Top positive review
The best drill
on October 7, 2014
Hitachi nailed this one. Price tag ✓ Ergonomics ✓ Durable, minus the battery tabs ✓ Fast recharge ✓ It's like putting on a tight leather glove that fits to your hand and is very comfortable. Most drills are top heavy or nose heavy. With this drill you never get tired from holding it, all the weight is in the battery basically. Pivot your wrist and move your hand while holding it and it feels like an extension of your hand / arm.
There is one drawback, the plastic that holds the battery on can be snapped off thus resulting in batteries sliding out from drill / light. It has these two tabs that the battery slips into and snaps on. How do these break off? If you drop the drill and the battery pack is what hits the ground or an object there is a 50/50 chance that a tab or both tabs get busted off. This is the only flaw I have run into on this awesome set. I now own two, my first set was bought back in 2007, second set 2012 because I broke the tabs on my first drill.