Hitachi Power Tools has changed its name to Metabo HPT for North America. The name change starts with the launch of the game-changing revolutionary MultiVolt platform. MultiVolt gives users the ability to choose either cordless or corded operation without sacrificing portability, power or performance.
MultiVolt tools can accept a 36-volt battery or plug into an outlet with their AC adapter. This unique platform offers the power of a corded tool, the freedom of a cordless platform and the choice to operate the tools cordless or corded. So, you can go cordless when you don’t have access to power and need to move where the job takes you. When you do have access to power, save the battery for later and just plug in.
For your existing 18-volt tools, MultiVolt cordless batteries deliver 4.0 Ah of runtime at 36-volts in MultiVolt tools. They can also power Hitachi or Metabo HPT 18-volt cordless tools including cordless nailers. When the MultiVolt battery is used with the 18-volt tools, it generates an impressive 8.0 Ah of run time.
Current Hitachi power tool products will begin to transition to Metabo HPT after December 2018 and retain current brand identity: same color, same model numbers, same warranties and the same battery interchangeability.