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7/01/2004

Hitachi Power Tools Introduces Two New World-Class Cordless Driver Drills

NORCROSS, GA., July 1, 2004 – Hitachi Power Tools today launched two world-class additions to their cordless drill series. The Hitachi DS18DMR and Hitachi DS14DMR incorporate the most advanced features available for professionals and/or ‘weekenwarriors’ who demand a tool engineered to withstand the most demanding projects.

The DS18DMR is Hitachi’s new 18-Volt cordless driver drill that delivers 550 in/lbs of torque (class leading). It comes with two high-capacity 3.0Ah batteries that ensure longer run time between charges. The DS14DMR is the 14-Volt cordless driver drill that delivers 450 in/lbs of torque (class leading) and comes with two high-capacity 2.0Ah batteries. Both offer 2-speed transmissions that feature no-load RPMs of 0-400/1600. These drills are also some of the most compact and lightweight cordless drills in their class. Measuring just over 9 inches and weighing approximately 5 lbs, they allow for greater flexibility and ease of use in tight or overhead spaces.

The new cordless driver drills are designed to address and exceed the needs of professionals. A two-piece rare-earth magnet motor guarantees reliable power. Tool life is greatly extended with replaceable armatures and externally accessible carbon brushes. Both drills are engineered with heavy duty, industrial grade Rohm chucks that reduce bit slippage and improve durability. A 22-stage ratcheting slip-clutch is incorporated for high torque and precision driving applications. The DS18DMR and DS14DMR feature Hitachi’s patented 5-position belt hook with an integrated LED work light to illuminate dark workspaces. And their new aggressive, ergonomic design, coupled with a non-slip rubber grip, provides more control, comfort and safety.

“Hitachi builds serious products for serious users. This philosophy was incorporated into the development of the DS18DMR and DS14DMR cordless driver drills,” said Erik Gruber, Manager of Marketing, Hitachi Power Tools. “We included features that maximize lifespan and power as well as enhance the overall experience of use.”

Specifications- HITACHI 18V & 14V Cordless Drills

 

DS18DMR

DS14DMR

Description

18 Volt Cordless Driver Drill

14.4 Volt Cordless Driver Drill

Chuck Size

½”

Drilling Capacity- Wood

2"

Max Torque

550 in/lbs

450 in/lbs

No-Load Speed (RPM)

0-400, 0-1600

Clutch Stages

22

Tool Length

9.33 in

Tool Weight

5.73 lbs

5.29 lbs

Bit Holders

2

Spindle Lock

Yes

Battery Type

Ni-MH

NiCd

Battery Ah

3

2

Charger- Volt Accepted

7.2 - 24V

7.2 - 14.4V

Charging Time

3.0Ah = 24min.

2.0Ah = 50min.

2.0Ah = 14min.

The Hitachi DS18DMR and DS14DRM cordless drills are packaged in durable injection molded plastic carrying cases that include a quick charger, two batteries, side handle attachment and driver bit. 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.hitachi.us/powertools.

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 1994 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 nearly 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.

Contact:

Abby Bradford
770.925.1774 ext 258
abbyb@hitachi-powertools.com