Summary: I have three of these drills and they are great little machines. I started with an impact driver that has held up so well I went and bought the drill based on its performance. Thereafter when I wanted to add another drill to the tool box the DS18DSAL was an easy choice. I wouldn't have a drill that didn't also have a flashlight to go with it so that was another good reason to choose this drill.
Summary: outstanding drill for the money. Cannot believe that this much power can come from such a lightweight package !. The LED front light is a great touch to a terrific drill. Plenty of power to run in 3" deck screws with no issues. Battery life seems pretty good also. We use alot of Hitachi battery tools at work and they get used hard, so figured I'd try one for home. Glad I did !!
Summary: I bought this primarily because of price and I have been pleasantly shocked at how great this drill is. The chuck operates flawlessly and grips bits with a great force. If you want a great tool at a wonderful price....this is it.