Summary: really pleased with this drill very powerfull but light also, the case is great i noticed earlier reviews mentioning the quality of the case they must have updated it because now its a proffessional case. as others have mentioned the reverse on this drill isnt as powerfull as normal drilling, the trigger itself will only go in so far when the drill is in reverse mode.
Summary: Great drill at a reasonable price. I spent ages drilling holes for fixing in the house with a cordless hammer drill. This one is so good that you absolutely need to use the drill depth restrictor to prevent you going all the way through walls. It goes through lintels with no problem and through concrete (in my garden) with minimal effort.
Summary: I bought this when my trusty Black And Decker failed to make any impression drilling through a concrete door lintel. The Hitachi went through it in seconds. I had been an hour trying before! I have also used the drill to remove concrete around wooden fence posts to replace them. I found the shape very easy to use even drilling down into a restricted space, as you can move the side handle to a conveniant angle.
Summary: I bought this as an exact replacement for the same drill that I have been using for three or more years and recently wrecked by using it for several hours as a concrete breaker (not recommended!). It has been a very versatile and useful tool, hammering, drilling, chiselling exactly as you'd expect from Hitachi. I'd researched for alternatives, but I found nothing at this price range that had the same facilities and power, so I replaced it.
Summary: I am yet to use the drill. But the instruction manual , (lack of it)is really hopeless! Obviously the drill is manufactured in China and the company did not bother much about the instruction manual. Shall write more after using the device.