Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 60
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Faisal Excellent quality. Battery lasts quite a while.
Already used for several masonry projects. Then got distracted and got my metal drill bits out - made a bunch of brackets for the bed of my truck. I have about 4 hours of use on the battery, doesn't even seem to be low. Very happy with the M12 system too - have a vacuum cleaner for the truck too.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeaponizedBacon very impressed!
very pleased with my purchase! drove 3 1/2 and 4" deck screws into treated 2x's for a few hours and drilled two 7/8'' holes thru a 8'' 4x4 end to end using a paddle bit all on one charge using the larger battery with no loss of power and battery still has half the charge left!
easily outperforms my 3 year old 18 volt lithium drill.
January 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cisco My first big name drill
It was between Milwaukee and Makita , decided to go with the Milwaukee m12 cause it was compact and still packed a punch according to the reviews on here and on youtube. Bought mine from the store was excited to use the next morning ,charged up bother batteries before I went to bed, woke up the next morning opened up the case slide in the battery and only drilled two holes in some 2x4 's and it started to get hot after two holes, then I noticed in second gear when barely pressing the trigger it sound like the clutch was slipping the chuck wouldn't even spin it did this only in second gear not to metion the chuck will come loose even after tightening it plus it had a lil wobble to it . So took back the same day the guy home depot looked at me like if I was trying to con home depot or something lol but anyways exchanged it for another one, scared to use second gear , the chuck still wobbles, already had some scratches on the clutch which I don't mind guess I'll wait till the weekend to see how this one performs . Maybe I got a defective one but gave it a three star rating for that reason.
August 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trip68 On-line Gem !
Not sold in stores, on-line only!
Glad I did not make an impulse buy at the store.
Came home and did some research on the Home Depot website.
For $179 you get the drill, compact battery and two (2) larger batteries, charger and a nice hard case!
Shipping came one (1) day earlier than estimated which was a nice surprise.
Thanks to Home Depot for selling higher quality tools vs. their blue big box competitor.
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gene NOW my main drill!
Best battery powered drill I've every had, it is a "FUEL"/BRUSHLESS easy on batteries.
June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leomtk Great Product
After using the drill on several small projects around the house I feel confident that I bought the right drill.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NCDIYer Best purchase I almost didn't make
I almost didn't purchase this drill because of the comments about size. I was replacing a brushed 12v lithium from another mfg. I went ahead and bought the fuel and I'm glad I did.
This drill is close to the length of an 18v, but I have found it to be better handling than an 18v. This drill will outperform any NiCd powered 18v drill I have used. The brushless motor is not just a marketing hype.
I recently used this to drill a 1 3/8" hole in porcelain tile. I would have normally used an 18v for this, but the M12 was nearby so I decided to give it a try. It turned the bit with authority. The chuck held the bit without slipping despite the bit not having any flat spots. I have used the hammer function to drill 1/4" holes for anchors in brick and plaster. It is very fast and doesn't make your hand numb like some others I've used.
I wasn't blown away when I first purchased this drill. I have found after using it for a couple months it has far exceeded my expectations. I find myself reaching for this drill first and only using my 18v when I need to bore large holes. The grip feels comfortable in my hand and I like the option to use a compact or extended runtime battery. If you need a sub compact drill for you application make sure the length won't be a problem. If you are looking for an quick handling drill that has enough power you won't find yourself constantly going to fetch an 18v, the 2404 is a great choice.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mattley Beat my DeWalt..
Purchased this drill due to my need for a project involving a hammer drill. Saw the size and weight and the small battery pack and I was apprehensive of my purchase. Use of this small drill turned out to be the best bang for my buck and it works great in all sorts of applications. I drilled 8 concrete bolts into a concrete pad with the small battery pack and I still had plenty of power left for more work.
Using the larger battery, I was impressed how long it lasted for a build of two walls and drywall screw installation. The light and power indicator included on the drill is great. I like this better than my DeWalt 18v drill. Lighter, compact and plenty of power.
November 10, 2015