Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rico Not what it used to be....
Had original Drill lasted many years and loved it. After it finally gave up purchased this drill thinking it was same quality. The first I used it the chuck spun off. Sending it back. Guess I am buying a Dewalt instead.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigHoss Nice Corded Drill
Even though we have numerous cordless drills occasionally we have a need for a corded type drill, primarily when drilling through thick heavy metal at a jobsite. We purchased this drill for such an occasion and overall we are pleased with the product. It is durable in nature and appears to be well built. We have only used it a few times so far, but I expect it will last true to the brand. It is a keyed chuck, but it has a positive lock system built in. You simply tighten the chuck until you hear the click, and that is it. So far we are pleased.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEDEngineer Two Handed Super Drill
I've owned this drill for over 5 years. I use my cordless for a lot of things, but some things just need corded power. I had to drill a 3/4 hole through a 1-1/2 inch piece of steel, and there was no way any of my cordless would do it. I chucked up a silver-deming bit, and had NO problem - except I was scared it would snap the bit. I have used this on a tube notcher to notch 2" .120 wall tube - goes like butter. This thing has so much torque that the side handle is a requirement. And even with it, you have to really hold it. The keyless chuck is a good design, it is still dead-on after all the use and abuse, and it really grips tight. Never had a bit slip. Only problem I have after long use is that the cord is coming apart, but Milwaukee was smart enough to make it a detachable, so all I have to do is replace the cord.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick powerful and easy to use
The drill arrived in only a few days after ordering. It is replacing my previous Milwaukee drill that lasted 50 years when the chuck became hard to use. My new Milwaukee drill has a key-less chuck which is very easy and positive to use. The drill is a little longer than my other hand-held drills with the placement of reduction gears up-front that reduce the RPM's to the stated 1000. With the 8-amp motor, it is incredibly powerful. It also has the handy reversing switch. My previous Milwaukee drill drew only 3.5 amps and was quite sufficient. There is no need for additional power than what this newer drill has. The removable cord is also handy. I use this drill only for really demanding jobs
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry My Favorite Drill
More than 12 years ago, I got a job hanging steel security doors. The screws required a LOT of torque to sink them, so I bought this exact drill. I had to sell the drill within a year due to hard times, and regretted it until now. Now I'm adding this to my current drill collection since the job I have now requires drilling through tough stainless steel. I know the Magnum combined with a cobalt drill bit will get the job done. You will get you money's worth if you buy this Milwaukee drill, and Home Depot has the best price for the model with the keyless chuck.
May 14, 2006
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zoey Exactly what I wanted
My husband was very pleased with this as it was a gift.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Reilability???
Bought this drill because of the great reviews and my long (35 years) history of great success with Milwaukee quality and performance. For the first time they really let me down. Drill works, but makes a clicking sound that definately should not be there. Drill has great torque, wonderful, subtle speed control, but a bit heavier than I wish for extended use. Home Depot is exchanging it and I'm hoping the new one will perform flawlessly. Without this problem, I'd have given it five stars.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ultimate Excellent drill
I've used this drill at work daily for six months so far and it just begs to be used. The 1/2" chuck is backed by a very high torque motor. Unlike other manufacturers putting plastic, flimsy keyless chucks onto their drills, this one has a rock solid chuck that never slips. I would recommend this drill to everyone.
The only thing I do not like about the drill is its quick disconnect power cord. I never remove the cord and don't see any use for it.
September 23, 2012