The best cordless drill for the beginning DIY’er.

Hitachi Cordless DrillIf 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 DS14DVF3. Quite the long designation, hey.

When looking at all the cordless drill/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 4 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 300-inch-pounds of torque, and that translates into plenty of power to get through the toughest jobs.

It also has a two speed transmission which allows you to set the speed of the drill for precise control. For even more control the 22-stage clutch offers easy adjustments from high torque, for driving deck screws, to lower stetting for lighter less demanding jobs. 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.

The Hitachi DS14DVF3 cordless drill kit includes, a stand up flashlight (excellent when you don’t have an extra hand around), a seven-piece bit set, two quick charging batteries, battery charger, and a hard case for easy transport and storage. And to top it off, Hitachi’s 5 year warranty, guaranteeing that this proven workhorse will give you years of trouble free service.

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