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Drop-In Anchor Drill & Driver/Setting Kits

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  • #305196
    Moze
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    Dallas, TX

    I have a large parking garage coming up that I’ll be doing signs for. Some of the signs will be mechanically anchored to the concrete. To be safe and avoid post-tension cable I’ll be using 1½” (±) drop-in anchors. I came across various anchor setting tools which included a Hilti (I wish Bosch made a setting tool, but I didn’t see one). As usual, Hilti is expensive but I was able to locate a set for $50 instead of the usual $75. It includes the stop bit as well as the driver tool (link: https://www.us.hilti.com/cordless-systems/power-tool-consumables/hammer-drill-bits-%28sds%29/2062736)

    Anyone use these (Hilti or otherwise)?

    I’m curious about two things:

    1) Are the anchors proprietary or can other brands be used?

    The Hilti measure 1-9/16″ long
    Redheads measure 1-5/8″ long

    2) Would the Bosch stop bit fit in the Hilti setting tool? (http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-HCSTP2083-16-inch-Drop-Anchor/dp/B0058PJFKI)

    I don’t expect anyone to know this stuff off the top of your heads, but figured maybe someone has done some experimenting/interchanging attempts.

    The Hilti anchors look to be about $1 each, whereas Redhead’s are about $.25 each. Typical Hilti pricing…

    Resident Sign Guy

    #305220
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’ve used the redheads with a Bosch stop bit and had no problems. I can’t say if the bit was exactly the same as the one you llinked here or not. It was a 1/2″, but the length could have been longer.

    I used the Redhead setting tool with them.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #305221
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    Those hilti bits are awesome we’ve been using them for the past year and they’ve been working out great. I would personally go with the hilti anchors as well just because it is a brand that I trust and they really stand behind their products if any issues should come up.

    #305282
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Our lo1cal Menards has the 5/8″ dia by 1 1/2″ Bosch stop bitsmon clearance for like 7 bucks. I just use a punch to set them once in the hole.

    #305337

    I’ve had no problems with using redheads or hilti for shields . The one thing I’ve never used was a stop bit . Just put some tape on bit . But I have to say that those stop bits look good . Just don’t over tighten and should have no problems.

    Always willing to learn .

    #305729
    Moze
    Moderator
    Dallas, TX

    Thanks for the feedback guys!

    Resident Sign Guy

    #305857
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    let us know what you find out

    #305875
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’ve had no problems with using redheads or hilti for shields . The one thing I’ve never used was a stop bit . Just put some tape on bit . But I have to say that those stop bits look good . Just don’t over tighten and should have no problems.

    The depth rod that I always toss on a shelf would also be an alternative to the stop bit.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
    Instagram

    #305935

    I’ve had no problems with using redheads or hilti for shields . The one thing I’ve never used was a stop bit . Just put some tape on bit . But I have to say that those stop bits look good . Just don’t over tighten and should have no problems.

    The depth rod that I always toss on a shelf would also be an alternative to the stop bit.

    Oh yeah I forgot about that part to use .

    Always willing to learn .

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