Summary: I looked at several different drills before ordering this one and didn't like any of them. I am especially impressed with the automatic motor stop when releasing the trigger. The weight and size also is impressive. Too many half inch drills are too heavy and bulky. I am thoroughly pleased I purchased this drill and will probably choose Hitachi in the future.
Summary: This drill is full of power and torque ! I bought it especially to drill through some really old and hardened floor joist. It went through them like butter! I purchased this drill, because I had the 12 volt cordless impact, drill and flashlight kit and have been thoroughly impressed with them! The warranty is another reason that attracted my attention!
Summary: I have bought Hitachi products thru out the years and have enjoyed the quality and performance. The pricing is average but as they say you get what you pay for. We use the tools in the marine environment year round. they have been dropped, rained on, sweated on , and worked very hard and they keep on going.
Summary: does everything as expected. would like it to be a little easier to use (control) the slow speed for jobs like starting screws, or I would have given performance an excellent also. overall, very happy with unit.