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Amazon’s offering deals on a number of cordless drills today including this Hitachi 18V 1/2″ number complete with light for $118, but we found it for less than the “deal” price just by hunting around the site.  $99 compares favorably to the $135-$140 at which we normally see these listed.  Froogle turned up a couple for less, but they were on eBay or uBid.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a good 18V starter kit, this isn’t bad for the price.  Any decent 18V drill/driver with light for under $125 is a pretty decent deal.

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Update: We thought this was pretty good at $99, but one reader indicated in comments that this was a past Amazon “deal of the day” for even less.  Might be worth keeping an eye on!

 

6 Responses to Dealmonger: Hitachi’s 18V 1/2″ Cordless Drill/Driver Kit for $99

  1. Stuey says:

    I don’t know if I should mention this or not, but I’ll go ahead anyways.

    A few days ago they had this combo going for much lower – it was their “deal of the day”. I put an order in for it and then drove to Sears to return the 19.2V combo kit I bought two months ago (I wasn’t 100% satisfied with it anyways).

    I came back and started to fill out the submit a tool form, but all of the Hitachi’s were sold out by about noon.

    Around the net, people said that they picked this up for $62 or so last spring, so it might be reduced to a good deal in the future. Amazon’s other drill deals seem pretty good, but most of them are aimed at contractor/professional budgets.

    http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1006/otherdaydealho3.jpg

    At $100, it’s still a good deal, but $70 was better.

  2. Stuey says:

    For those of you wanting to pick up a Hitachi drill on sale, check out Amazon’s friday sale.

    They’ve got a 14.4V 2 tool combo kit on sale for $90.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-KC14DVF-14-4-Volt-Ni-Cad-Cordless/dp/B000BS1SEI
    14.4V drill, 300 in-lb of torque, w/ I believe a 3/8″ chuck (DS14DVF3) and a 6.5″ circular saw, lantern + battery(ies) & charger!

    There’s also an 18V drill deal but for $52 it’s probably already out of stock.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-DS18DVB-18-Volt-Ni-Cad-Cordless/dp/B00005B49E/
    18V, 3/8″ chuck, 350 in lb of torque, and flashlight. It’s of the pre-splatter design, but for $52, who cares!

  3. I’m pretty sure this is the same set you can buy at Sam’s Club. I think the price was $99 there when I last saw it. I always wonder how good it was. I have a Dewalt DW759KA compact 18V as my “everyday” drill. I really needed a hammer drill, and ended up getting that GMC A2G at Amazon that was on sale for 37 bucks shipped. It’s okay but I still need a real hammer drill.

  4. nrChris says:

    Seems like a good deal, especially for an 18v version. I am skeptical about the flashlight, to me I would go for the drill without the combo, unless the pricing wasn’t there.

  5. Stuey says:

    You guys can go ahead and delete this comment, and the one that I posted at 3 am that says “awaiting moderation”. That comment was about two decent Hitachi deals @ amazon but they’re sold out already at the “Friday sale” price.

  6. Teacher says:

    I have a 14.4v Hitachi drill/light combo that is going on 4 years old now. Both still work fine. The light is A+ good, even after being abused by my 1 and 3 year old.

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