|Battery Amp Hours:||1.4 Ah|
|Chuck Size:||1/2 in.|
|Max. Capacity - Steel (Twist Bit):||1/2 in.|
|Max. Capacity - Wood (Auger):||1-1/2 in.|
|RPM:||0 - 1,200|
REVIEW SNAPSHOT®by PowerReviews
Reviewed by 9 customers
Good all around flash light and drill
The first thing to note here is the value. What you get for less than $100 is pretty awesome: Two batteries which seem to have good battery life (for the small projects I've used it for so far it hasn't run out at all) and the added flahslight is always handy.
Decent power and torque for most uses I would say. The grip is good and can fits really well in even smaller hands. The downside is that it is quite heavy and for a casual user it gets tiring to hold on to ... particular in odd positions. The belt buckle doesn't do anything for me and just hangs strange
I used the Hitachi DS18DVF3 for a weekend project building a set of day beds for a friend. Right out of the box, the drill comes with the essential driving bits one would need to tackle most projects and a bit extension for those harder to reach areas. I used 2-1/2-in and 3-in wood screws to build the frames and to connect them to make a single piece. Having two batteries came in really handy. I just needed to re-charge each battery once to complete the job with plenty of power at my disposal. The kit also comes with a flashlight that I used to check the storage area of my build. The drill fits and feels great in your hands and is very well-balanced and quite powerful. I took off a star since the battery technology is a little outdated, and charging took longer than what I am used to, but overall, this is a great kit for the value and an excellent starter drill or awesome second driver in your toolbox!
This Hitachi drill kit may be the deal of the century. Seriously, it is inexpensive, has 2 solid batteries, a bit set the drill, charger, flashlight and case! We'll start with the drill, it is relatively light weight, barely a few ounces heavier than the newer lithium kits that are double or triple the price, and well balanced for comfortable all day use. The rubberized overgrips make the drill easy to hold onto even when you are plowing through a 4X4 post with a huge spade bit. The convenience features Hitachi included with this drill were also perfect, adding bit storage on the body as well as a nice built in belt clip, and a lanyard for increased safety.
The flashlight is almost as impressive as the drill, except it has no torque. The light does have a swivel head so you can sit it on the ground and position the light where you need it and it also includes a lanyard for added safety if you are using in on a ladder or any type of overhead work.
As I mentioned, this kit includes the 2 tools, 2 batteries, a charger and a case, but it also has a bonus bit set in a convenient case to keep those necessary driver bits organized and handy. The bit set does not have a lanyard, so keep a close eye on it or it may disappear! Really, it fits nicely in your pocket or tool pouch so you can keep those essential bits at your fingertips.
use the product for quite a few uses seems to hace good power and feel
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