|Review by Tess||posted 04-15-2008 04:35 AM||2373 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Bought this 18V Lithium-Ion Drill-Driver from Home Hardware, refurbished, for $190 CDN. Sound steep? Well, I’ve got to tell you, it’s worth every penny!
I used to do home renovations for fun and now I’ve gotten into professional contracting. I’d gone through a few cheapie cordless drills just with the around-the-house use and I was never happy with them. They were never robust enough (any screws over 2” and I wouldn’t have even tried the cordless). I kept trading up in battery size .. 9V to 12V to 14V to 18V. None of them held their charges or lasted as long as I felt they should.. And they NEVER worked after sitting for any length of time. I always went back to the corded drill.
Not so with my Hitachi. It’s a real workhorse, and it always works when I pick it up .. even if it’s been sitting for a long while. My boss uses a Milwaulkee .. it’s great, works wonderful, but is heavy and off-balance.
My Hitachi works just as hard, is well-balanced, and is very lightweight! Being a contractor, I need GOOD tools. Being female, I need lightweight, easy-to-handle tools. This one fits the bill nicely. I wish I’d spent the money once on a good drill right from the start. If I only knew then …..
-- Do what you love and love what you do!