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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES AND SYMBOLS
1. Hold tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will
make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the operator.
2. ALWAYS wear ear plugs when using the tool for extended periods.
Prolonged exposure to high intensity noise can cause hearing loss.
3. NEVER touch the tool bit with bare hands after operation.
4. NEVER wear gloves made of stuff liable to roll up such as cotton, wool, cloth or string,
ALWAYS securely grip the Drill.
For D10VG, D13VF and D13VG
ALWAYS attach the side handle and securely grip the Drill.
6. NEVER touch moving parts.
NEVER place your hands, fingers or other body parts near the tool’s moving parts.
7. NEVER operate without all guards in place.
NEVER operate this tool without all guards or safety features in place and in proper
working order. If maintenance or servicing requires the removal of a guard or safety
feature, be sure to replace the guard or safety feature before resuming operation of the
8. Use right tool.
Don’t force small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy-duty tool.
Don’t use tool for purpose not intended —for example— don’t use circular saw for
cutting tree limbs or logs.
9. NEVER use a power tool for applications other than those specified.
NEVER use a power tool for applications other than those specified in the Instruction
10. Handle tool correctly.
Operate the tool according to the instructions provided herein. Do not drop or throw the
tool. NEVER allow the tool to be operated by children, individuals unfamiliar with its
operation or unauthorized personnel.
11. Keep all screws, bolts and covers tightly in place.
Keep all screws, bolts, and plates tightly mounted. Check their condition periodically.
12. Do not use power tools if the plastic housing or handle is cracked.
Cracks in the tool’s housing or handle can lead to electric shock. Such tools should not
be used until repaired.
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13. Blades and accessories must be securely mounted to the tool.
Prevent potential injuries to youself or others. Blades, cutting implements and accessories
which have been mounted to the tool should be secure and tight.
14. Keep motor air vent clean.
The tool’s motor air vent must be kept clean so that air can freely flow at all times. Check
for dust build-up frequently.
15. Operate power tools at the rated voltage.
Operate the power tool at voltages specified on its nameplate.
If using the power tool at a higher voltage than the rated voltage, it will result in
abnormally fast motor revolution and may damage the unit and the motor may burn out.
16. NEVER use a tool which is defective or operating abnormally.
If the tool appears to be operating unusually, making strange noises, or otherwise
appears defective, stop using it immediately and arrange for repairs by a Hitachi
authorized service center.
17. NEVER leave tool running unattended. Turn power off.
Don’t leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
18. Carefully handle power tools.
Should a power tool be dropped or struck against hard materials inadvertently, it may
be deformed, cracked, or damaged.
19. Do not wipe plastic parts with solvent.
Solvents such as gasoline, thinner benzine, carbon tetrachloride, and alcohol may
damage and crack plastic parts. Do not wipe them with such solvents.
Wipe plastic parts with a soft cloth lightly dampened with soapy water and dry
20. ALWAYS wear eye protection that meets the requirement of the latest revision of ANSI
21. ALWAYS be careful with buried object such as an underground wiring.
Touching these active wiring or electric cable with this tool, you may receive an electric
Confirm if there are any buried object such as electric cable within the wall, floor or
ceiling where you are going tos operate here after.
22.Definitions for symbols used on this tool
V ............ volts
Hz .......... hertz
A ............ amperes
no.......... no load speed
W ........... watt
........... Class II Construction
---/min ... revolutions per minute
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DOUBLE INSULATION FOR SAFER OPERATION
To ensure safer operation of this power tool, HITACHI has adopted a double insulation
design. “Double insulation “ means that two physically separated insulation systems have
been used to insulate the electrically conductive materials connected to the power supply
from the outer frame handled by the operator. Therefore, either the symbol “
” or the words
“Double insulation” appear on the power tool or on the nameplate.
Although this system has no external grounding, you must still follow the normal electrical
safety precautions given in this Instruction Manual, including not using the power tool in wet
To keep the double insulation system effective, follow these precautions:
Only HITACHI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER should disassemble or assemble this
power tool, and only genuine HITACHI replacement parts should be installed.
Clean the exterior of the power tool only with a soft cloth moistened with soapy water,
and dry thoroughly.
Never use solvents, gasoline or thinners on plastic components; otherwise the plastic
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO
OWNERS OF THIS TOOL!
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The information contained in this Instruction Manual is designed to assist you in the safe
operation and maintenance of the power tool.
NEVER operate, or attempt any maintenance on the tool unless you have first read and
understood all safety instructions contained in this manual.
Some illustrations in this Instruction Manual may show details or attachments that differ
from those on your own power tool
NAME OF PARTS
Switch Trigger Side Handle
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Model D13VF D13VG
Speed of Angle UnitLOW(650/min.) HIGH(1350/min.) LOW(400/min) HIGH(900/min.)
Steel Twist Bit1/2"(13mm) 1/2"(13mm) 1/2"(13mm) 1/2"(13mm)
Hole Saw2-1/2"(64mm) 1-1/4"(32mm) 2-3/4"(70mm) 2"(51mm)
Wood Flat Spade Bit1-1/2"(38mm) 1-1/4"(32mm) 1-1/2"(38mm) 1-1/2"(38mm)
Auger Bit1-1/2"(38mm) 1-1/8"(29mm) 1-1/2"(38mm) 1-1/4"(32mm)
Self Feed Bit2-1/4"(57mm) 1-3/4"(44mm) 2-9/16"(65mm) 2-1/8"(54mm)
Hole Saw4-1/2"(114mm) 2-1/2"(64mm) 4-1/2"(114mm) 4"(102mm)
Model D10VF D10VG D13VF D13VG
Motor Single Phase, Series Commutator Motor
Power SourceSingle Phase 120V AC 60 Hz
No-Load Speed 0-3000/min. 0-1200/min. 0-850/min. 0-600/min.
Drill Chuck Capacity 3/8" (10mm) 1/2" (13mm)
Electric Brake No No Yes Yes
Capacity Steel Twist Bit3/8"(10mm) 3/8"(10mm) 1/2"(13mm) 1/2"(13mm)
Hole Saw— 1-1/2"(38mm) 2"(51mm) 2-3/4"(70mm)
Wood Flat Spade Bit1"(25mm) 1-1/4"(32mm) 1-1/2"(38mm) 1-1/2"(38mm)
Auger Bit— — 1-1/4"(32mm) 1-1/2"(38mm)
Self Feed Bit— — 2-1/8"(54mm)2-9/16"(65mm)
Hole Saw1-1/8"(29mm) 2-3/4"(70mm) 4"(102mm)4-1/2"(114mm)
with Keyed Chuck4.0 lbs(1.8kg) 4.2 lbs(1.9kg) 4.6 lbs(2.1kg) 4.6 lbs(2.1kg)
with Keyless Chuck4.0 lbs(1.8kg) 4.2 lbs(1.9kg) 4.4 lbs(2.0kg) —cord)