Excerpt: This review is for the Hitachi Hammer Drill that came in the kit KC18DCL. The model number for this drill is DV18DL. This drill packs a lot of power and produces 570lbs of torque. Compare that with the Milwaukee V28 that produces 600lbs of toque, and the Hitachi is only an 18V. While most hammer drills have two speed settings, the Hitachi has 4 settings. The four settings are 0-200/400/900/1800 rpm, so as a user you do have lots of control.
Conclusion: The Hitachi DV18DL 18v Hammer Drill 18V is a high spec combi drill with all new Lithium Ion batteries. This new technology provides a longer life with a unique protection circuit that gives up to 1300 battery cycles with a light weight and is 40% lighter than Ni-MH batteries. Because they’re a standard battery fitting, they’re also compatible with existing Hitachi cordless tools.