Hitachi Cordless Drills Reviews

Best Hitachi Cordless Drills Reviews UK 2017

The Hitachi brand is in my opinion a strange one. Some people love this brand and others do not. However those that do love it, really do fall in love with their products for the most part. As a company they have won a whole range of design awards. They are based in Milton Keynes in the UK and are of course part of the bigger Hitachi Japanese company. They have been in existence since 1948.

Hitachi - The Company & the Brand

They came to the UK in 1981 and made an instant hit with many of their products. They pride their company on making very well designed and reliable tools fully backed up by an excellent customer service. Their main goal is to make sure that should you buy any of their tools you are completely satisfied with your purchase. If you would like to find out more about the Hitachi company, then check out the video below.

Hitachi do three main ranges of tools which are corded tools, cordless tools and outdoor gardening tools. Their cordless drills clearly sit in their wide ranging list of cordless products. In this range they also do saws, screwdrivers, vacuums, radios, lighting etc.

The one thing that we know for certain is they make high quality tools, but they do come at a hefty price. They range in price from around £100-400 so these are not cheap products, and are at the higher end of the market. If you prefer something cheaper then we would recommend either Draper of Black & Decker.

Below we have listed the Top 10 Hitachi cordless drills by those that have received the highest rating. These ratings are taken from Amazon buyers, who have bought and used the product. They have then taken the time to leave a review. At least that way, you know that it is based on the opinions of a whole range of buyers, and not just the opinion of one or two people.

Top 10 Rated Hitachi Cordless Drills By Rating

Please note that the prices and the ratings are taken from Amazon and were right at the time of publishing. Ratings are scores out of a maximum of 5 stars. Please always check at the time of purchase for the most up to date and accurate ratings and prices, as these will change on a daily basis. The table below is meant to be used as a general guide.

Underneath the table you will find a short review on each of the Hitachi models. There will be an option then to read more reviews at Amazon, or to read our own more detailed review and recommendations.

Please note you can sort the table below by either price or rating by clicking on the arrow at the top of the column. That way you can decide what is important for you.

Product Name

Average Price

Average Rating

More Information

Hitachi 18V Body Only Cordless Combi Drill

£100

4.9

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Hitachi DV18DVC2/JD

£120

4.9

Hitachi DV18DSDL/JJ

£215

4.9

Hitachi DH36DAL 36V

£380

4.9

Hitachi DV18DGL/JF

£139

4.8


Hitachi DH18DSL/L4

£99

4.8

Hitachi KC18DKL/JB

£329

4.8

Hitachi DS14DVF3/JD

£130

4.7

Hitachi DB10DL

£125

4.3

HITACHI DV18DSFL/JB

£165

3.3

No 1 - Hitachi 18V Body Only Cordless Combi Drill

  • Bare Tool-body only so 18 Volt battery required
  • Variable speed
  • Very high and powerful torque
  • 2 speed gearbox
  • 13 mm high quality Jacob's metal chuck

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Please note that this is a drill/driver body only. It does not come with a battery supplied. This is a powerful drill that is the highest rated in the entire Hitachi range. It is a combi drill with a very high torque, a 2-speed gearbox, forward and reverse functions, led light, battery level indicator, a 13 mm metal chuck and comes with a side handle and metal belt clip.


No 2 - Hitachi DV18DVC2/JD 18V Cordless Impact Driver Combi Drill

  • Comes with 3 batteries NI-CD to make sure you never run out
  • Lightweight and portable
  • VERY good value
  • The title says Impact, but is is a combi drill/driver and a very good one
  • Lots of power and torque - great for driving in screws


No 3 - Hitachi DV18DSDL/JJ 18V Cordless Li-Ion Combi Drill with 2 x 5Ah Battery

  • 18 volt Li-ion battery 92 off)
  • The torque is amazing on this one
  • 2 speed gearbox
  • LED Lighting
  • 13 mm metal Jacob's chuck


No 4 - Hitachi DH36DAL 36V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill 3 Mode 2 x 2.6Ah Lithium-Ion batteries

  • Powerful 36 Volt rotary hammer drill
  • Very fast and great for those really tough jobs
  • 3 mode action including hammer
  • Can even be used for light chiselling
  • 60 minute charging, side handle, and carrying case


No 5 - Hitachi DV18DGL/JF 18V Li-ion Cordless Combi Drill with 2 x 2.5Ah Batteries

  • Powerful 18 volt Li-ion battery
  • 13 mm single sleeve keyless chuck with auto-lock
  • 22 position adjustable torque
  • 2-speed variable speed gearbox
  • Good for medium to hard tasks around the house


No 6 - Hitachi DH18DSL/L4 18V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill - Body Only (Slide On Battery)

  • Powerful rotary hammer drill
  • Battery charge indicator
  • Uses an 18 Volt Li-Ion battery
  • LED light useful in dark spaces

No 7 - Hitachi KC18DKL/JB 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill and Impact Driver (Twin Pack)

  • 18 Volt Lithium-Ion battery 
  • Cordless combi drill/driver and an Impact driver
  • Expensive but 2 quality tools

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No 8 - Hitachi DS14DVF3/JD Cordless Drill/Driver (14.4 V, 3 x NiCad Batteries)

  • 14.4 volt Ni-Cd battery (3 off)
  • 22 torque clutch and variable speed for much more control
  • 13 mm keyless chuck
  • LED Lighting for dark areas
  • Ccomes with 7-piece driving set


No 9 - Hitachi DB10DL Compact Drill Driver 10.8 Volt 1.5 Ah Li-Ion

Hitachi DB10DL Compact Drill Driver 10.8 Volt 1.5 Ah Li-Ion

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  • Powerful 18 volt Ni-Cd battery (with 2 batteries)
  • Variable speed
  • 40 minutes charging time
  • 21 torque settings
  • LED spotlight


No 10 - Hitachi DV18DSFL/JB 18V Cordless li-ion Combi Drill

  • 18 Volt Lithium Ion battery
  • 22 torque settings
  • 2 speed gearbox
  • 13 mm keyless chuck
  • Also has a belt hook


So that is our review of the best Hitachi cordless drills in the UK market at the moment. Hopefully this helps make your choice that little bit easier.