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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.
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.
I have owned this drill for 3 years now. It is the best drill I have ever used! I used it as I finished my entire basement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Carpenter
This is powered me through thousands of deck screws, many small projects, and lots of drilling over five years. Good power for a battery.Published 4 months ago by Michael J. Isensee
I've owned three contractor grade cordless drills. Out of the box, the chuck was 1/8" out of true. Less than 6-months of ownership resulted in a seized and inoperable clutch, and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jared Mader
This is an awesome drill. Great power, good battery life but, the area where the handle meets the base has broken on me twice over the years I've owned it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by CKMAGIC
OK- no beauty queen. But this driver drill is a horse when it comes to performance. I rebuilt our deck posts, using this to back out 10" rusted cleat bolts. Read morePublished 14 months ago by William Murphy
I've had my DS18DL for 5 years.
It has had moderate amount of use - I am a 'homeowner' (vs commercial user) but have a large property and some rentals and some friends that... Read more
I don't know exactly why, but I would not have thought of Hitachi making such a good product. Maybe it's because there are many other well-known brands out there that get a lot... Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Busby
Although there are different settings for different sizes of screws, it does not work as a driver. Much smaller impact driver does a better job. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Pine Nut
I bought this drill about 5 years ago. I abused it. I use it almost daily. I built a dock with this drill. Several times I sort of dunked part of the drill into the water. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Frank