Summary: I had a Hitachi TV for years and it gave great performance - I expected the same from the VCR. But the model (now two years old) has fewer useful programming features, and the interface is not as intuitive as it could be.
Pros: On-screen programming is confusing and has fewer "good" features than older model
Cons: On-screen programming is confusing and has fewer "good" features than older model
Summary: I have owned two Hitachi nailers, one for framing and the other for trim. Both guns are great. Both are very comfortable to us which is very important when you use them daily. They are very durable and last a long time. Mine have survived going through the hands of numerous employees.
Pros: purchased the Hitachi Nailer for framing in 1987. Have not had any problems. Also very comfortable.
Summary: Accesories are expensive but worth the price. The optional dust hood is excellent. The quality of the cut is superior, I have owned two other planers and this one has them both beat. The magnetic blade holders are super for holding the blades precisely when changing or adjusting blades.
Pros: combination joiner/planer, excellent quality, ease of setup and blade changing and adjustments.