Hilti SFC 18-A

StoryID
1858896
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1630437

Battery: 21.6 volts; 1.6 Ah or 3.3 Ah
Battery gauge: Yes; on battery
Weight: 3.94 pounds (1.6 Ah); 4.62 pounds (3.3 Ah)
Lenght 8 inches
RPM 0–600; 0–1,800
LED headlight: On base; 10-second delay
Belt hook: Sold separately
Web price: $270 (1.6 Ah); $450 (3.3 Ah)


Includes: Two batteries; charger; soft gate-mouth bag
Warranty: Lifetime tool, battery, and charger against defects; 2 years wear and tear on tool, battery, and charger; fleet-management program
Country of origin: China
Comments:—
Pro: Excellent runtime with either size battery; thin comfortable handle; feels more powerful than the average compact tool; large carry bag; available as bare tool
Con: Longer and heavier than other compact models; belt hook not included

Shown with 1.6-Ah battery

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Hitachi DS18DSAL

StoryID
1858896
ToolNumber
7
ComponentId
tcm:78-1630437

Battery: 18 volts; 1.5 Ah
Battery gauge: No
Weight: 3.44 pounds
Lenght 7-11/16 inches
RPM 0–350; 0–1,500
LED headlight: Above trigger; no delay
Belt hook: Included
Web price: $155


Includes: Two slide-mount batteries; charger; flashlight; plastic case
Warranty: Lifetime tool; 2 years battery; 1 year charger; 30-day satisfaction guarantee
Country of origin: China
Comments:—
Pro: Light and compact; thin comfortable grip; nice belt clip; includes flashlight
Con: Limited number of tools compatible with these slide-mount batteries; no battery gauge

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Hitachi DS18DL

StoryID
1858896
ToolNumber
8
ComponentId
tcm:78-1630437

Battery: 18 volts; 3.0 Ah
Battery gauge: No
Weight: 5.25 pounds
Lenght 9-3/16 inches
RPM 0–400; 0–1,600
LED headlight: On belt hook; manually operated
Belt hook: Included
Web price: $280


Includes: Two tower batteries; charger; side handle; plastic case
Warranty: Lifetime tool; 2 years battery; 1 year charger; 30-day satisfaction guarantee
Country of origin: China
Comments:—
Pro: Good power; can be set to very low rpm for delicate work; includes belt hook; fan-cooled charger; available as bare tool (DS18DLP4)
Con: Tower-style battery makes for bulky grip; no battery gauge; funky belt clip of questionable durability contains manually activated light

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Makita LXFD01CW

StoryID
1858896
ToolNumber
9
ComponentId
tcm:78-1630437

Battery: 18 volts; 1.5 Ah
Battery gauge: No
Weight: 3.40 pounds
Lenght 7-1/2 inches
RPM 0–400; 0–1,500
LED headlight: Above trigger; 12-second delay
Belt hook: Included
Web price: $190


Includes: Two batteries; charger; plastic case
Warranty: 3 years tool; 1 year battery and charger; 30-day satisfaction guarantee
Country of origin: China
Comments:—
Pro: Very light and compact; excellent fan-cooled charger
Con: Feels less powerful than other compact models; no battery gauge

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Makita LXFD01

StoryID
1858896
ToolNumber
10
ComponentId
tcm:78-1630437

Battery: 18 volts; 3.0 Ah
Battery gauge: No
Weight: 3.90 pounds
Lenght 7-1/2 inches
RPM 0–400; 0–1,500
LED headlight: Above trigger; 12-second delay
Belt hook: Included
Web price: $295


Includes: Two batteries; charger; plastic case
Warranty: 3 years tool; 1 year battery and charger; 30-day satisfaction guarantee
Country of origin: China
Comments:—
Pro: Same internal parts as LXFD01CW; reasonable power and runtime with included 3.0-Ah batteries; excellent fan-cooled charger; available as bare tool (LXFD01Z)
Con: No battery gauge

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