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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





18 Volt Cordless Driver Drill

14.4 Volt Cordless Driver Drill

Chuck Size


Drilling Capacity- Wood


Max Torque

550 in/lbs

450 in/lbs

No-Load Speed (RPM)

0-400, 0-1600

Clutch Stages


Tool Length

9.33 in

Tool Weight

5.73 lbs

5.29 lbs

Bit Holders


Spindle Lock


Battery Type



Battery Ah



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