Hitachi Power Tools Launches Ultra-Powerful SDS Hammer Drill

Featuring a highly efficient brushless motor delivering even more power and run time when out on site, Hitachi Power Tools has launched the tougher, faster and more advanced DH18BDL/JP SDS-Plus Hammer Drill.

Running for 50% longer charge than Hitachi’s conventional brushed DC motor, it has the impact energy of 2.6 Joules and a 26mm drilling capacity in concrete. Its three-mode action for powerful rotary drilling, hammer drilling and chiselling makes it a formidable tool for those working out on site where they have to rely on batter power.

User safety is the forefront; as the Hammer Drill has over current protection and the Reactive Force Control (RFC) system reduces the risk of injury from tool overload. The built-in LED light means users can work in dim and tight spaces and the battery indicator means you won’t have to worry about accidentally running out of power.

With 2 powerful 5.0Ah Li-Ion batteries, side handle, charger and carrying case as standard and with Hitachi’s three-year warranty available when registered online within four weeks of purchase, you can be assured of long service and piece of mind.


  • Impact energy of 2.6 Joules.
  • 26mm drilling capacity in concrete.
  • The brushless motore runs 50% longer than conventional brushed motors.
  • Reactive Force Control (RFC) system reduces risk of injury from tool overload.
  • Constant speed control.
  • Over current protection.
  • 3 mode action: rotary drilling, hammer drilling or chiselling.
  • Built-in LED light.
  • Battery charge indicator.

Standard Accessories

  • 2 x BSL1850 5.0Ah Li-Ion batteries.
  • UC18YFSL charger.
  • Side handle.
  • Depth stop.
  • Carrying case.

Here is the DH18BDL’s datasheet.