Let’s cut to the chase: electric cutters have always been the saw of choice when low maintenance and precision take priority. What they lacked, however, was raw power.
Times have changed. The latest generation of electric cutters from Hilti, such as the DCH 300-X, benefit from wet cutting capabilities and newly customised blades. These two advances accelerate cutting speed by around 30% each, so you can now rely on electric saws for everyday tasks without sacrificing speed. Only the most demanding, specialised applications will need the extra power and cutting depth of a larger saw.
When you add the additional advantages of electric saws – especially being fume-free and much quieter, so you can use them indoors or in inhabited buildings – it is easy to see why they are the tool of choice for many common applications. Our largest handheld electric cutters can cut through 120 mm with a 305 mm blade. That’s the cutting depth you normally only get with more expensive 350 mm blades. Thanks to this clever tool engineering, you can cut all the way through a typical concrete or masonry wall or floor from one side – no more having to align and cut from both sides. Routine cutting or widening openings just got twice as fast as with an angle grinder.