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Hitachi Lithium-Ion Drill + Impact Driver + Flashlight (RRP $500) for $205 Delivered from Amazon

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Make sure you read some of the great reviews of this product on Amazon.com - the kit is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Buying the separate components of this kit would cost nearly $700 in Australia, but only $500 in America. However, today's daily deal at Amazon has this kit going for a measly $205 delivered. The only thing that might not work is the charger - you could grab one locally from Bunnings.

What's included…

Main bits

Extras

  • two 18-volt 1.5 Ah lithium-ion slide batteries
  • one 40-minute quick charger
  • Phillips head double-sided driver bit
  • durable carrying case
  • manuals
  • warranty card.

Here is my link to purchase the $205 drill kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N2NTE8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?...

Edit: There are only 4 kits left!

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closed Comments

  • +3 votes

    Great product and great price. Just gotta remember the different voltages between US and Australia. You'll need a transformer!

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      Cheers for that

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      Does anyone know if the angle grinder or other skins fit these batteries?
      Regards
      Chris

  • +3 votes

    charger is likely 120v so will require transformer or buying of charger locally

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      I'll add that to the description thanks.

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        Bunnings doesn't stock Hitachi power tools and the extras like charger

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          Masters does tho.

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          So does Dahlsens.

  • +2 votes

    just buy a charger locally and pay the local rip off prices. you are still in front.

    thats what i did when i bought my set from amazon (makita)

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    Can anyone confirm that this is the correct charger?
    The model number I've found so far is "UC18YRSL"
    … and that $89 delivered is the best price (Australian stock)?

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    I just tried to buy it. It doesn't ship to Aus…

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      You did something wrong - I just bought and it definitely does ship to Aus

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        Ditto . It definitely ships to Australia .

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      Correction, yes it does ship to Aus. My account was screwed up… Apologies!!

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    Is the charger just a 12VDC plugpack or does it connect to the AC directly?

  • +1 vote

    Nice Deal!, Just concerned in the review columns a few mention the units as refurbished, Maybe I read it wrong.

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    Just ordered one! Aussies get ripped off by local sellers for sure! Thank god for the internet!

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    Thanks for posting :-)

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    now if only there was a cheap impact 1/2" drive driver so that i can do those tyre rotations in a jiffy.

  • +1 vote

    A lot of chargers / power supplies accept voltages from 110 through 250. Check what is stated as the input voltage before buying a new one or a transformer, you might be ok

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    The 2 items in the toolhq links are not the same items as the one sold on Amazon.

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    Thanks for this, been waiting for a drill deal! Bought!

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    What's the deal with Amazon? I don't have an account yet because I read..

    "Buyers outside the U.S. cannot purchase the following items from sellers on Amazon: Video Games, Electronics, Camera & Photo, Tools & Hardware, Kitchen & Housewares, Software, and Computers."

    Doesn't this item qualify as "Tools"?

    Yet they list a Priority Shipping Rate for Australia for Tools!!!

    • +2 votes

      They are talking about businesses in thr US that sell through amazon.

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    Thank you! Needed a new good drill!

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    Note the chargers are not cheap. Getting one with local warranty will set you back by $100. So you're looking at about $300

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    The Impact Driver is this one ( BARE ) at $152 in AUS
    http://www.powertoolworld.com.au/shopdisplayproducts.asp?Sea...

    The Drill is the same as this one BUT this one at $509 comes with a 3AH battery rather than the Amazon 1.5AH and it comes with an AUS charger http://www.powertoolworld.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=14530

    I think the amazon deal is still pretty good even if you have to buy a charger at $100-120 like this one http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hitachi-18v-Cordless-Slide-Batter...

    Watch out for other Hitachi Chargers as a lot of them arent for the newer slide in batteries

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    anyone know where they are made? many of the decent brands switched there manufacturing to China and the quality plummeted.. people buy these brands because there folks have had one thats lasted 20 years… that doesn't seem to be the case anymore unfortunately…

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    I would have bought this set if I hadn't bought this Bosch set http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/67753 5 months ago.

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    Nice deal. Can I use 240v-110v transformer? because it looks it requires 120v input.

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      see posts above, its already been discussed.

    • +1 vote

      The transformer output can be both 110V or 120V. But the 110V is much safer.
      See this website for a thorough explanation.
      http://www.tortech.com.au/category/faqs-frequently-asked-que...

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        awesome post dude… wish we could sticky that link… very interesting1

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    I am interested to grab this bargain but concern this a refurbished kit.

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    I had to buy it via 1-Click because the normal checkout wasn't accepting any of my Australian addresses.
    I was looking at a drill piece kit, but the shop doesn't ship to Australia :(

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      Weird…both of my drill bit kits went through…however, I have found that Amazon US doesn't ship batteries…I have tried this and it says "we are unable to ship to your selected address".

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    Bought…with the Makita T-01725 70 piece Impact Driver bits and Makita T-00153 17 piece Imapct Driver bits…Total shipped to VIC was $274.41 AUD…Bargain!!! Once I get it, time to put my other cordless drills on ebay for sale…

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    If this comes with cells… Isn't there some airline rule that they won't allow batteries on a plane now!? (For shipping to Australia purposes.)

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      big companies can usually get around it - not sure if there is a restriction on how large the batteries can be though - EG i can order an android TAB from the US which contains a battery no problems.

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    hmm doesn't appear to have a hammer drill function…. not sure how i feel about that!

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      Correct this version does not have Hammer drill functionality. With the 18V Cordless systems the tool itself is 1/3 the cost, battery 1/3 and the charger another 1/3 the cost on average. Most manuf also sell bare tools that are quite cheap once you have the batteries/charger

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      Don't waste your time on general drill bits…useless…go for a higher quality material…

      Depending on the application, go for a quality kit. Sutton remains no.1 on my list of drill bits.

      The Denali kit looks ok, but never heard of them. Too bad they don't shit it to Australia.

      If you are going to buy this drill combo, you should also consider attachments for the impact driver as it runs on a hex fitting. Have a look at my earlier post on what I bought. Though it may not suit your needs, I would consider both drill bit kits an essential.

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        Hmm should possibly check your spelling…

        I'm not usually a speeling* Nazi - as I'm the worst for it! but that's a pretty bad slip!

        Besides, I don't believe we have a sewer running to the US- and floating across the ocean may take too long - so i don't blame them for not!

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          LOL…for some reason, I have lag in my typing…no excuses, i'll fix up the typos right now…mind you, I am at work…so not much time to keep OzBargain on screen all the time…

          EDIT: can't fix up my post…

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          yeah, not possible once i replied… now its for the world to see your booboo… unless a mod fixes it!

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        I'm looking to get the Makita drill bits but the reviews on them are pretty poor?

        considering getting the DeWalt 80 piece kit as its a dollar more then the Makita 70 piece kit but has much better reviews…

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          As I said, depends on your personal needs. I bought my drill bit sets as I lack hex bits in my tool box. The 2 sets that I bought are specifically for the impact drill. In general, the feedback on drill bits is hit & miss on Amazon - it's all about personal preference and should also take into account the DIY level of the user. That is, someone who isn't good at power tools could break a drill bit on the 1st go and then say the bit is crap. But I do acknowledge that there are some really bad drill bits out there…"You pay for what you get".

          My no.1 choice would still be Sutton, but Amazon don't offer it.

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    Yep bought one… and a step down transformer. My Crerdit Crad hates Ozbargain (so does my wife)

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    Great deal, better than the Bosch twin kit a few months ago. Have sent this link to all those whiners that missed out on the last one.

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    Price has gone up since originally posted. Now listed as $179 rather than $159 ( Looks like it's now from a Different supplier ). They must have had a rush on orders

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      Yep, and the different supplier (CPO Outlets) doesn't ship to Australia.

      The Amazon price has now gone up to $199 (AUD $248.35 incl. shipping)

      I was going to grab it this morning but I thought ill leave it until this afternoon.

      That sucks =(

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    Great find, just when I was looking. Only 5 left and price set at $179.00. I'm sure we made a dent in their inventory. Go OzBargain!!

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    How does this deal sound to you guys?

    Bosch 18v Striker twin kit.
    Powerful compact Impact drill+Driver.
    3 x 1.3Ah lithium ion batteries.
    L Boxx Carry Case with bonus L Boxx organiser.
    $399

    I just had a flyer in front of me and I was looking at this deal plus an extremely cheap Makita 185mm circular saw with 2 blades for $109 when I clicked on Oz Bargain.

    I think this deal would be comparable to the Amazon one wouldn't it considering it's in Australia and has impact driver and 3 batteries?

    • -1 vote

      Where did you get this pricing from?

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        It's in a flyer I got from a local hardware chain that's aligned with Natbuild…here's the link
        http://www.bigbuilderbuys.com.au/images/A4_Catalogue.pdf

        I'm just heading out to buy the saw and look at the drills which I think represent a far better deal than the Hitachi to be honest.

    • -1 vote

      That does look more tempting. Does anyone know how cordless impact drills compare to corded ?

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        Back in the day, corded was the way to go because battery technology was not as good as today. However, with Li-ion you can get a day's use out of a battery easily without loss of power.

        Given the choice, i will choose cordless over corded but only if it came with a li-ion battery. much easier to use without having to deal with the spaghetti effect (imagine doing a DIY project with 10 corded drills and 2 drivers)

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      comparable? its 2x the cost $200 V $400. Totally ridiculous comparison.

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    The $179 one won't ship to Australia.