On sale: Hitachi KC18DHL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-Tool Combo Kit

Hitachi KC18DHL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-Tool Combo Kit

Hitachi KC18DHL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-Tool Combo Kit
Hitachi KC18DHL Lithium-Ion Cordless 18-Volt Driver Drill, Impact Driver and Flashlight Tool Kit, 3-Piece SetPowered by 1.5 Ah lithium-ion batteries that deliver steady power for the duration of every charge, the Hitachi KC18DHL 18-volt compact pro lithium-ion 3-tool combo kit includes the DS18DSAL 18-volt lithium-ion compact pro driver drill and the WH18DSAL 18-volt lithium-ion compact pro impact driver. It also comes with the UB18DAL 18-volt lithium-ion compact pro flashlight that’s great for around-the-house use and on the job. .caption {font-family: Verdana, Helvetica neue, Arial, serif;font-size: 10px;font-weight: bold;font-style: italic;}ul.indent {list-style: inside disc;text-indent: 20px;}table.callout {font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, serif;margin: 10px;width: 250;}td.callout3-c26 {height: 100 percent;background: url(‘http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/th/content_26/Q1_2009/c26-callout3.png’) repeat-y;border-left: 0px solid #999999;border-right: 1px solid #9999

  • 18-volt cordless 1/2-inch lithium-ion driver/drill
  • 460 in/lbs of torque to power through tough jobs
  • 22 + 1 clutch with 21 torque settings and a drill mode for precision in any application
  • Lightweight and compact design for maneuverability and control
  • 1/2-inch ratcheting keyless chuck for simple bit replacements

List Price: $ 500.00

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  1. M. Davis "Taos Max"
    40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So far, so great!, December 12, 2010
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    This review is from: Hitachi KC18DHL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-Tool Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I’m a contractor. I use cordless screwguns every day in my work. I have used Makita, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Ryobi, and now Hitachi screwguns and drivers. I have had these Hitachi tools for just over a week, and have found that the manufacturer has incorporated the best features of all the above drivers. First of all, the battery slides into the handle horizontally as opposed to vertically. This eliminates the post on the top of the battery, which makes the grip more ergonomic. It also makes the battery connection more secure, as the plastic clips aren’t holding the weight of the battery in. There’s nothing more frustrating than breaking one or both of those clips and having to tape a battery in place to hold it. That’s never going to happen with the new Hitachi system. And speaking of weight, these guns are much lighter than all my old cordless tools, partially due to the lithium ion battery. When carrying a tool all day, the weight becomes an issue, whether it’s in your hand or on your belt. The batteries also have much more staying power, and charge faster than the old technology. I spend much less time switching out batteries than I used to. There is ample torque in both drivers, as well. I typically drive 3 inch screws all day, and at this point , am changing batteries only once per day. The case is large enough (and compartmentalized) to allow me to carry drivers and drill bits inside, so they’re always handy. The included flashlight is handy, and is quite bright and maneuverable with it’s swivel head. The hooks on the drivers are a real plus. They’re metal, not plastic, which allows me to trust them more when working in high places. They also are movable to either side, allowing convenient use for left or right handed folks. The impact driver is a real wrist saver, as torque is not an issue when driving lag bolts. Overall, I’m quite pleased with this purchase. As time goes on, if something changes with what I’ve written here, I’ll update my review.
    I’m also quite pleased with my experience in dealing with Amazon. Their customer service is everything I would want, shipping is quick and comprehensive, and the prices I get from Amazon are usually the best around. I also appreciate Amazon’s good communication…tracking is provided right from their website. I don’t have to go to the shipper’s website and enter the tracking number. I will continue to shop with Amazon whenever possible.

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  2. metro
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A must for any guy…, October 10, 2010
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    metro

    This review is from: Hitachi KC18DHL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-Tool Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Even if you don’t consider yourself a real DIY person, you will definitely appreciate a set like this. I was a believer in screwdrivers for years, thinking that forearm and wrist strength were to be esteemed above convenience and speed. Well, I have since been re-educated away from my (erroneous) assumption that powered drivers were for wussies. Granted you will still need a manual screwdriver for some minor things, but I have bought this set and have never looked back since, it’s phenomenal!! (if you need more control, there is also the high/low setting on both machines). A cordless drill and driver is ideal, and this one has plenty of power for most, if not all of the average or even semi-pro users. A few points to note:
    1. There is no battery indicator and these Li-ion batteries give you full juice until they are dry, so avoid surprises and check your voltage with a meter (and recharge if necessary) before you start a big job. The good thing with Li’s is that you don’t have to wait until they die before you charge them since they don’t have “memory” like the old NiCad’s that would shortchange you if you did that.
    2. Don’t even bother with an adapter chuck for the driver, it’s not practical to drill with a driver, the drill is for drilling (without the clutch of course). This is one of the big advantages for me, you can drill pilots and drive screws without switching bits back and forth, can’t see why I would want to install a chuck to put in a drill bit and then have to change it to drive a screw, then change it back to drill again. The driver will also go to impact if it senses more resistance (opposite to the torque clutch on the drill which slips on resistance to avoid overdriving), so if you are drilling a hard substance, the bit will slow down and impact while turning a very small angle, not exactly what you want for drilling, at that point you actually want more speed, not less, plus you can break a bit due to the impacting action.
    3. Sometimes after using the slip clutch setting, the knob is difficult to set back to drill mode. If this happens try setting the clutch back to 1, holding the chuck while pressing the trigger (on forward speed) and allowing it to slip again, this usually “frees up” the mechanism. Don’t know why that happens, but it should not put you off from buying such a great kit, it’s a minor glitch to work around.
    4. For a more serious user, this may not be the “be-all-and-end-all” kit, consider also having a high powered, high speed, corded hammer drill for certain uses, e.g. drilling concrete. You don’t want to shorten the life of your cordless set by using it for more than it was designed to do. These beauties will last a lifetime if you use them properly, I hate to hear users buy a medium duty home user tool and then complain that it can’t do industrial work.

    All things considered, for the price, if you regularly do things at home or have a small business, this set will work very nicely. With a ten year warranty, don’t think twice if you can afford it.

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  3. Josh@Houston
    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great product bargain price comparable to DeWalt, June 26, 2010
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    This review is from: Hitachi KC18DHL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-Tool Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I bought this 6/24/2010 at Lowes PM’d to Frys for $198.99. Early this week I actually purchased the DeWalt 2 piece 18v li-ion kit (impact and driver drill) for 279+tax. I heard the reviews about DeWalt declining in quality but given my old tools I felt I needed to buy DeWalt first. Well when I came home opened up the box to find that the high/low torque switch was broken on the DeWalt driver. I immediately returned the set and had full intentions of replacing it with another DeWalt kit. Unfortunately or luckily my local lowes did not have the same DeWalt set instock. I decided to browse around when I caught notice that Hitachi had a similar set (this very kit i’m giving review on) for even cheaper than the DeWalt. Skeptical about this product, hitachi is known for other things but not tools, I decided to go home and look it up on the internet. Hit or miss reviews, comparing this to many other brands, dewalt, bosch, makita, etc. A link came up to Frys for 198.99 I printed ad and got Lowes to PM it. Anyways I do not want to drag this review out but dang these are nice, I completed my shelving in my garage and put together a very expensive bbq smoker. The trigger on the drill is so similar to my hilti I was so surprised, the li-ion DeWalt driver jumped off the pull of the trigger similar to cheaper brands. On top of all the great things about these tools performance this kit comes with 10yr warranty! Nothing comes close! It feels nice to know that if these break 9yrs from now I can get it repaired for free under warranty.

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  5. dial2fast

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Dave Scott

    This is truly amazing, your video is the best out there and perfect lighting. Just brought 5 batteries back from the depths of hell, these batteries were so so dead, and would not even take a small charge.
    List of batteries charged to full strength, 2- Dewalt 18V old style NiCad Batteries (no markings of positive or negative,but found out the third time the negative is in front) 2 Bosch 9.6 Volt batteries, a Bench Top 7.2 Volt. Full Power and thank you so very much, You’re Are Awesome!!

  7. IronHide1232

    Think you can help?
    I hooked up 4 9v batteries to try to jumpstart my airsoft gun battery, takes 14V to charge Ni-Cad, and zapped it like 5 times didnt do anything, still dead. did it like 20 times, nothing. every time it droppes from 34-11-.02-0 in a half a second. Can anyone help?

  8. themarkfellows2

    I did a technique similar to this with my old 12 volt Ni-cad batteries, and a 12 volt car battery charger to shock them and then charge them on the regular charger, but when I went back later after charging it was dead again, so I just gave up. Good video though!

  9. DaveStarr4

    Does anyone know? can a 19.2v holder be switch out to a 9.6v holder and how well would it work? need some help with this

  10. jayc2469

    I used a 5A 20v DC Supply (laptop) on some 9.6v nicad cells and they are like brand new again ?

  11. jayc2469

    I tried this once and I wasn’t convinced but since using a digital test meter and a DC power supply of twice the voltage of the cells in question, I can say that this absolutely works! Thank you mate.
    You can actually see the voltage output of the cells being corrected after they have had a few (5-10) zaps – followed by a full regular charge on the correct charger for the packs. When I tried it before, I think the cells had some circuitry inside that stopped them being rejuvenated

  12. Flintsmooth

    What is happening is that old NI-cad batteries dry out and crystalize, and the crystals short out the internals. When you zap the batteries, you burn out the short. The amount of voltage you use is not critical, the amperage is – the higher the better, you need to blast the short! You need from 10 to 30 amps capability in your power source. Note this repair is temporary and may not last long, the batts are still old! The entire batt could explode if you’re not careful with it, user beware.

  13. dawn cullen

    It works so so so well

  14. CHARMINOO

    Ok, so what’s the theory behind this? please. and thanx

  15. Serantium

    worked a treat so thanks for sharing! ?

  16. Decp1979

    Can you zap a NICD battery using NIMH??

  17. dial2fast

    You are welcome.

  18. robert crichton

    it worked for me with a 10 year old drill i was going to chuck out. Thanks a lot thats saved me ?100 many thanks for posting!

  19. darct kyle

    Well someone is obviously an Electrician

  20. Arazon Navalon

    thanks!!!!!!

  21. tonyinfinity

    This guy talks like Obama! lol Do…you……know…..what i mean?

  22. dial2fast

    If it’s a DC power source, you can use it.

  23. Tongue Cat

    So, If all I need is 36V 2.5A, then if I have an old 36V 4A 150W Watt AC/DC Power Adapter laying around. Any reason I can’t strip it and use it to shock the 18V batteries instead of the “good” batteries you are using?

  24. sonny Godly

    I would use a battery charger to zap the battery with,,,you are risking reversing the polarity in side the battery pac ,,1 or 2 of the batteries in the pack.

  25. sonny Godly

    Yes ,that is what happened in your drill battery pac,1 or 2 has reversed for one reason or another and now when you reverse it actually reverses it back to normal polerity. now just charge it ,the way he is doing it will work but they wont hold under the work load very long.

  26. mingiasi

    Ive used same trick on some old cellphones batteries. The problem is in the charging logic. The charger relies on small charge in the cell to detect and start the charging process.

  27. dairydian

    I’m gonna try zapping a ni-cd battery that belongs to an old notebook. I’ve seen many videos that actually do the zapping by reversing polarities. That doesn’t look right, but it would appear to work for a lot of folks. Do you recommend that practice?

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