This is an awesome drill. I needed something tougher than my 3/8 ...
4 October 2015
Summary: This is an awesome drill. I needed something tougher than my 3/8 drill for drilling 2 inch to 4 inch holes through logs and posts for a project. Hitachi is a bad boy, gets down to it with the lower rpm/gearing. The case is nice and this product is highly recommended for heavier duty work.
Summary: This drill was bought for a deck replacement project. Works great for damp, treated lumber. Was on "sale" at Lowes for $79.95-same price as Menards. Menards also had a 11% rebate in progress, so I bought from them.
Pros: Power, Weight, Speed, Warranty, Durability, Ease of use
Not bad - but definitely not for mixing several bags of thinset
28 June 2015
Summary: A pretty good 1/2" drill. However, I bought for my heavier duty projects, specifically to mix drywall mud and thinset (over the course of several DIY projects). Long story short, this is not a good drill for mixing thinset - a couple of bags, OK, but it finially burned up and out on about my 9th bag...
Summary: I have a small wood shop, and make a variety of items, both for personal use and sale. Being a one man shop, every purchase has to be able to do multiple jobs and using this drill has made most of my screw/drill work easier.
Pros: Value, Warranty, Ease of use, Speed, Quality, Power