Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 289
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 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 Gary1 Very Powerful & Nice to use
I could not be happier with this drill, it has power, very long battery life and the tool is light to work with. The only thing I would like to see would be a dial speed control instead of trying to hold the trigger switch to control speed when driving screws, but other than this it is a Very Good Tool!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Packfan17 My first Hitachi, great drill so far.
I bought this product on the recommendation of a friend, whose drill I borrowed. I like all the features of the drill, but I think it could use a few more. It needs a spot to store an extra bit. A magnetic strip on the top to hold screws while in use would be great. The light is fine except that when you are close to the job, you are out of the light. Not sure if it could be designed so that you can use the light at any distance from the work. The battery is not held snuggly on the drill, don't know if its just my drill or they are all like that. The keyless chuck could use a little more grip material, its a little difficult to hang on to when locking in a bit. I like the balance of the drill and it's really light weight compared to some others that I've owned. This is my first lithium ion drill and my first Hitachi. If it continues to perform as it has so far, I would definitely buy another.
Rated 5 out of 5 by holeinone A powerhouse
The drill is more powerful than I expected, and the 18V flashlight is terrific when I walk our dog at night in our wooded environment. Drill is comfortable and thus far seems highly durable. Very pleased with the quality and value.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 207Blue I Like This Drill
Purchased the product because of the Lithium batteries and the work light. One battery was defective right out of the box, but Hitachi replaced it quickly and at no cost to me.
I have had this product only a few weeks.
The drill has plenty of power and I have yet to exhaust a battery but I do not use them hard or often. They do charge very quickly.
The drill replaced a Craftsman I had for a long time and really liked, which was much bigger in size yet the Hitachi seems to have every bit as much power and torque. The light on the drill so the area being worked on can be seen is a neat touch. The work light is well designed and quite useful. I am pleased with this product so far and other than the battery would recommend it to anybody for light/home owner use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by handyman101 alsome tool
I bought this after use a co works drill at work..that summer I built a 20ft 30 ft. deck with wooden rails..i used two 5 pound buckets of 2.5 inch screws..this drill was all I needed..works so great I bought another set for work..
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bert Product is lightweight easy to use.
This is my first Pro Driver Battery Drill, very easy to use as a drill and a screw driver. I installed some drywall a few weeks ago anf it was a breeze to use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by al66 "WOW" what a tool
I waited four months to review this product because I had a big job coming up and I wanted to put the drill to the test. First let me say that I read a lot of reviews before I bought and I get the feeling that many a contractor has put in a review. Things are different for you and me. Having said that, I think that everyone should be happy with this tool. The battery lasted four months on the charge that it came with and went half a week into the big job. It ran at full power until the second it ran out, I put the battery in the charger and the new one in the drill and just kept going. At the end of the day I put the drill and the newly charged battery back in the case. I worked three to four hours a day on my project. I didn't know how to explain how long a battery lasts on one charge. I started my job using pine and the battery lasted a week, but when I got to the oak it lasted two days . For around the house jobs the battery lasts a very long time and the good news is that this set comes with a second battery. Two new battery's cost more then this set. If you think the flashlight is a flashlight then you will like it, if you think it is a floodlight then you won't love it. I don't have much need for the flashlight but it was a great way to get an extra battery. This tool has all the power you can hold on to. The variable speed is smooth and the balance and feel of the tool is fantastic. A silly comment made by others was that the case is awkward. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water, this tool is magnificent and I strongly recommend it to everyone.
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 5 out of 5 by pickacup excelent is so many ways
long battery time, quick charge, light weight, easy operation (bit, battery and speed changes) Great tool for DIY gal.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bub116 Good Drill Driver
This drill driver is an excellent product. It has lots of power and is easy to handle. I only had this drill for a short time so I do not know how the durable it is. It has performed well so far.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gobe Best cordless drill I've owned
Bought to combo drill, light and two li-on batteries. Excellent value. Great to have the two batteries. Well balanced, feels good to hold and operate.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie14 Much better than my prior drill
Have had it only a month, but am quite happy with it. Very powerful and easy to use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Limits94 Solidly Built
Light weight, plenty of power, solidly constructed and fun to use compared to past portable drills that I've owned. This is a buy that truly satisfies.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigD Durable, plenty of power and light weight.
I bought my first one 3 years ago and haven't had a single problem. Bought a second one 3 weeks ago for my son to help with installing a metal roof. Same quality, improved clutch still no problems.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ICB13 So far so good...
Thus far I've only used it on one major project and a couple small one. I have to say so far no problems, Im interested in testing it longevity.
Rated 4 out of 5 by hvacdude Very light weight great for long use.
I have used this product for awhile and found that it is nicer to use for longer periods of time over the some of the heavier competitors.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tensace Best Drill I've owned
Great power and torque. I can't imagine why I'd spend more.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miami305 I love this drill!
First lithium powered drill I've purchased, was a little hesitant, but its been great! Highly recommend it, I've used it around the house for many projects from driving screws, to drilling into sheet rock, metal, and other goodies. Go buy it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nas04 Great drill/driver.
I'm a DIYer and found this drill driver to be powerful and easy to use. Battery life is very good and recharges fast. Would definitely recommend it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by dharding46 so far so good
My only concern is that when the battery is done it is done right now. There is no slow down letting you know it is time to put the battery on the charger.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Genghis Outstanding
Performance is what was promised and more. Battery life is also a great. The flashlight is an added bonus.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vince Overall geat performance
The product is compact and easy to handle. It has a great feel to it. good power and I like the green color!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toolman73 Great for every day use.
Light , easy to handle. Less cumbersome than most 18v drills.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcmanus74 Don't let friends buy junk...By a Hitachi
After years of buying cheap cordless drills...because I could never afford a nice one, I finally saved and bought a Hitachi. My Lithium batteries hold a charge for a long time. With two of them, I went two full 9 hour days of work before expending both batteries. The torque is amazing and I was never disappointed. Recharge is quick. My brother who is a high end custom cabinet maker switched to Hitachi after 15 years of Dewalt and has never looked back. I bought this off of his recommendation and haven't been disappointed. Neither will you.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bpbobh Love this drill
I think for the homeowner this is a top notch drill. Plenty of power and love the batteries
Rated 3 out of 5 by Locker Batteries not lasting, clutch hard to get used to
Consumer Reports recommended this drill, but batteries have short running life, drill has some sort of clutch so if too much pressure drilling it stops or makes noise. Still trying to work with it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by valpal nice little drill
Works just fine for my needs. Lightweight too (that's often a problem for women).
The directions could use some clarifying in places. Not the best English used. It does get the point across.
Only con: drill bits not included. **shrug**
Rated 4 out of 5 by eglass I am a DeWalt ex-pat
pI decided to give hitachi a try after 3 major failures by DeWalt. The price was great, and I figured; why not? I have been putting it through everyday projects (that killed my DeWalt) and it took all the abuse I could sling at it. This wasn't heavy duty work by any stretch of the means, but it doesn't have to be.It just has to work when I need it,
I gave it four stars, because one of the batteries that came with the drill was a dud. I am now a hitachi man for life! (or until they start failing terribly).