New Series of 18V Lithium Ion Tools from Hitachi

Hitachi G18DSLP4 Angle Grinder

A brand new series of slide-type 18V lithium ion battery powered tools has just been announced by Hitachi Power Tools.

Being designed with the new slide-type battery pack removes the post design traditionally inserted into the handle, resulting in a much more ergonomic handle providing better comfort and control while still retaining the advantages of lithium ion battery power.

Here are all the new tools in the range which Hitachi told me about today:

Featuring aluminum gear cases for maximum durability and strength against heat buildup, the DSDL series of drills and drivers are designed with industrial grade 2-piece motors that deliver professional grade power designed to handle the toughest jobs. Convenient LED lighting is incorporated for visibility in dark or enclosed work spaces. Metal belt hooks keep the tools close at hand. Externally accessible carbon brushes allow for minimal downtime and easy maintenance. The tools are comfortable to use for extended periods thanks to the soft, ergonomic grips and slim handle designs. They come with two 3.0Ah Lithium Ion slide type batteries and Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranties, 2-year Lithium Ion battery warranties and 1-year Lithium Ion charger warranties.

½” Driver Drill (DS18DSDL)

Hitachi DS18DSDL Driver Drill

This produces up to 814 in-lbs of torque and weighs only 4.6 lbs. It is equipped with a single sleeve ratcheting all-metal keyless ½” chuck for maximum bit grip and easy bit changes. At the base of the chuck is the 22-position clutch with drill mode so the torque can be properly matched to the application. The two-speed gearing operates at a low speed of 0-350 RPM (ideal for driving fasteners) and in high speed at 0-1,600 RPM (ideal for drilling applications). A convenient side handle is included for 360° leverage when needed. Get the full specifications here.

This model is included in our roundup of the best cordless drills for home DIY.

½” Hammer Drill (DV18DSDL)

Hitachi DV18DSDL Hammer Drill

It produces up to 814 in-lbs of torque and weighs only 4.8 lbs. It is equipped with a single sleeve ratcheting all-metal keyless ½” chuck for easy bit changes that includes carbide inserts for maximum bit grip when hammering into concrete materials. At the base of the chuck is the 22-position clutch with both a drill mode and hammer mode so the torque can be properly matched to the application. The two-speed gearing operates at a low speed of 0-400 RPM (ideal for driving fasteners) and in high speed at 0-1,800 RPM or 0-27,000 IPM (ideal for drilling applications). A convenient side handle is included for 360° leverage when needed. Get the full specifications here.

¼” Impact Driver (WH18DSDL)

Hitachi WH18DSDL Impact Driver

The 1/4” Impact Driver produces up to 1510 in-lbs of torque and weighs only 3.7 lbs. It is equipped with a ¼” hex quick change chuck for fast and easy bit replacements. A two-step power switch alternates between full and power saving modes, which is ideal for doing repetitive jobs that don’t require full output. It also allows users to work faster by preventing full throttle when quickly moving from work piece to work piece when the applications don’t call for it. The impact driver delivers a no-load speed of 0-2,600 RPM and an impact rate between 0-3,200 BPM. Get all the WH18DSDL specifications here.

½” Impact Wrench (WR18DSDL)

Hitachi WR18DSDL Impact Wrench

This delivers up to 188 ft-lbs of torque and weighs only 3.7 lbs. It is equipped with a 1/2” square drive for fast and easy socket replacements. A two-step power switch alternates between full and power saving modes, which is ideal for doing repetitive jobs that don’t require full output. It also allows users to work faster by preventing full throttle when quickly moving from work piece to work piece when the applications don’t call for it. The impact driver delivers a no-load speed of 0-2,600 RPM and an impact rate between 0-3,200 BPM. Get all the WR18DSDL specifications here.

4-½” Angle Grinder (G18DSLP4)

Hitachi G18DSLP4 Angle Grinder

This features a powerful motor that provides the speed and torque to produce more work per charge. It can be used to cut rebar or pipe, groove stone or concrete, or grind metal and masonry when a corded tool is not an option. The small diameter grip is covered in soft elastomer for a slip resistant hold that reduces fatigue. An over current protection circuit shuts down the Lithium Ion battery power in the event of overload, reducing the risk of causing permanent motor damage. Zero voltage safety reset prevents accidental start up when inserting a charged battery for added safety. This cordless grinder is lightweight at only 4.0 lbs and comes with a side handle, grinding wheel, spanner wrench and 1-year warranty. Click here for the G18DSLP4 specifications.

SDS Plus Rotary Hammer (DH18DSLP4)

Hitachi DH18DSLP4 SDS Plus Rotary Hammer

Designed for optimal performance when drilling holes for the installation of concrete anchors or overhead drilling. It features a two-step power switch. Power mode is designed for fast and efficient drilling in larger diameters, while save mode conserves battery power and prevents bending of small diameter bits. Using an electro-pneumatic mechanism to produce 1 ft-lb of impact energy, this tool can drill up to 105 holes on one charge (1/4” x 1/4”). A factory set slip clutch protects the user and the gears in the event of a bound bit, while the idle strike restrictor prevents no-load hammering, eliminating unnecessary wear on integral parts. A bright base mounted LED light illuminates dimly lit workspaces, and changing out accessories is fast and secure with the quick bit insert. Carbon brushes are externally accessible for quick and easy replacement and maintenance. This cordless rotary hammer is lightweight at only 5.1 lbs and comes with a side handle, depth gauge and 1-year warranty. Click here for the complete DH18DSLP4 specifications.

Handheld Vacuum (R18DSLP4)

Hitachi R18DSLP4 Handheld Vacuum

Features impressive suction power for fast and efficient cleaning for any workshop or home. At only 3.3 lbs and just under 17” in length, this powerful handheld vacuum features a convenient slide lock-on switch for continuous use to reduce fatigue. It accepts a 3.0Ah Lithium Ion slide-type battery (not included) that provides up to 29 minutes of continuous use. The large capacity (22oz) translucent dust catch makes it easy to view when the unit needs to be emptied. This vacuum is capable of collecting both wet and dry debris. It comes with a brush, crevice and squeegee nozzles along with a 1-year warranty.

All of the new products above are compatible with the following tools which are already available from Hitachi:

  • Circular Saw (C18DSLP4)
  • Reciprocating Saw (CR18DSLP4)
  • Jig Saw (CJ18DSLP4)
  • High Torque Impact Wrench Including (2) 4.0Ah Lithium Ion Slide Type Batteries (WR18DSHL)
  • Brushless Driver Drill (DS18DBL)
  • Brushless Hammer Drill (DV18DBL)
  • Brushless Impact Driver (WH18DBDL)
  • Brushless Impact Wrench (WR18DBDL)
  • Driver Drill (DS18DSAL)
  • Impact Driver (WH18DSAL)
  • Hammer Drill (DV18DSFL)
  • 5-Position Flashlight (UB18DAL)
  • Fluorescent Lantern (UB18DSL)

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