Rotary hammer drill for light concrete demo

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Old 08-26-19, 01:16 PM
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Rotary hammer drill for light concrete demo

I need a hammer drill with demolition capabilities. The demo is 4'' (at the deepest) poured on polystyrene - this is on a floating dock. The area's I'm working on/repairing are always cracked and need to be repair so it isn't like I'm breaking through a solid slab.

I have an older Dewalt rotary hammer but it's demo/chiseling abilities aren't that good.

I'm looking at the Hilti TE-60. Any other suggestions?
 
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Old 08-26-19, 01:43 PM
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I've used the higher end Bosh SDS-Max units for a few years now. I don't remember the model off the top of my head, but know it's the same or similar model to what HD rents in their tool rental.
The biggest thing is to make sure you have the right bit. World of difference with good bits.
I was able to use my battery powered Ryobi SDS-Plus for heavy tile removal with no issues. Opted for the lite weight to save my arms.
 
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I have the 1 1/8" Bosch and it's a little too light for most demo. I imagine you would be happiest with an 1 1/2" rotary hammer.
 
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I work for an electrician that has a Hilti TE-60. That unit is over a grand.
A pretty serious piece of hardware for a homeowner.
 
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What about the Bosch stuff? The Hilti was recommended to me but I see the bosch stuff costs less.
 
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What about the Bosch stuff? The Hilti was recommended to me but I see the bosch stuff costs less.
I have used the Bosch SDS-Max drill for the past 4 years as an installer. We used/Abused that drill and it was solid.
My only issue (and will be an issue for all high end big units) is that it's very heavy for over head work.
 
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Renting would be least expensive but Harbor Freight would probably be your best bet for a one time job and you want to own the tool.




This SDS Max hammer/drill and bits would be under $200.00
 
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My work will pay for it so price isn't a total issue. Saving them money is always good but I'd rather get something good then go for Harbor Freight - despite some of the their tools getting good reviews.

I've read good things about the Makita HR4013C
 
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