Rudy sent us a note that Hitachi’s new 18V cordless brushless hammer drill is due to be released this week. The new drill, model DV18DBL, features a max torque delivery of 654 in-lbs, tool length of 8.7-inches, 4.8lb weight, 1800 max RPM, 27000 BPM impactor, keyless 1/2″ chuck, 22 clutch settings, and a base-mounted LED work light.
Compared to Milwaukee’s new FUEL M18 brushless hammer drill, the Hitachi is longer and the motor delivers a bit less oomph.
Like the new brushless drill/driver, the new hammer drill features 2 mechanical gear settings and 4 electronic power settings. The power-limiting settings seems redundant in the presence of an adjustable clutch and different speed gearbox settings, but maybe such a feature will come in handy.
The kit includes 2x 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries that recharge in 45-minutes. Also included is a side handle, metal belt hook, and carrying case.
MSRP is $299.
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Thanks to Rudy for the heads-up!