Micro Driver Drill features 10.8 V lithium ion battery.
February 26, 2008 -
Micro driver drill, Model DB10DL, measures less than 6 in. long and weighs 1.8 lb. With 88 lb-in. of turning torque and 21+1 stage clutch, drill can drive 130 three in. screws into wood during single battery charge. Features include battery charger that prevents overheating or power loss, ¼ in. hex chuck that allows for simple bit replacements, and optimized handle dimensions that create ergonomic grip span for comfortable hand control.
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Hitachi Power Tools
3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd.
Norcross, GA, 30093
Hitachi Launches a New Lithium Ion Micro Driver Drill
NORCROSS, GA - Hitachi Power Tools today introduced the DB10DL 10.8-Volt Lithium Ion Micro Driver Drill. Impressively lightweight at 1.8lbs and compact at less than 6" in length, it gets into places where other drills cannot. The DB10DL is ideal for precision drilling and driving applications including general fastening and hardware installations, HVAC and electrical operations, computer and electronic equipment repair, furniture assembly and fine finish work. Professionals and homeowners will find the DB10DL to be a new favorite.
With 88 in/lbs of turning torque and a best-in-class 21+1 stage clutch for accuracy and control, the DB10DL has the power to drive 130 3" screws into wood with one battery charge. Hitachi's environmentally-friendly 1.5Ah HXP battery makes this tool an affordable lithium ion option that delivers a steady stream of power throughout every charge, unlike traditional batteries that undergo a power fade from the moment the trigger is pulled.
Hitachi's patented battery charger features unique circuitry that prevents overheating or power loss, ultimately extending the life of the lithium ion battery and saving the user from costly replacements. All HXP batteries are also equipped with an advanced current interrupt detection system and a thermal protector for added safety.
The DB10DL micro driver drill features a quick change 1⁄4" hex chuck that allows for quick and simple bit replacements. A responsive variable speed trigger allows for complete control during intricate operations. An LED ring surrounds the chuck and effectively illuminates dim work areas.
Additionally, partially depressing the trigger activates the LED, allowing the user to see clearly to set up an application before the driver drill is in motion. A low battery indicator light warns the user when run-time is getting low. And, Hitachi's DB10DL is the only driver in its class to stand on its own. Competitive models must be inconveniently laid down on their sides when not in use.
Optimized handle dimensions create an ergonomic grip span for comfortable control in all size hands. Well-balanced tool weight and a properly positioned center of gravity keep the user's hand and forearm in alignment to reduce fatigue over time. Less wrist deviation and flexor strain result in less user fatigue and more accurate operation.
The DB10DL Micro Driver Drill features Hitachi's industry leading 5-year warranty. This drill marks the first tool in a micro series that will evolve further in Spring 2008. The DB10DL comes complete with two 10.8-volt 1.5Ah lithium ion batteries, a Universal quick charger, a 1⁄4" hex driver bit and a 7-piece magnetic drive set- all contained in a durable carrying case.
For more information, including the full line of Hitachi products and support, please contact Hitachi Power Tools at 1-800-829-4752 or visit www.hitachipowertools.com.
HITACHI POWER TOOLS U.S.A.
Hitachi Power Tools carries an extensive line of professional grade tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, concrete drilling and cutting, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. During the 1980s Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. In 1995 Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. was renamed Hitachi Koki U.S.A. to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States.
From headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in Jefferson, GA, Valencia, CA and Toronto ONT, Hitachi Koki U.S.A. supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. The field sales force and service technicians constantly provide information to engineers to refine and upgrade the product selection. Many tools in the line are designed and offered for use only in North America. With dozens of new models already in development, Hitachi Power Tools enters the 21st century continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available.