Hitachi DS18DMR 18-Volt Ni-MH 1/2-Inch Cordless Drill/Driver Kit was listed on Amazon for $417.29, selling for USD brand new. Manufactured by Hitachi.
Some great features of this product include:
- 18-volt Ni-MH 1/2-inch cordless drill/driver kit; 5-position belt hook and integrated work light
- 550 inch-pounds of torque; 22-stage ratcheting slip-clutch for high torque or precision driving
- Lightweight plastic body; durable 2-piece rare-earth magnet motor; carbon brush; non-slip grip
- Includes charger, case, 2 batteries, quick-charger side handle, driver bit
- 7 pounds; 1-year warranty
18 Volt, 1/2″, Cordless, Driver Drill, 2-Piece Rare Earth Magnet Motor For Greater Durability & Performance, Class Leading 550 In LBS Of Torque To Power Through The Toughest Jobs, High Capacity 3.0 AH Batteries Allow For Longer Run Time & Fewer Charges, 22 Stage Ratcheting Slip-Clutch For High Torque And/Or Precision Driving, Externally Accessible Carbon Brush For Quick & Easy Brush Changes, Convenient 5 Position Belt Hook Features & Integrated Amber LED Work Light, Includes: 2 3.0 AH Ni-MH Batteries, Side Handle, Rapid Charger, Plastic Case, No. 2 Phillips Driver Bit Double Ended, Tool Weight 5.73 LBS, 5 Year Warranty On Tool & 1 Year Warranty On Batteries.
We know you don’t buy your tools for how they look. But admit it—this is one high-tech, hot-looking drill. And we’re pleased to report that it works even better than it looks. This is Torque with a capital T: 550 inch-pounds that feels like it could tackle kryptonite, more than any other drill in its class. Your hand will just meld around the non-slip Elastomer grip that wraps the handle for the ultimate in comfort and control. It’s a beautifully balanced drill, its high nose design taking the strain off your wrist. Everything about this tool is quality: the ½-inch keyless chuck is all metal; the clutch ring is forged from heavy-duty aluminum, not plastic; the auxiliary side handle is ruggedly made and good in the hand. The 22-stage slip-clutch adjusts smoothly for all kinds of drilling and driving jobs. We were pleasantly surprised at how fast the battery charges—-just about half an hour. One cool little feature is the five-position belt hook with its integrated work light that does a darned good job of illuminating your work target. Something else to consider in this drill’s favor is that the carbon brush is really easy to get to when it comes time to change. In all, we’d rate this among the best drill drivers on the market for torque, durability, and, OK, great looks.–Kris Jensen-Van Heste