Heller is the first manufacturer specialising exclusively in drill bits to test its products in an independent institute for the adverse effects of drilling vibration. If a rotary hammer is integral to the application, it can be expected that so-called “hand-arm vibration” could have some form of long term effect on the users health. The “EU Vibration Directive 2002/44/EC” aims to help, in that it stipulates the maximum vibration to which users may be exposed. Lowvibration power tools are called for in addition to low-vibration techniques – but low-quality drill bits can also have an adverse effect. Low cost, poorly designed drill bits can reserve the effect of low vibration power tools. Heller drill bits demonstrated optimal effectiveness and extremely low vibration in the practical tests. In fact, they even distinctly reduced vibration.