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.
Conclusion: This drill delivers exactly what I want and need from a cordless drill / driver: power, long battery life and relatively light weight. Didn’t think I’d use the low torque setting but it’s handy for driving in screws without pre-drilling. With two batteries and a relativley fast charge time, you’ll run out of energy well before this drill runs low on charge.
Conclusion: I got this drill last February after reading some reviews online and some trade mags. From the start, neither of the two batteries would hold a charge even after I checked the manual and left both batteries on trickle charge for 24 hours. That didn’t fix the problem so I called my supplier and they said because was over 30 days and I would have to deal with the manufacturer. I called Hitachi and they said I needed to take it to my local service center.
Conclusion: I got this DS18DL drill after previously owning the Hitachi DS18DFL. I found that the DS18DFL isn’t as powerful and didn’t last as long as I needed. The DS18DL is much more powerful and last longer than the DS18DFL. I would recommend that the DS18DFL for the DIYer and the DS18DL for the professional. If you have to buy only one drill I would pay the difference and get the DS18DL.
Conclusion: This is a good performing cordless drill. It lives up to the claims in it’s adverts and the only drawback that I’ve experienced is that when I use it for screwing plasterboard board, the chuck sometimes loses it’s grip on the bit. Other than that, pretty decent all round.
Conclusion: Great price for this powerful Lithium-ion cordless which gets my 5 star rating. It has several useful features, but there are some serious problems. Positives: It has a very comfortable grip and has plenty of power for even the most demanding jobs. The chuck is easy to tighten and the bit never loosens while in use.
Conclusion: This is by far the best drill on the market. I have had numerous cordless drills over the years and the Hitachi DS18DL is the one that I keep going back to. It is definitely more money than other brands/models, but if what you’re looking for is a drill that won’t let you down, this is it. I have a small cabinet shop, and all of my 10 employees use these drills day in and day out. Great battery life, lightweight, and plenty of power.