Hitachi

Hitachi is another giant Japanese electronics company with little more than a toe hold in the UK power tool market. They presumably have bigger fish to fry. It would appear that they are unwilling to spend the kind of money on marketing that would be needed to put them up their with the major brands so they are happy to play the longer game and build the brand at a slower pace.

They recently bought the German company Metabo so perhaps they are revving up their motors for some  interesting activity. We were told they wanted to acquire better distribution in some European countries where Metabo is strong  However Hitachi also seem to be lining up some world beating ideas and have some surprises up their Kimono sleeves. We are sworn to secrecy for now  but watch this space!

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Hitachi DV18DBXL review

Hitachi DV18DBXL

Roger finally gets his hands on the Hitachi DV18DBXL, but was it worth the wait? Find out in this bench test. Hitachi DV18DBXL/JX 18v Brushless Combi Drill inc 2x 6.0Ah Batteries, Charger and Carry Case Features: Combi drill with brushless motor technology All new 6.0Ah Li-Ion batteries with multifunction protection circuit Class leading hard torque of 136Nm New fast charger …

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Hitachi Power Tools launches new 6Ah Lithium-Ion battery

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Hitachi Power Tools (UK) has launched a new high capacity 6.0Ah Lithium-ion battery, which is compatible with the entire range of 18V cordless tools. The BSL1860 Li-Ion battery is the same size and weight as previous batteries but with greater capacity and working time. A multiplex protection circuit protects the cells from overload, overcharging and over discharge, ensuring a long …

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The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

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Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill test  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

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Which 18v drill is best?

Which 18v drill is best?

If you’re thinking of buying an 18v drill and you’re wondering which 18v drill is best, Skill Builder has some useful resources that might help you to make a decsision. In our series of three YouTube videos we put drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. You can view these videos via the …

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Product review: Hitachi DH25 DAL cordless SDS hammer drill

Roger Bisby tests the Hitachi DH25 DAL cordless SDS hammer drill. Hitachi is a power tool manufacturer that often gets overlooked for hammer drills.  I see their  saws out on site and they  do well with the cordless combis but from that evidence alone they don’t seem to have the same share of the hammer market.   When you compare the …

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