Product Review

Review: Hitachi WH10DFL2 Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Driver Kit (Lifetime Tool Warranty)

by | Jan 20, 2010 | Product Reviews

The best cordless drill for the beginning DIY’er.

If you’re into do-it-yourself projects there’s one tool you must have, a cordless drill.

From hanging shelves, to building decks and porches the cordless drill is the tool to own for the beginning DIY’er.

As you may already know from reading other parts of my site, I’ve had a lot of experience with tools and have a knack for spotting the right tool for the project at hand. So today I’d like to offer my choice for the best all around starter cordless drill kit. The Hitachi WH10DFL2. Quite the long designation, hey.

When looking at all the cordless impact drivers available out there what stands out with the Hitachi is all the great features for such a reasonable price.

Starting with the compact and lightweight design (just 2.2 lbs) makes it great for the Ladies, and guys with smaller hands. It’s that compact design which makes it very easy to handle, and easy to get into those tight spaces.

But don’t let it’s light weight fool you, it’s magnetic motor produces 955-inch-pounds of torque, and that translates into plenty of power to get through the toughest jobs.

It also has a variable speed transmission which allows you to set the speed of the drill for precise control. For added convenience it has a keyless chuck, which allows for quick and easy bit changes, and a belt hook with an integrated bit holder. So no more searching for where you laid down that bit

The Hitachi charger will fully charge the batteries in just 35 minutes, and you can expect about 300 charges over the life of each battery. No stopping in the middle of a project to wait for the batteries to charge. Of course, that would be a good excuse for a break.

This cordless Hatachi impact driver kit includes two quick charging batteries, battery charger, and a hard case for easy transport and storage. And to top it off, Hitachi’s Lifetime Tool Warranty plus a 2 year battery warranty guaranteeing that this proven workhorse will give you years of trouble free service.

Part numbers;
12V Lithium Ion Batteries (BCL1015S)
12V Peak 25-Minute Quick Charger (UC10SL2)
#2 Driver Bit (992671)
Carrying Case (331450)