The HART 20V Brushless Drill Driver Is Here To Make Your Household Projects Easy
HART’s 20V lineup is continuing to expand and includes an arsenal of tools aimed at providing quality and affordable tools for homeowners and the DIY market. We got our hands on the latest HART Brushless Drill Driver and we’re going to explore the key features and design so you can decide if it fits your needs.
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HART Brushless Drill Driver Performance
- No-Load Speed: 0-500/2000 RPM
- Max Torque: 550 in-lbs.
- Clutch: 24-position
- Gearbox: 2-speed
The HPDD26 brushless drill driver has a top speed of 2000 RPMs, 200 RPMs faster than the previous generation. While that max speed puts it among some Prosumer models, the big difference comes into play when we discuss torque.
HART’s 20V drill driver peaks at 550 in-lbs. of torque, which is great for the majority of light to medium-duty drilling and driving applications that homeowners are likely to face. Where you’ll see a drop in performance is when you get into more challenging bits, like large spade bits and self-feed bits for rough-ins. If you do find yourself needing a bit more muscle to finish a job, you should consider stepping up to HART’s more powerful 20V Hammer Drill.
In terms of control, the HPDD26’s 24-position clutch lets you dial in the precise amount of torque to match your material.
HART Brushless Drill Driver Design Notes
- Model: HART HPDD26
- Power Source: Hart 20V battery
- Weight: 2.7 lbs. (bare), 3.4 lbs. (with 2.0Ah battery)
- Chuck Type: Metal Ratcheting
- Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
From a design standpoint, there really is a lot to like about this drill. The textured rubber overmold provides plenty of grip while the drill is in use and the overall weight of 3.4 pounds is reasonable for a full-sized tool.
We’re glad to see HART is utilizing a full-metal ratcheting chuck rather than plastic as we see on the HPDD25. This will ultimately add to the lifespan and durability of the drill. Plus, its 1/2-inch capacity means you’re able to use a broader range of bits.
- Reversible belt hook
- LED light
- Onboard bit storage
HART Brushless Drill Driver Price
This Hart 20V drill driver comes in at a very affordable price of $74 for the bare tool and only $98 for the kit. The kit includes a 2.0Ah battery, charger, and soft carrying case for easy storage. That’s a really good deal for a brushless drill kit, especially since HART backs it with a 3-year warranty
The Bottom Line
The HART 20V Brushless Drill Driver is pretty balanced when it comes to design, overall performance, and price. There are definitely some trade-offs between this drill and the high-end Pro models. Still, if getting a solid bang for your buck is a priority for you, then HART is pretty hard to ignore. In the end, serious DIYers and even budget-conscience tradesmen should consider the HPDD26 as a viable alternative to more expensive options.