Extension System expands capabilities of hammer drills.

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Extending reach of rotary hammer or hammer drill by 12-43 in., Power Reach allows user to drill overhead, down into water, or through 6 ft slab of concrete. Three-piece system consists of adapter, extension rod, and any SDS Max bit. It quickly connects to adapt to different applications, and eliminates any loss of power normally experienced with other extension systems.

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Hitachi Power Tools Introduces Power Reach- An Affordable, Flexible, 3-Piece Hammer Extension System

NORCROSS, GA., October 25, 2006 - Hitachi Power Tools today announced its new Power Reach adapter system that extends the reach of a rotary hammer or hammer drill by 12" up to 43" allowing the user to drill overhead, down into water or through a large chunk of concrete with ease. The Hitachi Power Reach provides a simple three-piece system that quickly connects to adapt to different applications, accepts any SDS Max bit and eliminates any loss of power normally experienced with other extension systems. Power Reach was designed to expand the capabilities of concrete drilling tools. With this system from Hitachi, a user can now drill into concrete overhead without the use of a ladder or scaffolding, drill down into an access hole while standing upright, drill underwater as long as the tool remains above, drill all the way through a 6' slab of concrete and generally get into otherwise inaccessible places without trouble. The Power Reach consists of an adapter, extension rod and any SDS max bit. Unlike competitive systems, the energy generated from the tool transfers completely through the adapter to the bit so power is not compromised. Other models typically experience 10-15% power loss. With Power Reach there are fewer pieces to invest in and therefore fewer pieces to keep track of as users adapt the system to their specific application. The overall system is less expensive and any SDS max bit can be used. For more information including the full line of Hitachi products and support, please contact Hitachi Power Tools at 1-800-829-4752 or visit www.hitachipowertools.com HITACHI POWER TOOLS U.S.A. Hitachi Power Tools carries an extensive line of professional grade tools and accessories for: woodworking, metalworking, concrete drilling and cutting, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. During the 1980s Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. In 1995 Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. was renamed Hitachi Koki U.S.A. to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States. From headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in Jefferson GA, Valencia CA and Toronto ONT, Hitachi Koki U.S.A. supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. The field sales force and service technicians constantly provide information to engineers to refine and upgrade the product selection. Many tools in the line are designed and offered for use only in North America. With dozens of new models already in development, Hitachi Power Tools enters the 21st century with Hitachi Koki U.S.A. continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available.

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