The new Hitachi 18V Combi Drill has been commissioned and co-designed by Screwfix in response to feedback from its trade customers, following a consultation programme. The drill, which has been in development for almost a year has been designed to be tougher, faster and, says the company, more advanced than any other combi drill in its price range, incorporating all of the features and benefits customers highlighted as important to them, including a minimal charge time for maximum power.
The unit includes 55Nm maximum hard torque for use with bigger screws, generating a larger drilling capacity into wood and faster drilling into masonry, alongside a single sleeve chuck for ease of use and bit retention. A spindle lock has also been incorporated providing maximum efficiency, while its 40 minute charger reduces downtime, allowing tradesmen to get back to the job in hand. Tradesmen with other Hitachi battery-powered tools also benefit from the fact that all Hitachi 18V slide batteries are compatible with the new drill.
Ben Lainton, Senior buyer of power tools at Screwfix comments: “We know that many tradesmen are increasingly busy, so they need to be able to deliver quality work as efficiently as possible. As a result, they need tools that they can rely on, but that also offer exceptional value. From feedback gathered from our trade customers, we knew there was a need for a cost-effective but powerful combi drill. We chose to partner with Hitachi to develop a drill that met this need but also pushed the boundaries of what we’ve offered in the past
“The end result of our development means we can now exclusively offer tradesmen the most powerful combi drill we’ve ever had available for under £100.”