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[Back Order] Hikoki DB3DL2 (HLZ) 3.6V Li-Ion Cordless Pencil Driver Drill $188.50 (Was $199) Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Posted by Al123 below, get the Matabo version for $117.25. Same tool with different branding.

I bought this about 5 years ago and can highly recommended. Very useful if you do a lot of unscrewing/screwing furniture, electronics, computers and kids toy to change battery. Is only 3.6V so you don't need to worry about striping the screws but at the same time don't expect it to drill a hole on the wall, you will need a 18V or greater power tool for wall drilling.

$188 is a lot of money for a 3.6V cordless pencil driver. But in the long run if you do a lot of unscrewing/screwing then it will save you a lot of time. So I guess it is not for everyone but a selected few. 5% off is not much but I have never seen this item goes on discount so it is a deal in that regard.

This model use to be branded as Hitachi. The business got sold then rebranded as Metabo (US) and Hikoki (rest of the market).

Usually dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks.

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  • -2

    Does it come with a bag of diamonds?

    • +1

      No diamonds, but it will save you a minute here and another minute there which you can use those time to dig diamond in Afrika.

  • Whats the difference? Ozito $35 @ bunnings https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-3-6v-cordless-screwdriver-...

    • +6

      About $150

    • +5

      Quality. (A null concept in OzB, admittedly)

    • +3

      I have never used the Ozito but can only comment on the Hikoki DB3DL2.

      The DB3DL2 from my experience is
      * Well built and rugged.
      * It can change from a gun position to a straight position.
      * Battery can be changed.
      * Torque can be adjusted
      * There is light built in, but it is not that useful.

      Although I have never used the Ozito model, at $35 I believe you get what you paid for. Is probably sufficient for many people. But if you want something long term and will last then get the Hikoki DB3DL2

      • I'm not sure what is the intended usage scenarios for this. I have a Bullet brand 3.6v driver for over 5 years now, it still works like brand new. The problem is that it's simply not powerful enough to do anything demanding. I eventually figured out what I need are combination of 18V hammer brushless drill drivers and brushless impact drivers.

        • +4

          3.6V is just for some light application, like computers, toys and Ikea furniture. A 18V hammer will destroy them, not to mention too big for delicate work.

          3.6V driver is not for everyone so if you cannot think of much use then it is not for you and a waste of money.

        • +1

          If you need 18V then you are doing really different jobs. This screwdriver can do a lot of jobs instead of 12V. As far as I know there are no 12V that can switch to gun position, so this will get into tighter places.

          Get short and long drill bits and then this can speed up computer repairs and builds, furniture repairs, appliance repairs, mounting things onto soft materials such as plastic and plasterboard and MDF, and many smaller jobs where 18V is heavy or cumbersome or has too much power.

          I never used the Ozito. I’ve used this Hikoki and it’s really good. I think its worth the money, ESPECIALLY if doing work with it the whole day.

          • +1

            @g1: Yep, I get your point. From time to time, I might need to do all the things you listed but that's not my job, I do those simply I can get it done faster.

            My Bullet one cannot do thing harder than driving computer screws. Tried the sh*tty Mi brand so called precision driver which turned out to be completely junk, cannot event turn computer screws :(. As you guys mentioned, this one probably can do it really well but most likely I'm going to need it a couple of times a year. For my 18V drill drivers, actually its torque can get to lower than this one maximum (5 Nm), the only problem is it's too big in some scenarios. The weight isn't a problem for me, even with 4AH battery installed.

            Not for me, I have to say.

            • +2

              @DisabledUser285624: Thats spot on. Its not for everybody.

              The easiest example to give is building PCs all day week in week out, in that case this is fantastic. Another example: doing rack adjustments (installing modified shelving) was brilliant with this, an 18V was too big and heavy to get into tight spaces.

              I think its short sighted to discount this as useless when it is great for some people. But it certainly doesn’t meet everyone’s needs or use cases.

      • I believe you get what you paid for.

        You must be new here.

      • The Ozito shares all those features except the changeable battery. I guess you could buy two of them, if that is a problem.

        • +1

          That is assuming that ozito is as good: as powerful, as ergonomic, as durable to being knocked about, etc . You may end up buying 5 Ozitos during the life of a single one of these. Who knows… and how does Ozito compare to this in ergonomics?

    • +1

      6yr warranty

  • +1

    Probably one of the best drivers around have 2 still going strong yrs later, used to come with 2 batteries not sure if still does

  • I have one that's 9 years old and is still better than a new Panasonic one I have too. Only complaint is the rubber grip starts to come away after a few years but mechanically this is a beast.

  • I have the original Hitachi I purchased 8 years ago and still going strong. Came with spare battery and case

  • Good to know was eying the Panasonic one for ages after having used it for an extended period of time with tinkering. Similar money but might go this one now..

  • +1

    Bosch Blue 3.6V Cordless Screwdriver $89 @Bunnings
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/bosch-blue-3-6v-cordless-screwdr...

    • Different thing. No pistol grip. Different ergonomics.

  • +2

    Hitachi DB3DL2 3.6V Li-Ion Cordless Screwdriver - $108 at Masters, in 2014
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/134872

    • I remember this deal, absolute bargain!

      Besides Panasonic (I have the black one and the grey one), Hitachi is my favorite

      I also tried bosch ones, did not like how it feels for the grip

      This my perspective building hundreds of pc a month, and modding game consoles

  • +2

    Metabo HPT DB3DL2 Cordless Screwdriver Kit, Lifetime Tool Warranty $117.25

    Https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/d/B07L78Y72J/ref=ox_sc_act_t...

    • +1

      Cool, thanks. Even better.

  • Back in 2004, JCB the digger company brought out two cordless screwdriver kits in 6 or 4.8 volt with this exact same folding handle design HERE
    I know cos I still use them!

  • +2

    I remember buying the Black & Decker Gyro screwdriver with the same 1-lithium ion cell inside. Still going strong after many years. It is probably (ab)used 90 days per year.

    The clearance price? $20

    • +1

      Same here, bought a twin pack for Father’s Day and kept one. Thought it seemed expensive for the brand, but has ended up being one of my favourite and most used tools, and still going strong!

  • +1

    That is a lot of money for a 3.6v screwdriver. You would be better off getting a combination of a budget 3.6v & 18v.

    • Amazing how you can tell what someone you have no idea about would be better off with. So prescient.

      • Nishi77 is absolutely correct. It is a lot of money for a 3.6v screwdriver. Search for a 3.6v screwdriver on bunnings.com.au for more realistic prices. Unless this one is made of magic, it would be hard to justify for anyone taking an objective look at the market.

        • +1

          No s/he is not absolutely right. It depends on what the person needs. Being know it all doesn’t address individual circumstances.

          • -3

            @g1: what a useless textbook reply. What does this overpriced tool offer where it would be better than a reasonably-priced 3.6v model AND a bigger 18v tool combo, such as Nishi77 suggested? Maybe YOU can answer that.

            This is a ridiculously overpriced 3.6V screwdriver.

            • @wiffy: Read the comments in the two threads. I’ve written a few of them.

      • See my comments above. This seems to be meant for someone to do their job. For most of us here, I doubt if you really want to spend that much on a tool you are most likely to use a couple of times a year.

        • I can only point you to my experience with a $20 Black & Decker above. I think its normal price was around 40 or 50. Still going. I don't think it's necessary to spend so much.

          • @wiffy: I think we are aligned. My point was that it isn't meant for most of us including me here. For me a good set of ordinary screw drivers are good enough, something like this is wasting money. But for those need to drive lots of small screws everyday, it would be hard to find anything better than this.

  • What is the difference between this and the Bosch? - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08VVYK959?smid=ANEGB3WVEVKZB

    • Different torque adjustments, no pencil option. So this is much more useful in some use cases.

  • +1

    If I was spending this much, I’d go this :

    Makita 7.2V Pen Driver Drill Kit https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0778XP85V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_g...

    The makita 3.6v version is only $75 too

    • +2

      The 7.2V does look like a good alternative. The 3.6V Makita doesn’t have torque adjustments and the battery is builtin which isn't ideal in some situations.

      • +1

        The 3.6V Makita doesn’t have torque adjustments

        An issue when people only look at Price and Product Name

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