Summary: This is my second ds18dl (first one's gear box went after 3 years of heavy use.) I tried to use our company's rigid cordless and was so disappointed with it I bought another hitachi. This bad boy is a great drill. Battery life is excellent and it powers its way through just about everything. An extended warranty would have covered the gear box, if it was a Milwaukee or Makita it would have been fixed for free, also it's heavier than most. Other than that, I love it.
Summary: I use my cordless drill daily and, in-fact, much more often than I use any of my corded drills. I have owned many other brands of 18 volt cordless drills and have found them all somewhat lacking. However, my Hitachi DS 18DL XHP 1/2" Drill/Driver is in a class all by itself and is truly built to handle daily professional service i.e.
Summary: This cordless drill is really great, very happy with the product in use professional, good battery life, good grip, very powerful I has three copies of the really top, then a machine that works properly, I highly recommend.
I just bought another one..."IT'S A BEAST" RECOMMENED
9 June 2009
Summary: WOW, I HAVE BEEN USING CORDLESS DRILLS FOR A SHORT TIME BUT I STARTED A MOBILE BUSINESS AND IT'S MY LIFELINE. I FIRST GOT 2 BLACK N DECKERS 18V WITH 2 BATTERIES EACH.THEY LAST ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES TOPS (CONT-WORK, USED AS A BUFFER).SO I RETURN THEM AND THEN THOUGHT I'D DO A LITTLE RESEARCH THIS TIME.I GOT ON THE INTERNET AND BUMP INTO THE HATACHI DS18DL,SO I THEN LOOKED FOR REVIEWS AND MAN!(WOMAN!
Summary: This is probably the best quality cordless drill I have ever used. I have used Makita, Bosch, DeWalt and Milwalkee and this drill with the Li-ion 18V batteries is the most powerful and longest lasting of them all. Plus check out the warranty. It is now a full 10 years with 2 yrs on the batteries. You can't beat that anywhere. This model is commercial quality and extremely heavy duty. I fully recommend this model to any contractor. You will not be disappointed.
Summary: Hitachi makes a good solid drill. We have used these in our shop for 5 years and have had minimal problems with them apart from replacing a couple of trigger switches. A good quality battery comes with them. Of the 10 batteries I have with the 5 drills I have replaced 2 batteries to date.