When I visited Hilti for their Innovation Day 2018, they embargoed 4 products. Since they dropped the press releases, I’m free to talk about 2 of those products: their new 36V worm-drive style saw and 36V SDS Max Combihammer.
First lets look at the SC 60W-A36 worm-drive style saw highlights:
- Brushless motor powered by a 36V battery
- 4000 RPM (no load)
- 7-1/4″ blade with 5/8″ arbor
- Max bevel angle 53°
- Cutting depth a 90°: 2-3/8″
- Cutting depth at 45°: 1-15/16″
- Weighs 12.8 pounds
- Rafter hook
- Electric brake
- LED lights
- One finger actuation
- Hilti Connect
Hilti says this saw is supposed to bring the performance and balance of a corded worm-drive saw to the jobsite, while weighing less and running all day without recharging.
The saw is designed for cutting HDO, MDO, plywood, hardwood, and pressure treated lumber.
Next we’ll look at the TE 60-A36 Combihammer highlights:
- Brushless motor powered by a 9.0Ah 36V battery
- SDS Max (TE-Y)
- 2350 impacts/minute or 3300 impacts/minute
- 3430 RPM
- Single Impact Energy: 8.1
- AVR (Active Vibration Reduction)
- ATC 2.0 (Active Torque Control protects user, tool and insert)
- Dust Removal System TE DRS-Y, TE DRS-D
- 17.8 lbs
- 21.4″ x 4.5″ x 9.2″
As the name implies, the TE 60-A36 Combihammer can be used either for drilling or hammering applications. For instance it can be used to drill or core holes in concrete or masonry. In hammer only mode, can be used to dig and tamp dirt, drive ground rods and metal stakes, or light concrete breaking.
The Combihammer has Active Torque Control (ATC) for stopping the tool from spinning if the bit gets stuck, saving your body from damage. It also has Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) to reduce fatigue and strain on the operator. Finally it’s Table 1 compliant when paired with a Hilti dust removal system and Hilti vacuum cleaner.
Both tools are covered under the Hilti 20/2/1 warranty. For 2 years they’ll repair the tool for free. For 20 years they’ll repair or replace defective parts. And they guarantee a 1-day turn around on repairs. There are limitations, so you’re going to need to contact Hilti if you have a claim.
We don’t have pricing for the TE 60-A36 Combihammer or the SC 60W-A36 worm drive style saw yet, but they are available now for Hilti VIP customers and will be available to everybody January 2019.