Bosch has just announced their new Speed-X Hammer Carbide bits, which are said to be game changing fast. Not only are these new bits the fastest in their class, they’ve been engineered to last even longer. Pros who need to drill deep holes in concrete, are you excited yet?!
Featuring a centric carbide top, holes can be started quickly and precisely. Speed-X bits also feature innovative inclined side cutters that power their way into concrete. With their shortened head design and enlarged dust-clearing channels, Speed-X drills clear debris much faster than other brands’ drills can.
In addition to clearing debris quicker for more efficient drilling, Speed-X flutes are designed for reduced friction to enhance the drills’ durability and usable lifetime.
Bosch Speed-X bits will start appearing later this month in SDS-Max and splined versions and in select popular sizes, but nationwide distribution won’t be complete until Fall 2010.
Note: Bosch says that these bits are up to 20% faster and last 18% longer compared to the leading competitor’s drills. We imagine that these figures were determined when drilling deep holes, where the Speed-X design offers a visible and noteworthy speed difference. For what it’s worth, we generally trust Bosch’s claims.