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Title: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: threesixright on September 22, 2018, 05:05 PM
Hi,

Maybe a crazy question, but can you use a SDS chisel in the FT BHC 18?

Thanks!


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Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Gregor on September 22, 2018, 05:16 PM
It'll fit. But as it's a pure (hammer-)drill you can't turn off the rotation - it won't be fun, safe or practical to use.
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: threesixright on September 22, 2018, 05:27 PM
Thanks. Already had my doubts!


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Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: demographic on September 23, 2018, 08:18 AM
Bit of a fail really.
Not needed all the time but handy on the odd occasion.
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Frank-Jan on September 23, 2018, 10:42 AM
I haven't used it myself, but this thing might work Bosch sds-plus chisel attachment (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-2607018296-SDS-Plus-Chisel-Attachment/dp/B0014GNFPQ)
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: rst on September 23, 2018, 11:46 AM
 I have Milwaukee 1 1/8" rotary hammer which has the chisel function that works great.  I install steel frames and doors, often as a replacement.  The Milwaukee is great for cleaning up the masonry after removing the existing frame.  I use a Hilti TE-72 for the big stuff. 
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Michael Kellough on September 23, 2018, 12:52 PM
I have Milwaukee 1 1/8" rotary hammer which has the chisel function that works great.  I install steel frames and doors, often as a replacement.  The Milwaukee is great for cleaning up the masonry after removing the existing frame.  I use a Hilti TE-72 for the big stuff.

Just used the M18 and 1-1/2” chisel yesterday to notch a post for a square stub tenon. Nice tool.
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: mrB on October 29, 2018, 04:39 PM
Honestly this is such a FAIL.  I've not vented about it before here as I own the BHC and love love it. It's small, handles all the jobs I can throw at it in any material (I doubt I've ever used over 10mm in it)  and is the tiniest, lightest, most comfortable SDS around.  BUT no chisel, WHY?  I wouldn't need it to be the best at all, I don't do demolition. But even the most poor of implementations would likely be a better, easier, quicker option than me head at a wall of well grouted tiles with my hammer and cold chisel.

Festool, if you are indeed listening (as Kapex and TID releases may prove you kind of are still) let's write 'adding chisel function in 5 years time' to the list please [big grin] [thumbs up]

Or if someone could invent, make and sell me an 'SDS Bit to SDS Bit rotating adapter' that would allow the chisel to remain flat. I'd take that.
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Frank-Jan on October 30, 2018, 01:24 PM
.....
Or if someone could invent, make and sell me an 'SDS Bit to SDS Bit rotating adapter' that would allow the chisel to remain flat. I'd take that.

Check out the Bosch adapter in my previous post, I think it does just that.
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: grobkuschelig on October 30, 2018, 02:59 PM
@Frank-Jan I have to say, what surprised me the most is this in your amazon link:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181030/9e1c88a509050e9b2141a1165a0645f6.png)
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Frank-Jan on October 30, 2018, 05:12 PM
Yikes, and a lot of "medical grade silicon sticks".
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 30, 2018, 05:49 PM
@Frank-Jan I have to say, what surprised me the most is this in your amazon link:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181030/9e1c88a509050e9b2141a1165a0645f6.png)

 [eek] [scared] [blink]
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Brice Burrell on October 30, 2018, 07:33 PM
This thread took an unexpected turn. [blink] [big grin]
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: mrB on October 30, 2018, 08:56 PM
.....
Or if someone could invent, make and sell me an 'SDS Bit to SDS Bit rotating adapter' that would allow the chisel to remain flat. I'd take that.

Check out the Bosch adapter in my previous post, I think it does just that.

Thanks. But I think that is an attachment for Bosch, and possibly other, drills to turn a regular drill into an SDS.

What I was imagining was essentially an SDS male to SDS female drill bit extension that would freely rotate in the centre. . .
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: Frank-Jan on October 31, 2018, 11:20 AM
No, it is an adapter that acts the way you describe, to use chisels in an sds drill that doesn't have a rotation-stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG80BBWr3jU

I haven't handled one myself, nor do I have a BHC (yet), so I can't say for sure that it's compatible, but I think it probably is.

I think it goes over the standard fixed chuck, and clamps onto the 43 mm handle sleeve so it doesn't rotate.
Title: Re: BHC 18 use SDS Chisel?
Post by: mrB on October 31, 2018, 01:14 PM
WOW! Thank you for correcting me! This is great news, I'm gonna try one.