Hitachi DV18DBXL review

Roger finally gets his hands on the Hitachi DV18DBXL, but was it worth the wait? Find out in this bench test.

Hitachi DV18DBXL/JX 18v Brushless Combi Drill inc 2x 6.0Ah Batteries, Charger and Carry Case


Combi drill with brushless motor technology
All new 6.0Ah Li-Ion batteries with multifunction protection circuit
Class leading hard torque of 136Nm
New fast charger with 38 minute charge time
Reactive Force Control (RFC) kickback control safety feature
Compact body at only 204mm long
High-performance Röhm chuck with spindle lock
22 stage torque setting
New robust aluminium gear case
Low battery indicator
Built-in LED work light
Packed in Hitachi stackable carry case


Voltage: 18v
Battery Capacity: 6.0Ah Lithium-Ion
Charge Time: 38 mins
No-load Speed Low: 0-500/min
No-load Speed High: 2100/min
Impact Rate: 0-31500/min
Max Torque (hard): 136Nm
Max Drilling Capacity in Brick: 16mm
Max Drilling Capacity in Wood: 76mm
Max Drilling Capacity in Metal: 13mm
Overall Length: 204mm
Weight inc Battery: 2.5kg

About Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

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