More 18V Brushless Lithium Ion Technology from Hitachi Power Tools

Thu May 3, 2012 9:48am EDT

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More 18V Brushless Lithium Ion Technology from Hitachi Power Tools

Now Available at Lowe's

Hitachi Power Tools today announced the launch of its new 18V Brushless Motor Lithium Ion cordless products at Lowe's. As of early May, Lowe's will offer an 18V Lithium Ion Brushless Hammer Drill - model DV18DBL & an 18V Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver - model WH18DBDL. Hitachi’s brushless motor technology delivers more power to the motor by minimizing unnecessary energy loss through friction and heat. Managed by a micro-processor chip that efficiently delivers current flow to the motor, brushless tools experience up to 50% longer run time between charges, increased power, and extended durability with essentially no maintenance. Covered by Hitachi’s Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty and 2-year Lithium Ion battery warranty, the brushless tools stand alone against other professional cordless product on the market today.

Hitachi Brushless Tools- Now at Lowe's! (Photo: Business Wire)

Hitachi Brushless Tools- Now at Lowe's! (Photo: Business Wire)

These tools are powered by high capacity 3.0Ah Lithium Ion slide type batteries for fade free power, less weight and 3x the total battery life of traditional Ni-Cd batteries. They feature optical trigger switches that communicate with the micro-processor and deliver smoother motor acceleration. Digital Control Panels located at the base of Hitachi brushless tools offer an LED light, battery power indicator and micro-processor controlled speed/power settings for ultimate control.

The DV18DBL Brushless Hammer Drill delivers professional grade power with an impressive 654 in-lbs of turning torque. Its ½” ratcheting keyless chuck is all metal for maximum durability and includes carbide inserts for secure bit retention when hammering into concrete. The 22-stage clutch delivers 22 torque settings, a hammer setting and a drill setting. Compact at 8.1” in length and lightweight at just 4.8 lbs, the DV18DBL comes with two 3.0Ah Lithium Ion Slide Type batteries, a quick charger, side handle, carrying case and double sided Phillips driver bit.

The WH18DBDL Brushless Impact Driver is compact at just 6” in length and lightweight at 3.7 lbs. With impressive turning torque - 1,420 in/lbs - the WH18DBDL tackles heavy applications like tightening and loosening carriage bolts, driving lags and sinking deck screws. Additionally it can drill into wood, metal and concrete. The WH18DBDL features a limited impact mode in addition to the traditional continuous impact mode whereby the tool impacts until the trigger is released. The limited mode electronically stops the driver after about 4 impacts, which is especially useful when driving small or delicate fasteners to minimize excessive torque. A ¼” hex chuck saves time as bits can be changed quickly and easily. It comes with two 3.0Ah Lithium Ion Slide Type batteries, a quick charger and carrying case.

Available on lowes.com is Hitachi’s KC18DJL Brushless two-tool combo kit that combines both the brushless hammer drill- DV18DBL and brushless impact driver- WH18DBDL, along with a quick charger, two Lithium Ion Slide Type Batteries, side handle, double sided Phillips Driver Bit and carrying case.

For more information, please visit www.hitachipowertools.com.

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Hitachi Power Tools
Abby Levy, 770 925 1774

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