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New 18V Brushless Lithium Ion Combo Kit from Hitachi -KC18DBFL

September 25, 2013

Hitachi Power Tools today announced the launch of its new 18V Brushless Motor Lithium Ion cordless 2-tool combo kit, the KC18DBFL. This kit offers Brushless technology at an amazing value, and combines an 18V Lithium Ion Brushless Hammer Drill - model DV18DBFL & an 18V Lithium Ion Brushless Impact Driver - model WH18DBFL that are only available as part of this kit. Hitachi’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. Hitachi’s signature ergonomic design for the tool bodies makes them extremely well-balanced and comfortable for extended use. Covered by Hitachi’s Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty and 2-year Lithium Ion battery warranty, the Brushless tools stand alone against other professional cordless product on the market today.

These tools are powered by high capacity 3.0Ah Lithium Ion slide type batteries for fade free power, less weight and 3x the total battery life of traditional Ni-Cd batteries. They feature optical trigger switches that communicate with the micro-processor and deliver smoother motor acceleration. Additionally, because current doesn’t flow through the trigger, it will last longer, further adding to the tool’s durability. Hitachi has optimized the design thanks to the slide-type Lithium Ion battery packs that eliminate the vertical battery cell chamber. This permits the handle to be ergonomically designed, resulting in improved comfort and greater control. The feel of the brushless tools in hand reflects Hitachi’s detailed attention to balance, grip and pressure points; making these tools extremely comfortable to use. Metal belt hooks can be adjusted to the right or left side of the tools based on the user’s preference.

The KC18DBFL Brushless Combo Kit includes the DV18DBFL Brushless Hammer Drill that delivers professional grade power with an impressive 440 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-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 up to 1,500 RPM- and 21,000 BPM on the hammer setting. 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 4.2 lbs, the DV18DBFL reduces fatigue in extended or overhead use applications.

The KC18DBFL Brushless Combo Kit also includes The WH18DBFL Brushless Impact Driver is compact and lightweight at 3.5 lbs. With impressive turning torque - 1,460 in/lbs, the WH18DBDL 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 2,900 RPM and experiences an impact rate of up to 3,200 BPM. A base mounted LED light maximizes efficiency in low-light work areas. A 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 proper wrist alignment which reduces fatigue during continuous operation.

The KC18DBFL includes both the Brushless hammer drill- DV18DBFL and Brushless impact driver- WH18DBFL (both sold exclusively as part of this kit), along with a quick charger, two Lithium Ion Slide Type Batteries,a double sided driver bit and carrying case.

HITACHI POWER TOOLS U.S.A.
Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd) 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 Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. is the North American division of Hitachi Koki Japan, a subsidiary within Hitachi Ltd. For more information on Hitachi Power Tools, please visit www.hitachipowertools.com

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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