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It's a gun shaped drill, as with all others of its kind, up the handle there is the trigger, with the locking button on the side and a directional sliding button just above the trigger.
The chuck is a keyless type, being able to loosen/ tighten it with one hand as the chuck locks in place when turned slightly. On cordless drills I can get away with using the power of the drill to speed up the tightneing or loosening of the drill bits but as this is a mains fed drill it will rip the skin of my hands if I tried it with this. So it's best to use the locking of the chuck and a little patience when it comes to changing the bit.
To be honest I was not that impressed with this drill. Don't get me wrong, it had the power, 460watts of it, giving just under 2500rpms at full whack. So the power was nto the problem, it is the design of the thing as this is a bit of a 'stumpy' mains operated power drill, with the handle being shorter than most drills I've used, but it's not that short that I could not get a good grip on it, but it did not feel right in my hand as I used this. Then there's the 'stumpiness' of the front section, where I normally hold with my left hand to steady the bit going in. this is just too short for my hands which meant that my little finger was hovering a little bit too close to the chuck as it spun around at almost 2500 rpms.
The cost of this drill is just short of £100 which is a bit too much for something that can lead to loss of skin on your fingers if you've got large hands.
The question is would I recommend this one?
The answer is no, not really as there are many out there that offer the same results which make you feel more confident in using.
Corded: yes / Hitachi D10VC2 240 Volt Rotary Drill 10mm Keyless / Rotary drill with the following specification / Reversible, variable, side handle. Power Input / 460 watt Voltage / 240 volt No load speed / 0-2300 RPM Chuck capacity / 10mm Chuck type / Keyless Drilling capacity Steel / 10mm Flat bit / 25mm Wood Auger Bit / 16mm