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Hitachi MultiVolt Tools Due in September


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 portability with a little cord cutting. Hitachi MultiVolt tools take aim at cutting the cord on a much larger number of tools.

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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.

Check out more details on the Hitachi MultiVolt battery here.

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Hitachi MultiVolt Tools

  • Hammer Drill
  • Impact Driver
  • 7-1/4” Circular Saw
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • 1/2” and 3/4” Impact Wrenches
  • 4”/5” Angle Grinders
  • 10” Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw
  • 1-9/16” SDS-Max Rotary Hammer
  • 10” Table Saw

While we’ll know more as we get closer to the September launch date, there is some information available now. 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.

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This will eventually get the standard Hitachi paint job, though a lot of the group likes the all-black look.

The reciprocating saw adds the orbital action the new 18V model leaves off. They stick with 3 speed modes plus auto in addition to the extra power.

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Mechanics have plenty of reason to look forward to the impact wrenches. The 1/2” model will have north of 1200 foot-pounds of nut busting torque to go with somewhere around 775 foot-pounds of fastening torque.

Check out Shop Tool Reviews’ high-torque impact wrench shootout!

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.

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Posted by Pro Tool Reviews on Monday, February 19, 2018

 

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!

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“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!

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Weird that they will have an SDS max rotary hammer but not SDS+ one.