|Item Weight||9.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 2 x 4 inches|
|Item model number||DS12DVF3|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Battery Cell Type||NiCAD|
|Warranty Description||30 day money back guarantee and 5 year warranty|
Hitachi DS12DVF3 12-Volt Ni-Cad 3/8-Inch Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
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- Class leading 230-inces per pound of torque to power through the toughest jobs
- 22-stage clutch for high torque and/or precision driving
- Convenient 5-position belt hook features an integrated bit holder
- Includes drill, flashlight, (2) 1.4-amp-hour batteries, quick charger, carrying case and driver bit
- Comes with a 5-year limited warranty
- Class leading 230 in./lbs of torque to power through the toughest jobs
- 22-stage clutch for high torque and/or precision driving; soft, non-slip elastomer grip for increased user comfort
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Kit includes high-quality flashlight, battery charger, and seven-piece bit set.
The DS12DVF3 Driver Drill offers class-leading maximum torque of 230 in/lbs, so you can power through wood up to one inch thick. And two-speed transmission is controlled by a one-touch speed knob that lets you choose the right setting for your job--either 0-350 RPM or 0-1,050 RPM.
Also, a 22-stage clutch offers easy adjustments for high torque and precision driving in wood, plastic, steel, and aluminum. And with tool-less clutch adjustment, this drill handles precision fasteners, such as drywall screws, without damaging walls.
Compact, Ergonomic Design for Easy Handling
The DS12DVF3 has all the power you need and is still lightweight and compact enough to provide superior handling. At just 7-3/4 inches in length and weighing just 3.3 pounds, this tool reduces user fatigue and can be used on a ladder or in tight spaces where larger cordless drills can't reach. An added bonus, a non-slip elastomer grip provides comfort and safety.
Adding to this drill's easy-handling features is a 3/8-inch keyless chuck that allows for easy bit changes, as well as a patented five-position belt hook--with two bit holders--that saves time and adds convenience.
Everything You Need in One Package
The DS12DVF3 Kit includes more than just the cordless driver drill. It also includes a high-quality flashlight and a seven-piece bit set to get you started immediately. For further convenience, a protective carrying case stores it all for easy portability from job to job.
Long-Lasting NiCD Batteries Charge in 30 Minutes
The DS12DF3 kit's driver drill and flashlight run on 1.4-Ah nickel cadmium (NiCD) batteries (included), which offer longer runtimes and fewer charges than traditional batteries.
The kit's quick charger fully charges the batteries in just 30 minutes, and you can expect about 300 charges over the life of each battery. An added bonus, the charger is compatible with other Hitachi tools that use NiCD rechargeable batteries (up to 18 volts).
The Hitachi DS12DVF3 Driver Drill Kit with Flashlight is backed by a five-year warranty.
What's in the Box
DS12DVF3 Driver Drill, driver bit, seven-piece bit set, flashlight, two 1.4-Ah batteries, quick charger, and carrying case.
Top Customer Reviews
I guess for the price, I can live with this flaw. But sure like the DeWalt charging system much better.
It turns out, this little drill can go head to head with that Dewalt, and now I much prefer it over the bigger and heavier Dewalt. (The Dewalt was 3 or 4 times more expensive originally as well).
What surprises me about the Hitachi is the torque it has. Its fortunate that it has such a good adjustable clutch because this little thing has the power to twist off screw heads if you're not careful. Amazing for such a light and handy drill.
The trigger has a great feel to it as well. One can feather it on and off to screw in something delicate and it responds exactly as you would expect. It doesn't keep spinning like the Dewalt tends to.
I ended up buying the second drill for home here, and leaving the Dewalt up at the cabin "just in case". The Hitachi is the first one I reach for now.
If Hitachi is listening, my only disappointment in this drill is the lack of two bit holders. The Dewalt gives me storage for a flat bit, a phillips and a square drive. With the Hitachi, I've had to leave the flat bit in the shop. Also, the bit holder that is there isn't very reliable. If you drop the drill, you better check the ground and make sure your second bit isn't laying there. But this isn't a show stopper.
Also, the magnetic bit holder included with the kit remains in the shop as well. If you use something like this primarily wandering around outside your shop (as I do up at the lake), you'll almost certainly want a quick change bit holder with a more positive action to it (Dewalt's are VERY good). If you rely on the Hitachi bit holder, you'll lose bits.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked great but if you plan on working with it for moderate to heavy jobs it wont have enough power to keep goingPublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this model thinking it would be a great small drill for upstairs. It from the first has never held a charge in the batteries. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Russ Pagel
gave this one to my Daughter she uses it diligently on all sort of repairsPublished 8 months ago by HopeflRose
good price, works as advertised. batteries are so expensive, I purchased a second drill kit, when batteries would charge no longer. now have back up drill.Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
good price ,shipping fast ,look nice .just battery life too short.Published 10 months ago by robert
The batteries will not hold a charge for a reasonable period of time. I owned a Hitachi cordless drill for several years, the battery connection in the in the drill handle was... Read morePublished 12 months ago by DEC
drills fit exactly what I needed for the projects I'm working onPublished 12 months ago by zacharis7
I purchased this drill at Lowe's. It will not hold a charge. Don't have my receipt so Lowe's can't help me. Can't get Hitachi on the phone or a call back.Published 12 months ago by Nicole Soirez