Hitachi WH10DFL 12 Volt Impact Driver

My Rating for the Hitachi WH10DFL is 4.75 Stars

Hitachi WH10DFLReview Summary: A Lifetime Warranty comes with this well built Hitachi WH10DFL 12 Volt Impact Driver. Its a top tool choice in the 12 volt category.


Detailed Review of the Hitachi WH10DFL 12 volt cordless impact driver

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Impacts per Minute (IPM) Grade: Good

The Hitachi WH10DFL has a top IPM of 3000 IPM. The average top IPM of 12 volt cordless impact drivers is 2955 IPM. An impact driver delivers blows in a rotational way as opposed to a hammer drill which delivers blows into the work. The higher the IPM of a cordless impact driver the faster a screw or bolt will be installed or removed.

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Power Grade: Below Average

The Hitachi WH10DFL has a power rating of 840 in/lbs. The average power rating of a 12 volt cordless impact driver is 981 in/lbs. The power of a cordless impact driver is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds. If more power in a cordless impact driver is what you are looking for, you may be interested in the Hitachi WH12DMR 12-Volt Impact Driver. It has a power rating of 1150 in/lbs.

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Speed: Good

The Hitachi WH10DFL has a top speed of 2500 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of a 12 volt cordless impact driver is around 2423 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Average

The battery run time is 1.5 amp hours. The average for 12 volt cordless impact drivers is 1.5 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Good

The Hitachi WH10DFL comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless impact drivers have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Good

The Hitachi WH10DFL comes with a 40 Minute charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Hitachi WH10DFL cordless impact driver from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Very Light

The Hitachi WH10DFL weighs 2.2 lbs. The average 12V cordless impact driver weighs about 2.8 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Hitachi WH10DFL Cordless Impact Driver Strengths

  1. High impact rate
  2. Fast
  3. Fast battery charger
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Hitachi WH10DFL Cordless Impact Driver Weaknesses

  1. Shorter battery run time
  2. Below average power

Some other features of the Hitachi WH10DFL include:

  • LED work light
  • Carrying case
  • Lifetime limited warranty
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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 8/21/12.

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