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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Hitachi

Even before Hitachi changed its name to Metabo HPT our Hitachi tool reviews covered nearly everything. From the Metabo-inspired Hitachi dust extractor to the redesigned Hitachi 18V brushless reciprocating saw, the company has been on a roll. Of particular note, the new Hitachi MultiVolt battery looks to bring with it some incredible advantages. It should improve both new and existing Hitachi tools. Well known for products like their Hitachi NR83A5 pneumatic framing nailer, the company isn’t stopping with air tools. The Hitachi cordless framing nailer broke new ground and provides pneumatic-like consistency to the job. Hitachi Tool Reviews for a New Generation of Pros There is a rich history with Hitachi, but new tools bring new questions. Our hands-on approach aims to tackle the job of telling the real story. With Hitachi starting to impress in cordless, it won’t be long before they’re known for more than just their pneumatic tools.

Review7.8(out of 10)

Metabo HPT 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw Review CR18DBL

The Metabo HPT 18V brushless reciprocating saw has been out for a couple of years now. In our cordless reciprocating saw shootout from a few years back, the previous model didn’t perform as well as we’d hoped. As Metabo HPT has launched new 18V tools and the MultiVolt line (and changed its name), we’ve seen […]

Metabo HPT cordless table saw

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Table Saw – Cordless or Corded

The 10-inch Metabo HPT MultiVolt Table Saw (model C3610DRJQ4) has finally arrived. The new table saw runs on the company’s 36V MultiVolt battery platform. It can also, however, use the MultiVolt AC/DC corded adapter for corded operation. This tool marks one of the most anticipated uses of the new MultiVolt AC/DC adapter since its inception […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

Metabo HPT 18V Triple Hammer Impact Driver

My faithful impact driver recently bit the dust after several years of service. You can’t spend much time mourning old tools when there are jobs to do, so I immediately began a search for its replacement. I was impressed with the breadth of new choices and features. The market boasts more compact designs, longer battery […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Best Cordless Circular Saw - Metabo HPT MultiVolt

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Circular Saw C3607DA

Hitachi has completed its transition to Metabo HPT and one of the platforms they’re counting on to launch that new branding is the MultiVolt system. On the 36V side is the new Metabo HPT MultiVolt Circular Saw. I want to know if it fits in the ranks of the recent Cordless Supersaws. Pros Excellent build […]

Best Framing Nailer Shootout and Review: Pneumatic and Cordless

Best Framing Nailer Reviews and Head-to-Head Results 2021

Finding the best framing nailer for your work means different things to different Pros. Are you a framer or a remodeler? Is price the biggest issue, or is it driving power, weight, or recoil? No matter what your priorities, chances are our Pro team has considered it in this head-to-head review. Of course, we put […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailer

Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Before I really get into this review, let me tell you a story. It’s called, “The Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailer: A Love Story in Three Short Paragraphs.” As an on-site, custom woodworker, the idea of “cutting the cord” has always appealed to me. Rather than having to drag out multiple tools from the van, making […]

Hitachi MultiVolt Battery

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery Technology

Metabo MultiVolt battery technology brings hybrid 18V/36V power to their tools. It also brings some Metabo HPT MultiVolt 36V power tools that exclusively use the company’s newest MultiVolt battery packs. DeWalt FlexVolt technology no longer has a stranglehold on flexible voltage battery technology. There are some similarities along with significant differences. And of course, we […]

Hitachi MultiVolt Tools

Hitachi MultiVolt Tools Are Here – And They’re Metabo HPT

Hitachi MultiVolt tools are coming this September with a focus on improving cordless tool power on their new 36V system. To understand the direction Hitachi is taking, it’s helpful to understand their philosophy on the cordless tool side. It’s all about portability first and being able to cut the cord second. 18V gets you the […]

Hitachi Power Tools to Become Metabo HPT 02

Hitachi Power Tools is Now Metabo HPT

Hitachi Power Tools will be known as Metabo HPT from starting October 17th, 2018 as the company transitions away from the rest of the Hitachi group. Back in 2017, Hitachi bought out Metabo to bring the German manufacturer on board. Shortly after, investment firm KKR purchased the power tool division of Hitachi. While rebranding is […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Hitachi Oscillating Tool

Hitachi Oscillating Tool Review – CV 350V

A few months ago, we took 26 corded and cordless multitool models and threw them all together for our head to head Oscillating Multitool Shootout. We compared these tools by looking at their cutting performance, blade change system, ergonomics, noise, vibration control, and value. After we wrap up a shootout, we typically like to take […]