Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 47
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vwtorque Abundance of Torque
I'm only a DIYer. I was drilling with a hole saw with my cheap cordless. Battery died half way. Got fed up and went down to Home Depot to get a corded so I picked this up. Brought it home. Continued drilling and it ate through the rest of the 2x4 like it was paper. Couldn't believe the power. Be careful the first time you use it. It'll sink your screw, drill bit, hole saw faster than you might expect. This tool will outlast last me. I haven't compared to other brands but this Milwaukee drill impressed me. Milwaukee's got my attention now.
September 30, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by G1947 Milwaukee Drill
Disappointed !! Drill too heavy for small handle.Unable to grip , handle too short. Returned.
March 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milwaukeeroad A drill with power to spare
For years I'd used a drill with a 4.0 amp motor and never realized the exact reason why some deck screws would not drive in completely. Unfortunately, repeatedly driving and re-driving, oiling the screw, stripping the heads, and applying risky and excessive pressure was the exasperating norm for me. Now, with the Milwaukee 8.0 amp drill, all I should say is "voila!" This powerful, yet easily controllled drill is the solution! Even the unique design of the grip at the top of the housing lends itself to more comfortable operating. There's something to "grab" for two-handed tasks! Plus, Milwaukee's toughness and durability is unquestioned. Time & material savings, ease of use, and absolute satisfaction with pure power and efficient design makes this tool a winner in my book!
September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Logan Excellent
Very powerful and heavy duty drill. It puts my coordless to shame. Will definitely be using it for many more projects to come--great buy.
October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sah26 best 8amp drill i have owned.
If you use thus drill for what it is designed for, it works wonders. There is enough amperage to drill 1/2 holes through wood with no issues. This drill is up for virtually any task. However, if you do tasks consistently which this drill is not designed for, you will burn out this drill. For this reason it got 4 stars versus 5 stars. I have used the equivalent Hitachi drill (that is owned by another family member) and the build quality of the Milwaukee drill seems better. Using the chuck was better and the overall chuck design and construction on the Milwaukee was superior to the Hitachi as it was more comfortable to use. This drill replaced my 5 amp craftsman drill that burned out after about ten years.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodrapper Great drill
This drill looks, feels, and functions "quality". Trigger speed control is excellent, drilling torque is super, and handling, while on the heavy side, is nevertheless a pleasure. It's weakest point is use as a driving device, because it is so good as a drill that you will tend to hit the screw too hard and too fast. You have to hold back from pushing on the trigger too hard. I prefer a slow speed, lower torque battery operated driver. However, if you want a great everyday day drill, get this one.
February 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mickkh good strong drill
When i was a kid my Dad got a new Milwaukee drill like this one. I remember using that drill for things that a drill probably shouldn't be used for and it had no problems. That was 25 years ago. I moved from Ohio to Florida a few months ago, and can"t just use my Dads drill anymore so i bought this one. After 25 years the quality hasn't changed much. This drill is just a good drill no bells and whistles to break. I wouldn't be without a good corded drill again. I would recommend a drill like this one even if you have a good cordless drill because it will extend the life of your cordless drill. This drill will handle all of the heavy drilling that will burn up cordless drills and their batteries.
November 12, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LVMB1 Plugged In Monster!
I went through two "yellow" cordless drills and really got fed up with the dying batteries and lack of consistent or available power. I have plenty of long extension cords so getting AC power 360-degrees around my house is really a snap. Thus upon careful consideration the corded drill became my favorite option.
Milwaukee has an excellent reputation, but I did not want to blow an arm and a leg on a new drill. Suffice to say this drill runs circles around anything I have ever owned. It has a powerful sound that smacks of durability. The variable speed trigger allows you to easily gauge you drill's RPM's. Yes, this baby is a monster and runs powerfully throughout the task at hand. Now I'm looking at other Milwaukee models to increase my stable.
January 15, 2015