Published on September 25th, 2012 | by Rene Millman0
Hitachi DV18DSDL Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill review
Summary: This drill is a must-have for home DIYers and professional tradesmen alike.
The new DV18DSDL Combi Drill is part of their 18V 4.0Ah Lithium-Ion series of cordless tools, and boasts an array of components that it says should make any DIY project “a breeze”.
But what’s so great about the powerful DV18DSDL/JW Combi Drill that sets it apart from the rest.
The drill boasts a new 4.0Ah Lithium battery has up to 33 per cent longer run time than Hitachi’s previous 3.0Ah battery. It’s also safe thanks to its multiplex protection circuit, which prevents over-load, over-charge and over-discharge.
The construction of the drill is billed by Hitachi to be the toughest power tool it has ever produced. It said in its sales literature that it is unbreakable. To test the claims, we threw it off the roof onto hard concrete, luckily the drill survived and still works.
And the lightweight Lithium-Ion batteries mean the new DV18DSL won’t tire your arm out when you’re embarking on a big job. It also comes complete with a slimline, easy-to-grip handle made from rubber over mould, the new Hitachi drill provides excellent grip as well as added protection.
The drill also comes come with unique Japanese Nichia LED lights that illuminate the work piece, providing extra visibility.
It sports a two-speed gearbox giving you the option of how hard and how fast you want it to go.
Highly efficient, economical, reliable and high performance, this drill is a must-have for home DIYers and professional tradesmen alike.
The DV18DSDL/JW is available for £289 (ex. VAT), complete with two 4.0Ah batteries and carrying case. It is available from Amazon.