Over at Amazon, Metabo HPT’s 18V brushless drill kit (DS18DBFL2QB) is on sale again for $89, down from a several-month stretch at $129 and then $99.
We first posted about this special blacked-out Metabo HPT cordless drill kit last year, and it eventually did go on sale for Black Friday.
This special-buy Metabo HPT 18V brushless drill appears to share most features and specifications with another regular-line model of nearly identical design.
Notable differences include the chuck (plastic vs. metal), missing belt clip, and blacked-out color scheme instead of the usual Hitachi and Metabo HPT green and black palette.
This special-buy kit also comes with a single 1.5Ah battery, instead of the compact 3.0Ah battery the more premium drill/driver ships with.
Still, despite the slightly cheapened nature of this model, there’s a lot going for it.
This Metabo HPT 18V brushless drill features:
- 1/2″ keyless chuck
- Brushless motor
- 620 in-lbs max torque
- 0-400/0-1800 RPM (no-load)
- Weighs 3.5 lbs with battery
- LED worklight
So, it looks like you get the same power, gearing, and torque clutch, and just a cheaper (or at least different) chuck, but that makes the $89 price point possible.
Very many $99 cordless drill kits pop up around this time every year. This one looks to have fairly competitive specs and is priced slightly lower at $89. Plus, the blacked-out color scheme looks snazzy, if not discrete. All that is to say I think this is a good deal.
Read more from its launch last year: