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#47262 - 01/12/05 11:08 PM Hilti TE 54
royta Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
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My dad had a TE54 sent down to me. It's been used, but it still works. I'm wondering how many of you have used the TE54, and whether or not it can handle driving 5/8" ground rods. I realize it depends on the type of earth/rock you're driving into, but I'd like to know how the tool fared. What are it's limits (what have you subjected it to) for drilling? I plan on buying a rod driver attachment right away, but don't want to waste my money if the tool can't handle the job.
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#47263 - 01/13/05 06:50 PM Re: Hilti TE 54
John Steinke Offline
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Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 518
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
While I have not used that particular tool, it looks similar in size to a Hitachi that I have used with some success.
Assuming that this tool has an SDS-Max or spline drive, drilling is for all practical purposes limited to 1.5 inches; larger than that, and you really want to use a core drill, rather than a solid bit.
Consider yourself blessed; I have nothing but praise for every Hilti tool that I've used.
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#47264 - 01/14/05 03:54 AM Re: Hilti TE 54
denny3992 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 53
Loc: orwigsburg,pa USA
i have a grnd rod attact for te-54 for sale if interested
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#47265 - 01/14/05 04:45 PM Re: Hilti TE 54
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Posts: 46
Loc: Stevens Point, WI, USA
How much are you asking for this? If you could e-mail me that would be great...........Brian

bbkmski@tznet.com
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