Hitachi WH18DSAL Review

Hitachi WH18DSAL Cordless Drill

Hitachi WH18DSAL Cordless DrillHitachi
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Hitachi WH18DSAL Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Acceptable Design - 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 Below Average Power - Delivers up to 1280 in-lbs of torque, about 9% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
SpeedFast - Runs at speeds up to 2600 RPM, about 2% faster than the average driver in its class. The Hitachi WH18DSAL ranks in the top 40% of all impact drivers for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 3.3 lbs, about 9% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 15% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 32% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.5 Ah.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3200 IPM of blows, about 2% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 35% of its class for impact rate.
User Reviews No User Reviews - Reliable user reviews and ratings are not currently available for this Hitachi impact driver.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 45% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 2% higher than average. Higher power-to-weight indicates an efficient design.
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.
WarrantyLonger Warranty - Backed by Hitachi's limited 10-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
Charger Standard Charge Time - The Hitachi WH18DSAL battery charger takes 40 minutes to recharge a battery. Longer charge times are not a big issue if you always have a battery back-up.
Belt HookBelt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.
Work LightWork 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 WH18DSAL Cordless Drill

Hitachi WH18DSAL User Reviews Highlights

  • There are currently no user ratings available for this Hitachi impact driver.

Hitachi WH18DSAL Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:3.3 lbs
Length:7 in
Max Torque:1280 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3200 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2600 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.5 Ah
Charging Time:40 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:Yes
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:10 Year Limited

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