When it comes to impact drivers, what brand do you think of? If you are like me, it might not be the Metabo HPT. When I think of the new Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi), I think nailers. Metabo HPT makes some of the best nailers on the market. They are high quality and built to last. Now if you are or were like me and didn't think of Metabo HPT as a choice for impact drivers, let's take a look at the Metabo HPT Triple Hammer and I am sure this will now be at the top of your list.
Metabo HPT Triple Hammer Overview
Impact drivers are awesome tools. You can use this for a wide range of applications. They have power and speed. When it comes to fastening, they are one of the top-performing power tools.
The Metabo HPT is one of those impact drivers that over-delivers with power, speed, quality, balance, and features.
A couple of things to note before we jump into the features is the anvil and the power.
The triple hammer is exactly that, a triple hammer. The impact driver uses a third impacting anvil that increases speed, bpm, torque and decreases vibration. All huge pluses for a driver.
In regards to power platform, the Metabo HPT uses a 36V battery or you can even buy an adapter that allows you to have unlimited run time by plugging it into an outlet.
Metabo HPT Triple Hammer Features
The WH36DB is built around a brushless motor that delivers 1,859 in-lbs of torque and up to 2,900 rpm with a 0-4,100 bpm which is all very impressive for a tool that only weighs 4.1 lbs with a battery.
The impact driver is designed for the job site so they made it compliant with an IP56 rating.
The impact is powered by their multi-volt battery. Each battery has a four LED light fuel gauge to monitor the power.
The impact driver uses a 1/4″ keyless chuck for quick bit changes.
The impact uses a variable speed trigger and is designed to use with a single finger.
The grip has a rubber over-mold for comfort and it does a great job with the control and matching your hand.
On the side of the tool, you have 4 stage speed selection for a wide range of applications.
The tool has a built-in LED light that a user can turn on or off with a push of a button.
Metabo HPT Triple Hammer Performance
Impact drivers have come a long way over the years. Metabo HPT takes it to the next level with power and quality. While we ran a bunch of screws, we also did a lot at my house with some lags and more. For me, I love this tool. I love the power and balance. Now I am not a big fan of the tool with this big battery, but I was using it with the smaller 3Ah batteries at the house and it is lightweight and extremely powerful.
Overall this is one of the best impact drivers we have tested in regards to size and power.
Metabo HPT Triple Hammer Value
You can pick up the kit which includes the impact driver and two batteries, plus a charger for about $390 on Amazon. I know this may sound like a lot but considering you have enough power to run all day and the quality of the tool, plus the power. The price isn't a bad deal. If you already own batteries, save yourself some money and go with the bare tool.
Metabo HPT Triple Hammer Final Thoughts
An impact driver is one of the most used power tools so when it comes to buying a tool, don't go cheap on this tool. The Metabo HPT is a decent value for a strong tool that is built to last. If you are on the job site and need a tool for daily use, the Metabo HPT won't let you down. The great thing about this tool is the platform. If you want cordless or corded, you don't have to own two tools. Metabo has the solution that is right for you with their ability to use either a battery or battery adapter that acts like a power cord.