Hitachi 18V DV18DCL2 2x1.5Ah Li-Ion combi drill, RRP £199, WAS £99, WAS £89, NOW ONLY £75.65! @B&Q - HotUKDeals
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Great drill at bargain price, much cheaper by far than anywhere else. 2x 1.5Ah Li-Ion batteries and 1hr charger included.

Great reviews, very reliable brand, heavy duty tool. I've bought 2 for myself, so for about £150 I got twin pack set, where I can use one as a hammer drill, and the other as drill driver without switching drill/screwdriver bits, and as a bonus you get 4 batteries (usually only 2 supplied in twin pack sets) and 2 chargers, what gives plenty of power flexibility to complete any job.

Technical details:
22 Stage Adjustable Torque
43nm Max Torque
Variable Speed And Reverse
Hammer Action
Two Speed
13mm Keyless Chuck
No Load Speed: High 0 - 1,500/min
No Load Speed: Low 0 - 400/m
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#1
Link doesnt work, or it might be me
#2
sorry, I must have messed sth up, the link is very long, copy & paste it to the browser
#3
Is Hitachi better than a Bosch?
#4
whats wrong with this drill? theres got to be something amiss. I picked one up and it weighed nothing
#5
televisionhead
Is Hitachi better than a Bosch?

same league for me...
#6
can not find it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#7
Bought one at £89 a couple of weeks ago to replace my two Wickes drills with failing batteries. Good buy.

Edited By: buelligan on Apr 01, 2011 18:17
#8
Bought this drill last summer when it was similar price. Its "cheap" because they reduce the capacity of the batteries and then give you two of them.
Lithium cells don't weigh very much, hence it does feel light. There is one odd thing that bugs me, sometimes when heavy drilling it will just stop dead. I think this is the thermal shutdown inside the battery coming in. 20 secs later it will start ok.
Its quite capable of driving in sizeable screws. Compared to my old 24V bosch nicad drill, not in the same league but maybe lithium cells might survive for more than 3 years.
Chuck is a bit naff, two handed job to tighten as theres no rotation stop on the shaft.
Wouldn't pay any more than this, however much better than the cheapo brands.
#9
dogswotsits
...There is one odd thing that bugs me, sometimes when heavy drilling it will just stop dead. I think this is the thermal shutdown inside the battery coming in. 20 secs later it will start ok...


That's a normal behaviour - the device is equipped in electronic circuit protectection system, which protect it from overloading and overheating, what can damage the drill and/or battery. Everything clearly explained in the instruction manual.
#10
this feels like a kids toy, it wont last five mins doing real graft

its light as a feather and build quality to boot. its not bargin in my opinion. would do for basic DIY

Edited By: tfish on Apr 01, 2011 23:37
#11
tfish
this feels like a kids toy, it wont last five mins doing real graft

its light as a feather and build quality to boot. its not bargin in my opinion. would do for basic DIY


I had been using the previous version of this drill at work (I'm a maintenance technician), very often for really rough stuff. This drill has never let me down over that time. The only thing was, the previous model was supplied with old type Ni-Cad batteries, which we had on charger like several times a day and unfortunately they gave up after not even a year from purchase. Besides the drill was still in perfect shape, it was just cheaper to buy the new drill on offer, rather then replacement batteries and we bought the professional Bosh with all the metal gear, great trade drill, but currently at 5x the price of this Hitachi! This new version comes with high-tech Li-Ion batteries, what should dramatically improve the batteries' life

So be realistic, this is a high quality budget drill, which I can honestly recommend to anyone, but don't expect this to be of the same build quality as the top of the range, proffesional, well over £300 tools.

Edited By: squall_2 on Apr 02, 2011 00:34: misspelling
#12
Getting 2 lion batteries for this price is very good value, would prefer a single sleeve chuck with spindle lock though.
#13
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#14
tfish
this feels like a kids toy, it wont last five mins doing real graft

its light as a feather and build quality to boot. its not bargin in my opinion. would do for basic DIY


Translation - The dewalt I currently use is the wieght of a small car, and will knacker my wrosts in a couple of years :p

Putting this up against the £300 18V combi makitas is just an unfair comparison. This blows the B&D / Consumer Bosch / low end dewalts out of the water.

A fiar comparsion would be the cheaper 18V makita at Screwfix with which it compares quite well, whilst still being cheaper.
#15
This is a super drill for the money in fact better than most at twice the price i have used it almost every day for almost 6 months and it has never let me down would recomend to anyone
#16
I have one of these sets, its ok but the battery always gets jammed in and very arkward to change over.
#17
I have the 12V version of this drill. I also have the impact driver.

Very high quality.

In a nut shell, this tool has a lot of power in a very compact package. Do not be fooled by the lightweight or the small size. My 12v impact driver can drive 8" long screws.

This 18V version will be more powerful. The Li Ion batteries are fantastic, especially if you are used to using the big, cumbersome NiCad batteries.

For £76, this is a fantastic deal.

PS. I also own 4 other drills, the most expensive of which is a 24V Bosch SDS Drill. The Hitachi gets more use (especially the impact driver, which is my favourite power tool).
#18
Where do they get the rrp from. Its like watching the shopping channel.
#19
Just picked up one at Reading B&Q. They were pushing these hard, even had a man demoing them at the entrance of the store.
#20
I have been using this drill for about 6 months now. I'm a bathroom fitter and really give it a good work out. It's a fantastic bit of kit at a great price.
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Swanny MX
I have been using this drill for about 6 months now. I'm a bathroom fitter and really give it a good work out. It's a fantastic bit of kit at a great price.



Well I just bought this to drill 8mm holes in brick to put rawplugs in & I can honestly say its sh*te.

I have no doubt on units or anything wood it will do the job but as for 13mm in masonry.... That is a joke...
1 Like #22
Totally agree with the below, its nothing more than an expensive electric screw driver.

YouDontWantToKnow
Swanny MX
I have been using this drill for about 6 months now. I'm a bathroom fitter and really give it a good work out. It's a fantastic bit of kit at a great price.



Well I just bought this to drill 8mm holes in brick to put rawplugs in & I can honestly say its sh*te.

I have no doubt on units or anything wood it will do the job but as for 13mm in masonry.... That is a joke...
1 Like #23
tadbamber
Totally agree with the below, its nothing more than an expensive electric screw driver.

YouDontWantToKnow
Swanny MX
I have been using this drill for about 6 months now. I'm a bathroom fitter and really give it a good work out. It's a fantastic bit of kit at a great price.



Well I just bought this to drill 8mm holes in brick to put rawplugs in & I can honestly say its sh*te.

I have no doubt on units or anything wood it will do the job but as for 13mm in masonry.... That is a joke...



Glad you agree.

I am hoping to save someone wasting their time & money.

My AEG broke & bought this today as a replacement. Its going back Monday first thing. It does not work on brick.
#24
Anyone know of a decent cordless drill for masonry?
#25
tadbamber
Anyone know of a decent cordless drill for masonry?



The Ni-Cad 18V AEG twin batteries & bit set is good.

I think I put too big a bit in & the chuck developed a fault. I think I will get another tomorrow.
#26
Would disagree about consumer Bosch being inferior to these. I have a 18V lithium bosch bought for the same money approx and it feels much more solid than these and so far has been excellent at all tasks I've thrown at it and the specificaiton is higher too. I was under the impression these hitachi drills are more light to medium duty. Still fantastic value though and a good choice over the naff shop and generic chinese brands. I realise its probably made in china.
#27
YouDontWantToKnow
tadbamber
Totally agree with the below, its nothing more than an expensive electric screw driver.

YouDontWantToKnow
Swanny MX
I have been using this drill for about 6 months now. I'm a bathroom fitter and really give it a good work out. It's a fantastic bit of kit at a great price.



Well I just bought this to drill 8mm holes in brick to put rawplugs in & I can honestly say its sh*te.

I have no doubt on units or anything wood it will do the job but as for 13mm in masonry.... That is a joke...



Glad you agree.

I am hoping to save someone wasting their time & money.

My AEG broke & bought this today as a replacement. Its going back Monday first thing. It does not work on brick.


Utter nonsense.

Been using these drills for very heavy duty work for over a year now. Every single day at work, I drill through brick, and the Hitachi is a seriously powerful tool which has never let me down. If you want something that'll go through concrete, then get an sds+ type drill, otherwise this is as good a deal as you'll find and a very light and durable tool too. As a professional, I couldn't recommend this enough. There's something seriously wrong if you can't drill through brick with this though. You do realize it has a hammer function...???
#28
tadbamber
Anyone know of a decent cordless drill for masonry?


Any cordless drill will do masonry if it has a hammer function. This Hitachi will do it easily and is especially good at this price too. Maybe you've been using one that doesn't have a hammer function...?
#29
shakeyjake66

Utter nonsense.

Been using these drills for very heavy duty work for over a year now. Every single day at work, I drill through brick, and the Hitachi is a seriously powerful tool which has never let me down. If you want something that'll go through concrete, then get an sds+ type drill, otherwise this is as good a deal as you'll find and a very light and durable tool too. As a professional, I couldn't recommend this enough. There's something seriously wrong if you can't drill through brick with this though. You do realize it has a hammer function...???


Its not utter nonsense & I suggest you check the model of the drill you bought.

This is a sh*te drill. Its a glorified screwdriver that can drill wood.

As a pro myself the first thing I did when I bought this today was go into my garden & drill into a brick & concrete. Its a big FAIL on both.

Enough of this balls. Its a carp drill.
#30
And for your information the drill bit was only a 6MM bit. No where near the 13mm max that they advertise....
#31
I was using the Hitachi drill as recommended here which I bought from B & Q today and yes I have it on the hammer function. It will be going back some time next week as it has no power for brick or stone.

I borrowed a cordless drill the other week and it was way more powerful than this and went through brick with ease. As I said before this is not a drill just a powerful screw driver.

shakeyjake66
tadbamber
Anyone know of a decent cordless drill for masonry?


Any cordless drill will do masonry if it has a hammer function. This Hitachi will do it easily and is especially good at this price too. Maybe you've been using one that doesn't have a hammer function...?
#32
This is a Domestic Drill with a cheap gear box and no torque-driver only torque/power settings!

I'm currently using at home a 14.4v professional drill which is a lot better than this 18v domestic drill, but this 18v still does the job -just not as fast.

I do have to say my 12v surgical drill I use occasionally at work is a lot more powerful!
#33
If I were drilling through tough masonry, I would either use a Hammer drill or and SDS drill (SDS are fantastic when drilling through tough masonry).

If you want this drill to go through (soft) masonry, I would suggest you buy decent drill bits - drill bits make a massive difference.

If you need to drill through tough masonry, then I would suggest an electric hammer drill or SDS drill.
#34
how does this drill compare to the one screwfix have on for £99 Bosch screwfix deal
#35
sunama
If I were drilling through tough masonry, I would either use a Hammer drill or and SDS drill (SDS are fantastic when drilling through tough masonry).

If you want this drill to go through (soft) masonry, I would suggest you buy decent drill bits - drill bits make a massive difference.

If you need to drill through tough masonry, then I would suggest an electric hammer drill or SDS drill.



This "drill" does NOT drill brick. FULL STOP. Whatever drill bits you use.
#36
YouDontWantToKnow
shakeyjake66

Utter nonsense.

Been using these drills for very heavy duty work for over a year now. Every single day at work, I drill through brick, and the Hitachi is a seriously powerful tool which has never let me down. If you want something that'll go through concrete, then get an sds+ type drill, otherwise this is as good a deal as you'll find and a very light and durable tool too. As a professional, I couldn't recommend this enough. There's something seriously wrong if you can't drill through brick with this though. You do realize it has a hammer function...???


Its not utter nonsense & I suggest you check the model of the drill you bought.

This is a sh*te drill. Its a glorified screwdriver that can drill wood.

As a pro myself the first thing I did when I bought this today was go into my garden & drill into a brick & concrete. Its a big FAIL on both.

Enough of this balls. Its a carp drill.


As a "pro", why would you be trying to drill concrete with a cordless hammer drill and a masonry bit? That's just not gonna work. That's what sds drills are for.

As for the rest, I actually have 3 of these drills which I use for work, with different type bits in each one for speed/ ease of use, And yes, they are all DV18DCL2 and I bought the second and third because I was so impressed by the first.
I don't understand how any cordless hammer drill, of any variety won't drill through brick. My Hitachis will go through older brick without even using the hammer function, to get a cleaner hole. Even the cheapest diy one would go through brick, on hammer setting, so you've either bought a dud or your masonry bit is broken.

These are quality drills. Why else would I (general builder) have bought 3?

Someone's confused here, and having had and used these for over a year, I don't think it's me.


YouDontWantToKnow
And for your information the drill bit was only a 6MM bit. No where near the 13mm max that they advertise....


As a "pro" you should know that the 13mm mentioned is the chuck size, not the size of masonry bit you can use in it. If you want to drill a 13mm hole in concrete, get a powerful sds drill, not a cordless hammer drill.


Edited By: shakeyjake66 on Apr 03, 2011 20:43
#37
shakeyjake66


As a "pro" you should know that the 13mm mentioned is the chuck size, not the size of masonry bit you can use in it. If you want to drill a 13mm hole in concrete, get a powerful sds drill, not a cordless hammer drill.



X)

Are you serious?

You are joking right?

Go read it again before you make more of a fool of yourself.
#38
A
YouDontWantToKnow
shakeyjake66


As a "pro" you should know that the 13mm mentioned is the chuck size, not the size of masonry bit you can use in it. If you want to drill a 13mm hole in concrete, get a powerful sds drill, not a cordless hammer drill.



X)

Are you serious?

You are joking right?

Go read it again before you make more of a fool of yourself.



Nice to see you ignored the rest. Yes, as it is a 13mm chuck, you can fit a 13mm masonry bit into it, but as pro, you'd know that an electric drill or sds would be the tool for this, not a cordless hammer drill.

Concrete though? You sure?
#39
shakeyjake66


Nice to see you ignored the rest. Yes, as it is a 13mm chuck, you can fit a 13mm masonry bit into it, but as pro, you'd know that an electric drill or sds would be the tool for this, not a cordless hammer drill.

Concrete though? You sure?



* Capacity: Brick
* 13mm (1/2")

* Capacity: Mild Steel
* 13mm (1/2")

* Capacity: Soft Wood
* 38mm (1-1/2")



If you do not know what a drill is supposed to do by its own specification there is absolutely no point in discussing anything with you OR for anyone else to take any notice.

For your information I have an 240V SDS Ryobi for hard & deep stuff but as you well know (but I now have serious doubts) you do not want to be getting that out all day long.
#40
And another thing.


Nighty nite.

Good luck in convincing a load of people that dont know any better to waste their money on this pile of carp.

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