Hitachi DV18DBXL Combi Drill - the Top 5 Things You Need to Know
Posted by Mark Hunter - May 13, 2016
Could this be the most powerful and advanced combi-drill in the 18v cordless class available on the market today?
Well, that would be a matter of opinion, but we're certainly impressed with the spec, the features and the power offered by the Hitachi DV18DBXL Combi-Drill, which you can find on our site here.
In this quick guide, we'll take you through the Top 5 Things you need to know about Hitachi's flagship combi-drill! This is ideal for sharing with your friends to help them stay up to speed with what's new in the world of corldess drills...
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#1 - BRUSHLESS MOTOR: Longer Runtimes, Longer Lifetime, More Robust
We've known the benefits of running brushless cordless power tools for ages, and they're all present in the DV18DBXL. Not only is the combi-drill lighter than any equivalent brushed motor version, but it has an overall length of just 204mm, placing this firmly in the "compact but powerful" category.
#2 - LOADS OF TORQUE: All the Grunt You Need
Hitachi are claiming the 136Nm of torque offered by the DV18DBXL is "class leading", and that appears to be the case at the time of writing. Either way, this is a shed load of torque on offer, approaching the levels normally reserved for impact drivers.
#3 - REACTIVE FORCE CONTROL: Always Under Control
The risk of running such a powerful cordless combi-drill is taking on applications that can put the health of your wrists or arms at risk, particularly if the drill bit snags while you're drilling.
Hitachi supply the combi drill with an extra long side handle - which you should fit and use. On top of that is an intelligent RFC which cuts the power to the drill bit in the event of a sudden jam, prevent you from injurying yourself.
#4 - 6Ah BATTERIES: Run All Day, Every Day
Big power requires big batteries. Hitachi bundle the DV18DBXL with TWO 6Ah 18v batteries. Partner them with the brushless motor and you've got a flagship combi-drill with top-end spec that'll be able to run all day, regardless of the jobs you throw at it.
#5 - FAST CHARGING: No More Down Time
On top of the two 6Ah batteries, the box includes Hitachi's new fast charger. This will charge the 6Ah packs in a staggering 38 minutes. And it even has a handy USB charging port to keep the juice in your phone during the day.
Watch our unboxing video here.
We're very impressed with the DV18DBXL and it's available on it's own with the batteries and charger, or as part of two twin packs:
- Hitachi KC18DPL/WR 18V Cordless 2 Piece Kit - Combi Drill / Impact Wrench
- Hitachi KC18DPL/WH 18V Cordless 2 Piece Kit - Combi Drill / Impact Driver
Each of which is available via Toolstop Finance, so you can buy today and choose to pay later!
But what's your thoughts: ready for an upgrade? Let us know in the comments, and let your friends know by sharing this article with them.
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