firstname.lastname@example.org (WoodChuck34) wrote in
I have been impressed with most of my Hitachi tools, both for quality and
value. I have two 14.4V Hitachi's - one with 1/2" chuck and the other
with a 3/8" chuck. The 1/2" chuck unit grips the bits better and has
more torque. The 3/8" chuck unit weighs less and was about 1/2 the
price. Both units came with 2 batteries, quick charger, basic bits and
Thanks all for the comments and suggestions. I have a $50 gift
certificate from Father's day that I've been saving for a rainy day
(raining hard today in Hershey, PA BTW). I think based on what more
than a few people have said here I may take a chance on that
Milwaukee. A company that gives a 5 year guaruntee when the rest of
the market is offering 1-2 years must be doing something right.
I'll let you know how I like it.
Keep in mind that the 5 year warrantee may only be on the drill and charger.
The batteries may only be covered under a 1 year warranty and as we all
know, that is the part that usually poops out first.
email@example.com (WoodChuck34) wrote in message
Just as an update. I called PC today to find out if they received my
drill yet. The guy told me that they put a new motor in it and
already shipped it back to me.
They earned back some points on the customer service front, but
there's no way I should have burned out a motor for what I put it
I guess I have an extra cordless now.
By the way, I've used the Milwaukee for a couple of projects now and
I'm very impressed. Great balance and power. We'll see how we do in
the long term.
What do you consider an extra cordless? I have two (PC 14.4 v and
"something" 12 v) with a spare regular plug in for the pocket jig. With
only one drill I seemed to spend all my time changing bits.
If you're installing cabinets, you'll love the new Hitachi 12v cordless
impact driver/drill. It's unbelievable. Lightweight, tons of power, small
enough to fit inside cabinets and even has a little light to help us over 40
find the screwhead in the dark.
A little spendy, but that's what's on my birthday list - and I already own
the PC 19.2 v cordless with tons of torque (and bulk).
I finally treated myself to a set of Milwaukee 18v cordless tools including
a new drill. Their stuff is really impressive and I should have done it
sooner. Besides I wanted to buy these tools before they become red Ryobis as
a result of the recent purchase of the Milwaukee line by ryobi parent
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