Hitachi has come out with a new 18V brushless 1/2″ impact wrench, model WR18DBDL2 for the kit, WR18DBDL2P4 for the bare tool.
The new Hitachi brushless impact sports some strong specs and appealing features – 255 ft-lbs max torque, 4 speed and torque settings, an LED worklight, and it weighs just 3.3 lbs (with battery). On top of all that, it looks mightily compact.
Oh, and it’s rated at IP56, meaning it’s pretty well protected against dust and water.
What’s not to like? Well, it is priced at a premium, but the kit does come with 2 of Hitachi’s latest and greatest 3.0Ah compact Li-ion battery pack.
- 255 ft-lbs max torque (3,060 in-lbs)
- Weighs 3.3 lbs
- 4-stage electronic speed control
- 0-2700 RPM (highest setting)
- 0-3600 BPM
- 1/2″ square drive (looks like ring socket retention)
- LED work light
- IP56 certified for dust and water exposure protection
- On-tool battery indicator
- Belt hook
Price: $330 for the kit, $170 for the bare tool
Both seem to be eligible for Amazon’s Spring Hitachi $20 off $100 promotion. So that would be $310 for the kit, or $150 for the bare tool.
With the 3.0Ah batteries in the kit, you get Hitachi’s highest compact Li-ion battery packs.
Alternatively, you might instead want to consider buying another kit that comes with lower capacity battery packs.
Hitachi’s 18V brushless triple anvil impact driver is a phenomenal tool. Absolutely wonderful. Considering what the new 1/2″ impact wrench looks like on paper, I’d assume it’s an equally impressive tool. I’m really excited about Hitachi stepping up their game, and can’t wait to see what they come out with next.
Also, I’m LOVING Hitachi’s new color scheme.