Hitachi WH12DAF2 Review
Hitachi WH12DAF2 Strengths & Weaknesses:
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|Design Balance|| ||Acceptable - While this driver has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.|
|Power||√||Powerful - Generates 975 in-lbs of maximum torque, about 1% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 40% of its class for power.|
|Speed||√||Fast - Runs at speeds up to 2500 RPM, about 1% faster than the average driver in its class. The Hitachi WH12DAF2 ranks in the top 47% of all impact drivers for speed.|
|Weight|| ||Heavier Than Average - Weighs 3.5 lbs, about 21% heavier than the class average. Heavier drivers are often more durable, but you should consider operator fatgue.|
|Battery|| ||Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 21% less than the class average. Uses NiCd batteries with a charge rating of 1.4 Ah.|
|Impact|| ||Below Average Impact Rate - Generates 2900 IPM of maximum impact blows, about 2% less than the average impact driver.|
|User Reviews||√||Highly Satisfied Users - Rated 4.9 of 5 stars by 8 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.|
|Power Ratio|| ||Below Average Power Ratio - Power-to-Weight ratio is 20% below average and ranks in the bottom 16% of its class. P/W is a good indicator of driver efficiency.|
|Gearbox|| ||Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.|
|Motor Brushes|| ||No External Access - The motor brushes can only be accessed internally by taking the driver apart. While not a common problem, external access makes the replacement job much easier.|
|Warranty||√||Longer Warranty - Backed by Hitachi's limited 5-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.|
|Charger||√||Quick Charge - The Hitachi WH12DAF2 includes a battery charger that will recharge a battery in only 30 minutes. Long charge times are a common complaint with some drivers.|
|Belt Hook||√||Belt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.|
|Work Light||√||Work Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.|
|Fuel Gauge|| ||No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.|
Hitachi WH12DAF2 User Reviews Highlights
Hitachi WH12DAF2 Specifications & Features:
- Very rugged, has been dropped many times, and the batteries have lasted much longer than expected.
- This was a gift for my husband. He loves it.
- This is a great value in a pro quality tool.
- I've used mine to drive wood screws ranging from 1 1/4" to 3" all day, and (even with all the battery swapping) I still am content, and would buy this Hitachi driver again!
- If you are looking for a good quality tool at a discount price, this is it.
- Oak, Rock Maple, Birch, and Walnut. All are very hard woods, and this driver will sink 3 inch screws with out skipping a beat.
- No bulky 18v nonsence or empty wallet on these, just price performance that puts more money in your wallet faster on the job.
- I am very impressed with hitachi and these 12v impacts get used a lot more than my heavier 18v drills.
|Size & Weight|| |
|Max Torque:||975 in-lbs|
|Max Power:|| |
|Impact Rate:||0-2900 BPM|
|No-Load Speed:||0-2500 RPM|
|Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch|| |
|External Motor Brush Access:||No|
|Battery & Charger|| |
|Charge Rating:||1.4 Ah|
|Charging Time:||30 min|
|Additional Features|| |
|Warranty:||5 Year Limited|
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