Hitachi DS18DVF3 18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2-Inch Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
The Hitachi DS18DVF3 is a cordless drill that is ideal for professional and heavy duty tasks. It features twin transmission and a 22 stage clutch that allows you to work on a myriad of materials. Featuring top of the class ergonomics in addition to a set of bits, 2 batteries, a quick charger and a flashlight it is the ideal drill for any task.
Product Features and Specifications: It features a 2-piece magnet motor which delivers 400 inch-pound of torque for the toughest tasks. This is in addition to a twin speed transmission which you can easily control by a single touch of a knob to choose the 0 to 400 revolutions per minute or 0 to 1,200 revolutions per minute motor speeds.
Its 22 stage clutch lets you adjust the drill’s torque to work on wood, steel, aluminum and plastic with ease.
The 1/2 inch keyless chuck is ideal for work settings that require the changing of bits frequently.
It is ergonomically designed in its handling as it comes with a soft and comfortable and slip free grip.
Powered by an 18 volt 1.4-ah nickel cadmium batteries that recharge in only 35 minutes and amazingly offers up to 300 recharges over its life time.
The Pros: The package includes two batteries which are ideal for interchanging and are offered in addition to a quick charger, a flashlight, a bit set and a carrying case for portability from one work area to the next.
It comes with an amazing 5 year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee. No other drill offers you such confidence and commitment to quality.
It is certainly the best drill in its price range giving consideration to what is offered by its counterparts in the market.
At an impressive 7-3/4 inches long and just 4.4 pounds in weight, top of the class ergonomics is an understatement. These offer use for extended periods of time and use on ladders and tiny spaces where its larger counterparts can’t dare reach.
The charger is compatible with other tools from Hitachi that use nickel cadmium batteries.
It is cordless which eliminates the problems experienced by having a cord hanging under the drill which restricts movement and is inconveniencing.
It comes with a belt hook with two bit holders for portability between work locations.
The Cons: The battery performance between charges is poor which can be disappointing when working on a large task that requires long periods of its use.
There is conflicting information on the product website about the warranty card regarding warranty since the website states it as 5 years and the card as 1 year. This is confusing to customers.
The Verdict: The Hitachi DS18DVF3offers heavy duty use and well worth every penny you spend on it and I would thus recommend it to a professional intending to purchase a drill.
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