Summary: bought it for the flashlight, because the makita one is ridiculous expensive. works as well as the makita, comes with 2 accu packs and a charger! the drill was a bonus, plus hitachi is a brand name and should last.
Summary: Four years later and this drill (and light) still working like a champ. It may nopt be the most powerful drill out there but it works fine for average home maintenance tasks. One battery always charging and the other seems to hold its charge for a while. Really quite a good purchase - it's stood the test of time.
The Hitachi DS14DVF3 is a Great everyday home repair drill. Lots of power.
5 June 2014
Summary: I've used plenty of drills, and this seems to fit my hand nice. Good for everyday home use, I also used it to install a spoiler on my car as well.. Battery doesn't last very long, but when the battery is new it last much longer.. as with all batterys. So if you need a everyday type drill that comfortable and gets the job, weather its installing a window in your home or a spoiler on your car, I recommend the Hitachi DS14DVF3 hands down..