The Hitachi DS18DL 18v cordless drill scores a 9.0 overall rating. That ranks it near the top of 18v high performance models you can buy. Users on Amazon also like this drill with a 4.4 out of 5 stars. The performance for this unit is superior to all but a few with 570 in-lbs of torque and a max speed of 1800 RPM. The Hitachi HXP Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 3.0 Ah for maximum length of use and recharge in 45 minutes. This brand also has a great warranty with 10 years of tool protection, although the batteries are only under warranty for 2 years.
All of these positives come at a price, however, as the DS18DL costs around $300. If you don’t mind the price tag, then we highly recommend this model.
|Specs||18v Class Average|
|Style||High Performance Cordless Drill|
|Weight||4.6 lbs||4.5 lbs|
|Max Torque||570 in-lbs||490 in-lbs|
|Max Speed||1800 RPM||1600 RPM|
|Variable Speed||2-SPEED w/ 4 Ranges|
|Chuck Type||Keyless, Ratcheting|
|Charge Rating||3.0Ah||1.8 Ah|
|Charge Time||45 min||45 min|
|Warranty||10 year tool, 2 year battery||2 years|