Leland®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray® Technology

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9178-DST is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 400.
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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*: $358.95
Base Parts
9178-DST
List Price*: $358.95
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
  • The high-arc, gooseneck design swivels 360 degrees with a 20-in. retractable hose for added convenience during everyday kitchen tasks

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 5 out of 5 by from Great sprayer I was worried about a pull down sprayer as other friends had them and they did not have power to spray clean. This faucet has a great power spray feature!
Date published: 2019-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek design! Very sleek design and very functional!
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great features except the spray splashes
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dripping faucet I have had my faucet for one week now and the faucet drips unless you find the sweet spot and adjust it there. It's a process to turn it off and to remember to wait and set it where needed so it doesn't drip. The other issue I'm having with this faucet is when you pull the sprayer out, the inside of that part is dripping and spurting out water as if it's not tight enough, but that's how it came. Thinking about returning it, but what a hassle to take it apart and install another one.
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Faucet Very happy with the faucet. It is exactly as described.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality construction The Delta 9178-SP-DST has been a jfine addition to our kitchen. The control lever and spout swivel smoothly. The steady stream,and spray work nicely as well as the shield spray which creates a strong spray to remove stuck on foods without making a mess.
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed in the quality We bought this a little over a month ago. Had it installed by a plumber. Like the style and features. But it is very sensitive when turning it off. If you are not careful to move it to an exact spot, it drips. Have never had this problem with a faucet before. Should be able to just push it up and it turns off. But istead you have to push it up and then a little forward to get it off. Would never put this faucet in a house with children. Afraid it would be dripping a lot. For the price $$$$, I expected better. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2019-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as previous Delta faucet Faucet works fine but I don't like the handle back by the base. Previous faucet handle projected towards me and it was an easy reach. Reaching back to the base hurts my back. I also wash my small dog in the sink and I have to fight and repeatedly pull the nozzle all during the shampoo session. There is not enough weight in the nozzle. I try to turn sideways to turn it on but don't have the habit at this time. Very disappointed, I know now not to get a faucet with handle straight up back by the base. Expensive learning purchase.
Date published: 2019-09-27
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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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