Hitachi Impact Driver
Hitachi impact drivers are known for their quality, power and innovation over the past several years. Hitachi has a long history of growing technology, which is seen in its line of cordless impact drivers today. It offers manifold models that vary in price, power, size and functional features. Additionally, there are models that use standard batteries and others that use Li-ion batteries. The latter are gaining popularity because they are powerful, durable, light and convenient.
Hitachi’s 9.6v impact driver is about 6 inches long and delivers a torque of 930 in /lbs. The 10.8v model weighs less than two pounds and is five-and-a-half inches long; it works on Li-ion battery and delivers a torque of 930 in/lbs. The 12v model delivers a high torque of 1150 in/lbs, while a more compact model in the 12v class delivers a torque of 975 in/lbs. The advanced 18v cordless impact driver from Hitachi delivers an impressive torque of 1330 in/lbs and it is powered by Li-on battery. A smaller compact version in the 18v class churns out at a torque of 1280 in/lbs.
An appealing feature of Hitachi’s cordless models is that they are reasonably priced, yet offer professional quality performance. Whether it is for odd jobs and small projects at home or for full-time construction projects, the diverse range of models are tailored to meet the various needs. Besides, the lightweight feature coupled with a nice balance makes it easy to handle. Advanced models have more user-friendly and efficient features. A cool flow system allows a steady current of air inside the motor and prevents overheating. The easy-to-reach carbon brushes and the easily replaceable armature ensure better maintenance and longevity. The tool belt clip is also a handy feature. Simple belt hooks allow easy transport while climbing up ladders or make it easy to reach with one hand while supporting or working with the other hand.
Some cordless models like the Hitachi WH18DL 18v Li-ion Impact Driver are packed with utility features. Apart from the cool flow system, its non-slip Elastomer grip gives total control of the device and the proprietary five-position belt hook, together with LED makes it quite portable and illuminates dim work areas. The HXP Li-ion batteries weigh only half the weight of the older NiMH and NiCd batteries. Further, they last for as high as 1500 charge cycles, when compared to the 500 charge cycles of the older batteries. The quick charger takes only forty minutes to replenish the battery.
Hitachi impact drivers are designed to match the best standards and pass through rigorous tests for performance and strength.