Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 122
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by clement impact gun wobble right out of box
i purchased the brushless combo first, within a week the impact started chuck wobble. so i exchanged it for another that one lasted a week and the impact started chuck wobble went back again and exchanged for the fuel $140 extra and wobbles out of the box... i thought the better model might be a bit better but i was wrong now i am invested in a m18 radio, sawzall, a flashlight 2 jackets extra battery, fuel combo and the main tool i wanted is a piece of junk a 450 dollar piece of junk
November 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GMan Well worth it.
I bought my set back in October and and Dewalt has been my Tools of choice but I can see that Milwaukee has made a lot of changes throughout the years because by far the most powerful drill and impact that I use I like the fact that Milwaukee comes with 4 amp batteries that last a very long time the love I feel for the drills are very good I am very satisfied with the change from the wall to Milwaukee much better brand way more power most drills are very good now a days but if you're in construction like myself you want the best and I think Milwaukee is the best. and remember the 5 year warranty put your mind at ease to know that you're covered for 5 years on Tools and 3 on battery .
December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mlkgrant My first shelf install...
This drill has all the power I need and more! I easily installed this shelf and many other items and my battery has lasted over several days, how awesome is that! I used the impact driver to remove and install cabinet hardware! Something I would never have trusted to an impact driver in the past, but this new 3 setting impact driver makes driving cabinet hardware easy to manage! Love it, I would recommend this Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hammer Drill/Impact Driver to everyone I know! I take it everywhere!
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by baldguy Simply amazing. Awesome for folks with big hands, too!
I am a DIYer, a woodworker (wannabe), a home handyman, and generally a "maker". I have been in need of a new cordless drill for some time. Replacing a quickly dying 8+ year old B&D 18v set, I knew that anything I got would be an upgrade. Since I use my drills so much for so many things, I decided to hedge my bets with this set - get the latest and greatest that should give me many years of service. Brushless is the hot new trend in these things, and for good reason. Longer tool life, longer battery runtime, etc. After comparing the available brushed and brushless sets in every imaginable category, I settled on buying one of the top brushless offerings from one of the big players. These are tools I use nearly every single day and I just couldn't see myself sacrificing quality or features to save a few dollars. I even considered the Festool Hybrid option, as I have a few other Festool products and absolutely adore them... but in this case I couldn't find a way to justify that extra expense.
I watched and re-watched many (all?) of the review videos on this Milwaukee set, the competing DeWalt, Makita, and Bosch, as well as some other not-as-popular options including Ridgid, Hitachi, and Panasonic to name a few. For weeks I poured over technical specs and options. I looked for the best deals I could find and even missed a few sale opportunities in the name of due diligence. I decided I wanted the Bosch.
I tried and tried to find a Bosch sale as good as the ones I missed on Black Friday and just wasn't able to locate that sweet deal. I was disappointed because I liked everything about that set I could read or watch on the internet... then I found a brick and mortar store that actually carried them. Too small! They advertise the most ergonomic and comfortable grip on the market. For some people that might be true, but for me the things just didn't fit well. For some perspective, I am a large individual. I'm 6'6" and I wear an XXL or XXXL size golf glove (try finding a decent selection of those!). My gorilla hands made the Bosch look tiny and feel uncomfortable. Sure, I could use them just fine... but my infatuation with that product faded very quickly once I had them in my meaty paws. I had almost the same issue with the high-end DeWalt set. Not quite as bad, but still not right. I'm used to the world being made for people of a smaller stature... but I have to be comfortable with a tool that I'm going to use this often.
Enter the Milwaukee. The first time I picked one up, it just fit. The larger grip is also rubberized in all the right places (unlike the Bosch impact) and the included 4.0Ah batteries added heft that I felt was lacking in the competitors. The tools also balance nicely in the hand. They just feel solid to me. The Makita was similar in size, so it was an option, too... but for almost the same price, the Milwaukee comes with 33% more battery capacity. I was sold.
Fortunately for me, HD is running a sale where you get $150 off the purchase of this set (or any of 3 other choices) plus an additional cordless tool of your choice. The way the deal read, I thought it would be $150 towards that other tool (meaning a $99 tool was free, but you still paid full price for the set). When I checked out with this and the multi-tool of the same system ($99 pricetag), the whole ticket was reduced by $150. Score! So, I got this set plus the multi-tool for $350 total. IMO that's a pretty dang good deal.
Now that I've had them in use for a couple of weeks, I am seriously impressed. The fit and finish of this kit is top-notch. The performance is amazing. The battery life is ridiculously good - I charged both batteries up (very quickly on the included charger!) and put one in each of the drill and the driver. In 2 weeks of relatively heavy use, only the drill's battery life indicator has dropped below 4 bars. Granted, I'm mostly comparing it to my old worn-out B&D but that thing would die after about 6 or 7 pocket holes drilled... I've done at least 2 dozen with the milwaukee along with pre-drilling probably 100 holes in other projects. It's still at 3 bars. at this point I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
If you are looking for the most solid brushless option on the market, I feel confident in recommending this one to fit that bill. Yes, it's a few ounces heavier (bare) than the competition, and yes the bigger batteries add even more weight... but for me that's a non-issue and the benefits of that extra capacity are huge.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Twrench Awesome power!!!
I've only used the impact driver so far, but I've been absolutely pleased with it up to this point. I was skeptical at first about it being too powerful or not living up to the hype for how strong it actually is. The three adjustment settings for power & speed do work and are needed if use it for a wide range of applications like I do. Anything from dash panel screws to rusty exterior fasteners - it works! I've taken my old Makita stuff home, but have been considering selling that and purchasing Milwaukee set for at home too. Time will tell, but I've been pleased so far.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CellarDoor High quality, reliability, never questioned.
By far the best tool set you could buy, well worth the extra money. I had a makita 18v set (the white ones) before and though it worked, was never quite impressed. Despite the higher cost of the Milwaukee, it was well worth it. I've used the hammer-drill function for 1/4"- 3/4" holes several inches in concrete like it was wood, used the clutch function to perfectly set hundreds of screws in softer materials, and drilled countless pocket holes from 1/2" in sappy pine to 19/64" in walnut panels.
The impact driver does fantastic as well, if anything you have to be careful to not over-drive with it. I've mostly used it for 3" deck screws and not had any trouble. The batteries last far longer than the Makitas and have a decent charge time.
All said, I really have 0 complaints about these tools, they simply do the job and ask for more.
December 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alangski Best quality and function
I've always been a milwaukee guy, but my non-bias opinion is that these are the most superior drills you can get. I've used makita, dewalt (bushless and non-brushless) and the brushed milwaukee m18s. These drills are finely crafted. You can feel the quality just by holding them. Compared to the 20v dewalt brushless, these drills make them feel like toys. The battery life on these exceed expectations and the torque is off the hook. I remodel houses and do everything from cabinets to 8" timberlok fasteners. The impact driver is capable of it all. All in all, I wouldn't trade these drills for any others. Couldn't be happier. Milwaukee really did a good job. Plan on adding the multi tool and circular saw when the new ones come out in October.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eric very good product
I never write reviews of products I buy but the reviews on this product help me so much I have to add my two cents. This combo set is the best drill & driver set I have ever purchased . Trust me when I tell you . The power is great , the battery life is great but what I like most is the way the tools operate. Consistent power during use untill the battery is fully drained and that takes a lot of use . I added the circular & rip saws . They are awesome as well . I had the yellow 20v max combo and it was better then ok but it just does not compare to Milwaukie 18v fuel.
July 30, 2013