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Hitachi DB3DL2 Lithium-Ion 3.6-Volt Cordless Screw Driver with Charger, Case and Rechargeable Batteries

Customer Reviews

OUTSTANDING Little Power Driver

120 people found this helpful.
 on June 24, 2012
By Big E
Before getting into the review, I need to comment that I am a stickler about my tools. I tend to find one brand that has a great reputation, works well for me and proves reliable, and then I usually stick with that brand. Over the past 20 years, I’ve been particularly pleased with both my Porter Cable and Bosch acquisitions and have centered my tool acquisitions around these fine brands.


73 people found this helpful.
 on November 25, 2011
By AC2eucey
This is my 2nd Hitachi power driver….same one. I had my 1st one for over 3 years , which I totally rely on for work as a PC tech. The forward / reverse switch started getting sticky. I will be sending it in under its life time warranty for repair (a big plus). The new model apprantly is a little thicker with a grip and almost an inch longer….the switch feels better…comes with a brighter LED light…and overall its more quieter / smoother. There’s a lot of torque…too much even @ the lowest setting (1) for my personal use most of the time. I also use it for personal home jobs…which has the potential for heavy duty functions. The battery life is good….and uses the same type. It only takes 30 minute for full charge. Great tool!

Best electric screwdriver I have ever owned

5 people found this helpful.
 on April 16, 2017
By Keyboardtek
This is my third one! Two for work and one for home. I use these 8 hours a day dismantling electronics. Occasionally use them to drill holes. They have an LED light, and the torque is great up to the last few seconds of battery life. The only issue is after five years, the first one I bought switch has failed. My local Hitachi service center had it for 6 months and they could never get the right parts. (Or so they say. I think they were just incompetent). So I shipped it to the factory and they send me a fee replacement.

Light duty, excellent stick driver.

One person found this helpful.
 on June 26, 2017
I have no idea why more people don’t buy Hitachi tools. I have bought two recently, one of them being this stick driver, and they are quality tools. This excels at its application: modest torque, for light duty–putting in electrical boxes, assembling furniture, cleaning out my ears… I recently had the gyroscopic one from DeWalt, and it was better on torque, pretty intuitive to get used to, but shortly after obtaining it it became quirky, inaccurate inits response to motion, including not responding at all. I ended up spiking it like a football, but not in celebration. There was no victory dance after, just a shame trudge. I’m kind of glad Hitachi aren’t one of the major competitors, as it may be why their tools are less expensive and better. I get the feeling that some of the bigger tool manufacturers, such as the one that makes the yellow tools, are being influenced more by shareholder meetings and less by the desire to make an excellent product. In other words their stuff is starting to suck. I also purchased Hitachi’s lithium ion nail gun and it straight up smokes the competition. I’ve owned the DeWalt version, the NiCad, which lasted almost a decade, from when battery operated nailers were still struggling to gain the confidence of pneumatic users. I’ve used the new version, and it holds its own still. I love the ease of the nail jam clearing mechanism. But I don’t like jamming nails. The Senco was great for the 3 months it lasted, and became a doorstop after a weak and canned apology from the manufacturer. Never buying their tools again, period. My tools are starting to turn green. Hitachi convert in the making.

Battery life is great. The torque settings are a little stiff but …

 on January 6, 2018
By Frank
Works really well. Battery life is great. The torque settings are a little stiff but work well enough that you can install a light switch plate without cracking it. For people saying it doesn’t have enough torque you really need to use the right tool for the job. Drilled a few pilot holes in concrete with my hammer drill then installed tapcons for Christmas lights with no problem. Put up a shelf in my garage drilled a hole for anchors the set the screws with no problem. If you need to drill a bunch of screws into hardwood without a pilot hole then get a regular drill. The one I received has a rubber protector so it doesn’t pinch you when you fold it over to use it drill style. The 2 speeds, forward/reverse and torque settings give you a lot of control. The led works well and I like that you can control it manually. For light jobs around the home the Hitachi is a fast ready to go tool.

Excellent value- works great

One person found this helpful.
 on May 11, 2017
By Dean Alger
Probably the best bang for the buck cordless screwdriver available. This is priced slightly higher than the more mainstream ones you’ll find in the big box stores- but it’s way better. It’s well designed, ergonomic, and has plenty of torque for most jobs. It also worth mentioning that this has a variable torque clutch that will keep you from stripping many bolts and screws. Having a built in light that is button operated is the icing on the cake. I like the fact that you can turn it off and on at will- not just when you hit the drive button, only to time out after a certain amount of time. I find this extremely handy when working in lower light conditions. I looked at both the Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Makita offerings for cordless screwdrivers- and while the Makita and Dewalt have considerably larger voltages- I still think this is the better value and really hits the target for what these things are designed to do.

This is the greatest tool you can ever give a hobbyist!

7 people found this helpful.
 on October 4, 2016
By Lt. Frank Bullitt
This is hands-down the absolute best tool you can buy yourself for R/C hobbies. This driver can and will save you up to two hours of knuckle-scraping, wrist-aching work. I can change an R/C chassis in about 30 minutes now when it formerly took me hours. On top of that, my hands are still useful for something at the end of it.

Great buy

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 2, 2017
By Joanne Swanson
I’m a residential electrician and need a lightweight but powerful electric screwdriver for certain aspects of my job. I have been searching for a tool which fits all my criteria, which are:

no trigger switch, cant reach the side switch

One person found this helpful.
 on August 19, 2017
By Oldunixguy
I was hopeful that this would be a comfortable driver. Not so. With my had gripping this pistol grip such that my wrist is straight and natural I CANNOT get my thumb to operate the forward-reverse switch! I thought from the image on the amazon web page that this “left side switch” was the directional control and there was a trigger switch to turn it on and off. NO SO! This side switch 1) is way too high to naturally reach it with my thumb, 2) It requires constant depression to operate and 3) I cant reach it with my thumb to make this happen. Did I mention it has no trigger switch?
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