Cutting and grinding with an all-purpose tool isn’t the best choice for every application, proclaims Hilti in introducing the new DCH 230 and DCH 300 electric diamond cutters. With a 2.6-kilowatt motor, the DCH 230 and DCH 300 reach depths of 3.4 and 4.7 inches, beating their competitors – conventional angle grinders – that both cut and grind, but only reach depths of about 2.25 inches, says the company. The Hilti electric diamond cutters feature overheating and overloading protection, while also providing the added safety advantage of counter-blade rotation, guiding the tool away from operator’s body during use. Hilti’s DCH electric diamond cutters are designed for the cutting of reinforced concrete, granite curbstones, slabs, brick and masonry blocks, metal beams, steel pipes and reinforcing bars. Additional applications include cutting and extending openings for windows, doors and shafts, and preliminary cuts for controlled demolition.
September 28, 2010