Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi) has an incredibly good deal going on right now on their 18V brushless drill and Triple Hammer impact driver combo kit (model KC18DBFL2CM).
This kit regularly retails for $249, which is considerably less than the Triple Hammer used to retail for by itself. The holiday season promo price is an aggressively-low $149.
A couple of readers wrote in or messaged me about this promo, and yes – it IS a very good deal.
Update: Acme’s very limited time/supply $129 deal is now over, and they are accepting preorders for March 2022. The $149 promo is still available at Lowe’s.
Update 11/18: This will be a $129 Black Friday deal at Lowe’s, starting 11/25.
The cordless drill is very good, but the Triple Hammer impact driver is the star of the show. This continues to be my favorite impact driver, period. It’s hard to describe, but this is the smoothest-hitting impact driver I have ever tested, and I liked it so much that I bought one to give away so that I could keep the test sample for myself.
Additionally, this kit comes with 2x 3.0Ah batteries, which I’ve found to be pair very nicely with the impact, and they should pair well with the brushless drill/driver as well.
This is the BEST 18V cordless drill and impact driver kit option at the $149 price point, compared to other brands’ brushed motor or value-focused brushless offerings at the same price.
Yes, I know that many regular readers have enough cordless drills and impact drivers. But for those of you shopping for a new kit for yourself or others, this kit is better than all the competing $149 combo kits I’ve seen so far, AND it beats them on price as well.
The kit is currently out of stock at Acme, with a 3-5 week shipping ETA. For anyone on the fence, I won’t tell you what to do, but I know what I would do – buy first and think it over once I’m in line for fulfilment. You can always cancel the order before it ships in case of buyer’s remorse, but there’s not much you can do if the price jumps back up or backorderable inventory runs out.
Lowe’s has it for $149 with in-store pickup.
Price: $149 at Lowe’s
Key Features & Specs
- 1/2″ keyless chuck
- 620 in-lbs max torque
- 1800 max RPM
- 0-27,000 BPM
- 22+2 clutch settings
- LED worklight
- Weighs 2.8 lbs
Triple Hammer Impact Driver
- 1,832 in-lbs max torque
- 1/4″ hex chuck
- 4 speed/torque settings
- Soft mode
- Normal mode
- Power mode
- Self-drilling screw mode
- 2,900 RPM
- 4,000 BPM
- LED worklight
The same combo kit was a $199 promo for Father’s Day 2021. The “special buy” Triple Hammer impact driver kit, which is bundled with 1.5Ah batteries, is priced at $149 right now at Acme and $169 at Lowe’s. The regular Triple Hammer kit with 3Ah batteries is still priced at $389 at Acme Tools.
$129 is an excellent price for what you get here. Frankly, I don’t know how long it will last, as all of the sales flyers I’ve seen so far advertise a $149 price. Even if you consider the difference to be ~$14 if you only buy this and pay the $6.49 shipping fee, that’s still ~10% lower.