Hilti Introduces Industry’s Most Powerful SDS-Max Combination Hammer Drill

by | Dec 3, 2020 | Industry News

Tool Delivers up to 40% Faster Heavy-Duty Concrete Drilling

PLANO, Texas – December 3, 2020 – Hilti North America, a leader providinginnovative tools, technology, software and services to the commercial construction industry, expands its rotary and combination hammer tool portfolio with the next generation TE 70-ATC/AVR, the most powerful SDS-Max combination hammer in its class. The new and improved tool will help commercial contractors and tradespeople drill up to 40% faster in reinforced concrete and demolish more concrete than the competitors in its class.

Understanding the importance of worker safety on a construction jobsite, the SDS-Max combination hammer includes Hilti’s exclusive Active Torque Control (ATC) technology, which stops the tool body from spinning uncontrollably if the drill bit jams.

“We know how powerful Hilti tools are so, as we continue to deliver solutions to our customers, safety and productivity remain top of mind,” said Eric Hollister, Senior Director of Electric Tools & Accessories at Hilti North America. “The tool provides users with the lowest vibration in its class while maintaining best-in-class performance. This will reduce the risk of potential injury during application and help increase daily productivity.” The tool is also equipped with Hilti’s Active Vibration Reduction (AVR), a technology that makes it less tiring to use. 


The TE 70-ATC/AVR is strong enough to take on the most challenging applications, without sacrificing performance or ergonomics. With the fourth generation, Hilti customers will experience a premium performance – a hard-hitting, faster drilling tool that will help get the job done quicker than ever before. Users will unlock the full power of the SDS-Max combination hammer with the optimized durability and exceptional strength of Hilti’s TE-YX bits and new TE-YPX flat and pointed chisels designed specifically to withstand the power of this new tool. The state-of the-art wave design, polygon construction, and self-sharpening technology of the TE-YPX (SDS Max) chisels offer high break resistance, virtually no sticking or jamming, and less stopping to sharpen or change broken chisels.

The SDS-Max combination hammer also comes with a universal detachable power cord that fits eight other Hilti tools. The detachable power cord feature makes for quick cord changes and reduces repair downtime caused by cut or frayed cords. It also includes a brushless motor, which will increase the tool’s life, performance, and requires less service work compared to other brushed tool models on the market.  

Hilti is dedicated to helping its customers achieve maximum productivity, offering the best guarantee and services. Customers can experience the unique flexibility and service of Hilti Tool Fleet Management. The TE 70-ATC/AVR is backed by an industry best Tool Warranty* – 20 years of repair or replacement of defective parts; two years no cost repair including wear and tear; and a guaranteed one-day in and out of repair center. For more information on Hilti’s 20-2-1 go to Hilti.com.

The TE 70-ATC/AVR is available now throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, contact Hilti Customer Service. From the U.S., call Hilti, Inc., at 1-800-879-8000; from Canada, call Hilti (Canada) Corporation at 1-800-363-4458. *Tool warranty. Some limitations apply. Contact Hilti for details.

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Weight in accordance with EPTA Procedure: 22 lbs.

Single impact energy calculated: 10.7 ft-lbf

Full hammering frequency: 2830 impacts/minute

Triaxial vibration value for hammer drilling into concrete: 8.3 m/s²

Optimum Hammer drilling range: 25/32 – 2-5/32 in

Functionality: Active Torque Control (ATC), Active Vibration Reduction (AVR), Detachable Power Cord Chiseling, Power Reduction


Hilti is a world-leading provider of high quality, innovative and specialized tools, fastening systems and software-based solutions for the professional user. With more than 3,800 highly trained Hilti account managers, engineers, and Hilti employees throughout North America, Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder / gas / battery actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, fire protection, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, strut and hanger systems, solutions for tool park productivity as well worker health and safety.