Leland®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray® Technology

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9178-SP-DST is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 382.
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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: Spotshield Stainless
List Price*: $424.75
Base Parts
9178-SP-DST
List Price*: $424.75
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® SpotShield™ Technology helps to keep your faucet cleaner, longer by resisting water spots and fingerprints. Keep your space spotless with SpotShield Technology, available across a variety of finishes for the kitchen and bath. 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
  • SpotShield Technology helps your faucet or shower stay cleaner, longer by resisting water spots and fingerprints
  • 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"
  • Fittings Type: 3/8" compression fittings
  • Supply Lines: Innoflex
  • Valve Type: DIAMOND Seal Valve
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well so far Looks nice works well Only had 2weeks ...am counting on a long life of good performance As previous delta faucet leaked...hence 4 stars for lack of longevity at this time
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very modern and a nice looking faucet Bought this for a new home we were building and it turned out more than we expected-- very easy to clean and looks great
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great I’m replacing faucets in a townhouse I bought Juky2017. Updating the look.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look Just had installed for a few days and I love it. So easy to use!
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double Bowl Sink I love it, easy to install, great color.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay but not great I bought this because of all the rave reviews, but honestly I do not think it lives up to the hype. It works but the regular sprayer comes out as two lines of spray instead of an even circular spray and once it hits your plate or cup the water sprays all over. The "Splash Guard" spray feature doesn't splash but it is not effective, the spray is too "soft".
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta Leland kitchen Faucet Clean lines with perfect functionality. Blends well with my remodeled, modified shaker, natural wood kitchen. I love that there are no fancy grooves or designs on finish so keeping it clean and sanitized is easy.
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great Looks and operates good
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta 9178-DST Kitchen Faucet This is superb because of its style, utility and ease of use.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Water Pressure Inadequate This faucet reduces the water pressure to a small stream barely enough water pressure to wash the dishes. Is there a way to improve the water pressure coming out of the faucet?
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Faucet Excellent Quality I really love my new faucet it is so easy to operate and use with all the features. Also, I had a Certified Master Plumber remove my old faucet set and install this one. He had no issues at all installing it. In fact he said in his experience and opinion Delta makes top of the line long lasting products, he never has to go back and work on one he's installed. Delta has my vote.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this faucet! I have had this faucet for at least 7 years now and feel like I made an excellent decision in purchasing it. The magnet is strong to hold the sprayer in place. It moves easily from my left sink to the right one and the little button that switches from regular flow to spray is easy to change.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from various features are great. I bought this with a kitchen renovation . Glad I did.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. I am very happy. I recommend that product.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great faucet! Love this faucet. I did a lot of research before purchasing and I am so glad I chose this one.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from User unfriendly website Impossible to find information about a replacement cartridge for the 9178-DST LeLand single handled kitchen sink faucet.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New ORB Faucet Only a few weeks old. Good features, I only wish the water lever was a little more "accurate" in shutting off the flow of water.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Looker Recently upgraded my kitchen and added granite counter tops (Ubatuba granite is black with various colors mixed in) so I wanted a cool brushed nickel one hole faucet. The handle was supposed to go on the side, but because it was a tight fit my plumber put the handle in the front and it works fine and looks great!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made Me a Hero Paid a little extra for 2 of these Delta faucets. Installed 1 in new remodeled kitchen. The second identical faucet will be installed in the utility room when the cabinet is delivered. Easy to install myself. Good instructions. Great action on the handle. Looks great. Better flow than the previous peerless faucet. Magnetic pull down works solid. Counter weight for pull down is simple and smooth. Love the no splash cone , sprayer and high flow options. Best result is wife loves it and me.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Out of the box the sprayer didn’t work right. The sprayer didn’t work right out of the box. We called Delta and they sent us a new so now I would rate faucet as a 4
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to maneuver. Just installed this faucet two weeks ago, and I love it! Also, I really like that the sprayer retracts easily.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks great but doesn't last We bought this faucet three years ago and after about a year, the magnetic doc stopped working. We just push it back into place now. After two years, we got a slow drip from the faucet itself, and after three years, we are now getting drips from who knows where into the cabinet below. This was professionally installed, so installation was not a problem. I think this is just a cheaper model of their more expensive one, but it doesn't pay to go cheap. Will be looking into the lifetime warranty. Hoping they will honor it.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice faucet Installed one week ago. Very nice faucet. Easy to use.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy I was happily surprised at the sturdiness of this faucet. It is more than what picture shows. It is larger than what it looks like in the picture. The pull down hose clicks securely into place and there is a weight on the hose that helps to pull the hose almost into place without help. I am very pleased and excited about my faucet and am enjoying using it. Great purchase.
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Three times, you're out! I replaced this faucet three times and am still not happy. It has a sticky handle and it's impossible to regulate hot and cold. It is either scalding or tepid. Every re-installment incurs an installation fee by the plumber. Avoid this faucet!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenging Install Faucet arrived in perfect condition. Excellent fit and finish. No scratches, dings, etc. Installation of mounting bracket and nut onto mounting shank using supplied wrench somewhat difficult. Faucet lines make installing and tightening nut on shank a little tedious/challenging. It's a pretty crowded workspace.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leland Pull-down Kitchen Faucet happy with the look and function
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, easy to use. Bought this in March, love it!
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Shieldspray sucks This is the second Delta faucet I have purchased in the last month. I bought a Delta Leland faucet 6 years ago when I did a kitchen remodel. That faucet was awesome. The shieldspray is terrible. I won’t buy another faucet ever again with shield spray. The old version was way better.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and functional! Great features and an asset in the kitchen!
Date published: 2018-08-07
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What should the hole size in the counter be for a 9178-SP-DST

Asked by: Bobby
Thank you for your question, Bobby! We recommend a hole size of 1 3/8". Please refer to the Technical Specifications for this and other measurements: https://media.deltafaucet.com/SpecSheet/DSP-K-19978-SD-DST%20Rev%20D.pdf Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-04-19

We have Frigidaire's Gallery series stainless steel appliances in our kitchen (Like this: https://www.frigidaire.com/Kitchen-Appliances/Refrigerators/French-Door-Refrigerator/FGHB2868TF/). Will the Arctic Stainless or Spotshield Stainless match better?

Asked by: agolin
Hi, agolin! Thank you for your question. Arctic Stainless is a brushed finish like Stainless Steel. Over the years, the color of stainless steel used on appliances and sinks has migrated from warmer tones, with more red in the color spectrum, to lighter tones where blue is more predominant. Arctic Stainless features cooler metallic tones, following a trend seen throughout the kitchen. Stainless Steel is has warmer tones, similar to brushed nickel. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2019-02-25

Hi. A new water meter was just installed at my home and I've lost prssure in my kitchen faucet. The City said I need to remove the aerator and rinse it, but I can't see how to remove that. The pressure is low on all three of the settings. Can you help me?

Asked by: Maritxu
Hi, Maritxu! Thank you for your question. The Delta 9178-SP-DST faucet sprayer aerator assembly can be removed with an aerator wrench. The aerator wrench kit is part number RP50815. Here is a link to the part: https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=RP50815 Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-03-22

Is this faucet manufactured in the USA?

Asked by: LeeB
Thank you for your question, LeeB! We're proud to manufacture most of our products at our plants in Jackson TN, Morgantown KY, Lapeer MI, and Greensburg, IN. The location information on the back of the box will tell you where each specific model was made. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-02-09

Our old faucet is 2 handle and spout. Will the eschelon cover the old holes? Also is there a plug for where the old sprayer is?

Asked by: CHRISTINE
Home Depot has hole covers. Less than $5.00
Answered by: Caro327
Date published: 2018-07-11

When searching this model on the online sites they do not indicate the sprayshield technology - when was it introduced on this model and how do ensure I get one with this feature if I place an order with them?  Thanks 

Asked by: Cloogs
Hello, Cloogs. Thank you for your question! The ShieldSpray version began shipping in December of 2017. Please check with the vendor to ensure that they are offering the version with ShieldSpray. The product description should indicate if the faucet will have this feature. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-02-22

what is the purpose of the red plastic slide switch at the top of the valve assembly?

Asked by: jerry
Hi, Jerry! Thank you for your question. The switch on the valve assembly is a handle limit stop. Position 1, to the left, allows full handle motion (the full range between “all cold” to “all hot”). The faucet is set in position 1 in the factory. Position 2, to the right, allows half of the normal handle motion (“all cold” to “mixed hot/cold”). The handle limit stop can be adjusted by the homeowner once the faucet is installed. Setting the handle limit stop in position 2 may help to prevent scalding because it limits the amount of hot water in the mix; however, this handle limit stop will not always prevent scalding because it does not compensate for incoming pressure or sudden water temperature changes. To change positions of the handle limit stop: remove the handle; move the valve stem to the all cold position so the water is on; change the position of the handle limit stop; turn off the water; reinstall the handle. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-02-27

We will have Frigidaire's Gallery series stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. Will Delta's Arctic Stainless or Spotshield Stainless finish match better?

Asked by: agolin
Hi Agolin, Thank you for your question. There is a slight difference between the Delta Faucet SpotShield Stainless Steel finish and the Arctic Stainless finish. The SpotShield Stainless Steel has a spot-resistant neutral, low-gloss finish. The Arctic 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. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-02-25
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