Leland®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray® Technology

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9178-DST is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 386.
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  • 1 or 3-hole installation (optional deck plate included)
  • ShieldSpray Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
  • Delta MagnaTite Docking holds spray wand firmly in place
Finish: Chrome
List Price*: $376.90
Base Parts
9178-DST
List Price*: $376.90
Configurable Parts
Delta® MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to pull your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use. Delta® ShieldSpray® Technology cleans with laser-like precision while containing mess and splatter. A concentrated jet powers away stubborn messes while an innovative shield of water contains splatter and clears off the mess, so you can spend less time soaking, scrubbing and shirt swapping. Delta® faucets with DIAMOND™ Seal Technology perform like new for life with a patented design which reduces leak points, is less hassle to install and lasts twice as long as the industry standard*. Kitchen faucets with Touch-Clean® Spray Holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger. You can install with confidence, knowing that Delta faucets are backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty. *Industry standard is based on ASME A112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles.
  • MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use and doesn’t droop over time
  • ShieldSpray® Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
  • Concentrated stream cuts through messes and innovative water shield reduces splatter
  • Soft, rubber Touch-Clean® spray holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology is less hassle to install and helps your faucet perform like new for life, reducing leak points and lasting twice as long as the industry standard
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex® PEX supply lines
  • 1 or 3-hole 8" installation
  • Optional escutcheon included for use with additional mounting configurations and a cohesive look
  • ADA Compliant
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees

Installation Information


1 or 3-hole 8" installation


  • Escutcheon: Optional Escutcheon Included
  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 14-7/8"
  • Spout Length: 9-1/8"
  • Deck to Outlet: 7-7/8"
  • Fittings Type: 3/8" compression fittings
  • Supply Lines: Innoflex
  • Valve Type: DIAMOND Seal Valve
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Appearance is gr8 Getting used to the narrow, powerful stream
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Like Products Used To Be Made By Companies We had a similar type kitchen faucet installed a few years ago during a kitchen remodel. Not a good experience with what I thought was a good product by a good company. How can I put this? Leaks and valve problems probably 18 months in that continued until I gave up on it. At my age I want a rugged heavy duty faucet that gets the job done. This is not a prissy faucet. It is a rugged, well made product that flows water at a very good pressure, in all modes. So far so good. If you want a well made faucet that does what you bought it for this is the one and it looks good at your sink.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love This Faucet! We did a lot of research on water flow because our other faucet by another company (that we bought just for looks in 2008) was horrible. We had always bought Delta faucets. We have never had a problem with Delta faucets, their customer service, warranty department, and products. So after researching all they had out there in pull down chrome faucets, we bought this one. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! We are in our 50's so we miss the no regulation water flow. But with the restrictions, this one has plenty of flow. We highly recommend it. The shield spray feature still spritzes, so we don't think we will use that. If we need a stream that hard we will just use a sponge to get the food off the plate. But other people may love it. But the regular flow and spray are great which is what we were looking for. Plus the style is so nice. Handle is beautiful and easy to use. No little stick on the side like on others to turn the water on and off. The Magna Tite feature is amazing. Holds it in place. With a little turn the strong magnets depolarize and the spray pulls down with ease. Thank you Delta for continuing to make great products!
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice faucet I had this installed a couple of weeks ago to replace my old kitchen faucet. I loved the style of my old one (Victorian) but it kept having to be repaired. I researched new kitchen faucets and this was one of the top ones. I like the pull down sprayer. It is easy to use and clicks back into place securely. You do have to jiggle the faucet a bit to get the excess water out of the neck after using the sprayer, otherwise the faucet drips. The finish is pretty (arctic stainless) but I need to keep it wiped dry to prevent spotting. If it does have water dry on it, the spotting cleans up easily. The only problem I have is getting used to the handle. There is not much leeway between the hot and cold settings and getting it to come out "warm" is a little tricky. I'm sure it's just a matter of getting used to it. Also, having the handle on the side of the base of the faucet, you are pushing the it to the right to turn it on and pushing it left (to the vertical position) to turn it off. For 30 years I have had a faucet handle that goes up and down - not side to side. I find myself wanting to pull it forward to turn it off. Again, something I just have to adjust to. The big advertised feature of this faucet is the Shield Spray, but I haven't had a reason to use it yet. It works fine, I just don't seem to need it. I'm hoping that this faucet will last me for years to come and not need to have a drip fixed every couple of years.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Aerator water pressure issues. I bought this on Amazon late Sept 2018 based on reviews. It was installed early October. In just six months, I'm facing aerator issues. Water pressure both cold and hot drop significantly at times. On disconnecting the faucet head from the wand hose I get full water pressure. I've used the aerator wrench and removed the aerator several times to wash and replace it. There wasn't much particulate matter so I find it odd that water pressure drops so much. The head assembly is not user serviceable though it has 3 spray mechanisms built in.
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor handle control either extreme cold or hot Easy install but arm has little adjustment and there are too many small pieces with this faucet
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST FEATURE - PULL DOWN IS MUCH EASIER - LIGHTER I bought this about 10 days ago, I am very happy with its performance and best feature
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the spray This faucet is terrific. I love just adjusting the spray, rather than pulling out the old one.
Date published: 2019-04-07
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If handle is mounted on the right, when you pull the handle toward you, should you get hot or cold water?

Asked by: Lisa
You should get cold water
Answered by: LuongLee
Date published: 2017-01-14

I have the Delta Leland touch faucet 9178 TAR DST. Can it still work when the batteries go dead

Asked by: LID
Hi LID, Thank you for your question! The light will flash red when the batteries are low. You can remove the batteries while the water is running to switch to manual mode. You can also turn the faucet off with the handle, disconnect the solenoid, and connect the hose directly to the faucet to bypass the solenoid. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-06-21

Is this model the exact same where ever it is purchased?

My plumber installed this model 9178-Chrome-DST and charged me $769 for the faucet set, soap dispenser, and installation. When I told him the set was $200 on Amazon with free Prime shipping and so I thought the additional $569 was a bit high for installation his reply was that the quality of his Delta faucet was much better than what I could buy online, because he is a plumber. Is this true? Isn't a Model 9178 Chrome DST the same wherever it is bought??
Asked by: Theresa B
Dear Theresa B, Thank you for your question. We appreciate your interest in Delta faucets. All Delta faucets feature the same quality parts, materials, and workmanship, no matter what kind of dealer sells them. Delta retail dealers usually sell faucets that include the handles in the boxes. Plumbing professionals and Delta Studio Showrooms sell faucets where the faucets and handles are packaged and sold separately ("LHP" models), giving the customer some additional styling choices. However, the quality of all Delta faucets is the same. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2018-02-06

Does the spray/stream revert to a default setting when the water is turned off?

Asked by: kneeley
Hi Kneeley, Thank you for your question! The button on the spray wand for the model 9178-DST will stay diverted to the mode it was set at by the customer. It will not switch to a default when turned off. Best regards, Brandis
Answered by: DeltaFaucet7
Date published: 2016-06-21

Stainless steel vs arctic finish

We have 2 year old whirlpool appliances and will be installing a countertop with Solera SR305 sink under counter mount stainless steel sink. Your opinion please on the arctic or stainless steel finish for delta leader faucet 19978 or 9178 This is a one shot deal so I need to get it right. Thanks
Asked by: Diane
Hi Diane, Thank you for your question. There is a slight difference between the Delta Faucet Stainless Steel finish and the Delta Faucet Artic Stainless finish. Stainless Steel has a gold tone to it and is mostly used in the bath. Artic Stainless has a blue tint to it and more closely matches stainless steel appliances out in the market today. It is only used in the kitchen. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-12-28

We’ve had our 9178-DST for 5 months & constantly have water puddles from our hands on our Quartz countertop. Constantly drying around the faucet. Can we move this so the handle is in the front instead of the right side and has anyone else done this. 

Asked by: Shari
Thank you for your question, Shari! This Delta model can be installed with the handle in front if desired. You will simply need a helper to hold the faucet in place while you loosen the mounting nut below the counter just enough to reposition the faucet. You may also want to consider upgrading to the Touch20 version of this model which will allow you turn the faucet on or off with a quick flick of the wrist. https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/9178T-DST Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-03-18

I bought this through amazon and the aerator is 1.8 gpm, we don't have any local code restrictions and I would like to find a 2.2 gpm aerator that would fit this . Someone (from delta) recommended Delta RP53998 2.2 Gpm Aerator, Chrome. This was to big

Asked by: Sharon
Thank you for your question, Sharon! I apologize for the confusion with this part and we are happy to help. The aerator RP53998 is not meant for the new Spotshield wand that now comes with this model. We do offer a 2.2 gpm aerator with the correct thread size for your wand as part number RP46827. https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=RP46827 Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-09

I read most of the answers to the questions. If the handle assembly is metal, what material is inside ? Is this product considered a middle quality

or is this still low - end quality? How much price range do I set to look for a middle quality for single handle pull down/pull out kitchen faucet? How often do I change the washer? I didn't buy this yet. I am checking your homepage to see which one I would like to buy.
Asked by: haru chan
Hello Haru Chan, Thank you for your questions. The internal cartridge for this faucet is manufactured with plastic, but it is a high quality of plastic. The rest of the material this Delta faucet is made with is also of high quality material. Best Regards, Courtney
Answered by: DeltaFaucet12
Date published: 2016-10-31
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