Metabo SSD18 Review

Metabo SSD18 Cordless Drill

Metabo SSD18 Cordless DrillMetabo
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Metabo SSD18 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.
PowerPowerful - Generates 1416 in-lbs of maximum torque, about 1% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 29% of its class for power.
SpeedFast - Runs at speeds up to 2650 RPM, about 4% faster than the average driver in its class. The Metabo SSD18 ranks in the top 24% of all impact drivers for speed.
Weight Heavier Than Average - Weighs 4 lbs, about 11% heavier than the class average. Heavier drivers are often more durable, but you should consider operator fatgue.
BatteryLong Run-Time - Li-ion batteries are rated at 2.6 Ah and provide 18% longer than average run-time. Ranks in the top 39% of its class for battery runtime.
ImpactHigh Impact Rate - Delivers up to 3300 IPM of blows, about 6% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 5% of its class for impact rate.
User Reviews No User Reviews - Reliable user reviews and ratings are not currently available for this Metabo impact driver.
Power Ratio Below Average Power Ratio - Power-to-Weight ratio is 7% below average and ranks in the bottom 25% of its class. P/W is a good indicator of driver efficiency.
GearboxAll-Metal Gearbox - Transmission gears spin at high RPMs and are susceptible to material break-down. An all-metal gear-box provides superior ruggedness and durability.
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 Metabo's limited 3-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
ChargerQuick Charge - The Metabo SSD18 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 No Belt Hook - Does not include this convenient feature that frees-up both your hands to perform other tasks in-between driving.
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 GaugeFuel Gauge - Equipped with an on-board battery charge indicator that keeps you aware of your remaining battery life. No more dead driver surprises during the middle of a job.

Metabo SSD18 Cordless Drill

Metabo SSD18 User Reviews Highlights

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

Metabo SSD18 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:4 lbs
Length:6-9/16 in
Max Torque:1416 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:1500 / 2700 / 3300 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-1600 / 0-2150 / 0-2650 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V volts
Speed Capability:3-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:Yes
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:2.6 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:No
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:Yes
Warranty:3 Year Limited

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