Amazon Price: $151.70 $151.70 (as of December 12, 2018 1:13 pm –
Having used Dremel tools for 30+ years, I decided to finally get one battery operated. But made the switch to the Hitachi based on the reviews here on Amazon, and I am truly glad I did. The unit is very well balanced, has more than sufficient power, is not too loud, and the battery last! I still have my Dremel jig on the garage workbench, but using this for around the house, and especially trimming the nails on our Great Dane, is simply invaluable.
Battery life in the first few weeks is very good. I have used this only for 1-15 minutes …
I have never owned a dremel… I have owned a cr@ppy version that cost $15. Well it’s no surprise that this is quite an improvement. I bought the ‘tool only’ which came with its case, a small grab bag of attachments, the paperwork, the tool, and one battery+charger. Battery life in the first few weeks is very good. I have used this only for 1-15 minutes at a time and have not yet needed to charge it. That alone is a huge improvement over the cheapo version.
Hitachi GP10DL …
Hitachi GP10DL arrived on time and undamaged. It performed well as advertised; however I had to return/exchange it for another brand (Dremel) because there are no different size collets for this tool and I needed the different sizes. It is a shame, because I really liked this tool.If you do nt require different size collets, I highly recommend this tool.
Pleased with this drill
I’ve been using this Hitachi rotary tool for the past couple weeks, mainly to sharpen chain saw blades and clean some hardware.
Love this unit
Love this unit. After a few weeks of research, I decided on Hitachi as the best alternative to Dremel. Everything Dremel had in this price range was low voltage and did not have lithium ion batteries. After doing a quite a bit of research, Dremel seemed to have a lot of defective units and Hitachi actually began to weigh better in terms of torque, reliability, battery life, and build quality. After receiving the unit and using it several times, I can personally vouch for the positive reviews. Sincerely, anyone who chooses Dremel over this particular unit, is choosing it solely because of it being a well-known name brand. Dremel equivalents cost 2-3 times the cost I paid for this. I am completely satisfied with this purchase and feel confident I’ve made the right decision.
Excellent alternative to the more pricey name brand.
I was in the market for a battery rotary tool since my cordless Dremel was busted nearly twenty years ago. Since, I couldn’t believe how much the Dremel brand costs. And I saw this, which takes the same battery my Hitachi drill uses.
I have had smaller ones, volt wise, but this one is the way to go. The tool has adjustable speed, and a small light. The run time on a charge is much better than others i have had. Also, the battery holds a charge in between uses i thought if it sat for two weeks the battery would be dead but it was almost 100% charged.
My handyman ditched me. I needed him to remove a bad back flow preventer but I guess he’s too big for such a small job. I searched Youtube and bought this rotary tool just so I can take care of the problem myself and impress my 7 year old daughter.
Hitachi 12V mini grinder outshines cordless Dremel -well-worth the $$!
I like the flexibility of a cordless, smaller grinder, but after 2 or 3 Dremel Mini Mites losing charge-ability in <1 year (and replacement batteries cost near the price of the whole device!), I wasn't sure it was worth it. I bought a corded Dremel but it just wasn't convenient, was loud and awkward in certain situations. I am not a super-heavy user, but a moderate do-it-yourselfer, with various applications for a grinder. One of my uses is dog nail trimming, and the corded Dremel really scared the dogs!
Beats dremel hands down
better warranty than dremel. (10) year on the tool and 2 on the battery.