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Arbutus Medical is an orthopaedic equipment company developing innovative devices for use around the world. 

DrillCover Hex System

The DrillCover Hex is Arbutus Medical's flag ship product. A safe, sterile, reusable barrier for use with hardware drills. Inquire now for availability. 

DrillCover Hex System

What is it?


A battery-powered orthopedic drill

It is made of a durable hardware drill that is covered with the DrillCover Hex linen to make it 100% sterile, liquid and pathogen proof, for orthopedic surgery, while remaining at an affordable price.

Who is it for?

The DrillCover Hex System is the ideal drill for clinics just starting out in orthopedics, or clinics wanting to transition away from manual tools.

It is also ideal for the traveling veterinarians or clinics looking to lower their costs with a robust piece of equipment.

Why should you use it?

The DrillCover technology gives veterinary surgeons the power and confidence to perform sterile surgery with ease.  The drill has been carefully selected to match the speed, torque and ergonomics of a surgical drill to provide the perfect cost-saving solution.

The Starter Kit

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The DrillCover Hex System Starter Kit contains everything you need to get started. It includes:

  • 1 DeWalt Drill

  • 2 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries

  • 1 Battery Charger (plug types A, C and G available)

  • 1 DrillCover Hex Linen*

  • 1 3-Jaw Chuck Adapter

  • 1 chuck key

  • Optional: AO attachment (to use with half-moon shaped drill bits)

* For clinics performing 2+ orthopedic cases / day, we recommend additional DrillCover Hex linen and 3-Jaw Chuck Adapters. This allows you to simply replace the linen and 3-Jaw Chuck between patients, while reusing the power tool and included extra battery.

Part Specifications


DrillCover Hex Linen

  • Material: Waterproof textile and construction (including fully-taped seams); pathogen-barrier

  • Lifetime: 75 uses

  • Sterilization: Steam autoclave only. Gravity displacement at 121° C for 30 minutes; Prevac autoclave at 132° C for 4 minutes or 134° C for 3 minutes.

3-Jaw Chuck Adapter

  • Chuck Type: Keyed

  • Capacity: 0.5mm - 7.4mm (0.020in - 0.291 in)

  • Material: Surgical-grade stainless steel

  • Warranty: 2 years from purchase date

  • Sterilization: Steam autoclave only. Gravity displacement at 121° C for 30 minutes; Prevac autoclave at 132° C for 4 minutes or 134° C for 3 minutes.


Dewalt DCF610 Drill, Batteries & Charger

  • Speed: Variable at 0 - 1050 RPM (rotations per minute)

  • Battery: 2x 12V rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries

  • Drill Stall Torque: 70 in-Ibs (8 N-m)

  • Weight: 1 kg (2.2 Ibs)

  • Charger Voltage & Plug Type: 120V or 240V; Plug types A, C or G

US FDA (Food & Drug Administration): The DrillCover Systems Family is registered as a Class I medical device with the US FDA.

Health Canada: The DrillCover Systems family is licensed as a Class II medical device by Health Canada.