Neither battery would take a charge. The charger turned itself off after 30 seconds. I called Hitachi. They said the item had been sitting in warehouse too long and batteries had to be "reset". I was told to ship at my own expense. They do not pay shipping for warranty repairs. So, I called CPO (the company who shipped the item). They are sending a return label. I'm going to buy a DeWalt like I should have in the first place! Lesson learned.
I got this combo kit for a pretty good deal(on sale for $99) and was just needing a fill in while my old drill/driver was being repaired. didnt expect much out of the Product being that it was on sale, and for that price. so i figured it will be ok fr the small stuff i do, until my old one gets done. its held up far better than expected, the battery last a real long time and having the back up is always nice to have. the power and torque this thing has is very impressive also. it hangs in there with the best as far as drill/drivers are concerned. The drill/driver itself has a led light that lights up the area of work being drilled which is kinda nice to have when drilling in a dark area but wasnt a big deal to have until now that i do have it as a feature. it also comes with the flashlight which i havent used a whole lot but when i have it has been a nice addition to the package deal. the hard case that it comes in is very nice, and helps keep things organized, which is a biggy for me, and its actually very strong compared to some other cases i have come across. i lovethis thing so much that my old drill is the backup now and this is my primary drill. lightweight, and easy working too.
I got this drill for christmas 2010. I have put this drill to alot of use in the automotive shop I work in. I wanted someting to take off nuts/bolts on the cars I work on to speed up my repair times. This drill does the job. While an impact driver would be the ideal too for my application, this drill has rarely let me down. I have taken off skid plates/ plastic coversings/battery hold downs/ battery cable ends....the list goes on. The litium ion batteries really seal the deal for me, becasue they last multiple days on one charge. The work light is a nice bonus for me, as I have used it to light up many a dark areas under the cars I work on and in the engine compartments. We have to do alot of visual inspections on the vehicles we work on and the light illimuates its objects well so I can make an accurate inspection. The only downfall is I droped my light a while ago and it broke the little bayonet bulb, I have yet to find a correct replacement for it, I tried a led replacement but it was really really dim. Overall this is a great kit, the li-ion batteries make this a great deal. While I have yet to do much drilling with it yet, the amout of stuff this drill takes off on the cars leaves little doubt that it would be an exceptional drill through various materials. I reccomend it.
Great drill for the money.Bought this drill to install cable in peoples homes,man this drill goes through anything,even mortar is no problem.If you're in the market for a drill,give this one a try.I have owned Dewalt drills in the past,and while they are one of the best,I find these to be equally efficient at half the price.You just can't beat lithium ion.Holds a charge for an unbelievable amount of time.Highly recommend this drill,or any other hitachi power tool.
This is an excellent drill. At first I was a bit leery, since it was a Hitachi cordless and I was not that familiar with their power tools. After using this, I now have a different take on them. This drill has power, is light in weight, has the Li-ion batteries, has a good price, and a life time warranty. The batteries last long enough for projects at the house and it also comes with a second battery, just in case you need to get that last screw in. I am very happy with the drill and would definitely look at Hitachi again when getting power tools. Glad I gave this drill a try.
Have used drill around the house and it works great. Light and battery lasts a long time with plenty of power. with life time warrenty, its a great deal!! plus you get a nice light too.