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Hitachi DS18DL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Cordless Driver Drill

by Hitachi

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  • Two 3.0 Ah HXP Lithium Ion batteries for three times the life at half the weight of NiCd or NiMH batteries
  • Lithium Ion batteries can be used in Hitachi 18V DMR and DVF3 tools for even more value
  • 560 inches-per-pound of torque to drill and drive through the toughest materials with ease
  • Unique 2-step speed switch lets the user select from 4 speed settings for ultimate control
  • Convenient 5-position belt hook features an integrated LED work light
  • Covered by Hitachi's Lifetime Lithium Ion Tool Warranty & 2-Year Lithium Ion battery warranty
  • (2) 3.0 Ah HXP Lithium Ion post-style batteries
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number DS18DL
Product Dimensions17.7 x 15.9 x 4.2 inches
Item model numberDS18DL
Power Sourcecordless-electric;battery-powered
Voltage18
Item Package Quantity1
Special Featureslightweight
Included Componentscase
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Battery Cell TypeLithium Ion
Warranty Description30 day money back guarantee and 5 year warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB000H2P060
Best Sellers Rank #435,272 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Covered by Hitachi's Lifetime Lithium Ion Tool Warranty & 2-Year Lithium Ion battery warranty

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The lightweight and tough Hitachi DS18DL 18-Volt, 3.0-Ah Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver Drill with 1/2-inch chuck powers through wood, metal, and aluminum with its class-leading 570 in/lbs of turning torque. Ideal for professional use, this driver drill is backed by a 10-year warranty and features 18-volt lithium-ion batteries that boast three times the runtime of traditional batteries, yet weigh 50 percent less.


DS18DL Cordless Driver Drill
Tool Specifications
Chuck Size1/2"
Max Torque570 inches/lbs
No-Load Speed0-200/400/900/1800 RPM
Clutch Stages22
Tool Length9.95"
Weight4.6 lbs
Bit Holders2
Battery Capacity3.0 Ah
Charger - Volts Accepted7.2-18V Li-Ion, NiCd, NiMH
Charging Time45 min


Included side handle installs easily on top of the tool for better leverage.


Lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a charger (both included) save you time and energy.
Class-Leading Torque for Tough Jobs
The DS18DL's two-piece rare-earth magnet motor produces 570 in/lbs of torque to power through the toughest wood, metal, and aluminum. And with its 22-stage ratcheting clutch and two-step switch, you can select between four speeds for ultimate control: 0-200 RPM, 0-400 RPM, 0-900 RPM, and 0-1,800 RPM.

Chock-Full of User-Friendly Features
In addition to its powerful motor, The DS18DL has a host of features that help you get the job done with comfort and safety. To start, this driver drill features a soft, ergonomic grip that makes long jobs more comfortable; an included side handle installs easily on the top of the tool to provide leverage for drilling through dense materials.

For added convenience, the DS18DL includes a five-position belt hook with an integrated LED work light and two bit holders. Additionally, a spindle lock automatically blocks the spindle when the tool is not in use, enabling convenient bit changes and providing safety.Finally, an externally accessible carbon brush allow for quick and easy maintenance.

The Hitachi DS18DL is compact and lightweight, measuring 9.95 inches and weighing just 4.6 pounds.

HXP Lithium-Ion Batteries Last 3X Longer and Weigh 50% Less
The DS18DL owes its light weight to two HXP Lithium-Ion batteries. These 3.0-Ah batteries weigh half of what traditional NiCd or NiMH batteries weigh--in fact, tools featuring HXP batteries are on average one pound lighter than tools using traditional batteries.

Additionally, HXP batteries last three times longer than their competition. Where NiCd and NiMH batteries could be used for up to 500 charge cycles, HXP Lithium-Ion batteries can be used for up to 1,500 charge cycles!

HXP Lithium-Ion batteries operate within optimal voltage limits, protecting both the tool and batteries from damage. Protection circuitry built into the included batteries and charger monitors the charge and discharge for each battery cell, resulting in peak operating performance.

Additionally, if a surge in power is detected during use, Hitachi's Over-Current Protection technology will temporarily shut of the power to protect the batteries and tool from being damaged. This feature allows the power to return to optimal voltage, thereby extending battery and tool life beyond any competitive lithium-ion products.

HXP batteries are backwards compatible with all Hitachi 18-volt DMR, DVF3, and DFL tools. These batteries come with a two-year HXP Lithium-Ion Battery Warranty, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship.

Quick Charger Powers Batteries in 45 Minutes
The DS18DL's charger will power the tool's batteries in just 45 minutes and features a built-in Cool Air Flow system to maintain optimal charging temperature. The DS18DL's included quick charger will power lithium-ion, NiCD, and NiMH batteries from 7.2 volts to 18.0 volts.

Hitachi offers a one-year HXP Lithium-Ion Charger Warranty, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship.

The Industry's Longest Lithium-Ion Tool Warranty
Every Hitachi cordless power tool is designed to the highest standards and rigorously tested for both performance and durability. All HXP Lithium-Ion cordless tools come with a 10-year Lithium-Ion Tool Warranty, which protects against possible defects in materials and workmanship.

What's in the Box
DS18DL Driver Drill, driver bit, two 3.0-Ah lithium-ion batteries, quick charger, side handle, and carrying case.



Important Information

Bulb Voltage
18

Customer Reviews

The battery lasts forever!
Human type
All in all, a very capable drill with lots of power and a well balanced feel.
Brier Bear
Absolutely the best drill I have ever owned.
T. Pendergast

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By T. Wilson on March 25, 2007
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I have purchased several brands of battery powered drills for installing electrical lines in new construction, so I tend to use my cordless drills more than most. This Hitachi is hands down the best I've ever used. Not only the superior torque, but the battery life is incredible. My Pan/Dew/Craft and Mil drills were all 'good' but suffered from some sort of problem. This thing chews through wood like its made of butter - the Lith/Ion batteries are incredible. the light on the side really works well also. The looks are a little "toy" oriented - reminds me of my Kid's Transformer toys, but the performance is unsurpassed.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bob on May 16, 2007
I have to tell any and all of you that this is by far the best drill on the market. I have had numerous cordless drills over the years and the Hitachi is the one that I keep going back to. It is definitely more money than other brands/models, but if what you're looking for is a drill that won't let you down, this is it. I have a small cabinet shop, and all of my 10 employees use these drills day in and day out. Great battery life, lightweight, and plenty of power. I wouldn't waste your money on anything else.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark on November 26, 2007
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I purchased this drill and its smaller cousin a while ago. Both sit within easy reach of my woodworking bench. I use the DS18DL for boring holes in hardwood with large forstner bits, as well as general drilling and screw driving tasks in hardwood.

This beast is very fast and very powerful. It is rated at 570 in lbs, and you will need the auxilliary handle when you push the tool that hard! That is enough torque to drive lag screws or bore 3" holes without missing a beat. This is simply the most powerful cordless drill I have ever used. It is very light and easy to handle for a drill of its capability. The batteries have excellent life, and weigh far less than comparable ni-cads.

You will love this tool.

Update at 6 weeks: I just finished using this drill to drive a few hundred 3" wood screws on an outdoor project. I am astonished at the level of performance. I changed the battery only twice during the project. It was just as if I was using a corded drill in terms of power and speed.

I really need to go on a bit about the chuck too. This drill has a genuine Jacobs chuck. Combined with the automatic spindle lock, this high quality chuck is a breeze to tighten and loosen. It is big enough to wrap my entire hand around for serious tightening. This chuck just doesn't slip when tghtened properly.

Again - you will love this tool.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Morgen C. Sharp on June 18, 2010
I've bought two of these....or rather I bought one...and the first one was awful. The clutch broke, the side light broke, the balance was poor and the gearing was rough. Thing is- I went to return it after the drill completely lost any torque (it just slipped and clicked under the slightest resistance) and I saw that they had redesigned it. Turns out Hitachi had too many problems...or just didn't finish their design on the the first run. The remake is much much better. I think this might explain why some people have had the problems they've mentioned.

Either way, shame on Hitachi for putting out such a terrible first edition. It should have never seen the market. That said, their redesign is really what a good drill should be and their warranty is one of the best. I ended up exchanging for the updated version mostly out of brand curiosity and because I didn't like the other options. It is a fine drill and I would rate it higher except for my disappointment in the first version I bought. Balance is good and you can tell they've addressed the gearing failure. The batteries were excellent on both models.

Hope this helps anyone considering this drill.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Olykayaker on July 15, 2007
I'm constantly remodeling houses, and bought this drill based on the great reviews from other Amazon buyers. It is a fantastic drill, better than any I've ever used (and I've used many brands). I don't even mind the color of the drill. Highly recommend you buy this if you've got serious work to do and need a reliable, sturdy drill.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By perro de lluvia on July 13, 2007
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This is a fantastic product. use this constantly all around and for a drill with the power and battery life this has, it is pretty lightweight. My father had bought a competing drill for similar money with less power and it is heavier than this one. As soon as he used my Hitachi, he was wishing he had waited. The batteries charge extremely quickly. I don't know why hitachi makes this thing look like a freakish Wally the Green Monster or something out of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode and the charger is a little noisy due to an internal fan in the charger. If you don't care about carrying around a green drill with lightning bolts on it, or a little noise coming from your battery charger, I would strongly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James J. Paolillo on March 30, 2007
Good performing drill. It lives up to it's advertised claims. The only drawback that I've experienced is that when I use it for screwing cement board, the chuck frequently loses it's grip on the bit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gene M. Zinn on May 15, 2011
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I raise Shiitake gourmet mushrooms.... which are raised on logs, which are fresh cut, then have holes drilled in them, to inoculate with the spaun. This is done on the backside of my sixty acres, a long ways from power. The first day I drilled 570 holes, and didn't have to go to the house to recharge my two batteries. How about that !! These LiIon batteries are definitely the way to go... great drill, lots of power/torque... The best one I've ever owned, for sure.....
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