Hitachi 18V 4 Tool cordless combo and DeWalt 4 tool 18V combo kit
The Hitachi 18V combo includes a sawzall or a reciprocating saw which is a 6 and 1/2” circular saw, a ½” drill along with a lantern and LED light as well as two 4 amp batteries, a charger, and a carrying case.
The tools perform decently considering that it is available at $200. It would also depend on how you would want to use these products. For a light weight and an entry level product, this one is a very good option.
If the work load is more or if it requires more power, then this one won’t be your perfect choice. The circular saw lacks power and the battery gets consumed at a very brisk pace.
The drill can be used for standard jobs in construction sites but lacks punch when asked to do a more powerful task. The tool is very bulky and very difficult to hand-held for long durations.
In terms of looks and designs, you would be far from being impressed with such an outlook.
The DeWalt is also available at a similar price point. But this combo from DeWalt is a better combination when compared to its rival Hitachi. There is a small difference in the fact that this combination has a ¼” impact driver instead of the circular saw.
The impact tool adds a lot of versatility and flexibility to this great combination. But again this would depend on you whether you would need a circular saw or an impact driver. In most cases, the circular saw has greater usage than the ¼” impact driver.
Thus our verdict would lean towards Hitachi in this head to head.
Hitachi 18V drill impact combo and DeWalt 20V Max 5 tool cordless kit
The Hitachi set is slightly cheaper than the DeWalt. But you would be happy to spend a few extra bucks on the DeWalt as both the drill and the impact driver function better and also feel better in-hand.
DeWalt 5 piece tool combination includes a hammer drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw and LED light, which is truly an impressive package. At a price of $400, the DeWalt would dig a larger hole in your pocket than Hitachi.
The circular saw and the impact driver impressed us a lot when we tested both these range of products. Good battery life and great power packs in a lot of punch in these devices.
Hitachi Brushless and DeWalt Brushless
Since brushless models are on the rise in the current scenario, let us find out what the brushless models from both these manufacturers bring to the table.
Brushless motors have an increased level of efficiency, performance and battery life but they come with a higher price tag.
The brushless drills and impact drivers are very similar in most respects from Hitachi and DeWalt. DeWalt’s 20V slightly edges out Hitachi’s 18V in terms of battery life, charging time and performance.
The brushless drill and driver combo from Hitachi is a great value for money combination and comes at a price less than $200. It contains a drill, a driver, and two 3.0 amp batteries.
DeWalt’s 20V Max VR comes packed with brushless drill and impact driver but costs approximately $50 more than its rival. It comes with 1.5 amp batteries. The bigger batteries will give twice as much as performance and run time.