Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JVDesigns Makes 16" O.C. seem more like 24" O.C.
A+ all around for this tool, Comfortable to handle & operate (especially with the variable-speed paddle switch), a smooth ratcheting chuck, and lightweight - even when using an XC Battery (which also adds a bit of balance, as well as the ability to stand upright). Note: If you think that one of your LED's is burned-out - it isn't: One is for illumination, the other for Overload Signal.
October 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EngineerD Quality Drill for Tight Spots
The drill feels solid, has plenty of power, and gets into tight locations. I have used it to both drill and drive screws. It works well for both.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrfixit1 life saver
I just purchased this drill because I needed something compact to drill some broken exhaust studs out of aluminum head on my truck. This tool allowed me to do the job with out removing the head from the block saving lots of time and frustration. Although this drill is not rated or ever intended to be used on metal it was able to handle bits up to 21/64 to complete the job.
Light weight, fast charge, very long run time per charge, electric clutch
(not that this is really a negative but...)
Electronic overload protection wont allow you to push the drill beyond design.
I’ve been interested in the 12v line up and as a happy 18v owner this was the perfect excuse to give it a try
April 21, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fatoldbaldguy About time
I have been waiting for years for Milwaukee to come out with this item. I used this type of drill by another manufacaturer at work, but refused to buy one for myself until now. This drill itself is similar to the others. What makes it the best is Milwaukee's batteries. And specifically the larger capacity (optional) battery that is available for this drill. It eliminates the two problems with the NiCad batteries that the earlier drills used. They lost charge and had very poor capacity. Milwaukee got it right!!
February 19, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aviationtech Milwaukee M12 12volt
The drill is the usual very good quality of Milwaukee tools. But I don't like the knew style clutch. Most drills have a predictable ratcheting action. But this clutch will stop unpredictably when the drill is loaded up and the warning light illuminates. I have had the drill yank out of my hand, even on the lowest setting. But otherwise it is a well built drill.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Philipp2 High Quality Angle Drill
I was needing a right angle drill to complete the installation of four drawers that I had made for my daughter's cabinet. The installation required drilling a 1" hole thru 3/4" plywood with a holesaw to re-run some electrical cable that was in the way of the new drawers. In searching on the internet, I found some really cheap ($29.95) angle drills, but their reviews were terrible.
I found this drill in the Home Depot website and went to the store and picked one up. It was perfect for the job; very compact and well made with the power that you would expect in a 12V model. I pushed it too hard a couple of times and stalled it. No problem, you see a red light and the drill stalls, but upon releasing the trigger, it will start back up normally. I learned how hard I could push the holesaw and had no more problems. It was used also to drill some small (3/32") pilot holes with no problems, of course.
One plus was the LED light that focuses on your work. However it appears that it has two LEDs, but only one lit up. I dropped by Home Depot today to see if maybe one of the lights was not working and the customer rep pulled another new one from stock to see if it had two LEDs. It appeared to have two (just like mine) but only one worked. I supposed that this is the way it is designed, but it certainly looks like therre are two.
The one works fine and if that is the was it is supposed to be, I am happy with the drill and would highly recommend it even thought it is a bit pricey.
November 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaveP Another smile!
I'm a firm user of Milwaukee tools, and cannot be happier with my purchase. Paid for itself with the first use when I installed a new stereo system in my car. Good power, great ergonomics, battery lasts (wish it came with two though), great clutch too! Another great purchase from my favorite power tool brand.
September 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AWF63 Good Gift
Very happy with my purchase. The right angle drill is much easier to use in tight spaces.
February 26, 2015