Hitachi Power Tools has launched its new 18V Lithium Ion DGL series with Driver Drill, model DS18DGL. Hitachi’s signature ergonomic design for the tool and battery makes this drill extremely well-balanced and comfortable for extended use. And, covered by Hitachi’s Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty and two-year Lithium Ion battery warranty, this drill is sure to be a favorite among users on the jobsite.

The DS18DGL is powered by a powerful Lithium Ion slide-type battery for fade free power, less weight and 3x the total battery life of traditional Ni-Cd batteries. Hitachi has optimized the design thanks to the slide-type Lithium Ion battery pack that eliminates the vertical cell battery chamber. This permits the handle to be ergonomically designed, resulting in improved comfort and greater control. The feel of the tool in hand reflects Hitachi’s detailed attention to balance, grip and pressure points; making this tool extremely comfortable to use.

The DS18DGL driver drill delivers a powerful 400 in./lbs of torque to power through tough jobs. A 22+1 clutch delivers 22 torque settings, and a drill mode for ultimate precision and control. Additionally, the two speed gear setting allows the user to match the appropriate speed to the application. The ½-in. keyless chuck is ideal for quick and simple bit replacements. Also, an LED light points upwards from the base of the tool to better illuminate the bit tip and avoid casting shadows. It features a responsive, variable speed trigger that helps to provide complete control during operation. Compact and lightweight at just 3.7 lbs, the DS18DGL reduces fatigue in extended or overhead use applications.

The battery charger (UC18YKSL) that accompanies this drill will charge 18V Lithium Ion slide-type batteries in about 35 minutes or less. The technology in the charger provides the Lithium Ion battery with overload and over-discharge protection so it won’t overheat or lose power; lending to the battery’s longer overall life.

The DS18DGL 18V Lithium Ion driver drill is covered by Hitachi’s Lifetime Lithium Ion Tool warranty, two-year Lithium Ion battery warranty and one-year Lithium Ion charger warranty for even more value and peace of mind. It comes with two 1.3Ah Lithium Ion slide-type batteries, a quick charger, carrying case and double-sided Phillips driver bit.