Hi all, I recently picked up the Metabo HPT (hitachi) 18V Drill + Impact Driver combo at Lowe’s.
As expected based on reviews, the ergonomics and balance are great, but I find myself disappointed with the fit and finish of the triggers and the direction switches. There’s just a lot more free play than on my old Milwaukee brushed 18V drill. This is fine in an “affordable” tool (and at current promo pricing, these certainly are affordable), but it’s making me reluctant to invest further in this line without knowing more.
One of the things I’m considering is picking up the 36V drill set, which comes with two 8.0Ah/4.0Ah batteries, for $200, also at Lowe’s.
I’m wondering is anyone has firsthand experience with the trigger and direction controls on both the 18V and 36V brushless drills, and whether the 36V one is of a higher caliber in that aspect.
I’m also considering the 36V circular saw, if anyone has experience with that. The trigger matters less to me there, but I’m still curious.