There’s a new Metabo HPT 18V cordless combo kit deal that’s definitely worth your attention! This combo kit features a brushless hammer drill, their awesome Triple Hammer impact driver, a charger, 2x compact 3.0Ah batteries, and a carrying case for $199.
This is a great deal, considering that the Triple Hammer and 3Ah battery kit (WH18DBDL2) sells for $389.
Metabo HPT’s 18V brushless Triple Hammer is my favorite impact driver. It’s compact, comfortable, powerful, and smooth. There are quite a few different cordless impact drivers that I can heartily recommend, but this one’s my favorite.
When a good promo came around a few years ago, I bought the Triple Hammer with a starter kit and gave it away so that I could consider my original review sample as my own tool. I’ve used it for ToolGuyd and personal projects since then. It’s a little beat up now, but still works as perfectly as it did on Day 1.
Metabo HPT is currently a ToolGuyd sponsor, and because of that I am holding back some of the enthusiasm I have for this tool and promo. If not out of concern that my enthusiasm might be misunderstood, I would use words such as awesome, amazing, and perfect quite a few times, perhaps even in all-caps and bold.
I can’t tell if this kit is a new regular line SKU or a special buy, but it’s a great deal no matter the context. The combo kit features their Triple Hammer impact driver and HPT’s also-excellent compact hammer drill. It’s bundled with 2x 3.0Ah batteries – the kind I use and love with my impact – a charger, and a carrying case.
Over at Acme Tools, they have it priced at $199, which is – sorry, I feel the need to express myself naturally here – PHENOMENAL.
I realize that my sentiments for the Triple Hammer impact are dominating the discussion, but HPT’s compact brushless hammer drill is a great tool as well.
If you want to hear about more budget-friendly HPT 18V brushless drill and impact driver kit options, check out their $79 deals. (As an aside, I’ll be buying that drill/driver kit – at the least – for a relative this week, which should give you an idea of how I feel about those tools.)
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
I’m not quite sure how to put it, but in my opinion this is the best compact brushless drill and impact driver combo kit for under $200 right now.
The hammer drill is good, but the Triple Hammer is the defining factor here, which makes this combo kit compelling rather than just competitive.
The Triple Hammer is so good that testing some other models for review purposes can be almost unpleasant. It’s not just the great performance of the tool, but that it delivers such a positive user experience.
A few years ago, the 18V Triple Hammer kit was priced at $360+. Here, you get the same excellent tool, the same compact 3Ah batteries, and also a brushless hammer drill, for nearly half the price.
Checking around, the HPT Triple Hammer impact driver kit is STILL priced at a premium – $389 via retailers. With this combo kit, you get the Triple Hammer for substantially less money, plus a compact brushless hammer drill/driver as well.
When it comes to compact cordless drills, I can switch between different brands’ highly recommended models and not really care. But when it comes to impact drivers, unless I have to put in the time with a particular tool, the Triple Hammer is the one I reach for and will always keep at the ready.
Switching to a lesser impact driver can throw me off.
I have always recommended the Triple Hammer, and its only negative (in my opinion and experience) has been its premium pricing. It’s a great tool, but $400 is a lot for any impact driver.
At $200 for the combo kit, I’m wondering why I haven’t gotten one for myself yet. The one and only time I have ever seen a Triple Hammer promo was 2-1/2 years ago – that’s when I bought the tool and a starter set to “pay off” my review sample, and I can’t recall seeing any deals since then.
“But I Only Want the Triple Hammer Impact Driver”
Metabo HPT also has an incredibly good deal on their Triple Hammer impact driver kit, model WH18DBDL2CM.
This is the same 18V Triple Hammer impact driver, but you get 2x 1.5Ah batteries instead of the 3.Ah batteries.
I was going to mention this deal alongside the combo kit deal in a single post, after seeing Lowe’s $249 price. But with Acme Tools’ $199 combo price, I think that deal is simply more convincing, as for $30 more you get upgraded batteries (3.0Ah vs 1.5Ah) and also a brushless hammer drill.
If you can’t use the hammer drill and don’t care about the battery capacity, this impact driver kit is an excellent deal. But if you want the drill or the 3Ah batteries, step up to the combo kit.
MultiVolt Promo Reminder
HPT’s free swag giveaway program is still going strong, here are the details:
If you visit your local Metabo HPT tool dealer to see and feel these tools for yourself, take a selfie and follow the instructions on how to get a super-comfy t-shirt.