Posts Tagged ‘Hitachi’

Dealamanjaro: Hitachi 35 pc. Impact Rated Torsion Bit Set

September 6th, 2011

I’m constantly in need of more driver bits, either from them breaking or more often, getting lost.  It’s therefore always great when a nice set  comes along for dirt cheap.  Sears is selling this Hitachi 35 piece set for just $7.50.  Its a nice little set with a few less common bits like square drive and torx in addition to a bunch of Phillips bits.   Best part is they are all impact rated so they’re good to go in all applications.

Source: Sears

Dealamanjaro: Hitachi Reconditioned Tools for Cheap

October 12th, 2010

Amazon has a bunch of Factory reconditioned tools on sale now for generally more than 50% off.  Well they claim to be more than 50% off, but that’s off of whatever imaginary list price they use.  Still they’re generally a very good deal.  This 3-1/4″ Clipped Head Framing Nailer is only $197.  A gas powered concrete nailer is only $195.  They’ve also got a good array of smaller impact drivers, and miter saws in addition to the plethora of nailers.

Source: Amazon

Recall: Hitachi Coil Nailers

August 5th, 2010

Hitachi has issued a recall on their coil nailer model NV83A2.  Some of these nailers have a faulty feeder that can let the nail eject sideways, possibly causing injury.  Eyes are the primary injury site, which is just another reason why you should always wear safety glasses when working with air tools.  The Hitachi coil nailers were sold between November 2002 and March 2006 at stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Amazon.  If you have one of these nailers, contact Hitachi at (800) 706-7337 or go to their website.

Source:  Consumer Product Safety Commission

Popular Mechanics 18V Impact Driver Round-up

June 22nd, 2010

Popular Mechanics has posted a round-up of 18V Impact Drivers.  These extremely versatile tools can be used for anything from installing a garage door opener to building a deck.  Although many folks don’t see the point and will continue to use a regular cordless drill, once you use one of these guys you’ll never go back.  The prices in the Popular Mechanics round-up ranged from the $395 Bosch 26618-01, to the $170 Ridgid Fuego R86030.  The Makita BTD144 proved to be the winner, earning 4.5 stars, but at $350 its not cheap.  The best buy is the Ridgid  earning 4 stars and only costing $170.  The Porter Cable PC18ID also deserves a mention, only costing $20 more than the Ridgid, but having a battery that lasts almost twice as long.  Sadly the article lacks significant detail beyond the specific likes and dislikes, but its worth checking out if you’re in the market.

Source: Popular Mechanics