Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR SDS-Max Combination Hammer Demo Hammer Reviews & Rotary Hammers

Hilti TE 70-ATC SDS-Max Combination Hammer


Hilti Next-Gen Combination Hammer Drills 40% Faster in Reinforced Concrete

The Hilti TE 70-ATC with AVR presents a next-generation SDS-Max Combination Hammer with 10.7 ft-lbs of impact energy. According to Hilti, this is the most powerful combi-hammer in its class. They say it can help commercial contractors and tradesmen drill up to 40% faster in reinforced concrete and demolish more concrete than any of its competitors.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR
  • 1037 ft-lbs single impact energy
  • Active Torque Control (ATC) stops tool from spinning if drill bit jams
  • Active Vibration Reduction (AVR)
  • Optimized for use with Hilti flat and pointed chisels
  • Universal detachable power cord
  • Brushless motor
  • 20-2-1 warranty
  • Price: $1,999

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Safety and Performance

Clearly, Hilti continues making improvements to its concrete drilling and chipping tools. As they do so, we love that they continue to place safety and productivity at the forefront. The Hilti TE 70-ATC with AVR provides tradesmen with a tool that has really low vibration for its class while maintaining best-in-class performance. How low? 8.3 m/s^2. That number may not mean much to the uninitiated, but it’s low for a tool of this size and power.

This reduces the risk of potential injury during use—but does so without hindering the productivity of this 22-pound hammering tool. Compared to the smaller Hilti TE 50-AVR we looked at earlier this tool really brings better features and more power for those larger jobs.

Hilti ATC magnetic clutch
Image courtesy of Hilti Denmark

With an eye toward user safety, Hilti has included both the Active Torque Control and Active Vibration Reduction technologies on the SDS-Max Combination Hammer. ATC stops the tool body from spinning uncontrollably if the drill bit binds up. It does this through the use of a magnetic clutch that activates as soon as the tool encounters a dangerous bit-stopping obstruction. Meanwhile, the AVR controls the vibration of the tool so that you don’t tire yourself out so quickly.

Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR SDS-Max Combination Hammer

How Hard Does the Hilti TE 70-ATC Hit?

These safety features seem particularly important for a tool that hits as hard as this one. The Hilti SDS-Max Combination Hammer features a brushless motor to allow it the control it needs to work effectively. It’s ideal for use in hammer drilling in concrete, masonry, and stone with rotary drill bits between 15/32–2-5/32″ in diameter. Ideally, you’d use it with ~3/4″ bits or larger.

Users will unlock the full potential of the Hilti SDS-Max Combination Hammer by using the TE-YX and TE-YPX chisels in flat and pointed formats. These chisel bits were designed to withstand the power of this tool in particular. They feature a state-of-the-art wave design, polygon construction, and self-sharpening technology to offer high break resistance with little-to-no sticking or jamming.

Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR SDS-Max Combination Hammer

The Hilti SDS-Max Combination Hammer also includes a universal detachable power cord that fits a variety of other Hilti tools. This makes for quick cord changes should you cut or fray your power cord. It also accepts the DRS-Y dust removal system, which collects up to 95% of dust.

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Pricing and Availability

The Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR SDS-Max Combination Hammer is available now through the Hilti website or through a Hilti store. You can pick it up for $1,999.

One of the better features surrounding this tool, as well as all of Hilti’s products, comes down to the 20-2-1 warranty. Hilti offers 20 years of repair or replacement of defective parts, two years of no-cost repair that includes wear and tear, and a guaranteed one-day turnaround at a repair center.

Hilti Combination Hammer Specs

  • Model: Hilti TE 70-ATC/AVR
  • Single impact energy: 10.7 ft-lbs
  • Full hammering frequency: 2830 impacts/minute
  • Hammer drilling speed: 245 RPM
  • Triaxial vibration value for hammer drilling into concrete: 8.3 m/s²
  • Optimum Hammer drilling range: 25/32 to 2-5/32 in
  • Active Torque Control (ATC)
  • Active Vibration Reduction (AVR)
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Weight: 22 lbs.
  • Warranty: 20 years on defective parts, 2 years no-cost repair, guaranteed 1 day in and out repair
  • Price: $1,999
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