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Old 03-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why is Hitachis new brushless hammer drill (DV18DBL) is $40 cheaper than the non hammer drill model (DS18DBL)? Just doesnt make sense to me, its an extra feature right? Dont get me wrong I honestly prefer the non hammer drill model, Ive never seen to much use for an 18v hammer drill - so I guess thats why Im pissed off that I have to pay $40 more now.
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They see a chance to stick it to all the non-Makita drill owners.

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They see a chance to stick it to all the non-Makita drill owners.
I got serious issue with makita from 15 years ago, not willing to let it go...eventhough their brushless drill/impact set is $160 cheaper than hitachi's - im still refusing to budge lol
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I use to have issues with makita with some tools they made 20 to 15 years ago but I am starting to buy makita again
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I got serious issue with makita from 15 years ago, not willing to let it go...eventhough their brushless drill/impact set is $160 cheaper than hitachi's - im still refusing to budge lol
So you switched to Hitachi? Out of all the other choices Hitachi.
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So you switched to Hitachi? Out of all the other choices Hitachi.
Always used hitachi. Just had good luck. Finally one of 5 drills just broke, 6 years of abuse, broke at the handle. No battery or mechanical problems. At least got a spare jacobs chuck left over hahaha. Im invested in 20 18V lithium batteries, all of them work great. Switching brands now will screw me. Heck I still have my original Ryobi set with ni-cad batteries, 12 years old no problems (I wana kill it and it wont let go!!!) The fact this ryobi set wont break drives me insane
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I tried the Hitchi cordless drill. Could not get used to it. Went back to Makita. Now thier mirter saws are another story. How a company can make such a great saw and suck in the drill department, is beyond me.
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I tried the Hitchi cordless drill. Could not get used to it. Went back to Makita. Now thier mirter saws are another story. How a company can make such a great saw and suck in the drill department, is beyond me.
lol i do agree with you there. my miters saws rock...drills took some getting use to. I never understood making the handle get larger as it got closer to your pinky (on the older models) which is how most of mine are. Their new model seems to have corrected this problem, similar in design to makita (as far as the direction of the taper in the handle) - probably going to have to get use to that now too
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I got serious issue with makita from 15 years ago, not willing to let it go...eventhough their brushless drill/impact set is $160 cheaper than hitachi's - im still refusing to budge lol
You're showing them.....I've been wondering why makita has been floundering the last 15 yrs.....probably will put them completely out of business if you keep your stand up!

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lol, im telling ya i cant let it go...im getting ready to buy the rigid impact/drill combo for $180 bucks and just beat it to death
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I can see it....I haven't bought a coke product since this:http://money.cnn.com/1999/10/27/companies/coke/
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I love my hitachi cordless drills and impacts. I originally bought them cause I was being cheap and got a deal, but they are some of the best cordless tools I have owned.
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Hitachi always did well good to me, never tried there brushless, buddies had the makita brushless, it was horrible. Then tried Milwaukee fuel brushless a blew me away, never imagined cordless stuff having that amount of power. Like to see what Milwaukee gets next...
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I'm not a fan of Makita, had a cordless drill and a saw. the saw was ok but the drill was junk. I haven't purchased anything Makita for 15 years. I can be ehh sorta bull headed sometimes, so ever since then never bought Makita again.

I like Hilti, in my opinion they're the best, especially when it comes to hammer drills, powder actuated, and cordless impacts.
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All this makita hate.
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All this makita hate.
Lol - I'm glad I didnt bring up PC's new 20v max drills ahaha - Im trying to resist trying them out again. Really want to, but have a feeling they just will never be the same since the 19.2 volt days. Now that was a great tool.
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Can anyone tell me why is Hitachis new brushless hammer drill (DV18DBL) is $40 cheaper than the non hammer drill model (DS18DBL)? Just doesnt make sense to me, its an extra feature right? Dont get me wrong I honestly prefer the non hammer drill model, Ive never seen to much use for an 18v hammer drill - so I guess thats why Im pissed off that I have to pay $40 more now.
The hammer (DV18DBL) and impact (WH18DBDL) brushless are both on sale for $239, reg $299. The brushless drill have electronic buttons where you can cut the hammer fuction off and control impacts. I'm a Hitachi fan and these drills rock. Makita has 1.5aH batteries and these have 3aH so will last twice as long, that's part of the cost difference.
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The hammer (DV18DBL) and impact (WH18DBDL) brushless are both on sale for $239, reg $299. The brushless drill have electronic buttons where you can cut the hammer fuction off and control impacts. I'm a Hitachi fan and these drills rock. Makita has 1.5aH batteries and these have 3aH so will last twice as long, that's part of the cost difference.
Ive been lookin into milwaukees fuel line now since hitachi battery style change makes the tools i already have non compatible - same as having a different brand. mite do the fuel drill/impact combo kit
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My Hitachi DV18DBL is less than 6 months old...and in the shop already...will not turn forward unless you put it in reverse first...

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