We recently posted about a new blacked-out Metabo HPT 18V brushless impact driver, which looks like it could be a Black Friday or Holiday 2019 “special buy.” Now, we’ve spotted a new blacked-out Metabo HPT cordless drill.
The new Metabo HPT 18V brushless drill kit, model DS18DBFL2QB, features a compact and reasonably powerful brushless drill. It tops out at 620 in-lbs of torque, and the kit comes with a 1.5Ah battery and charger.
- 1/2″ keyless chuck
- 620 in-lbs max torque
- 1800 RPM max speed
- 22+1 clutch settings
- Optical trigger switch
- On-tool LED battery indicator
- Weighs 3.5 lbs with 1.5Ah battery
- 6-29/32″ length
- LED worklight
If you like the features, specs, and size of this Metabo HPT brushless drill, there’s also the option of buying the green and black version with 1-battery kit, DS18DBFL2S. This model also sports the older Hitachi branding.
But, you get a higher capacity battery (3.0Ah), belt clip, and carrying bag, in addition to the drill and charger.
Sure, the blacked-out version looks cool, and tools with Hitachi branding instead of Metabo HPT have been sitting on the shelf for a while since the name change went into effect more than a year ago. But $89 vs. $159, and you get more with the kit? Sounds like a good deal to me.
We don’t know what the holiday season pricing on the blacked-out drill kit will be, but the fact that it doesn’t mention a carrying bag as an included component, and it doesn’t look to have a belt clip both suggest it’ll be a “special buy” of some kind. Still, I’d be surprised if the Black Friday 2019 or holiday pricing beat the $89 price on this Hitachi kit.
As mentioned in my post about the new Metabo 18V blacked-out impact driver, I would also argue that $99 should be the target price for this kit. That seems very reasonable, seeing as how the better-value kit is currently priced at $89.
There’s also a 2-battery kit on Amazon, with 1.5Ah battery packs and a carrying case. This kit also has Hitachi branding.
It’s only listed by 3rd party “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers right now, but you get more in this kit and for less money than the $159 the blacked-out kit is currently priced at.
If you like the blacked-out drill, Makita has their 18V sub-compact drill kit for $159 at Amazon.