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Hitachi D10YB

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  • reverse function
  • speed selection
  • chuck key can get lost
  • a bit of a high price for something that you only need when your normal drill is too big
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      04.03.2015 22:25
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      Advantages

      • "reverse function"
      • "speed selection"
      • "gets into smaller gaps"
      • "enough power"

      Disadvantages

      • "chuck key can get lost"
      • "a bit of a high price for something that you only need when your normal drill is too big"

      It might look like a grinder but it's actually a drill... honest

      It looks nothing like a drill, if i'm honest, it looks more like the handle of a grinder due to the long handle and the actual chuck being on the underside of the thing. The main body is made of plastic, with air vents placed along the end in order to keep the motor cool during work. Along the unit – which is basically a long handle, but i'll call it a unit – so, along the unit, about half way along, on the underside, there's the trigger, which is a flat paddle that you pull. Then, further along slightly, there's a small hole that houses the optional side handle, giving you more pressure on the drilling itself.
      Then the strange shape of this drill, as the chuck is just ahead of the hole for the second handle, but not straight ahead, it's on the underside of the unit itself, making this unlike most other drills.
      The 10mm chuck itself is not even keyless, you need to use a chuck key to get the bit tightened or loosened, which is a little old school but it does mean that the bit will not accidentally come out of the chuck.
      This watt drill does have the standard reverse/forward option, with the switch for that is on the end of this unit, near where the mains lead goes into it. There's also a speed selection just above this switch which means that you can pick the right speed for what ever job you're doing.

      This does take a little getting used to, with the drill bits being at a funny angle to the unit itself, but once you get the hand of it it can get into those places that a standard drill can't reach, managing to get into places that are about 120mm wide.
      To be honest I rarely use this now as I don't really do jobs that are in such tight spaces. The last time I used this was when I was threading a wire through the back end of a built in unit as my standard drill had no chance of getting into the tight hole. So this does come in handy at times and has saved me having to rip thing out in order to get a hole drilled.
      I paid just short of £120 for this a few years back and as it is still working as it should do I have had my monies worth from it.

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  • Product Details

    Corded: yes / Hitachi D10YB 240 Volt Rotary Angle Drill / High power 500w motor, variable speed , reverse, has a low head height of 84mm. Slimline body design for easier control and less fatique. Standard Accessories Side Handle, Chuck Key.