in my area, the asian made hitachi wouldnt ever be labeled "classic".
it may be a geographical thing,maybe the hitachi is a big thing in canada, but in the USA the problem seems to be here that the hitachi brand is a sidebrand from lowes, one of our big box stores, and is marketed as a more inexpensive alternative to pc , bosch and dewal
the hitachi brand just doesnt seem to measure up to the brands from the U.S.
at least thats what ive seen at our lowes , (big box store).
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