The Metabo HPT WH18DEX Impact Driver Targets A More Compact Design
Metabo HPT has quite a few impact drivers under its belt, with some high performers like the WH36DC model (which made its way onto our Best Cordless Impact Drivers article). But what if your needs lie more in the realm of mid-duty drilling tasks? This Metabo HPT compact impact driver might be right up your alley, with a slim profile, to boot. We’re taking a look at this tool to see what it has to offer.
Metabo HPT Compact Impact Driver Performance
- Model: Metabo HPT WH18DEX
- 1549 in-lbs of max turning torque
- Speeds up to 3100 RPM
- Impact rate up to 3400 IPM
This Metabo HPT impact driver features a brushless motor that provides up to 1549 in-lbs of max torque, with top speeds of up to 3100 MPH. The impact rate clocks in at 3400 IPM at the top end.
While it doesn’t have the same power as Metabo HPT’s WH36DC flagship model, the WH18DEX targets mid-level driving tasks that may not require as much power or torque.
Metabo HPT Compact Impact Driver Design
- Length: 4.7 inches
- Height: 8.7 inches
- Weight: 2.0 pounds (bare)
- Chuck size: 1/4-inch
- LED work light
- Variable speed trigger
This tool keeps a compact profile, with a length of 4.7 inches and a weight of 2 pounds flat (without the battery). Maintaining this compact design helps you work in tighter areas that a larger impact driver might pose difficulty with.
The WH18DEX impact driver also features a 1/4-inch quick-change chuck for quick and easy bit replacements.
Other convenience features include an onboard LED light and a variable speed trigger.
Metabo HPT Compact Impact Driver Price
This tool retails for $149 as a kit, including two 2.0Ah 18V batteries, a charger, and a carrying case. The bare tool retails for $99, so you can hit that sub-$100 mark if you’re already on Metabo HPT’s 18V battery platform.
Metabo HPT backs the batteries with a 2-year warranty and the charger for 1 year. The tool body is backed by Metabo HPT’s lifetime warranty.