What's this? Based on speed, power, run and charge times, handling, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
$90.17 - $129.99
Summary:This 14.4-volt Hitachi in the light use drill/drivers category has a 3/8-inch chuck and offers two speed ranges with 22 clutch settings. It is sold with 2 Li-ion batteries. It has a life time warranty.
Power: Denotes the twisting force for tightening and loosening.
Run time: Reflects how much work the drill can perform per battery charge, as measured on a dynamometer.
Handling: Denotes the ease of handling and controling the drill during operation.
Noise: The dBa level at ear level, indicating whether or not ear protection should be used during prolonged operation.
About This Brand
Hitachi cordless drills are geared to the contractor market and are available in multiple sizes, weights, and voltages. Hitachi cordless drills are widely available online, in hardware stores, and at Lowe’s.
Features & Specs - Hitachi DS14DSFL
Battery type The type of batteries provided with the drill. All are rechargeable. The more common type is denoted NiCd, for its nickel-cadmium components. Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries boast added energy for their weight. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries are the latest type and deliver even more power in a smaller size. Lithium-ion and NiMH batteries can be disposed of with regular refuse; NiCd must be recycled.
Battery recharge time (min.) How long it takes to completely recharge a battery after it has properly cooled down. Most of the fast chargers have a built-in temperature sensor that delays the charging cycle, when the battery is too hot from recent heavy use, to when the battery has cooled.
Battery recharge time (min.)
Speed ranges Many cordless drills have two separate speed ranges, or gear ratios; some newer models have three. The slower speed range peaks at about 400 revolutions per minute (rpm) and provides increased torque (twisting force) for driving large screws. A higher speed range that reaches about 1,500 rpm or more is well suited for rapid drilling. Lower-priced drills usually have a single speed range that tops out at approximately 600 to 800 rpm, compromising both driving and drilling performance.
I use the drill to sand lathe turned projects like bowl, platters, pens, salt and pepper shakers and pens. it is light in weight with a great handle fit and feel and by charging one battery while using the other I frequently use the drill for hours.<br /><br />My only complaint is that the store (Lowes) where I shop plastic ties display items down and they can't be held. I spoke to employees and they either said that was how management wanted and some employees cut the ties or took tools out to let us feel them.I spoke to a manager and mentioned they were called HAND TOOLS but he said if untied they were stolen. I can't imagine anyone buying a hand tool without putting it in their hand.