Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 49
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mastadruma THIS KIT WILL DO EVERY JOB ON YOUR LIST!
My newest review is for the fantastic Milwaukee M18 series Cordless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Kit.
Let's start with the tote bag. This quality tote bag is strong, waterproof, and bulit to last. The zipper is rugged and strong. Upon opening the zipper, I find the tools. There is plenty of room in the bag for both tools, both batteries, and the charger. I also imagine carrying a drill bit kit and a driver bit kit, as well as some extra add-on's that Milwaukee makes, such as an arbor and extra bits. Plenty of room to fit all you need.
The Hammer Drill: This drill looks like the other standard drill that Milwaukee makes, however, this one has the Hammer function. When engaged, the drill will "HAMMER" the bit as you drive it into you material, whether it be stone, drywall, wood, or steel. The "BANG-BANG-BANG" sound and force behind the drill reallly gets the job done. I used this setting to drill out a hole in my stainless steel sink. There is a built in light for working in tight spaces or darkness. The battery securely "clicks" into place and lasts a long time. The M18 series batteries are interchangeable with the other 40 M18 products too!. GREAT Weight and feel. This drill is balanced and true.
The Impact Drill: This Impact Drill is great for tight spaces. Also good if you are using a lot of "Torque" to get the job done. For instance: Say you are installing a new shed kit for your backyard. The framing for that shed is mostly Aluminum rails and a giant bag of screws or bolts. This impact drill is the perfect tool for that. As you pull the trigger and drive the screw, the drill increases the torque needed to force the screw into the material. Increased torque means less stripping and also means you get the screw driven without accidentally breaking it off or not completing the full depth of the screw. GREAT FOR HIGH TORQUE PROJECTS!
The Batteries: This kit comes with 2 M18 Lithium-Ion Batteries. They are quick charging and give up to 3 hours of continuous power.
Overall, I am incredibly happy with this combo kit. I can't think of ANY jobs that this kit won't do.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jamie Great drill, light weight and powerful.
I had an old Rigid that was still serviceable, but the batter life was not very good and it was heavy. I had started shopping for a drill and the Milwaukee is a great buy. It is light yet powerful. The batter life is very good.
August 18, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ppizz Finicky battery
These are my first Li-ion drills, replacing old NiMH. Can't say I'm crazy about the fade-free charging (battery dies without warning), but they certainly do last a lot longer. This is all normal.
What's not normal - on a couple of occasions, after charging one of the batteries to a full green, neither drill will would work with it (pull the trigger and dead). Tried the other battery and both drills worked fine. I stuck the bad battery back on the charger for about three seconds, just to make sure I wasn't going crazy and confirm it was a full charge, put it back on the drill and it was fine. What!?!?? This has happened a couple times now.
I've had the set for shy of a year.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by contractor great Milwaukee product
Plenty of power, batteries last a long time, light is great
October 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToolGuy Home Depot website needs updating.
I bought the Milwaukee combo with the free battery. The tools that are in the picture are wrong,but they sent me an updated version,so I wasn't too mad.
October 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by stekat Do not honor their warranty, not reliable
I have had this impact for four years now and it has had to be sent in for service at least once a year sometimes twice. This last time I had to send it in it has one year of warranty left. I was contacted by Milwaukee and told that the malfunction was caused by normal wear and tear and was not covered by warranty because it was not a manufacturers defect. If the tool breaks not due to abuse during warranty period it should be fixed. They do not stand behind their warranty which was a selling point to me. Don't believe it.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob My friends in the trades recommended the Milwaukee tools in the M18v and I will recommend it also.I am also in the trades.
I cant believe how much better the cordless tools are.
Battery life is outstanding!!!
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Great Combo Kit
Just bought the kit this week from the local store. First impressions indicate both tools are well built, compact, and balanced. The batteries charged from nothing to 100% in less than an hour. I used the impact driver to remove and rotate 4 tires, which used only 1/4 of the battery capacity. The impact driver barely had enough torque to remove the wheels, so if you plan to do this frequently you should buy a model with more torque. The hammer drill works great for drilling holes in wood, I haven't tested the hammer function yet.
June 7, 2015