris's.

I agree with him on the majority of their concrete tools, hammer drills, breakers, guns etc.

But I think they exploit their good will on their cordless tools, circular saws, recip saw and I believe they are of no higher quality than the competition and come with a higher price tag.

The 3-day turn around service is a curse and a blessing, for instance before they had a battery tester on site you would have to wait 3 days to get a battery swapped out. Makita or Dewalt would do it over the counter.

The "loaner tools" are not a gurantee by Hilti, it's a service provided by a sales rep if he decides to be a nice guy. It's like dealing with snap-on. The quality of the reps and your relationship has a big effect on the quality of service from them.

And I own a few Hilti tools...lasers, cordless drill/impact, recip saw, circular saw, te1500, te2, te25, dx350, probably a few others.
 

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Makita, Bosch, and even old yellow makes a 14" electric saw. They are commonly made by many brands.

Sorry, I don't drink the red koolaid. Their R&D is typically dependent on who made the tool for them that year. Their rotary hammers used to be unmatched, but that was many moons ago. Tool companies are more like car manufacturers these days, every year there is an upgrade. I don't go by the old "standards" any longer.
Their R&D doesn't reflect in the tools so much as it does with their fasteners and firestop.

Push button serrated strut, beam hangers, low voltage wire clips...incredible.
 

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Hmmmm....for those more familiar with the vac, is it truely bagless.

I'm yet to EVER use my Fein for Wet duties, but I have used my Beather Fein TURBO II for all sorts of stuff...
 

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i've used my Hilti VC 40 wet and dry for over a year without a bag and the same filter. You can put a bag in but it's really just a bin liner you drop in the bottom to make collecting the dust or slush. It's not a closed bag that you fit onto a pipe.

Beware:
-it's noisy, every 10 seconds it reverse blows out the filter.
-it doesn't like saw dust, clogs up the filter, designed for concrete and masonry.
 

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Hmm. Crete dust if much finder than sawdust. Wonder why it doesn't work so well with wood.

Just got my Festool 36 in . Have not had a chance to put it through it's paces. Was planning on not spending money bag and do a vortex via systainer setup.
 
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