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Brushless Technology from Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) Get a Foot in the Door to the Hybrid MultiVolt Platform
November 20, 2019

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) today announced the launch of its new 18V Brushless Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit (KC18DBFL2T). This kit offers Brushless technology at an amazing value and combines an 18V Hammer Drill (DV18DBFL2T) and an 18V Impact Driver (WH18DBFL2T) along with a 36V/18V MultiVolt™ backwards compatible battery for up to 5.0Ah of run time per charge and a lightweight Compact 3.0Ah battery for improved maneuverability.

Metabo HPT’s Brushless motor technology delivers more power to the motor by minimizing unnecessary energy loss through friction and heat. Managed by a micro-processor chip that efficiently delivers current flow to the motor, Brushless tools experience longer run time between charges, increased power, and extended durability with essentially no maintenance. The signature ergonomic design for the tool bodies makes them extremely well-balanced and comfortable for extended use. Covered by Metabo HPT’s Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty and 2-year Lithium Ion battery warranty, the Brushless tools stand out against other professional cordless product on the market today.

These tools can be powered by a MultiVolt 36V/18V backwards compatible battery for up to 5.0Ah of run time or by the second battery included in the kit that delivers a high capacity 3.0Ah Lithium Ion slim pack battery for fade free power and less weight. The Hammer Drill and Impact Driver feature optical trigger switches that communicate with the micro-processors and deliver smoother motor acceleration. Additionally, because current doesn’t flow through the triggers, they will last longer, further adding to the tools’ durability. The feel of the brushless tools in hand reflects Metabo HPT’s detailed attention to balance, grip, and pressure points; making these tools extremely comfortable to use. The metal belt hooks can be adjusted to the right or left side of the tools based on the user’s preference.

The KC18DBFL2T Brushless Combo Kit includes the DV18DBFL2T Brushless Hammer Drill that delivers professional grade power with an impressive 620 in-lbs of turning torque. Its ½” ratcheting keyless chuck is all metal for maximum durability and includes carbide inserts for secure bit retention when hammering into concrete. The 22+2 stage clutch delivers 22 torque settings, a hammer setting, and a drill setting - all controlled by a single aluminum clutch ring. The tool can achieve a maximum no-load speed of 0-1,800 RPM and a maximum impact rate of 27,000 BPM.  Also, an LED light points upwards from the base of the tool to better illuminate the bit tip and avoid casting shadows. Compact and lightweight at just 3.7 lbs (with the Compact 3.0Ah battery), the DV18DBFL2T reduces fatigue in extended or overhead use applications.

The KC18DBFL Brushless Combo Kit also includes The WH18DBFL2T Brushless Impact Driver, which is compact and lightweight at 2.9 lbs (with the Compact 3.0Ah battery). With impressive turning torque of 1,522 in-lbs - the WH18DBFL2T tackles heavier applications like tightening and loosening carriage bolts, driving lags, and sinking deck screws. Additionally, it can drill into wood, metal, and concrete. This brushless impact driver delivers up to 3,100 max RPM and experiences an impact rate of up to 3,400 BPM. A base mounted LED light maximizes efficiency in low-light work areas. A keyless ¼” hex chuck saves time as bits can be changed quickly and easily. Bits are secure and won’t slip or fall out. It is balanced for better wrist alignment which reduces fatigue during continuous operation. 

The KC18DBFL2T Combo Kit includes the 18V Brushless Hammer Drill, 18V Brushless Impact Driver, 36V/18V MultiVolt 5.0Ah battery, Compact 3.0Ah battery, quick charger, a double-sided driver bit, and carrying bag. . 

Also sold separately:
DV18DBFL2T 18V Brushless Hammer Drill: 36V/18V MultiVolt 5.0Ah battery, Compact 3.0Ah battery, Double-sided Phillips Bit, carrying bag.

WH18DBFL2T 18V Brushless Impact Driver: 36V/18V MultiVolt 5.0Ah battery, Compact 3.0Ah battery, Double-sided Phillips Bit, carrying bag.

For more information including the full line of Metabo HPT products and support, please contact 1-800-829-4752.


About Metabo HPT 

Metabo HPT (formerly known as Hitachi Power Tools) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Metabo HPT supports over 4000 retail locations and over 1000 authorized service centers. Metabo HPT is a brand within Koki Holdings America Ltd., the North American subsidiary of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd. 

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