Summary: I really liked how this drill performs. It has plenty of torx and very good battery life. When the batteries need to charge the charger is very quick under 45min. The case is durable and has room for extra pieces. Now for the bad the rubber on handle started to seperate no real problem. Here is the biggy the chuck on this model never seemed to hold the bit well. Always had to retighten when drilling.
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.