KC18DVF Combo kit Review
The tools in this cordless combo kit from Hitachi look more ergonomic than they feel
The tools in Hitachi’s cordless combo kit look more ergonomic than they feel. The poor grip and raised plastic edges made the hammer drill uncomfortable to use. Controls are adequate, but the small clutch and variable-speed switch were difficult to adjust while wearing heavy gloves. The saw, which is uncomfortable to grip, bogged down in our power test and displayed little endurance. It’s the only saw of the 11 we tested that didn’t have onboard wrench storage for blade-changing. The one-hour charger gets the job done, but it doesn’t accept hot packs and needs a 15-minute charger cool down between batteries. This kit also includes a reciprocating saw and a light.