Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DC Don't waste your money!
The drill has enough power to get the job done. However, the one I bought has the same problem as other people have reported here, in that the screw inside the chuck came loose and caused problems with tightening and loosening the chuck. This happened after only two days of light use. GARBAGE! I don't have the proper tool to tighten this, and why should I have be repairing something I just bought. So I will return it and look for a drill elsewhere. This really wasted my time when I was trying to get a project done.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DR Great Replacement for a 25 Year Old Drill!!
I had an old 25 YO Sears 1/2" drill that finally gave out. I was so happy to find this one on sale. It is light and has worked well in just the few weeks I have had it. Very light and easy to use and all angles.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyB Great drill
I purchased this drill to drive 2 screw jacks for lifting cars. 850 RPM is a perfect speed and it has plenty of power for this task. The long trigger is comfortable and very adjustable. It fits my hands very well and the top of the drill has a grove for your fingers should you need to push into your work. The offset handle has positive detents to keep it from spinning which is a good thing, given the amount of torque this drill developes. It feels well made and I am pleased with the purchase. Would have been happier if it was made in USA.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 The best power tool ever made
If you buy only one drill your entire life, this could and should be the one. There is no better drill currently made. I have 2 of these. One is almost older than I am and was used in a machine shop daily for over 20 years. This model is actually better than the 8amp version. It's a little slow but it stops for nothing. This drill will tear your arm off before it gives up. There are warnings as such on the drill and they should be followed. This thing is a tank, plain and simple. The design hasn't really changed since it was introduced. No matter what you are drilling, this drill will not let you down.
September 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Excellent torque and power.
great drill but due to weight, when using it to as a screwdriver I keep depressing the trigger while trying to keep it raised, then I have to wait for it to stop spinning before I can start driving the screws.
November 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jay1 Chuck screw broke the first time i reversed it
I used this for boring mortices into oak, which i was previously doing with a much-less powerful dewalt drill. The first time I put it into reverse, the whole chuck head came off and I realized that the torque screw (not sure exactly what it's called) had broken. I called the milwaukee service folks and he told me that i was putting it in a high-torque application for which it was not designed. Well, I couldn't believe this as I was simply backing out an auger bit. I went with a Dewalt with the same rpm's and haven't had a problem with it yet.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LadySaw Great Drill
this drill was purchased to give us the larger chuck size and to be able to have more power to drill into any product we needed to. We had to extend our trailer to accommodate larger sizes, and this drill drilled into and thru 3/4 inch green treated plywood and thru 1/4" steel like it could do it all day. Only problem was breaking drill bits, but that can be contributed to operator error.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Richie2 Well made / Comfortable
This is a strong drill that is easy to control as the pistol grip is well-designed and the front grip can be rotated into any desired position. The front drill housing is metal and cast so perfectly that I first thought it was plastic.
I first used this drill to install grease fittings on my 36'' Stanley snow-blower. The added control was welcome as great care is needed when voiding your warranty on any product.
March 25, 2014