This drill is very user friendly. It is substantially smaller and lighter than my current cordless drill. It came with two lithium batteries and a charger with a nice carrying case for less than $100.00. That is a pretty good value. The lightness of the drill enables you to use the handy hook that accompanies it to hang it on your belt without danger of the infamous plumber's butt. (no offense to any of you plumbers, it is merely part of the tool belt culture's humor.)
A nice set of assorted screw driver bits accompanies the drill. There may be a difference in performance between the 12 volts of this unit and the 18 volts of my older drill particularly when comparing lithium to lithium. The old ni-cad 18 volt battery was easily twice the weight of the new 18 volt lithium. With that said, the 12 volt Hitachi is still much lighter and easier on the wrist and shoulder, particularly on overhead work, than the older 18 volt unit. More power is frequently needed but for general purposes, this
should meet the needs of most people.
Contractors will probably find uses for both and if you have deep
pockets by all means, invest in both 12 volt and 18 volt units.
From the Vendor:
Powerful 300 in-lbs of torque to handle tough jobs in tight spaces
Two-speed gear setting to match the appropriate speed to the application
21+1 stage clutch delivers 21 torque settings and a drill mode for ultimate precision and control
Responsive variable speed trigger provides complete control during operation
Lifetime Lithium Ion Tool Warranty, 2-Year Lithium Ion
If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.