Reviews and Problems with Hitachi WH14DL Cordless Impact Driver,
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11 December 2009
Summary: I bought this because I already own two other Hitachi 14.4V cordless drills and the batteries are all compatible. This driver provides the power for the jobs that are beyond the regular cordless drill. Seems to have plenty of power. A partially charged battery was plenty to screw down the floor on an 8x20-foot stage (3/4" chip board). It also did a great job driving 1/4" lag screws into old fence posts. The LED light is a gimmick.
Summary: I chose the 14.4V impact tool over the 18V version. The delivered torque is only slightly less, but the bulk of the tool is significantly less (the battery is smaller and lighter). The 14.4 battery recharges just fine in the universal charger that came with my 18V Hitachi tools. Impact drivers are just terrific. This one is particularly nice - very light, compact, and POWERFUL. 3" long screws and 3/8" diameter lags are no problem.
Great impact, almost 3 times the torque of a 18V drill
Gregory W. Garner, amazon.com
14 October 2008
Summary: I've had this impact driver for about 3 weeks now and it works great. I had a problem in the beginning of shattering my bits, but with the switch set to "s" (for saver, I guess), the torque is cut in half, so no more broken bits. It still has almost 700 in-lbs in this setting, which is quite a lot. The battery has plenty of power to go most of the day, and the tool is much lighter that my 18V drill that it replaced. Highly recommended.
Summary: Update on this driver. After using the Makita 14 impact driver for 3 years, I tried the Hatachi 14 Impact and was very satisfied with the weight and function of this driver. Its battery pack needs several recharge cycles to attain full capacity (as most rechargeables do). The battery pack is light, but it feels like the plastic could not take much abuse.
Summary: I bought this kit a couple of months ago, got it at cost from my local dealer. It is a superb piece of kit. If you have never used am impact driver before - prepare to be amazed. Its the same as car engines. Just because 2 cars have the same 2 litre engine, does not make them the same power. Its Torque that counts - and this drill has it in abundance. Drives screws in with absolutely no effort, even one handed.