Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Machinist Top notch tool
I had my doubts at first, then I did my homework on these, everyone has said that this was a great little hammer drill and they were right, I used it to drill through 5 inches of cement, 2 rows of bricks and this tool just went through with ease, I highly recommend this to anyone who has to do any little jobs that don't require a large drill, you won't be disappointed with this tool, I have drilled quite a few holes with this before the batteries ran down.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suzie good
nicely packaged, extra battery just what husband wanted
January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NixTools Great Power in a little Drill
The little drill is powerful. I used on assembling my kids wood swing set. The Lithium battery held up the whole project from the latter to the deck. Before that I used it on Mounting a electric box on the side of my block house. The hammer drill worked great plenty of hammer power. So four masonry holes and a swing set assembled. Still plenty of power very happy with this drill. I added a video to show how it goes though the block like butter.
November 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ih82spd great addition to the tool box
The feel and the size of the handle is better than the drill driver, but the chuck is shorter and bits tend to slip out and the chuck loosens 30% of the time. This is an annoying factor but manageable if you are not working at height off a ladder and your bit drops to the floor. It has great power and battery life for a 12V. The hammer action is good in both new concrete and cured concrete. The hammer action is louder than the Milwaukee SDS 12V that I have, but if its for a few holes it will work fine, just wear your proper safety gear while using this. The pros list is long, the cons is two things: the bit slips out of the chuck to often and the hammer action is surprisingly louder than an SDS drill.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by allthumbs Superb
For maybe 10 years I had the Dewalt DW926 9.6 volt drill/driver. I used it for easily 95% of the drilling and driving tasks around the house. Excellent grip, balance, weight, torque, and run time (with the newer XR batteries). I honestly have nothing bad to say about the DW926 except for bits occasionally loosening in the chuck. I had occasional use for a cordless hammer drill and was tempted by the older Milwaukee M12 2411 model. I was further tempted by its lighter weight, greater compactness, ratcheting chuck, battery meter, and LED, but was put off by the grip. The grip was too chunky, making the thing uncomfortable to use versus the DW926. The grip issue has been fixed in the M12 2408 along with the addition of an LED diffuser, a belt clip, and a now friendlier price. So even though I feel almost guilty kicking the DW926 to the curb, SOLD! This Milwaukee M12 drill/driver checks off all the boxes. Next is the M12 2420 Hackzall which is a beautifully designed tool for which I have all kinds of uses.
December 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bobthebuilder milwaukee 12 volt hammer drill
Pretty drill. Big performance in a little package, im a cable technician and it works perfect for all my daily needs
August 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by builder Less than expected
I liked the idea of a fairly compact hammer drill as I already have a larger one, but sometimes have need for a smaller light weight hammer drill. Initially, this drill seemed to fill all of my requirements until I actually used it. The big problem is that the chuck continually loosens while using the hammer drill, requiring frequent stops to retighten the chuck. I could not complete one 3/16" hole through a piece of porcelain tile without having to stop and retighten the chuck twice! To me this is a bad design by Milwaukee and I would not recomend this hammer drill to anyone. If not for this inability of the chuck to hold the bit tight while using, I would have rated this a 3.5 star tool.
To me, this just seems like Milwaukee must not have tested this tool under actual working conditions before offering it to an unsuspecting public........a definite recipe for unhappy customers. I will look at other brands like Bosch before Milwaukee now.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 Big punch in a small package
First off this is not a massive tank of a hammer drill. This is not for the professional drilling 3/4" holes in masonry all day. That's ok, because that's not what it was designed for.
This is however a premium tool designed for lighter duty tasks. Make no mistakes, this is not a toy. It's size is deceiving. I do a lot of woodworking and prefer a hammer drill in a lot of cases. Some wood species like hard maple and ash burn very easily with high speed drilling. I've found a hammer drill works exceptionally well at slower speeds - especially with counterbore drill bits. The driver portion works well also.
I really like the compact size and quick battery charging. the battery live is more than acceptable given it's size.
Previously if you wanted a hammer drill, you needed something twice this size. This is a great product for people who need to get into tight spots, Milwaukee continues to deliver top notch quality in all of their products. In my shop, If it turns a screw or a drill bit, it says Milwaukee on it
September 3, 2013