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.