Cordless Hammer Drills power through many materials.

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Powered by 2-piece rare-earth magnet motor and motor cooling system, tools can drill, drive, and hammer into wood, plastic, steel, aluminum, brick, and concrete block. Two 3.0 Ah NiMH batteries power DV18DMR 18 V drill to deliver 550 lb-in. of torque. DV14DMR 14 V delivers 460 lb-in. of torque with two 2.0 Ah NiCD batteries. Drills offer 2-speed transmission, no-load rpm, ½ in. industrial grade keyless chuck, and 22-stage slip clutch for precise drilling and driving.

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Hitachi Power Tools Introduces Two New World-Class Cordless Hammer Drills as Part of the DMR Series

NORCROSS, GA., June 27, 2005 - Hitachi Power Tools today announced two world-class cordless hammer drill additions to the DMR series. The Hitachi DV18DMR and Hitachi DV14DMR incorporate the most advanced features available for those who demand a tool engineered to deliver outstanding drilling, driving and hammering performance to power through wood, plastic, metal, concrete and stone materials with ease.

The DV18DMR is Hitachi's new 18-Volt cordless hammer drill that delivers 550 in/lbs of torque (class leading). It comes with two high-capacity 3.0Ah NiMH batteries that offer 50% longer run time between charges. The DV14DMR is the 14-Volt cordless hammer drill that delivers 460 in/lbs of torque (class leading) and comes with two high-capacity 2.0Ah NiCD batteries. Both offer 2-speed transmissions for even more control and feature no-load RPMs of 0-400/1,800 (0-400, 1750-DV14DMR) and aggressive impact rates of 0-4,800/21,600 BPM (0-4,800/21,000-DV14DMR). They are perhaps the most flexible cordless drills available on the market as they can be set in drill mode to tackle drilling applications, driving mode for fastening applications or hammer mode to hammer drill into concrete and stone.

These new cordless hammer drills are designed to address and exceed the needs of professionals. A two-piece rare-earth magnet motor, guarantees reliable power. An optimally designed cool air flow increases the cooling efficiency around the motor, protecting the hammer drill from overload during continuous operation. Tool life is greatly extended with replaceable armatures and externally accessible carbon brushes.

The DV18DMR and DV14DMR feature ½" industrial grade keyless chucks. The metal chuck can be tightened with one hand and the ratcheting lock mechanism prevents bit slippage. Also featured on each drill is a 22-stage slip clutch for precise drilling and driving. Both come equipped with Hitachi's patented 5-position belt hook (mountable on either side) with an integrated LED work light to conveniently illuminate dark workspaces. A non-slip elastomer grip provides more control, comfort and absorbs vibration.

These hammer drills are also some of the most compact and lightweight in their class. Measuring less than 10 inches and weighing approximately 5.5 and 6 lbs respectively, they offer flexibility and maneuverability in tight or overhead spaces.

The new series of cordless DMR hammer drills reflect the aggressive new Inspire design being implemented by Hitachi Power Tools. Hitachi is pioneering yet another new trend in the industry- tools that incorporate the latest technology with ergonomic design- a look that will modernize the traditional workshop or jobsite.

Hitachi's DV18DMR and DV14DMR cordless hammer drills come complete with two high-capacity batteries, charger, removable side handle, driver bit and a durable injection molded plastic case. They are the ideal cordless tools to tighten and loosen fasteners, drill into wood materials, plastic, steel, aluminum, brick and concrete block. For more information including the full line of Hitachi products and support, please contact Hitachi Power Tools at 1-800-829-4752 or visit

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 Chatsworth 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 with Hitachi Koki U.S.A. continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available.

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