If you don't have a strong grip, buy a weaker drill.
E. Armstrong, Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: I had the 3000 rpm version of this drill for years. It put up with WAY more abuse than it should have. It ran 2 9/16" self feeder drills more than a few times. When it finally died, I thought I'd get the lower geared version so it'd take the abuse I was throwing at it. It does, but now all of that abuse goes straight to my wrists instead. I can handle it, but I've noticed older people who've used mine have had a much harder time.
Summary: Bought this drill to replace a 20 year old Milauwkee "Hole Shooter" that finally died. The construction on this drill reminds me a lot of the "Old Milauwkee" except it has more torque and a better price point. I've used it to mix drywall mud and thinset, it did both with no problem at all. Be sure to attach the handle when using the drill or it will twist out of your hand!
Summary: I use Forstner bits for wood boring and this is the best hand drill I have ever used. The hight torque and low RPM's are a great combination. If you plan to use wood boring bits with this drill, I recommend using the side grip to avoid injury if there is a kick-back, this drill has that much torque. If I lean on this drill with the full force of my 275 pounds it barely slows. It has handled everything I have thrown at it with no problems.
Summary: I use Forstner bits for wood boring and this is the best hand drill I have ever used. The high torque and low RPM's are a great combination. If you plan to use wood boring bits with this drill, I recommend using the side grip to avoid injury if there is a kick-back, this drill has that much torque. If I lean on this drill with the full force of my 275 pounds it barely slows. It has handled everything I have thrown at it with no problems.
Summary: I bought this recently from Lowes for $89. Now that I have used it for stirring 10 5 gallon buckets of stucco, I'd pay $130 for it. This thing got so hot mixing such thick cement the first time or two that white hot smoke rolled out of it and the smell of burning wiring made my wallet start to ache. I didn't care I had to get that stucco up. I thought for sure I was killing it with such a hard job.
Summary: This is an extremely well built and durable drill, suitable for contractor use. The electric brake on this model is one of the best I have ever used. The overall fit and finish is excellent, and the balance is perfect. The drill comes with a hardshell carrying case that keeps everything together. The ambdextrous screw-on handle is very comfortable.
Summary: My wife bought me this drill for my birthday and I've been very impressed with it. I've used it to drill large diameter holes and have also used it as a screw gun, it works extremely well in both areas. Everything on the drill seems well made, no small parts to break off. I especially like the 2 fingered trigger and egronomic grip for applying pressure to the bit. I don't see how anyone could be disppointed with this tool.
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10 September 2014
Summary: This is the best drill I've ever owned. Period. End of story. I'm 65 and have been using drills for many years. Many different types and brands. This Hitachi is excellent. A small con is that it is a bit heavy. But that's because of the QUALITY of the motor. Most drills spin down when one releases the trigger. This drill has a built-in brake and it stops quickly which is a big plus.