Metabo HPT MultiVolt tools focus on improving cordless tool power with a 36V system. To understand the direction the company 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 portability with a little cord cutting. Metabo HPT MultiVolt tools take aim at cutting the cord on a much larger number of tools.
However, sometimes the job demands more runtime than a battery can give you. For those times, Metabo HPT MultiVolt tools can also take advantage of an AC adapter that works on any of the tools, not just a small selection.
Check out more details on the Metabo HPT MultiVolt battery here.
Editor’s Note: If the Hitachi vs Metabo HPT name change confuses you, check out our article on Hitachi Power Tools are now Metabo HPT article.
Metabo HPT MultiVolt Tools
- Hammer Drill (DV36DA)
- Triple Hammer Impact Driver (WH36DBQ4)
- 7-1/4” Circular Saw (C3607DAQ4)
- Reciprocating Saw (CR36DAQ4)
- 1/2” and 3/4” Impact Wrenches (WR36DBQ4 and WR36DAQ4)
- 4”/5” Angle Grinders (Paddle Switch: G3612DBQ6, Slide Switch: G3612DAQ6)
- 10” Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (C3610DRA)
- 7-1/4″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (Launch date and model number TBA)
- 1-9/16” SDS-Max Rotary Hammer (DH36DMAQ2)
- 10” Table Saw (coming 2nd quarter 2019)
- 36V MultiVolt AC Adapter (ET36A)
- MultiVolt 18V/36V Battery (144 watt-hours, 4.0 Ah or 8.0 Ah, depending on tool voltage)
The impact driver will stick with the Triple Hammer design. This takes the standard two-hammer design and adds a third. The result is an extra impact on every rotation of the mechanism and faster driving.
First-Generation Metabo HPT MultiVolt Power Tools
The reciprocating saw adds orbital action the new 18V model leaves off. They stick with 3 speed modes plus auto in addition to the extra power. In some early testing, it has surprisingly fast cutting speeds.
Mechanics have plenty of reason to look forward to the impact wrenches. The 1/2” model has of 1218 foot-pounds of nut-busting torque to go with 775 foot-pounds of fastening torque. The 3/4″ model takes it up a bit more with 1328 foot-pounds of nut-busting and 812 foot-pounds of fastening torque.
The two grinders in the works are essentially identical models in different styles. One will have a lock-on side switch while the other sports a paddle switch. Some early hands-on testing reveals that you can lean on these pretty hard without binding them up.
The exciting thing about the table saw is that it’s planned as a 10” model that uses the new C10RJ as a foundation. The negative is that it’s an April 2019 target launch date rather than September with the rest.
What are you most looking forward to getting in your hands? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Quite late to the game. By the time these tools come out, most craftsman will have already invested in other platforms. I have.
“However, sometimes the job demands more runtime than a battery can give you. For those times, Hitachi MultiVolt tools can also take advantage of an AC adapter that works on any of the tools, not just a small selection” sounds absolutely amazing! Finally you don’t have to guess weather you should bring the cordless or the corded version to the job site! Love my hitachi tools and seems they’ll only get better!
Weird that they will have an SDS max rotary hammer but not SDS+ one.