Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 418
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hateachi Not as described
Ordered through site to store and received several 'delayed in transit' messages.
You can't cancel an order once it has shipped, so 15 days later I received the drill and it only has one battery.
Don't waste your time.
The description clearly says:
•Includes two 1.5Ah Lithium Ion slide batteries, quick charger, dual-tipped Phillips driver bit, sturdy carrying case, manual, and warranty card
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArkansasSportsman Best Buy
Consumer Reports rated this driver/drill as a best buy. So far I have used this drill for tightening some screws up on my front door and for screwing some siding together that had separated. I like the torque setting that can be adjusted from 1 to 22 and the LED light that comes on when you press the trigger to illuminate your work. The Flashlight is a great accessory and you can swivel the head five different angles. This drill/driver comes with two batteries and a recharger. The lithium batteries charge in less than hour. The only negative is that there is not a gauge that can tell you how much power you got left. When you feel like you don't have much juice left in the battery it's best to put on the spare and charge the original. I have read that running lithium batteries down to zero can damage them. Other than that this is a great drill for general purpose driving and drilling.
Rated 5 out of 5 by datum214 Excellent power and so light weight.
This is my second Hitachi of this model. The first one broke after many falls on to concrete from a ladder. It still works but the battery does not stay "clicked" in, easily fixed with rubber band but I was gifted this set because I bragged about how I prefer it to the other cordless drills I have. The kit does come with two batteries. Sounds like the other guy just had a bad box. Hope it ended well for him.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GabbyofFlorida Best there is...
I firmly believe that this is the best portable drill on the market, no matter what the price may be.
Rated 4 out of 5 by JollyRoger Would have given it 5 stars but for one unusual problem.
I have enjoyed the use of this product for several years but for many months recently, I did not use it at all and it was stored either in a non-temperature controlled garage or in the trunk of my 25-year old car (always in the original case). When I had occasion to use it recently, I found that I had stored it with a phillips screwdriver bit in the chuck and the bit and chuck had somehow 'bonded' together. Neither I nor an authorized Hitachi service center could seperate them. It was sent off to Hitachi and they honored the lifetime warranty and fixed the tool. Kudos for that.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrossGrain I've always wanted a Hitachi drill
I've always wanted a Hitachi drill from the first time I used one. I have been using the same Black and Decker drill for years. Every years hoping it would bite the bullet so I could buy a new one. Well... It finally did. So I was all too happy to go out and get a new Hitachi! I should have done this year's ago. I have a furniture repair and restoration business and a good drill is a must. This 18v is perfect! Size, power, strength, and comfort. I really like the locking chuck system!
Thanks for a great product,
Chad D. Sandridge
Rated 5 out of 5 by toadadalin It's going to be just what I was hoping it would be.
Haven't used it that much yet but when I have it does just what it is suppose to do with plenty of power. I just wonder why the box it came in was so large with so much unused little nooks and crannies? Seems like they could have designed it a little better.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPrice922 Great Product!
It's light enough to hold when you're getting into high places, and the workbelt hook and light work great! Only thing missing is a holder for a bit, other than that it's great!
Rated 4 out of 5 by SetBuilder Great Gun Charger Not So Much
I love the Hitachi screw gun I just purchased. It is well balanced, relatively light weight and handles screw and drilling tasks with ease. The problem I am having is getting accustomed to the charger. The battery slides into the base, but does not have that satisfying click sound when it is seated. More than once I have walked away thinking the battery is charging when it is not. This is due, in part, to the fact that when the battery is charging, the charging light is steady; when it is complete, the light blinks. This is not a very logical signaling system and exactly the opposite of other chargers I have used in the past.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woodart Great Drill
Drill has great power and ergo metric design. Well balanced but it seems like they could figure out how to store some driver bits on the drill/driver. The light is a bit cheap looking and does not use LED technology so the battery life it not very good. The carrying case is a good idea but is twice as big as it should be. I would still recommend this product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by davis9972 good deal
quite a bargain as compared to DW similar drill which comes with exactly nothing...no battery (s), charger, case, flashlight...no thing...plus this Hitachi works nicely...glad to have found it so available
Rated 4 out of 5 by BobbyA Seems fine
Have only used the flashlight once, but it was handy and bright and adjustable. Have used the driver feature once and it also worked fine. Hope the good news continues as I use it more.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Charlie40403 battery is very poor
After charging up. Went to drill 3/8"hole in a 4x4 after 1" battery shut down wait 5 minutes work 30 seconds. Returned to store. Bought a porter cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelso1931 Like the fast charge
I use the flashlight as much as the drill and really enjoy them both.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harry77 My second kit
Staying power, versatility, and the you just can't do without this tool for the power, it is a great time saver. Liked this tool so much I bought another.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill55 just nice
works very good ,lighter than some others
like the 2 speeds
Rated 5 out of 5 by tommygun1975 Great drill for a great price
I have always had Craftsmen drills and was tired of there battery life. This drill can drive a 4 inch screw through the hardest wood and just won't stop. Really impressed. I love this drill. I am happy with every feature with no complaints. Batteries last for hours and this drill is really light. I would recommend it to anyone.
Rated 5 out of 5 by John12 Tough and light weight
This tool has amazing torque and power, yet weighs much less than other similar tools. The internal light is very helpful. The battery is long lasting, even in heavy use. The recharge time is fantastic.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charles100 The Drill performed as advertised
The Drill was light in weight and easy to handle.The battery power was good and has good power storage. I did a project in a difficult work area and the drill performed very well and made the difficult work area easier to complete the work.The drill has good torgue and performed as good or better than a heavier drill I replaced with this drill.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PH82 Impressive Drill
I can honestly say I am very impressed with this drill. I had read many reviews on it and a huge number of them are positive. I was still unsure but I took a chance. The lifetime tool warranty is a great thing to have also. As for the performance, that's where it impressed me . It has really impressive strength. I used it for some decking materials and it drove 3 1/2 in screws in with ease and then some. The ergonomics of this drill has been probably the best I've felt. However, that's just my opinion. My only real complaint is about the warranty coverage. Though I love this drill, Ridgid has a better warranty. Theirs covers tools, batteries, and the charger. On another note, as mentioned I do love this drill and for me its performance is outstanding.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dr26330 Excellent tool. Have no complaints.
The ;tool did everything I expected - long battery life, easy handling and lots of power to drill door knob holes in hardwood doors.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Louis very good
This item was returned, and the 12 v drill and impact were purchased.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike71 lots of torque
I bought this drill for ice fishing in Mi.. The drill has performed better than I expected. I have recommended this product to several people that I met on the ice. Plenty of torque for powering my auger.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zoowalk Extremely well designed!
Lightweight and compact!
The guide lights are an excellent feature!
Very Fast Charge.
And cool looking!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roddney Great value for the price
The drill has much more power & torque than my old Makita. I'm impressed with it's performance so far. . They should make the longer capacity battery availability better known in their manual. Only found out about that online.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jlandshark Excellent light duty drill
Great balance of power, ease of use and dependability. Extremely well made with nice features.
Rated 5 out of 5 by chickenfarmer4020 great tools and great warranty
The drill works great also have a driver and a light vary happy . We use them on the farm and they are very reliable and they come with a great warranty and they stand behind it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissouriMatt Great drill
Only problem I have had is that when drilling or driving in high torque situations, the clutch jumps into the 22 setting and starts to slip. But, doesn't happen often, and may have saved internal gears, ect.
Li ion batteries are great.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BamaGuy Not my First Hitachi!
My first Hitachi product was a portable transistor radio in a leather case. It was a Christmas present in 1959 and it was an awesome "ahead of it's time" radio.
This 18volt Cordless Hitachi is in the same category as my first radio....awesome and ahead of it's time. Great power, great look, great ergonomics and engineered to get the job done right.
Hitachi may not be the first name you would think of for power tools.......but if you want genuine quality, it should be.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jorge A very good buy
This is a powerful cordless drill/driver. For a homeowner DIY it is a very good tool for the price. I cannot judge the reliability and durability of the batteries yet since I used it in a limited way. I also hope they cut down on the additional accessories such as flash light and make the tool box smaller.