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    Looking at purchasing a Hilti DD150 Diamond Core Drill to be used day in, day out.

    Any other alternatives? I'm trying to convince the boss that the 3x price tag of a Makita 'equivalent' is not really justified.

    Or is it?
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2018
    Hilti Products are marketed as pro quality tools generally aimed at the construction industry. I've occasionally used their products from the hire outlets and found them OK. They usually have a premium price tag and I'm surprised that you've found Makita dearer.
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2018
    The carpenters on my house had a Hilti drill that was their go-to tool when their Makita cordless weren't up to the job. But then it was an 'electric' tool - it had a wire coming out of it it theat needed to be plugged in.

    Gareth, are your colleagues comparing apples with apples? I'm amazed at a three times price difference.
    I meant to say 'over' as opposed to of. The Hilti is 3x the Makita....
    Makita DBM131 ~£560
    Hilti DD150 ~£1500
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2018
    The Hilti is considerably more powerful, but other than that I couldn't really say.
    • CommentAuthorcjard
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2018
    Your post reads weird

    “I’m looking to buy a tool, and trying to convince the boss it’s not worth buying”
    Okay the company are looking to buy that tool and I don't think the price is justified when a makita has a 3yr warranty anyway. So you could essentially have 9yrs with a makita for the same money....
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2018
    I note the Hilti has a lifetime warranty, but I guess the real question is whether you need the extra capability of the Hilti. Makita simply don't do one that large AFAICT.
    • CommentAuthorsmileypete
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2018
    Yeah do you really need the extra power of the bigger hilti?

    Otherwise you're lugging around extra dead weight all the time, might not be tooo bad for core drilling though.
    • CommentAuthorsmileypete
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2018
    Also Hilti do have stores around the country, might be worth a visit for some advice on the best model, same for Makita at good local toolsellers.
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