Fast drilling in concrete - even when hitting rebar
Hilti TE-YX concrete drill bits, with a new head design featuring six cutting edges, as well as the established model with four cutting edges
About one-third of all construction site drilling activity involves hitting a rebar, but this takes up about two-thirds of the actual drilling time. Depending on how the rebar is struck, this process could take an additional few minutes when simply drilling a single hole. If the bit catches or jams, the only way to continue drilling is with a great deal of time and effort. The danger of the bit jamming rises greatly when drilling large diameter holes. The loss of time can quickly add up to several hours during serial drilling, creating a domino effect and delaying work down the line.