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TE 700-AVR

Original operating instructions

Information about the operating instructions

About these operating instructions

  • Read these operating instructions before the product is used or operated for the first time. This is a prerequisite for safe, trouble-free handling and use of the product.
  • Observe the safety instructions and warnings in these operating instructions and on the product.
  • Always keep the operating instructions with the product and make sure that the product is accompanied by these operating instructions only, when the product is given to other persons.

Explanation of symbols


Warnings alert persons to hazards that occur when handling or using the product. The following signal words are used:
  • Draws attention to imminent danger that will lead to serious personal injury or fatality.
  • Draws attention to a potential threat of danger that can lead to serious injury or fatality.
  • Draws attention to a potentially dangerous situation that could lead to personal injury or damage to the equipment or other property.

Symbols in the operating instructions

The following symbols are used in these operating instructions:
Image alternative Comply with the operating instructions
Image alternative Instructions for use and other useful information
Image alternative Dealing with recyclable materials
Image alternative Do not dispose of electric equipment and batteries as household waste
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Symbols in illustrations

The following symbols are used in illustrations:
Image alternative These numbers refer to the illustrations at the beginning of these operating instructions.
Image alternative The numbering reflects the sequence of operations shown in the illustrations and may deviate from the steps described in the text.
Image alternative Item reference numbers are used in the overview illustration and refer to the numbers used in the key in the product overview section.
Image alternative These characters are intended to specifically draw your attention to certain points when handling the product.

Symbols on the product

Symbols on the product

The following symbols are used on the product:
Image alternative Chiseling
Image alternative Chisel positioning
Image alternative Protection class II (double-insulated)
Image alternative Wear protective gloves

Product information

Hilti products are designed for professional use and may be operated, serviced and maintained only by trained, authorized personnel. This personnel must be specifically informed about the possible hazards. The product and its ancillary equipment can present hazards if used incorrectly by untrained personnel or if used not in accordance with the intended use.
The type designation and serial number are printed on the rating plate.
  • Write down the serial number in the table below. You will be required to state the product details when contacting Hilti Service or your local Hilti organization to inquire about the product.
    Product information
    TE 700‑AVR
    Serial no.


General power tool safety warnings

Image alternative WARNING Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations and specifications provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
  • Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
  • Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
  • Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical safety
  • Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
  • Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
  • Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
  • Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
  • When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
  • If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
Personal safety
  • Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
  • Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as a dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
  • Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
  • Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
  • Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
  • Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair and clothing away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
  • If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
  • Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of tools allow you to become complacent and ignore tool safety principles. A careless action can cause severe injury within a fraction of a second.
Power tool use and care
  • Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
  • Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
  • Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or remove the battery pack, if detachable, from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
  • Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
  • Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
  • Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
  • Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
  • Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean and free from oil and grease. Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for safe handling and control of the tool in unexpected situations.
  • Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.

Hammer safety warnings

  • Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
  • Use auxiliary handles, if supplied with the tool. Loss of control can cause personal injury.
  • Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting accessory contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and could give the operator an electric shock.

Additional safety instructions for breakers

Personal safety
  • Use the product and accessories only when they are in perfect working order.
  • Never tamper with or modify the product or accessories in any way.
  • When chiseling into ceilings, walls and floors, always make sure that you have a safe and firm stance. A sudden break-through can affect your balance!
  • Apply appropriate safety measures at the opposite side of the workpiece in work that involves breaking through. Parts breaking away could fall out and / or fall down causing injury to other persons.
  • You and the other persons in the vicinity must wear suitable eye protection, a hard hat, ear protection, protective gloves and light respiratory protection while the product is in use.
  • Wear protective gloves when changing the accessory tool. Touching the accessory tool can result in cuts and burns.
  • Wear eye protection. Flying fragments can injure the body and eyes.
  • Dust produced by grinding, sanding, cutting and drilling can contain dangerous chemicals. Some examples are: lead or lead-based paints; brick, concrete and other masonry products, natural stone and other products containing silicates; certain types of wood, such as oak, beech and chemically treated wood; asbestos or materials that contain asbestos. Determine the exposure of the operator and bystanders by means of the hazard classification of the materials to be worked. Implement the necessary measures to restrict exposure to a safe level, for example by the use of a dust collection system or by the wearing of suitable respiratory protection. The general measures for reducing exposure include:
  • working in an area that is well ventilated,
  • avoidance of prolonged contact with dust,
  • directing dust away from the face and body,
  • wearing protective clothing and washing exposed areas of the skin with water and soap.
  • Take frequent breaks and do physical exercises to improve the blood circulation in your fingers. High vibration during long periods of work can lead to disorders of the blood vessels and nervous system in the fingers, hands and wrists.
Electrical safety
  • Before beginning work, check the working area for concealed electric cables or gas and water pipes. External metal parts of the product could give you an electric shock or cause an explosion if you accidentally damage an electric cable or a gas or water pipe.
Power tool use and care
  • Wait until the product has come to a complete stop before you lay it down.


Overview of the product

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  1. Chuck
  2. Function selector switch
  3. Power level selection switch
  4. On/off switch
  5. Grip
  6. Indicators
  7. Supply cord
  8. Air vents
  9. Knob
  10. Side handle
  11. Theft protection indicator (optional)
  12. Service indicator
  13. Power level indicator

Intended use

The product described is an electrically powered breaker for medium-duty chiseling work. It is designed for removing and breaking up concrete, masonry and stone.

  • Operation is permissible only when connected to a power source providing a voltage and frequency in compliance with the information given on the type identification plate.

Active Vibration Reduction (AVR)

The breaker is equipped with an Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) system, which reduces vibration significantly.

Service indicator

The breaker is equipped with a service indicator LED.
The service indicator lights red.
End of service interval – servicing is due.
A fault has occurred in the tool.
The service indicator blinks red.
The overheating prevention cut-out has been activated.
The voltage provided by the electric supply is too high.
Bring the product to Hilti Service in good time. This will help to ensure that it’s always ready for use.

Power level indicator

The breaker is equipped with a power level indicator LED.
Chiseling power can be reduced to approx. 70% by pressing the power level selector switch. The power level LED then lights up, indicating reduced power.

Restart interlock

The tool doesn’t restart automatically when the power returns after an interruption in the supply. The on/off switch must first be released and then pressed again to restart.

Items supplied

Breaker, side handle, operating instructions.
You can find other system products approved for your product at your local Hilti Center or online at:

Technical data


For details of the rated voltage, frequency, current and input power, please refer to the power tool’s country-specific type identification plate.
When powered by a generator or transformer, the generator or transformer’s power output must be at least twice the rated input power shown on the rating plate of the power tool. The operating voltage of the transformer or generator must always be within +5% and -15% of the rated voltage of the power tool.
Single impact energy
11.5 J
17.4 lb
(7.9 kg)


Preparations at the workplace

Risk of injury! Inadvertent starting of the product.
  • Unplug the supply cord before making adjustments to the power tool or before changing accessories.
Observe the safety instructions and warnings in this documentation and on the product.

Fitting the side handle

Risk of injury! Loss of control over the breaker.
  • Check that the side handle is fitted correctly and tightened securely.
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  1. Slide the side handle clamping band over the tool holder from the front and into the recess provided.
  2. Bring the side handle into the desired position.
  3. Secure the side handle by turning the knob until the clamping band is tight.

Fitting the accessory tool

Risk of injury! The accessory tool gets hot during use and may also have sharp edges.
  • Wear protective gloves when changing the tool.
Risk of fire! Risk of contact between the hot accessory tool and highly inflammable materials.
  • Do not lay the hot accessory tool down on highly inflammable materials.
Check the accessory tool for damage or uneven wear each time before use and replace it if necessary.
Use only the recommended grease supplied by Hilti . Use of unsuitable grease may cause damage to the product.
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  1. Apply a little grease to the connection end of the accessory tool.
  2. Push the accessory tool into the chuck as far as it will go, turning it and applying light pressure until it engages with an audible click.
    • The product is ready for use.
    Use only the recommended grease supplied by Hilti . Use of unsuitable grease may cause damage to the product.

Removing the accessory tool

Risk of fire! Risk of contact between the hot accessory tool and highly inflammable materials.
  • Do not lay the hot accessory tool down on highly inflammable materials.
Risk of injury! The tool becomes hot as a result of use.
  • Wear protective gloves when changing the tool.
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  1. Pull the chuck back.
  2. Remove the accessory tool.
    Use only the recommended grease supplied by Hilti . Use of unsuitable grease may cause damage to the product.

Positioning the chisel

The chisel can be adjusted to 24 different positions (in 15° increments). This ensures that flat chisels and shaped chisels can always be set to the optimum working position.
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  • Set the function selector switch to Image alternative and position the chisel as desired.

Locking the chisel

  • Set the function selector switch to Image alternative and rotate the chisel until it engages.

Setting the chiseling power

Chiseling power can be reduced to approx. 70% by pressing the power level selector switch. The power level LED then lights up, indicating reduced power.
Chiseling power can be adjusted only when the power tool is switched on and ready for use. To reselect full chiseling power, press the chiseling power level selector switch again. Switching off and then on again also causes the power tool to return to full chiseling power.
  • Press the power level selector switch.

Types of work

Risk of electric shock! Severe injury and burns can result if any attempt is made to operate the tool without an earth/ground conductor and ground fault circuit interrupter correctly connected.
  • Irrespective of whether mains power or generator power is used, always make sure that an earth/ground conductor and ground fault circuit interrupter are present in the power supply and that these are correctly connected.
  • Do not use the product unless these safety measures are in place and fully operational.
A damaged supply cord presents a hazard! Do not touch the supply cord or extension cord if damaged while working. Disconnect the supply cord plug from the power outlet.
  • Check the appliance’s supply cord at regular intervals and have it replaced by a qualified specialist if found to be damaged.
Full approval must be obtained from the site engineer or architect prior to beginning the work.


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  • Set the function selector switch to the Image alternative position.

Care and maintenance

Electric shock hazard! Attempting care and maintenance with the supply cord connected to a power outlet can lead to severe injury and burns.
  • Always unplug the supply cord before carrying out care and maintenance tasks.
  • Carefully remove stubborn dirt from the tool.
  • Clean the air vents carefully with a dry brush.
  • Use only a slightly damp cloth to clean the casing. Do not use cleaning agents containing silicone as they can attack the plastic parts.
Danger of electric shock! Improper repairs to electrical components may lead to serious injuries including burns.
  • Repairs to the electrical section of the tool or appliance may be carried out only by trained electrical specialists.
  • Check all visible parts and controls for signs of damage at regular intervals and make sure that they all function correctly.
  • Do not operate the product if signs of damage are found or if parts malfunction. Have it repaired immediately by Hilti Service.
  • After cleaning and maintenance, fit all guards or protective devices and check that they function correctly.
To help ensure safe and reliable operation, use only genuine Hilti spare parts and consumables. Spare parts, consumables and accessories approved by Hilti for use with the product can be found at your local Hilti Store or online at: .

Cleaning the dust shield

  • Clean the dust shield on the chuck with a dry, clean cloth at regular intervals.
  • Clean the sealing lip by wiping it carefully and then grease it again lightly with Hilti grease.
  • It is essential that the dust shield is replaced if the sealing lip is damaged.

Transport and storage

  • Do not transport electric tools with accessory tools fitted.
  • Always unplug the supply cord before storing an electric tool or appliance.
  • Store tools and appliances in a dry place where they cannot be accessed by children or unauthorized persons.
  • Check electric tools or appliances for damage after long periods of transport or storage.


If the trouble you are experiencing is not listed in this table or you are unable to remedy the problem by yourself, please contact Hilti Service.


Trouble or fault
Possible cause
Action to be taken
The breaker doesn’t start.
Electronics initialization in progress (takes up to 4 seconds after plugging in).
  • Switch the power tool off and then on again.
The electronic restart interlock is activated after an interruption in the electric supply.
  • Switch the power tool off and then on again.
Interruption in the electric supply.
  • Plug in another electric tool or appliance and check whether it works.
The generator is in sleep mode.
  • Apply a load to the generator by connecting a second power consumer (e.g. worklight). Switch the tool off and then on again.
The tool is faulty or servicing is due.
  • Have the product repaired only by Hilti Service.
No hammering action.
The power tool is too cold.
  • Bring the tip of the accessory tool into contact with the working surface, switch the power tool on and allow it to run. If necessary, repeat the procedure until the hammering mechanism begins to operate.
Chuck not sufficiently greased.
  • Inject 1-2 strokes of grease from the dispenser into the chuck. Use genuine Hilti grease. Then fit the accessory tool and distribute the grease in the chuck by pulling the accessory tool in and out several times.
The service indicator lights red.
The tool is faulty or servicing is due.
  • Have the product repaired only by Hilti Service.
The service indicator blinks red.
The overheating prevention cut-out has been activated.
  • Allow the tool to cool down. Clean the air vents. Running under no load is still possible.
The voltage provided by the electric supply is too high.
  • Use a different power outlet. Check the electric supply.
The breaker switches itself off while running.
The overheating prevention cut-out has been activated.
  • Allow the tool to cool down. Clean the air vents. Running under no load is still possible.
The breaker doesn’t achieve full power.
Power reduction is active.
  • Press the power level selector switch (observe the power level indicator). Unplug the power tool from the electric supply and then plug it back in.
The extension cord is too long or its gauge is inadequate.
  • Use an extension cord of an approved length and / or of adequate gauge.
The voltage provided by the electric supply is too low.
  • Connect the power tool to a different power source.
The chisel cannot be released from the chuck.
The chuck is not pulled back fully.
  • Pull the tool lock back as far as it will go and remove the insert tool.


Image alternative Most of the materials from which Hilti tools and appliances are manufactured can be recycled. The materials must be correctly separated before they can be recycled. In many countries, your old tools, machines or appliances can be returned to Hilti for recycling. Ask Hilti Service or your Hilti representative for further information.
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  • Do not dispose of power tools, electronic equipment or batteries as household waste!

Manufacturer’s warranty

  • Please contact your local Hilti representative if you have questions about the warranty conditions.