We give the Hitachi DS12DVF3 12v cordless drill a 7.8 overall rating. This model is one of our best buys for cordless dirlls under $100. Its performance is solid, yet unspectacular, with 230 in-lbs of torque and 1050 RPMs. It gets great ratings from buyers on Amazon with a 4.2 average rating out of 5 stars. This Hitachi unit features a 22 stage clutch which lets you adjust for the material you are drilling or screwing into.
The kit comes with 2 NiCd batteries and a flashlight which may come in handy. The batteries recharge in just 30 minutes so you will be able to keep working by just exchanging the spent one for the charged one.
We recommend this model for users when price is a concern and for DIY projects that don’t involve lots of heavy duty drilling/driving.
|Specs||12v Class Average|
|Style||Standard Cordless Drill|
|Weight||3.3 lbs||3.4 lbs|
|Max Torque||230 in-lbs||245 in-lbs|
|Max Speed||1050 RPM||1285 RPM|
|Chuck Type||Keyless, Ratcheting|
|Charge Rating||1.4Ah||1.7 Ah|
|Charge Time||30 min||60 min|
|Warranty||5 years||2 years|