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Hitachi WH18DSAL

Price: About $189;

Our two cents: "One of the more comfortable tools, tied for third fastest in the deck-screw test, but it had the second-longest recharge time."

Highlight: Lifetime tool warranty.

Test results: Drove ninety-seven 4 ½-inch SDS screws on one charge. Drove a 6-inch long SDS screw in 18 seconds. Drove a 2 ½-inch deck screw in 16 seconds. Drilled a ¾-inch hole in 3 ½ seconds. Average recharge time: 80 minutes.

Tool stats: 3.3 pounds; maximum ipm: 3,200; maximum rpm: 2,600; maximum torque: 1,280 in.-lbs. Includes built-in LED, lifetime tool warranty; kit includes two 1.5Ah lithium-ion batteries.
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