I went on and on earlier about my new Makita set, I thought I should also show off the big boy, my favorite drill, the Hitachi.
Hitachi DS18DFL 18 Volt Li-Ion Drill Kit
Hitachi’s DS18DFL 18-volt lithium ion drill kit features a 1.5Ah lithium ion battery that can be charged and recharged up to 1,500 times. This battery makes the overall weight of the drill significantly lighter than other models (over 40 percent), and it's uniquely interchangeable with other Hitachi drills for even more flexibility and value.
The two-piece magnet motor delivers 374 in/lbs of torque to power through even the toughest jobs with ease. The DS18DFL comes with two 1.5Ah batteries that last approximately three times longer than NiMH or NiCd batteries, meaning you don’t have to replace the batteries as often -- which will save you money. Hitachi’s lithium ion batteries maintain a steady charge from the moment the trigger is pulled until it’s time to recharge. For the full duration of the charge, you'll enjoy maximum performance.
The 2-speed transmission is controlled by a one-touch speed shift knob that lets you select between 0-400 or 0-1,200 RPMs. The DS18DFL is one of the most compact and lightweight cordless drills in its class, measuring just over 8-1/2 inches and weighing only 3.7 pounds. The new battery technology reduces the weight by approximately a pound, which lessens user fatigue and improves maneuverability in tight or overhead applications.
The 1/2-inch keyless chuck allows for quick and easy bit changes, and a 22-stage clutch is incorporated for high torque and precision driving applications. This model features Hitachi’s patented five-position belt hook with integrated bit holder for added convenience. The new aggressive, ergonomic design -- coupled with a non-slip rubber grip -- provides more control, comfort and safety.
The unique charger from Hitachi will charge lithium ion batteries from 7.2 volts through 18 volts in just 30 minutes. The Universal charger's advanced proprietary technology provides Hitachi lithium ion batteries with overload and discharge protection to prevent overheating and power loss.
What's in the Box
Hitachi DS18DFL 1.5Ah Lithium Ion Drill
Durable molded plastic carrying case
Two 1.5Ah batteries
Warranty This product is guaranteed by Hitachi’s industry-leading warranty to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the original purchase date.
Hitachi Power Tools, U.S.A. Hitachi Power Tools carries an extensive line of professional grade tools and accessories for: woodworking, metalworking, concrete drilling and cutting, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. During the 1980s Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. In 1995 Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. was renamed Hitachi Koki U.S.A. to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States.
From headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in Chatsworth CA and Toronto ONT, Hitachi Koki U.S.A. supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. The field sales force and service technicians constantly provide information to engineers to refine and upgrade the product selection. Many tools in the line are designed and offered for use only in North America. With dozens of new models already in development, Hitachi Power Tools enters the 21st century with Hitachi Koki U.S.A. continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available. From the ManufacturerHitachi's new Gold series Li-Ion Tools are a cut above the rest. This compact and ergonomic line of tools is great for reducing end user fatigue but can still deliver plenty of power for the most demanding jobs. The DS18DFL comes with 2 Li-Ion 1.5 Amp/Hr rated batteries. These batteries really make the difference in these new tools by weighing half as much as Ni-Cad, offering 3 times as many charge cycles and producing 25% more run time per charge. The DS18DFL weighs only 3.7 lbs. and max torque is 374 In/Lbs. A 22 position slip clutch allows for precise fastener placement and the 1/2" chuck is key-less. This tool is completed with an adjustable belt hook with a bit storage slot. The DS18DFL includes 2 batteries, charger, drill and case.