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KC18DVF Combo kit

Hitachi - KC18DVF Combo kit

The tools in this cordless combo kit from Hitachi look more ergonomic than they feel

$480.00 (As of 12/1/2005)

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Overview

Editor's Review: A Look into Cordless Combo Kits

review date: December 1, 2005

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.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Power C
Endurance C+
Controls/Adjustments D
Batteries/Charger D

More In-Depth Information

A Look into Cordless Combo Kits Online Membership RequiredWhichever one you buy, the circular saw, drill, and batteries are the guts of the system

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hitachi
Manufacturer's Web Site www.hitachi.us/hpt
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-829-4752
Weight 36 lb.
Dimensions 24 x 18 x 20 in.
Battery Type Ni-Cd
Tools Included Hammer drill/driver, circular saw, reciprocating saw, light
Additional Tools Available Impact wrench, impact driver