Hitachi - Hitachi KC10DFL Drill and Impact Driver
Slim tools with bulky batteries
Drill test – 3/8-in. holes: 19
Drill test – 3/4-in. holes: 9
Driver test – 3-in. screws: 48
Driver test – 4-in. screws (inches driven): 2 in.
Street price: $125
Batteries: 1.5 amp-hours
The Hitachi tools were middle-of-the-road performers. I found the chuck on the drill to be rough on my hands, and it was the only one that required two hands to tighten. The tools have the same slim, comfortable handle as the DeWalts, but the batteries are bulkier.