Hitachi serves up portable power with impact driver combo

Publish Date: 
Oct 16, 2013
By Bruce Steever

ATLANTA, Ga. - Many service departments make extensive use of pneumatic power tools for most jobs requiring impact drivers or other high-torque repetitive tasks. While pneumatic systems are ideal once plumbed in, sometimes a technicians find themselves working on machinery away from the usual infrastructure.

At these times, it sure would be useful to have a non-pneumatic cordless solution, wouldn’t it?

Hitachi Power Tools is able to provide that solution in the form of its new 18V Bushless Motor two-tool combo kit. The kit combines a pair of high-torque lithium ion battery-powered handheld tools — a Brushless Hammer Drill and a Brushless Impact Driver — to give technicians the power they need in a portable form.

Both tools use Hitachi’s 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery packs for long-lasting, fade-free power in a slide-type arrangement for a more compact and ergonomically friendly grip. The hammer drill produces 440 in lbs. of turning torque through its half-inch chuck and is adjustable through 22 torque outputs. A light weight of only 4.2 lbs. and an integrated LED light add to the convenience factor. The impact driver produces up to 1460 in-lbs. or turning torque for even heavier applications and also features LED along with a low 3.5 lb. total weight.

The combo kit includes both tools, a pair of lithium ion batteries, a quick charger, double-sided driver bit and a carrying case starting at $429.99.