We’ve seen some great things from Hitachi in recent months, and their new 18V brushless impact driver is certainly one more tool to get excited about.
The new Hitachi WH18DBDL2 18V impact driver has a couple of highlights.
First, it’s brushless. Nothing out of the ordinary here. It’s also compact and light in weight.
It features a 4-stage electronic speed and torque control switch, for precision and control for a variety of fastener sizes and applications.
The impact is also said to have limited and continuous impact modes, for added control when driving smaller fasteners or working with more delicate materials.
Second, it has a new triple anvil design. Another impact mechanism anvil means:
- More POWER
- Less vibration
- Faster application speeds
Lastly, it’s also rated to IP56 standards, meaning it has decent protection against dust and water.
- 1832 in-lbs max torque
- 0-2,900 RPM
- 0-4,000 BPM
- Weighs 2.9 lbs
- 1/4″ hex chuck
The kit pairs the new Hitachi 18V triple anvil impact driver with 2 of the new Hitachi compact 18V 3.0Ah battery packs, and also a new rapid charger.
The new rapid charger, UC18YSL3, brings with it surprising speed. Hitachi says that it can recharge the new 6.0Ah battery pack in less than 38 minutes. And it has a USB port for charging your electronic devices.
Price: $400 for the kit
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To recap, the impact driver has 3 anvils instead of 2, allowing it to deliver high torque and fast speeds with low vibration. It also has electronic speed and torque settings. The kit includes compact high capacity battery packs, with a super fast charger.It’s uncertain what the 3.0Ah charging time is, but I’d assume it’ll be less than for the 6.0Ah battery time of less than 38 minutes. On top of all that, the driver is rated to IP56 dust and water resistance standards.
What can’t it do?!
This might be my enthusiasm talking, but it looks like this is the most advanced impact driver available right now. Well, except maybe the Milwaukee One-Key impacts that can be customized by your phone.