Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 34
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CSR hammer drill purchase
It's a good hammer drill. exactly what I expected..
June 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeremy Drill Died after 10 holes. Bit stuck in concrete waiting for rescue by better tool.
Drilled about 10 holes in concrete with 1/2 bit. The 10th hole now has my drill bit lodge because the drill died. I let it sit for an hour in case it was overheated but it is gone for sure. I just returned unit for another but after reading these reviews I am going back for another Model/Manufacturer. This is my first Milwaulkee tool and I am dissapointed.
Home Depot was great and exchanged right away no hassle.
December 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Don't drill concrete without it.
I had to drill into some very old highly cured concrete. 18 volt cordless and standard 3/8" corded drill didn't make a dent. It took me less than 15 minutes to drill 20 plus holes.
September 27, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MaxMid Poor chuck performance
The drill could not hold a 3/4" masonry bit in for more than a minute of sustained used. Am returning.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dain Very disappointing
I bought one of these and when I got it home I found that I couldn’t change the gear box from low to high. I literally didn’t use it once. I brought it back to Home Depot and exchanged it for another one thinking that the bad one that I had was just some kind of fluke.
Using the new one that I had just gotten, I started drilling a hole in concrete for an anchor and found myself tightening up the chuck two more times before I got the hole finished. And this was with a bit that had anti-slip tabs on the shank. The same thing happened on the next hole, and the third hole. The chuck refused to hold the bit tight. After finishing the third hole, I then found that I was not able to change the gear box again just like the first unit that I had. So I returned it to Home Depot also. I certainly didn’t try another Milwaukee.
I have very little experience with Milwaukee. I thought they were supposed to have such a good reputation. Apparently I was wrong as these are made in China and the quality shows it. I doubt that I’ll be buying any more Milwaukee products.
August 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dave Worst Hammer Drill on the Market
I am on my second hammer drill. The first one would not change gears after 2 uses and now the second one has burnt up after drilling 4 holes in 3/16" thick metal with a 1/4" bit. Very disappointed with Milwaukee.
March 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by simpson36 Chuck does not run true
The chuck on this drill does not run true so the whole drill shakes when drilling.
It works well as a hammer drill, but for using regular drill bits, it is impossible to get an accurate hole due to the wobbling drill bit.
Drill bit flutes dig into the sides of a deep hole in metal due to the bit not running straight in the hole.
April 21, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by John A disappointment
I bought this beautiful machine on the 14 of December 2012.
I drilled 40 holes in soft steel of 3/8" diameter and 1/8" deep, using metal drills. Next, I did 19 holes in concrete of, at first 1/4", and after, 5/16" diameter using at this time concrete drills. All of this concrete holes were 1" 5/16 deep using the hammer position on the machine, and were done in my basement walls without any problem and using the high speed as recommended by the manual.
On the 20th concrete hole, the problem started and, till the hole number 40, got worse and worse, even using the lower speed.
The chuck was getting unlock by itself before the deepness of each hole was reached, and drill was erratic due to this. No matter how tight I could lock it.
Note that I used a DeWalt concrete drill with triangular shape for better resistance to vibration.
The poor quality of the chuck or its mechanism, was unable to stand the vibration of working with the hammer in concrete. Each hole after the 19th forced me to lock the chuck more than once.
Another interesting point is the fact that the manual tells you that if you want to work with the hammer or the rotary, one should "move the switch" towards the respective symbol (therefore you cover it). Well, I found that it is exactly the reverse; you uncover it, you expose that symbol!
Too bad, it is a beautiful powerful machine, but its chuck quality is less than desirable. Too bad too that has an American name. It should be Chinese...
I returned the driller to the store on December 19.
December 20, 2012