"We have several drills, all with NiH batteries. We use them intermittently and the batteries are always flat if unused for a day or two. The Hitachi kit fits our needs exactly and with Li batteries will be avaialble immediately when needed. When not required the kit tucks away very conveniently for storage or very handily for an off site job.
We have not had the kit long enough to assess performace properly, let alone reliability!"
"Was on the hunt for a replacement for my trusty Dewalt drillls and was in the local Screwfix store in Aberdeen. My natural inclination was to go for new Dewalt drills. However, a great benefit was being able to handle all the drills on display. You got a really good impression of how the drills would handle in your hands - the weight and balance for the jobs you plan to undertake. Also for me was the recharge time and this Hitachi was a fast 40 minute fast charge. The holdall bag was a bonus. I've now been using the drills for 3 weeks and the usage Vs the battery life is superior to my Dewalts. Very pleased with the performance. I have changed the battery packs after 30 or 40 minutes and they always seem to have the full charge, Torque and hammer drill work to their stated operating performance guidelines and when using the hammer drill function, I noticed that the battery never struggled when tackling some hard concrete drilling. Absolutely chuffed with my purchase and would recommend to any DIY'ers"
"Fantastic value for money LION twin set. Very light and easy to handle with plenty of punch. Weighing these up against much more expensive drill/driver and impact driver sets i'd say that this was a fantastic purchase. I've never had problems in the past with Hitachi tools and would recommend this product to anyone."