Einhell TE-HD 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Instruction Manual

Einhell TE-HD 18 Cordless Hammer Drill Instruction Manual & troubleshooting

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TE-HD 18/12 Li

Original operating instructions Cordless hammer drill

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When using the equipment, a few safety precautions must be observed to avoid injuries and damage. Please read the complete operating instructions and safety regulations with due care. Keep this manual in a safe place, so that the information is available at all times. If you give the equipment to any other person, hand over these operating instructions and safety regulations as well. We cannot accept any liability for damage or accidents that arise due to a failure to follow these instructions and the safety instructions.

Explanation of the symbols used (see Fig. 9)

  1. Danger! – Read the operating instructions to reduce the risk of injury.
  2. Caution! Wear ear-muffs. The impact of noise can cause damage to hearing.
  3. Caution! Wear a breathing mask. Dust that is injurious to health can be generated when working on wood and other materials. Never use the device to work on any materials containing asbestos!
  4. Caution! Wear safety goggles. Sparks generated during working or splinters, chips, and dust emitted by the device can cause loss of sight.
  5. Store the batteries only in dry rooms with an ambient temperature of +10°C to +40°C. Place only fully charged batteries in storage  (charged at least 40%).
  6. Safety class II 7. For use in dry rooms only.
  7. Select between the individual functions only when the equipment is at a standstill. If you fail to observe this point, the equipment may be damaged.
  8. Turn and push the SDS-Plus drill bit into the tool chuck as far as it will go. The tool will lock automatically.
    1. Pull back and hold the locking sleeve!
    2. Remove the tool!
  9. The diameter of the drill bit must not exceed 12 mm.

Safety regulations

The corresponding safety information can be found in the enclosed booklet.

Read all the safety information, instructions, illustrations, and technical data provided on or with this power tool. Failure to adhere to the following instructions may result in electric shock, fi re, and/or serious injury.

Keep all the safety information and instructions in a safe place for future use. 

Layout and items supplied

2.1 Layout (Fig. 1)

  1. Locking sleeve
  2. Drill/impact drill/chisel selector switch
  3. Changeover switch
  4. On/Off switch
  5. LED lamp

2.2 Items supplied

Please check that the article is complete as specifi ed in the scope of delivery. If parts are missing, please contact our service center or the sales outlet where you made your purchase at the latest within 5 working days after purchasing the product and upon presentation of a valid bill of purchase. Also, refer to the warranty table in the service information at the end of the operating instructions.

  • Open the packaging and take out the equipment with care.
  • Remove the packaging material and any packaging and/or transportation braces (if available).
  • Check to see if all items are supplied.
  • Inspect the equipment and accessories for transport damage.
  • If possible, please keep the packaging until the end of the guarantee period.

The equipment and packaging material are not toys. Do not let children play with plastic bags, foils or small parts. There is a danger of swallowing or suff ocating!

  • Cordless impact drill
  • Original operating instructions
  • Safety instructions

Proper use

The equipment is designed for drilling work with hammer action in concrete, rock, and brick, always using the correct drill bit. The equipment is also suitable for screwdriving and drilling in wood and steel.

The equipment is to be used only for its prescribed purpose. Any other use is deemed to be a case of misuse. The user/operator and not the manufacturer will be liable for any damage or injuries of any kind caused as a  result of this.

Please note that our equipment has not been designed for use in commercial, trade, or industrial applications. Our warranty will be voided if the machine is used in commercial, trade, or industrial businesses or for equivalent purposes.

Technical data

Voltage supply ………………………………… 18 V d.c.
Idling speed: ……………………………….. 0-1300 rpm
Forward and reverse rotation ……………………..yes
Weight……………………………………………….1.46 kg

The maximum screw diameter indicates the maximum diameter of the screw that can be screwed into wood. The screw diameter can vary depending on the type of wood.

Sound and vibration
Sound and vibration values were measured in
accordance with EN 60745-1.

LpA sound pressure level …………………… 94 dB(A)
KpA uncertainty ……………………………………… 3 dB
LWA sound power level ……………………. 105 dB(A)
KWA uncertainty ……………………………………… 3 dB

Wear ear-muff s.

The impact of noise can cause damage to hearing.
Total vibration values (vector sum of three directions) determined in accordance with EN 607452-6.

Impact drilling in concrete
Vibration emission value ah = 10.5 m/s 2
K uncertainty = 1.5 m/s 2

The stated vibration emission levels and stated noise emission values were measured in accordance with a set of standardized criteria and can be used to compare one power tool with another.

The stated vibration emission levels and stated noise emission values can also be used to make an initial assessment of exposure.


The vibration and noise emission levels may vary from the level specifi ed during actual use, depending on the way in which the power tool is used, especially the type of workpiece it is used for.

Keep the noise emissions and vibrations to a minimum.

  • Only use appliances that are in perfect working order.
  • Service and clean the appliance regularly.
  • Adapt your working style to suit the appliance.
  • Do not overload the appliance.
  • Has the appliance been serviced whenever necessary?
  • Switch the appliance off when it is not in use.
  • Wear protective gloves.

Residual risks
Even if you use this electric power tool in accordance with instructions, certain residual risks cannot be ruled out. The following hazards may arise in connection with the equipment’s construction and layout:

  1. Lung damage if no suitable protective dust mask is used.
  2. Damage to hearing if no suitable ear protection is used.
  3. Health damage is caused by hand-arm vibrations if the equipment is used over a prolonged period or is not properly guided and maintained.


The electric power tool generates an electro-magnetic fi eld during operation. Under certain circumstances, this fi eld may actively or passively impede medical implants. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries, we recommend persons with medical implants consult their doctor and the manufacturer of the medical implant prior to using the equipment.

Before using the equipment

Be sure to read the following information before you put the cordless impact drill into operation:

  1. Charge the battery pack only with a charger from the Power-X-Change series.
  2. Only ever use sharp drill bits and screwdriver bits that are suitable for the purpose and in faultless condition.
  3. Using a cable/pipe detector, check the area you want to work on for concealed electric cables and gas and water pipes.


6.1 Charging the LI battery pack (Fig. 2-3)

  1. Remove the battery pack (a) from the handle, pressing the push-lock button (b) downwards to do so.
  2. Check that your mains voltage is the same as that marked on the rating plate of the battery charger. Insert the power plug of the charger(c) into the socket outlet. The green LED will then begin to fl ash.
  3. Push the battery pack onto the battery charger.

In section 10 (Charger indicator) you will fi nd a table with an explanation of the LED indicator on the charger.
If the battery pack fails to charge, check for the following:

  • the voltage at the power socket
  • whether there is good contact at the charging contacts of the charging unit
    If the battery pack still fails to charge, send
  • the charger and charging adapter
  • and the battery pack to our customer service center.

To ensure that items are properly packaged and delivered when you send them to us, please contact our customer service or the point of sale at which the equipment was purchased.

When shipping or disposing of batteries and cordless tools, always ensure that they are packed individually in plastic bags to prevent short circuits and fi res.

To ensure that the battery pack provides a long service, you should take care to recharge it promptly. You must recharge the battery pack when you notice that the performance of the device drops. Never allow the battery pack to become fully discharged. This will cause it to develop a defect.

6.2 Selector switch for driving/drilling/impact drilling (Fig. 4/Item 2)
Change the switch position only when the equipment is at a standstill!


For drilling/screwdriver, press the button (a) on the selector switch (2) and simultaneously turn the selector switch (2) to position A.

Hammer drilling:
For hammer drilling, press the button (a) on the selector switch (2) and simultaneously turn the selector switch (2) to position B.

You only require slight contact pressure for hammer drilling. Excessive contact pressure will place unnecessary strain on the motor. Check drill bits at regular intervals. Sharpen or replace blunt drill bits.

6.3 Changeover switch (Fig. 5/Item 3)

Using the slide switch above the On/Off switch you can select the direction of rotation of the equipment and lock the equipment so that it cannot be switched on accidentally.
You can select between clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation. To avoid causing damage to the gearing, the direction of rotation must only be changed when the equipment is at a standstill. When the slide switch is in the middle position, the  On/Off switch is blocked.


To avoid danger, the machine must only be held using the two handles.
Otherwise, you may suff er an electric shock if you drill into electric cables!

6.4 On/Off switch (Fig. 5/Item 4)
Infi nitely variable speed control is possible with the ON/OFF switch. The further you push the switch, the higher the speed of the equipment.

Switching on: Press the On/Off switch (4).

Switching off: Press the On/Off switch (4).

6.5 Battery capacity indicator (Fig. 6/ Item e)
Press the button for the battery capacity indicator (d). The battery capacity indicator (e) shows the charge status of the battery using 3 LEDs.

All 3 LEDs are lit: The battery is fully charged.

2 or 1 LED(s) are lit: The battery has an adequate remaining charge.

1 LED fl ashes: The battery is empty, recharge the battery.

All LEDs blink:

The battery temperature is too low. Remove the battery from the equipment, keep it at room temperature for one day. If the fault reoccurs, this means that the rechargeable
the battery has undergone exhaustive discharge and is defective. Remove the battery from the equipment. Never use or charge a defective battery.

6.6 LED lamp (Fig. 6/Item 5)

The LED light (5) can be used in poor lighting conditions to illuminate the area where you want to drill or screw. The LED light (5) will come on automatically as soon as you press the On/Off switch (4).

6.7 Inserting a tool (Fig. 7)

Caution! Set the changeover switch (3) to its center position whenever you carry out any work (for example changing the tool, maintenance work, etc.) on the equipment.

  • Clean the tool before fitting it and apply a thin coating of bit grease to the tool shaft.
  • Turn and push the dust-free tool into the tool mounting (h) as far as it will go. The tool will lock automatically.
  • Check that the bit is locked in place by pulling on it.

6.8 Removing a tool (Fig. 8)
Pull back and hold the locking sleeve (1) and remove the tool.

6.9 Screwdriving

We recommend using self-centering screws (e.g. recessed head screws) designed for reliable working. Be sure to use a bit that matches the screw in shape and size. Set the torque, as described elsewhere in these operating instructions, to suit the size of the screw.

Cleaning, maintenance, and ordering of spare parts

Always pull out the battery pack before starting any cleaning work.

7.1 Cleaning

  • Keep all safety devices, air vents, and the motor housing free of dirt and dust as far as possible. Wipe the equipment with a clean cloth or blow it with compressed air at low pressure.
  • We recommend that you clean the device immediately each time you have finished using it.
  • Clean the equipment regularly with a moist cloth and some soft soap. Do not use cleaning agents or solvents; these could attack the plastic parts of the equipment.
    Ensure that no water can seep into the device. The ingress of water into an electric tool increases the risk of an electric shock.

7.2 Maintenance
There are no parts inside the equipment which require additional maintenance.

7.3 Ordering spare parts and accessories
Please provide the following information when ordering spare parts:

  • Type of unit
  • Article number of the unit
  • ID number of the unit
  • Spare part number of the required spare part
    For our latest prices and information please go to

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Disposal and recycling

The equipment is supplied in packaging to prevent it from being damaged in transit. The raw materials in this packaging can be reused or recycled. The equipment and its accessories are made of various types of material, such as metal and plastic. Never place defective equipment in your household refuse. The equipment should be taken to a suitable collection center for proper disposal. If you do not know the whereabouts of such a collection point, you should ask your local council offi ces.


Store the equipment and accessories in a dark and dry place at above freezing temperature. The ideal storage temperature is between 5 and 30 °C. Store the electric tool in its original packaging.

Charger indicator

Indicator status

Explanations and actions

Green LED

Off Flashing Ready for use

The charger is connected to the mains and is ready for use: there is no battery pack in the charger

On 8 Charging

The charger is charging the battery pack in quick charge mode. The char­ging times are shown directly on the charger.

Important! The actual charging times may vary slightly from the stated charging times depending on the existing battery charge.

Off On The battery Is charged and ready for use.
The unit then changes over to gentle charging mode until the battery is fully charged.
To do this. leave the rechargeable battery on the charger for approx. 15 minutes longer.Action:
Take the battery pack out of the charger. Disconnect the charger from the main supply.
Flashing Oft Adapted charging
The charger is in gentle charging mode.
For safety reasons the charging is performed less quickly and takes more time. The reasons can be:|
– The rechargeable battery has not been used for a very long time. – The battery temperature is outside the ideal range.Action:
Wait for the charging to be completed: you can still continue to charge the battery pack.
Flashing Flashing Fault
Charging is no longer possible. The battery pack is defective. Action:
Never charge a defective battery pack.
Take the battery pack out of the charger.
On 8 Temperature fault
The battery pack is too hot (e.g. due to direct sunshine) or too cold (below 0° C).Action: Remove the battery pack and keep it at room temperature (approx. 20′ C) for one day.

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Never place any electric power tools in your household refuse.
To comply with European Directive 2012/19/EC concerning old electric and electronic equipment and its implementation in national laws, old electric power tools have to be separated from other waste and disposed of in an environment-friendly fashion, e.g. by taking to a recycling depot.

Recycling alternative to the return request:
As an alternative to returning the equipment to the manufacturer, the owner of the electrical equipment must make sure that the equipment is properly disposed of if he no longer wants to keep the equipment.
The old equipment can be returned to a suitable collection point that will dispose of the equipment in accordance with the national recycling and waste disposal regulations. This does not apply to any accessories or aids without electrical components supplied with the old equipment.

The reprinting or reproduction by any other means, in whole or in part, of documentation and papers accompanying products, is permitted only with the express consent of the Einhell Germany AG.
Subject to technical changes

Service information

We have competent service partners in all countries named on the guarantee certifi cate whose contact details can also be found on the guarantee certificate. These partners will help you with all service requests such as repairs, spare and wearing part orders, or the purchase of consumables. Please note that the following parts of this product are subject to normal or natural wear and that the following parts are therefore also required for use as consumables.

Category Example
Wear parts* Carbon brushes, chuck, Battery
Consumables* Drill bits, chisels
Missing parts

* Not necessarily included in the scope of delivery!
In the eff ect of defects or faults, please register the problem on the internet at www.Einhell-Service.com.
Please ensure that you provide a precise description of the problem and answer the following questions in all cases:

  • Did the equipment work at all or was it defective from the beginning?
  • Did you notice anything (symptom or defect) prior to the failure?
  • What malfunction does the equipment have in your opinion (main symptom)?
    Describe this malfunction.

Warranty certifi cate

Dear Customer,
All of our products undergo strict quality checks to ensure that they reach you in perfect condition. In the unlikely event that your device develops a fault, please contact our service department at the address shown on this guarantee card. You can also contact us by telephone using the service number shown. Please note the following terms under which guarantee claims can be made:

  1. These guarantee terms apply to consumers only, i.e. natural persons intending to use this product neither for their commercial activities nor for any other self-employed activities. These warranty terms regulate additional warranty services, which the manufacturer mentioned below promises to buyers of its new products in addition to their statutory rights of guarantee. Your statutory guarantee claims are not aff ected by this guarantee. Our guarantee is free of charge to you.
  2. The warranty services cover only defects due to material or manufacturing faults on a product which you have bought from the manufacturer mentioned below and are limited to either the rectifi cation of said defects on the product or the replacement of the product, whichever we prefer.
    Please note that our devices are not designed for use in commercial, trade, or professional applications. A guarantee the contract will not be created if the device has been usedby
    commercial, trade, or industrial business or has been exposed to similar stresses during the guarantee period.
  3. The following are not covered by our guarantee:
    – Damage to the device caused by a failure to follow the assembly instructions or due to incorrect installation, a failure to follow the operating instructions (for example connecting it to an incorrect mains voltage or current type), or a failure to follow the maintenance and safety instructions or by exposing the device to abnormal
    environmental conditions or by lack of care and maintenance.
    – Damage to the device caused by abuse or incorrect use (for example overloading the device or the use or unapproved tools or accessories), ingress of foreign bodies into the device (such as sand, stones, or dust, transport damage), the use of force or damage caused by external forces (for example by dropping it).
    – Damage to the device or parts of the device caused by normal or natural wear or tear or by normal use of the device.
  4. The guarantee is valid for a period of 24 months starting from the purchase date of the device. Guarantee claims should be submitted before the end of the guarantee period within two weeks of the defect being noticed. No guarantee claims will be accepted after the end of the guarantee period. The original guarantee period remains applicable to the device even if repairs are carried out or parts are replaced. In such cases, the work performed or partsfi tted will not result in an extension of the guarantee period, and no new guarantee will become active for the work performed or parts fi tted. This also applies if on-site service is used.
  5. To make a claim under the guarantee, please register the defective device at: www.Einhell-Service.com. Please keep your bill of purchase or other proof of purchase for the new device. Devices that are returned without proof of purchase or without a rating plate shall not be covered by the guarantee, because appropriate identification will not be possible. If the defect is covered by our guarantee, then the item in question will either be repaired immediately and returned to you or we will send you a new replacement.

Of course, we are also happy off er a chargeable repair service for any defects which are not covered by the scope of this guarantee or for units that are no longer covered. To take advantage of this service, please send the device to our service address.
Also refer to the restrictions of this warranty concerning worn parts, consumables, and missing parts as set out in the service information in these operating instructions.



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