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Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander Review
How valuable is a sander without dust collection?
by Lorenz Prem on 09-08-2014 10:59 am

Another week, another sander. This week theHitachi SV13YA random orbit sander makes an appearance on theHingmy test bench. This one looks like the rest of them, exceptthat it is green. Let take a look what the SV13YA can bring to therandom orbit sander market, and if it should have a spot in yourtool chest.

The Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander

The SV13YA is a 5" random orbit sander from Hitachi. It followsa generic design and is void of innovative features. Its specs makeit a general purpose random orbit

Hitachi SV12SG Palm Sander Review
Competently executed, but hard to recommend
by Lorenz Prem on 08-17-2014 5:28 pm

While writing last week's article, The Best PalmSanders - 2014 Edition, I noticed I did not review Hitachi's SV12SGpalm sander. I ordered one, and it arrived just in time for thisweek's review. All my palm sander specific hopes and dreams rest onthis little green guy. Let's take a look if the Hitachi SV12SG canupset the palm sander rankings, or if it is yet another uninspiredentry.

The Hitachi SV12SG Palm Sander

The SV12SG is a 1/4 sheet palm sander from Hitachi. It followsthe traditional design closely wit

Hitachi DB3DL2 Cordless Screwdriver Review
Not for Lefties
by Lorenz Prem on 03-29-2014 11:33 pm

A small and inexpensive cordless screwdriver isa good tool to have around the house. It speeds up removal andinstallation of small fasteners and saves your wrist. The HitachiDB3DL2 is such a tool. Knowing that the word "inexpensive" isalmost always accompanied by "limited", I got the screwdriver intomy shop for an in-depth review. Let's take a look at how the DB3DL2performs.

The Hitachi DB3DL2 Screwdriver

The DB3DL2 is a light duty screwdriver from Hitachi. The greatclutch makes it ideal for

Hitachi M12V2 Router Review
A great Value
by Lorenz Prem on 03-23-2014 3:30 pm

One of the best values in full-size plungerouters is the Hitachi M12V2. It has all the features of a largeproduction router, but the price tag of a bench router. Needless tosay, I had to get it into my shop. Let's take look if the M12V2performs like a proper plunge router, or if the price is too goodto be true.

The Hitachi M12V2 Router

The M12V2 is a full-size plunge router from Hitachi. Equippedwith a 3 1/2 HP motor this router was designed to take on heavyduty routing tasks in commercial shops. At 13.9 lbs th

Hitachi G12SR3 Grinder Review
by Lorenz Prem on 01-22-2013 3:21 pm

The 4 1/2" angle grinder market is full ofmodels competing for your attention. Prices vary widely, yet allthe entries seem to look the same. This week we decided to pick agreen grinder out of the pile to review in our shop. The HitachiG12SR3 is a surprisingly cheap angle grinder that gets greatreviews all over the net. Let's take a look if the G12SR3 candeliver on its reputation in the Hingmy shop.

The Hitachi G12SR3 Angle Grinder

The G12SR3 is a small form factor 4 1/2" grinder. It is intendedfor light to medium duty

Recent Reviews
"Drill/driver OK, reciprocating and circular saws are junk. No torque, circular saw won't cut thru a 2x4, reciprocating won't cut a 4x4 without bogging."
"Indeed, this one is the best 12V driver. Get it. You will not be disappointed."
"I use this one for heavy work. It can do it all. None better."
"Love this Router"
"Great driver with only minor issues. App is limited. The last gen is almost as good, yet a lot cheaper."
"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."