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Cordless drills & tool kits

Hitachi DS18DSAL
 
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$129.00 - $393.19
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Summary: This 18-volt Hitachi in the general use drill/drivers category has a 1/2-inch chuck and offers two speed ranges with 22 clutch settings. It is sold with 2 Li-ion batteries. It has a lifetime warranty.
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Type: General use drill/drivers
About - Hitachi DS18DSAL

Speed: Speed of drilling and driving screws.

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 DS18DSAL
info Battery type Li-ion
info Battery recharge time (min.) 40
info Speed ranges 2
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User Reviews - Hitachi DS18DSAL
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5.0
Just right for me
8/16/2014
Pros
Easy To Store
Easy To Use
Good Grip
Good Safety Features
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Gifts
Home Repair
In The Workshop
Comment:
The light is a great feature and is a great help as I work. Use it for small projects around our home and in the garage. Easy to use and lightweight. We gave one to our daughter and liked it so much I asked for one as a gift from my husband.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Love this drill
6/4/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Good battery life
Good Grip
Powerful
Cons
Belt Clip Is Sloppy
Best Uses
Home Repair
In The Field
In The Workshop
Comment:
I have owned several cordless drills. This one is the best. I prefer it over my corded drills for most any job. The variable speed trigger is a little touchy until you get used to it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
I had to take it back!
1/28/2014
Pros
Good Grip
Powerful
Cons
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Home Repair
Comment:
I was a little worried about buying this after reading the negative reviews, but it was the top rated drill! I bought it anyway and it came in a kit with 2 batteries, a charger, and a light. <br /><br />Right out of the box, one of the batteries was completely dead and unchargeable! I thought about exchanging it for another one. However, with all the negative comments on the batteries and stories of horrible customer service, I took it back and got the DeWalt DCD780C2WW 20v Lithium Ion kit instead.<br /><br />So far, everything is working great on the DeWalt! It's too bad that the Hitachi batteries don't allow the drill to live up to the top CR rating!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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