Uli Reitz

Hilti just launched the innovative HIT-HY 200 adhesive anchoring system for anchor rods and rebar dowels, which is approved by ICC-ES for use in uncracked or cracked concrete in all seismic zones. The system offers two options that can eliminate the need to clean out your holes with compressed air and a wire brush before injecting the HIT-HY 200 adhesive: You can either hook Hilti’s unique hollow SDS-max or SDS-plus drill bits to a Hilti vacuum to suck up the dust as you drill, or you can use Hilti’s new HIT-Z anchor rods and eliminate hole cleaning altogether. Both methods are supposed to be up to 60% faster than the traditional installation method.

Sim Ayers, owner of SBE Builders in Discovery Bay, Calif., installs lots of adhesive anchors, so we asked him for a quick opinion. After watching the video at us.hilti.com/HY200, he said the vacuum option really piqued his interest, not only because it promises to be much faster than the usual cleaning procedure, but because it doesn’t blow...

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