In 1980 Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. was created to market the line of tools in the United States. During the 80s, Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. Time and resources have always been dedicated to research and development of innovative and durable power tools. Such dedication to product development has led to a number of firsts and countless improvements in power tool technology.
Hitachi pioneered the Sliding Compound Miter Saw, Cordless Impact Driver, Collated Automatic Screw Driver, Pneumatic Concrete Nailer, Cordless Screw Driver, Metal Stud Cutter, Portable Rebar Cutter/Bender, 10 minute rapid charger, 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4 Ah Ni-Cad batteries, 3.0 Ni-MH batteries, and the use of rare earth magnet motors in cordless tools. In addition, Hitachi is a world leader in metal casting technology, metallurgical science and plastics technology.