Summary: Drill was just over a year old when chuck failed to hold bits when in hammer mode and both batteries failed. Replacement batteries hard to find and cost more than new tool. Manufacturer refused help and no longer responds to correspondence. Not a good buy!
Summary: I bought this to replace an identical drill that was stolen some time ago. I still had the case and a battery and wanted to get the same drill so that I could keep using those. I was a little hesitant to buy a refurbished drill, but Amazon has been trustworthy so I went ahead.
Excerpt: I see the example has an 18v EB1814SL battery, this battery is no longer avilable or is not sold by Hitachi anymore. I have a drill that is useless since I can't find replacement batteries for it any longer.
Summary: I recently used my sons Hitachi hammer/drill and found it to be excellent especially for its torquing power. It not only bites into wood and countersinks but will continue on through the board and beyond.
Summary: I was impressed with the drill, plenty of power,good build quality and performance. The problems arose when it came to charging the batteries, the charger was faulty, the charging/fully charged lights did not work.