Read this documentation before initial operation or use. This is a prerequisite for safe, trouble-free handling and use of the product.
Observe the safety instructions and warnings in this documentation and on the product.
Always keep the operating instructions with the product and make sure that the operating instructions are with the product when it is given to other persons.
Explanation of symbols used
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 slight personal injury or damage to the equipment or other property.
Symbols in the documentation
The following symbols are used in this document:
Read the operating instructions before use.
Instructions for use and other useful information
Dealing with recyclable materials
Do not dispose of electric equipment and batteries as household waste
Symbols in the illustrations
The following symbols are used in illustrations:
These numbers refer to the corresponding illustrations found at the beginning of these operating instructions
The numbering reflects the sequence of operations shown in the illustrations and may deviate from the steps described in the text
Item reference numbers are used in the overview illustrations and refer to the numbers used in the product overview section
This symbol is intended to draw special attention to certain points when handling the product.
Symbols on the product
The following symbols can be used on the product:
Wear eye protection
Use the side handle
Revolutions per minute
Revolutions per minute
Wireless data transfer
Hilti Li-ion battery type series used. Observe the information given in the section headed Intended use .
products are designed for professional users and only trained, authorized personnel are permitted to operate, service and maintain the products. 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
Declaration of conformity
We declare, on our sole responsibility, that the product described here complies with the applicable directives and standards. A copy of the declaration of conformity can be found at the end of this documentation.
The technical documentation is filed here:
Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH | Tool Certification | Hiltistrasse 6 | 86916 Kaufering, Germany
General power tool safety warnings
WARNINGRead 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.
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.
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, clothing and gloves 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.
Battery tool use and care
Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
Do not use a battery pack or tool that is damaged or modified. Damaged or modified batteries may exhibit unpredictable behaviour resulting in fire, explosion or risk of injury.
Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or excessive temperature. Exposure to fire or temperature above 130° C (265 °F) may cause explosion.
Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the battery pack or tool outside the temperature range specified in the instructions. Charging improperly or at temperatures outside the specified range may damage the battery and increase the risk of fire.
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.
Never service damaged battery packs. Service of battery packs should only be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service providers.
Safety warnings common for grinding, sanding, wire brushing, polishing or abrasive cutting-off operations:
This power tool is intended to function as a grinder, sander, wire brush or cut-off tool. 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.
Operations such as polishing are not recommended to be performed with this power tool. Operations for which the power tool was not designed may create a hazard and cause personal injury.
Do not use accessories which are not specifically designed and recommended by the tool manufacturer. Just because the accessory can be attached to your power tool, it does not assure safe operation.
The rated speed of the accessory must be at least equal to the maximum speed marked on the power tool. Accessories running faster than their rated speed can break and fly apart.
The outside diameter and the thickness of your accessory must be within the capacity rating of your power tool. Incorrectly sized accessories cannot be adequately guarded or controlled.
Threaded mounting of accessories must match the grinder spindle thread. For accessories mounted by flanges, the arbour hole of the accessory must fit the locating diameter of the flange. Accessories that do not match the mounting hardware of the power tool will run out of balance, vibrate excessively and may cause loss of control.
Do not use a damaged accessory. Before each use inspect the accessory such as abrasive wheels for chips and cracks, backing pad for cracks, tear or excess wear, wire brush for loose or cracked wires. If power tool or accessory is dropped, inspect for damage or install an undamaged accessory. After inspecting and installing an accessory, position yourself and bystanders away from the plane of the rotating accessory and run the power tool at maximum no-load speed for one minute. Damaged accessories will normally break apart during this test time.
Wear personal protective equipment. Depending on application, use face shield, safety goggles or safety glasses. As appropriate, wear dust mask, hearing protectors, gloves and workshop apron capable of stopping small abrasive or workpiece fragments. The eye protection must be capable of stopping flying debris generated by various operations. The dust mask or respirator must be capable of filtrating particles generated by your operation. Prolonged exposure to high intensity noise may cause hearing loss.
Keep bystanders a safe distance away from work area. Anyone entering the work area must wear personal protective equipment. Fragments of workpiece or of a broken accessory may fly away and cause injury beyond immediate area of operation.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only, when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring. Contact with a "live" wire will also make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and could give the operator an electric shock.
Position the cord clear of the spinning accessory. If you lose control, the cord may be cut or snagged and your hand or arm may be pulled into the spinning accessory.
Never lay the power tool down until the accessory has come to a complete stop. The spinning accessory may grab the surface and pull the power tool out of your control.
Do not run the power tool while carrying it at your side. Accidental contact with the spinning accessory could snag your clothing, pulling the accessory into your body.
Regularly clean the power tool’s air vents. The motor’s fan will draw the dust inside the housing and excessive accumulation of powdered metal may cause electrical hazards.
Do not operate the power tool near flammable materials. Sparks could ignite these materials.
Do not use accessories that require liquid coolants. Using water or other liquid coolants may result in electrocution or shock.
Kickback and related warningsKickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or snagged rotating wheel, backing pad, brush or any other accessory. Pinching or snagging causes rapid stalling of the rotating accessory which in turn causes the uncontrolled power tool to be forced in the direction opposite of the accessory’s rotation at the point of the binding.
For example, if an abrasive wheel is snagged or pinched by the workpiece, the edge of the wheel that is entering into the pinch point can dig into the surface of the material causing the wheel to climb out or kick out. The wheel may either jump toward or away from the operator, depending on direction of the wheel’s movement at the point of pinching. Abrasive wheels may also break under these conditions.
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper precautions as given below.
Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and position your body and arm to allow you to resist kickback forces. Always use auxiliary handle, if provided, for maximum control over kickback or torque reaction during start-up. The operator can control torque reactions or kickback forces, if proper precautions are taken.
Never place your hand near the rotating accessory. Accessory may kickback over your hand.
Do not position your body in the area where power tool will move if kickback occurs. Kickback will propel the tool in direction opposite to the wheel’s movement at the point of snagging.
Use special care when working corners, sharp edges etc. Avoid bouncing and snagging the accessory. Corners, sharp edges or bouncing have a tendency to snag the rotating accessory and cause loss of control or kickback.
Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving blade or toothed saw blade. Such blades create frequent kickback and loss of control.
Safety warnings specific for grinding and abrasive cutting-off operations:
Use only wheel types that are recommended for your power tool and the specific guard designed for the selected wheel. Wheels for which the power tool was not designed cannot be adequately guarded and are unsafe.
The grinding surface of centre depressed wheels must be mounted below the plane of the guard lip. An improperly mounted wheel that projects through the plane of the guard lip cannot be adequately protected.
The guard must be securely attached to the power tool and positioned for maximum safety, so the least amount of wheel is exposed towards the operator. The guard helps to protect the operator from broken wheel fragments, accidental contact with wheel and sparks that could ignite clothing.
Wheels must be used only for recommended applications. For example: do not grind with the side of cut-off wheel. Abrasive cut-off wheels are intended for peripheral grinding, side forces applied to these wheels may cause them to shatter.
Always use undamaged wheel flanges that are of correct size and shape for your selected wheel . Proper wheel flanges support the wheel thus reducing the possibility of wheel breakage. Flanges for cut-off wheels may be different from grinding wheel flanges.
Do not use worn down wheels from larger power tools. Wheel intended for larger power tool is not suitable for the higher speed of a smaller tool and may burst.
Additional safety warnings specific for abrasive cutting-off operations:
Do not "jam" the cut-off wheel or apply excessive pressure. Do not attempt to make an excessive depth of cut. Overstressing the wheel increases the loading and susceptibility to twisting or binding of the wheel in the cut and the possibility of kickback or wheel breakage.
Do not position your body in line with and behind the rotating wheel. When the wheel, at the point of operation, is moving away from your body, the possible kickback may propel the spinning wheel and the power tool directly at you.
When wheel is binding or when interrupting a cut for any reason, switch off the power tool and hold the power tool motionless until the wheel comes to a complete stop. Never attempt to remove the cut-off wheel from the cut while the wheel is in motion otherwise kickback may occur. Investigate and take corrective action to eliminate the cause of wheel binding.
Do not restart the cutting operation in the workpiece. Let the wheel reach full speed and carefully re-enter the cut. The wheel may bind, walk up or kickback if the power tool is restarted in the workpiece.
Support panels or any oversized workpiece to minimize the risk of wheel pinching and kickback. Large workpieces tend to sag under their own weight. Supports must be placed under the workpiece near the line of cut and near the edge of the workpiece on both sides of the wheel.
Use extra caution when making a "pocket cut" into existing walls or other blind areas. The protruding wheel may cut gas or water pipes, electrical wiring or objects that can cause kickback.
Safety warnings specific for sanding operations:
Do not use excessively oversized sanding disc paper. Follow manufacturers recommendations, when selecting sanding paper. Larger sanding paper extending beyond the sanding pad presents a laceration hazard and may cause snagging, tearing of the disc or kickback.
Safety warnings specific for wire brushing operations:
Be aware that wire bristles are thrown by the brush even during ordinary operation. Do not overstress the wires by applying excessive load to the brush. The wire bristles can easily penetrate light clothing and/or skin.
If the use of a guard is recommended for wire brushing, do not allow any interference of the wire wheel or brush with the guard. Wire wheel or brush may expand in diameter due to work load and centrifugal forces.
Battery use and care
Observe the special regulations and instructions applicable to the transport, storage and use of Li-ion batteries.
Do not expose batteries to high temperatures, direct sunlight or fire.
Do not disassemble, crush or incinerate batteries and do not subject them to temperatures over 80 °C.
Do not use or charge batteries that have suffered mechanical impact, have been dropped from a height or show signs of damage. In this case, always contact your HiltiService .
If the battery is too hot to touch it may be defective. In this case, place the product in a non-flammable location, well away from flammable materials, where it can be kept under observation and allowed to cool down. In this case, always contact your HiltiService .
Additional safety instructions
Do not tamper with or attempt to make alterations to the product.
Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
Always hold the tool with both hands on the grips provided. Keep the grips dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
Respiratory protection must be worn if the product is used without a dust removal system for work that creates dust.
Improve the blood circulation in your fingers by relaxing your hands and exercising your fingers during breaks between working.
Do not touch rotating parts. Switch the product on only after it is in position at the workpiece. Touching rotating parts, especially rotating accessory tools, can result in injury.
The product is not intended for use by debilitated persons who have received no special training. Keep the product out of reach of children.
Dust from materials, such as paint containing lead, some wood species, concrete/masonry/stone containing silica, and minerals as well as metal, may be harmful. Contact with or inhalation of the dust may cause allergic reactions and/or respiratory or other diseases to the operator or bystanders. Certain kinds of dust, such as oak and beech dust, are classified as carcinogenic, especially in conjunction with additives for wood conditioning (chromate, wood preservative). Material containing asbestos may be handled only by specialists. Use a dust removal system whenever possible. To achieve a high level of dust collection, use a suitable vacuum cleaner. When indicated, wear a respirator appropriate for the type of dust generated. Ensure that the workplace is well ventilated. Observe national regulations applicable to the materials you intend to work with.
The user and persons in the vicinity must wear suitable protective goggles, a hard hat, ear defenders, protective gloves and light respiratory protection while the product is in use.
If the product detects operation beyond its limits or a discharged battery, there is a possibility that the tool will no longer be braked by the motor.
Power tool use and care
Grinding discs must be stored and handled carefully in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Never use the power tool without the guard (hood).
Secure the workpiece. Use clamps or a bench vise to hold the workpiece in position. The workpiece is thus held more securely than by hand and both hands remain free to operate the product.
Do not use cutting discs for grinding.
Tighten the accessory tool and flange securely. If the accessory tool and flange are not tightened securely, the accessory tool may work loose from the arbor due to the braking effect of the motor after switching off.
Before beginning work, check the working area (e.g. using a metal detector) to ensure that no concealed electric cables or gas and water pipes are present. External metal parts of the power tool may become live, for example, when an electric cable is damaged accidentally. This presents a serious risk of electric shock.
Dirty or dusty products that have been used frequently for work on conductive materials should be checked at regular intervals by Hilti Service. Dust (especially dust from conductive materials) or dampness adhering to the surface of the power tool may, under unfavorable conditions, lead to electric shock.
Careful handling and use of batteries
Observe the special guidelines applicable to the transport, storage and use of Li-ion batteries.
Do not expose batteries to high temperatures, direct sunlight or fire. There is a risk of explosion.
Do not disassemble, crush or incinerate batteries and do not subject them to temperatures over 80 °C (176 °F). Otherwise, there is a risk of fire or explosion and injury through contact with caustic substances.
Never continue to use or attempt to charge damaged batteries, e.g. batteries with cracks, broken parts, bent or pushed-in / pulled-out contacts).
If the battery is too hot to touch it may be defective. In this case, place the product in a non-flammable location, well away from flammable materials, where it can be kept under observation and allowed to cool down. Contact Hilti Service after the battery has cooled down.
Apply appropriate safety measures at the opposite side of the workpiece in work that involves breaking through. Pieces of debris could drop out and / or fall down and injure other persons.
Slits cut in load-bearing walls of buildings or other structures may influence the statics of the structure, especially when steel reinforcing bars or load-bearing components are cut through. Consult the responsible structural engineer, architect or person in charge of the building project before beginning the work.
Overview of the product
Spindle lock button
Main grip with Totmann-Funktion
Battery release button Additional function: Activation of the charge state indicator
Guard release button
Clamping flange with O-ring
Abrasive cutting disc / abrasive grinding disc
Kwik lock quick-release lock nut (optional)
The product described is a hand-held cordless angle grinder. It is designed for cutting and grinding metal and mineral materials, brushing, sanding and for hole cutting in tiles, all without use of water.
The tool can be used for cutting, slitting and grinding mineral materials only in combination with the appropriate guard.
A dust removal hood together with a suitable Hilti vacuum cleaner must be used for working on mineral materials such as concrete or stone.
Use only Hilti Li-ion batteries of the [NCP tba.] series with this product.
Use only Hilti chargers of the [NCP tba.]-series to charge these batteries.
Angle grinder, side handle, standard guard, front cover, clamping flange, clamping nut, wrench, operating instructions.
Other system products approved for use with this product can be found at your local
Hilti Store or online at:
3D Active Torque Control (3D-ATC)
The product has
3D Active Torque Control (3D-ATC).
If it detects a sudden, unforeseen movement in operation, the product automatically shuts down immediately.
If 3D-ATC has tripped, switch the product off and then on again.
The product is protected by a
[dead-man function] .
If the main grip is not fully enclosed by the operator's hand or if the main grip is released, the product shuts down automatically. During operation, always hold the product securely with your hand enclosing the grip surfaces of the main grip.
If the [Totmann-Funktion] has tripped, switch the product off and then on again.
Motor protection function
The motor protection function monitors current consumption and motor temperature and prevents the product from overheating.
If the motor is overloaded through application of excessive working pressure, the product’s performance drops noticeably or it might stall completely.
If the power tool stalls or slows significantly due to overloading, release the pressure applied to the product and then allow it to run under no load for approx. 30 seconds.
Guard with front cover
Use the standard guard with front cover for working on metallic materials and for the following jobs:
Grinding with straight grinding discs
Cutting with cutting discs
DC-EX 125/5"C compact dust hood for cutting (accessory)
Use the DC-EX 125/5"C compact hood when working on mineral materials and for the following jobs:
Cutting with diamond cutting discs
Use of this guard for working on metal is not permissible.
DG-EX 125/5" dust hood for grinding (accessory)
The grinding system is suitable only for occasional use with diamond cup wheels for grinding mineral materials.
Use of this guard for working on metal is not permissible.
DC-EX 125/5"M dust hood for grinding (accessory)
The power tool may be used for cutting and slitting work on mineral materials only when fitted with a dust hood.
Use of this guard for working on metal is not permissible.
Li-ion battery charge status display
The charge status of the Li‑ion battery is displayed after one of the two battery release buttons is pressed.
4 LEDs light.
Charge status: 75 % to 100 %
3 LEDs light.
Charge status: 50 % to 75 %
2 LEDs light.
Charge status: 25 % to 50 %
1 LED lights up.
Charge status: 10 % to 25 %
1 LED flashes.
Charge status: < 10 %
Indication of the charge status is not possible while the power tool is in operation or immediately after operation. If the battery charge status LEDs flash, please refer to the information given in the Troubleshooting section.
Only synthetic resin-bonded, fiber-reinforced discs with maximum Ø 125 mm which are approved for use at a rotational speed of at least 11,000/min and a peripheral speed of 80 m/s may be used.
The maximum permissible grinding disc thickness is 6.4 mm and the maximum permissible cutting disc thickness is 3 mm.
ATTENTION! When cutting or slitting with abrasive cutting discs always use the standard guard with the additional front cover, or a fully enclosing dust hood. Discs
Abrasive cutting disc
Diamond cutting disc
DC-TP, DC-D (SPX, SP, P)
Abrasive grinding disc
AG-D, AF-D, AN-D
Diamond grinding disc
DG-CW (SPX, SP, P)
3CS, 4CS 3SS, 4SS
Diamond core bit
Drilling in tiles
Abrasive resin-fiber disc
Suitability of discs for the equipment used
AG-D AF-D AN-D
DC-TP DC-D (SPX/SP/P)
3CS/4CS 3SS/4SS DD-M14
Front cover (in combination with A)
Dust hood (grinding) DG-EX 125/5"
Dust hood (cutting) DC-EX 125/5"C (in combination with A)
Dust hood (slitting) DC-EX 125/5"M
AdapterDC-EX SL (in combination with E)
Side handle (standard)
Clamping nut (standard)
Clamping flange (standard)
Kwik lock (optional instead of H)
Clamping nut (abrasive resin-fiber disc)
Support plate (abrasive resin-fiber disc)
Weight in accordance with EPTA procedure 01
Maximum disc diameter
Drive spindle thread (arbor size)
Ambient temperature for operation
−17 ℃ … 60 ℃
−20 ℃ … 70 ℃
Battery charging starting temperature
−10 ℃ … 45 ℃
−20 ℃ … 40 ℃
Ambient temperature for operation
−17 ℃ … 60 ℃
Noise information and vibration values in accordance with EN 62841
The sound pressure and vibration values given in these instructions were measured in accordance with a standardized test and can be used to compare one power tool with another. They can also be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
The data given represent the main applications of the power tool. However, if the power tool is used for different applications, with different accessory tools, or is poorly maintained, the data can vary. This can significantly increase exposure over the total working period.
An accurate estimation of exposure should also take into account the times when the tool is switched off, or when it is running but not actually being used for a job. This can significantly reduce exposure over the total working period.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the effects of noise and/or vibration, for example: maintaining the power tool and accessory tools, keeping the hands warm, organization of work patterns.
Emission sound pressure level (LpA)
Uncertainty for the sound pressure level (KpA)
Sound power level (LWA)
Uncertainty for the sound power level (KWA)
Vibration informationOther applications, such as cutting, may produce vibration values that deviate from the given values.
Surface grinding with the vibration-absorbing side handle (ah,AG)
Sanding with sandpaper with the vibration-absorbing side handle (ah,AG)
Charging the battery
Before charging the battery, read the operating instructions for the charger.
Make sure that the contacts on the battery and the contacts on the charger are clean and dry.
Use an approved charger to charge the battery.
Inserting the battery
Risk of injuryby short circuit or falling battery!
Before inserting the battery, make sure that the contacts on the battery and the contacts on the product are free of foreign matter.
Make sure that the battery always engages correctly.
Charge the battery fully before using it for the first time.
Push the battery into the battery holder until it engages with an audible click.
Check that the battery is seated securely.
Removing the battery
Press the release buttons on the battery.
Pull the battery out of its holder in the device.
Fitting the side handle
Screw the side handle into one of the threaded bushings provided.
Fitting or removing the guard
Risk of injury. The accessory tool may be hot or have sharp edges.
Wear protective gloves when fitting, removing or adjusting the accessory tool or other parts and when troubleshooting.
Observe the instructions for fitting the applicable guard.
Installing the guard (standard)
The guard is keyed to ensure that only guards of a type suitable for use with the product can be installed. The locating lugs of the guard fit into the guard mount on the product.
Press and hold down the guard release button and turn the guard until the triangular marks on the guard and on the product are in alignment.
Remove the guard.
Fitting or removing the front cover
The front cover must be in position on the standard guard.
Position the front cover, with the closed side facing up, on the standard guard.
The lock must engage with an audible click.
To remove, open the lock of the front cover.
Remove the front cover from the standard guard.
Hilti Installing the retaining strap (optional)
Damage to the product and / or the lanyard. Incorrect handling can result in damage to the product and/or lanyard.
Do not use a metal chain as a lanyard. Do not use lanyards longer than 2,0 m (6 ft).
To avoid damage and injury, when working at a height it is advisable to use the
Hilti retaining strap.
The retaining strap allows a securing cord or lanyard to be attached.
When working with the product, you must comply with national regulations for working at heights.
Wear protective gloves when changing the accessory tool.
Diamond discs must be replaced when their cutting or grinding performance drops significantly. This generally is the case when the segments reach a height of less than 2 mm.
Other discs must be replaced when their cutting performance drops significantly or other parts of the angle grinder (not the disc) come into contact with the material you are working on.
Abrasive discs must be replaced when their expiry date has been reached.
Fitting an accessory tool
Risk of injury. The accessory tool may work loose due to the braking effect of the motor.
Wait until the accessory tool has come to a standstill before touching or gripping the accessory tool or the clamping nut.
Secure the accessory tool by tightening the clamping flange and clamping nut firmly so that no parts work loose from the spindle due to the braking effect of the motor.
Check that the O-ring is in place in the clamping flange and that it is undamaged.
Replace the O-ring if it is missing or damaged.
Fit the clamping flange on to the spindle (keyed fit to prevent slipping and rotation).
Fit the accessory tool.
Tighten the Kwik lock quick-release lock nut until it is seated on the accessory tool.
The Kwik lock name should be visible when the nut is screwed on.
Press and hold down the spindle lock button.
Firmly turn the accessory tool clockwise by hand until the Kwik lock quick-release lock nut is fully tightened.
Release the spindle lockbutton.
Removing an accessory tool secured with a Kwik lock quick-release lock nut
Risk of breakage and irreparable damage. If the spindle lockbutton is pressed while the spindle is rotating, the accessory tool can detach from the power tool.
Press the spindle lockbutton only when the spindle has stopped rotating.
Kwik lock quick-release lock nut cannot be released by turning it by hand, use a pin wrench to turn the nut counter-clockwise.
Never use a pipe wrench or an adjustable wrench of any kind. Use of the wrong tool can damage the
Kwik lock quick-release lock nut.
Fit the support plate and the abrasive resin-fiber disc, screw on the clamping nut and tighten it securely.
Press and hold down the spindle lock button.
Use the pin wrench to tighten the clamping nut.
Release the spindle lock button and remove the pin wrench.
Be sure to hold the product by the grips designed for the purpose. If the main grip is not fully enclosed by the operator's hand or if the main grip is released, the product shuts down automatically.
If the [Totmann-Funktion] has tripped, switch the product off and then on again.
Press and hold down the rear section of the on/off switch.
Slide the on/off switch forward.
The motor runs.
Lock the on/off switch.
Press the rear section of the on/off switch.
The on/off switch jumps to the Off position and the motor stops.
Risk of injury. The accessory tool may suddenly stick or stall.
Use the power tool with the side handle (or optional hoop grip) fitted and always hold the power tool securely with both hands.
When cutting, apply moderate feed pressure and do not tilt the power tool or the cutting disc (when working, hold at approx. 90° to the surface being cut).
For best results when cutting profiles and square tube, start cutting at the smallest cross section.
Risk of injury. The abrasive cutting disc could shatter and flying fragments may cause injury.
Never use abrasive cutting discs for grinding.
Move the power tool to and fro while maintaining a 5° to 30° angle of attack and applying moderate pressure.
This will avoid overheating and discoloration of the workpiece and help ensure an even surface finish.
Care and maintenance
Risk of injury with battery inserted !
Always remove the battery before carrying out care and maintenance tasks!
Care and maintenance of the tool
Carefully remove stubborn dirt.
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 these can attack the plastic parts.
Care of the Li‑ion batteries
Keep the battery free from oil and grease.
Use only a slightly damp cloth to clean the casing. Do not use cleaning agents containing silicone as these may attack the plastic parts.
Avoid ingress of moisture.
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:
Transport and storage of cordless tools
Accidental starting during transport !
Always transport your products with the batteries removed!
Remove the battery.
Never transport batteries in bulk form (loose, unprotected).
Check the tool and batteries for damage before use after long periods of transport.
Accidental damage caused by defective or leaking batteries !
Always store your products with the batteries removed!
Store the tool and batteries in a place that is as cool and dry as possible.
Never store batteries in direct sunlight, on heating units or behind a window pane.
Store the tool and batteries in a place where they cannot be accessed by children or unauthorized persons.
Check the tool and batteries for damage before use after long periods of 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
Allow the battery to warm up slowly to room temperature.
The battery doesn’t engage with an audible click.
The retaining lugs on the battery are dirty.
Clean the retaining lugs and refit the battery.
1 LED flashes. Product does not work.
Change the battery and charge the empty battery.
The battery is too hot or too cold.
Allow the battery to cool down or warm up slowly to room temperature.
All 4 LEDs flash. Product does not work.
The tool has been overloaded.
Release the control switch and then press it again. Then allow the power tool to run under no load for approx. 30 seconds.
The angle grinder or battery gets very hot.
Switch the power tool off immediately, remove the battery, keep it under observation, allow it to cool down and contact Hilti Service.
Product does not develop full power.
A battery with inadequate capacity was used.
Use a battery with adequate capacity.
The motor has no braking effect.
Change the battery and charge the empty battery.
The power tool was overloaded briefly.
Switch the product off and then on again.
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.
Battery disposalImproper disposal of batteries can result in health hazards from leaking gases or fluids.
DO NOT send batteries through the mail!
Cover the terminals with a non-conductive material (such as electrical tape) to prevent short circuiting.
Dispose of your battery out of the reach of children.
Dispose of the battery at your Hilti Store , or consult your local governmental garbage disposal or public health and safety resources for disposal instructions.
Do not dispose of power tools, electronic equipment or batteries as household waste!
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
Click on the links to go to the table of hazardous substances: qr.hilti.com/r0000000.
There is a link to the RoHS table, in the form of a QR code, at the end of this document.
Please contact your local Hilti representative if you have questions about the warranty conditions.