How to Use a Hitachi Cordless Drill

Cordless drills are the latest in the industry trend of combining portable technology with human effort. Hitachi lives by its logo, “Inspire The Next” and is currently one of the biggest electronics manufacturers in the world. Hitachi cordless drills are available in a wide array of models, each with its own special temporary and permanent features. The most popular model is the 12-volt NiCad, which is battery operated. Hitachi cordless drills are light, easy to use, and run by a twin battery system. Each drill kit comes with a user’s manual to help you in using the drill, a battery charger, and a flashlight.

Using A Hitachi Cordless Drill

Here are some tips to get you started in using the Hitachi drill:

Open the kit and check if the batteries are already charged. If they are, place them in the battery space. If not, charge them with the included charger. If you plan on using the drill for long periods, make sure the batteries are fully charged. Also, do not keep the batteries inside the drill, for safety purposes. This especially holds true if you have kids in the house.

Find the forward and reverse buttons on the drill. The forward button can be reached using your thumb if you’re holding the drill, while you can reach the reverse button with your forefinger. If you want to reverse the functions of the buttons, you can do so, but make sure you do it after you’ve stopped the drill.

Practice care in handling the start switch of the drill. Press it lightly to make it run slowly and apply more pressure if you want to increase the speed. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re drilling smaller screws, the slower speed is best, and if you’re drilling larger screws, you should use more speed.

The speed of the Hitachi cordless drill can be adjusted from a minimum of zero to twenty. The speed is calibrated in simple numbers, so it can easily be understood by anyone. The higher the speed you select, the faster the drill will run.

A distinctive feature in the Hitachi cordless drill is its “keyless” chuck. This helps to concentrate the drilling action on a small portion of the surface area you are going to be drilling.

If the need to change parts arrives, Hitachi tools offer all kinds of spare parts and accessories. It also comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty which covers repairs. Keep in mind that you should have the drill serviced annually to make sure it stays in good working condition.

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