Metabo’s 3-Battery Drill-Driver Set

Finally, a manufacturer has packed enough power for a whole day’s work. New from Metabo is an 18-Volt drill-driver set that comes with three (yup, three) 4 Ah heavy duty lithium ion batteries, a charger and a case. Called the BS 18 LT BL set (the stock number is 602325940), it’s a brushless tool with an integrated LED light, a handy belt hook and a bit holder that can be fixed either on the right or left side. The batteries show charge status, and the tool has Ultra-M technology on board that’s designed to deliver gentle charging. There’s a 3-warranty on the battery pack. Maximum torque ranges from 301 inch-pounds to 663.8. The adjustable torque is from 6 to 71 inch-pounds. No-load speed ranges from 600 to 2100 RPM, and the chuck capacity is 1/16” to ½”. The tool with battery weighs 3.5 lbs. The ASC 55 charger is air-cooled, and the carrying case is part of Metabo’s MetaLoc system. (Drill bit shown is not included.) WoodEzine only found it for sale at one location so far, at Michigan based Baker’s Gas for $399 plus free shipping.