Hitachi Cordless Impact Driver
We love the way this category has continued to evolve, especially in terms of performance features previously seen only in industrial assembly tools. That's why we got so excited when Hitachi introduced its newest 14.4-volt compact cordless impact driver with some game-changing features. The WH14DBL delivers 1,330 inch-pounds of torque (maximum) and comes with a brushless motor that Hitachi says provides 30 percent longer runtime. The tool also has four power and speed settings and a unique "burst" mode that delivers four impacts per trigger pull for fine control at any of the force settings. Expect an 18-volt version of this tool to appear in the U.S. too. Hitachi WH14DBL Cordless Impact Driver: $499. 800-706-7337. www.hitachipowertools.com.