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Tools for Masons
Increased productivity for masons is achievable if the tool is right. Following is a sampling of what one manufacturer has to offer today’s masons.
For instance, masonry professionals have really come to rely on the Hilti combo packs of cordless tools. Especially useful are the Hilti SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver and the Hilti TE 4-A18 CPC Cordless Rotary Hammer, which make quick work of applications such as brick ties and ledgers.
“Cordless tools are great for a mason to have in his/her fleet, because not only do they help increase productivity, but also they can help with jobsite safety,” says Chetalet. “With no cords to tangle or trip over, cordless tools are great to take on scaffolding.”
Hilti SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver
Featuring all-metal gearing for smooth transfer of power, the SFH 18-A delivers 25 percent more torque and RPM than many other competitive models. With 750 inch-pounds of torque, 2,140 RPM and three speeds, this tool provides industry-leading performance. Plus, the SFH 18-A CPC delivers up to 55 percent more BPM when hammer drilling in masonry, greatly improving productivity. It’s well-balanced and provides superior comfort to reduce operator fatigue.
Hilti TE 4-A18 CPC Cordless Rotary Hammer
It features a keyless “click” chuck for fast and easy drill bit changes, as well as a variable speed trigger for more operator control in all drilling positions. Both the SFH 18-A and TE 4-A18 tools feature the Hilti’s exclusive CPC lithium-ion technology, which protects the battery, switch and motor for increased durability and longer battery life.
DSH 700 Hand Held Gas Saw – 12 and 14 Inch
The Hilti DSH 700 performs well in a variety of construction materials, including bricks and blocks. Built with a simple counter-clockwise starting procedure and a primer bulb for fewer pulls, starting this saw is easier than ever. And, it comes standard with a cyclone filtration system (no pre-filter) and simple rope replacement for easy maintenance and maximum durability.
DX 460 Powder-Actuated Tool
The DX 460 Powder-Actuated Tool provides consistent fastening quality in a wide range of applications, including anchoring formwork and fastening brick ties. It features a fully automatic piston return system to provide operators a higher fastening rate without needing to manually cycle the tool.
Even in high production use, the DX 460 is proven under jobsite conditions to have a long life expectancy. With a power regulation feature, a variety of Hilti cartridge levels and a wide range of fasteners, the DX 460 is another tool a mason can find to be helpful every day.
SL Forming Nail
Generation after generation, masons have worked to bring architectural appeal to structures all over the world. While no tool or fastener can do the work alone, it is good to know there are time-saving tools designed to help today’s masonry professionals get the job done faster and safer.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:10|