This set of two drills is an amazing set of drills. If you are looking for the best performing drills for just about any application, you have just found them. On a scale of 1 to 5, they deserve a 6! I have become a fan of these Hitachi drills ever since I was introduced to one of them a few months back. They can handle a lot of abuse and they just keep on working. Be prepared to have all your co-workers coming by to try and borrow them quite consistantly. I was one of them until I got my own. Now I'm the one lending them. Buy these and you will not regret it! Be prepared to fall in love.
If you are planning on buying this set, you should seriously consider spending about $70 more and buying them separately. Why? Well in the set you only get 2 batteries and 1 charger. If you buy them separately, you end up with 4 batteries and 2 chargers! A set of 2 spare batteries and 1 charger goes for $250, see this link:
Hitachi EBM1830-2-C (2) 18V 3.0 Ah HXP Lithium-Ion Batteries w/ UC18YRL 7.2V - 18V Ni-Cd / Ni-MH / Lithium-Ion Universal Battery Charger
I actually wish I would have figured this out before I ordered because I would love to have a couple of extra batteries and another charger, although it has not been an issue yet. The batteries actually hold up very well. But for ony $70 more, I would defenitely buy them separately.
I was first introduced to a Hitachi cordless impact drill at work a few months ago. Sadly during a weekend somebody walked off with it. It must have been the most used, and most barrowed, tool in the whole workplace. That was an older 12V version of it. I honeslty had never seen an impact wrench so small and so powerful. It took a couple of days for us to realize our beloved drill was not coming back.
I had already realized that at one point I was going to end up getting one of these for myself, so I had already done my research. I had decided that when the time would come I was going to get the WH18DL Impact Wrench which is the New 18V version of this wonderful little work horse. I had already started to like this set of two drills, which include the DV18DL Hammer DrillHitachi DV18DL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Cordless Hammer Drill and also the Hitachi WH18DL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Driver.
Well, the time came when we realized our baby was gone and whoever took it was not planning to bring it back. Could we blame that person? Thief!
I looked online and found the best price (by about $30) at another online store. However, their shipping charges came out to about $120, and they did not specify how long it would take for my order to be processed. I figured it could take a week before my order even ships out. I did not have 7, 10 or more days to wait for my tools to arrive.
Well I ordered it from Amazon. I paid $30 more for the drill set, but I saved about $70 dollars on shipping charges. Even better, I received them the following day at the worksite! The other online store was charging about $120 for UPS Ground. Amazon charged me about $50 for Overnight delivery. Not bad at all!
The drills have been used quite consistently. If I'm not using them, usually somebody else is. I should start renting them out to my co-workers.
The drills are loved by everyone who uses them. Everyone tells me how impressed they are! And of course, they all say they are going to go out and get one of their own. Get your own and stop bugging me! I am telling you, be prepared to have everybody coming around all the time trying to borrow them!! They are a thing of beauty.