Hitachi DS18DSAL 18v Cordless DrillThe Hitachi DS18DSAL 18v cordless drill is a solid compact li-ion model that we give an 8.8 overall rating. We rated this tool as our #1 best cordless drill for the money. Why do we feel this way? Well for starters it has plenty of power with 460 in-lbs of torque although it’s not quite up to par with the top models. It also is really lightweight at just 3.5 pounds. Add in a best-in-class warranty of 10 years for the tool and 2 years on the batteries. Then top that off with a flashlight as part of the kit and a price tag of around $140. That all adds up to a great value.

We highly recommend the DS18DSAL cordless drill for homeowners and DIYers. Professionals might want to look for a model with more power if job requires lots of heavy duty drilling and/or driving.

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Specs18v Class Average
Overall Rating8.8 
ManufacturerHitachi 
ModelDS18DSAL 
StyleCompact Cordless Drill 
Voltage18 
Weight3.5 lbs4.5 lbs
Max Torque460 in-lbs490 in-lbs
Max Speed1500 RPM1600 RPM
Variable Speed2-SPEED 
ReversableYes 
Chuck Size1/2″ 
Chuck TypeKeyless, Ratcheting 
Battery TypeLi-Ion 
Charge Rating1.5Ah1.8 Ah
Charge Time40 min45 min
Batteries Included2 
Work LightLED 
Extra HandleNo 
Fuel GuageNo 
Warranty10 years tool, 2 years battery2 years
PriceCheck Price$212.99

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