Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Manufacturing Engineer Disappointed
Used once to twice a day to change tooling--about 40 set screws. Works very well in terms of holding a charge, feels solid. However, it was dropped (on a concrete floor) the second day and the switch was damaged (repaired on warranty, though). A few months later, the highest torque setting produces less than 4 in. lb. Will be sending it in again.
April 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Colorado Contractor M4? Really? If you want to sell these make it M12
Firstly, I asked Milwaukee for this years ago. It responded with...we don't discuss new offerings. Fine. So I waited more. Then, ALAS! it's here! Ah...M-what? Four???! I can't believe it. Well, Mil, seriously I doubt these are flying off the shelves and it's because NO ONE wants a sole M4 platform battery and charger for one tool--especially when some of us are $100,000+ deep in M12 and M18. Please, for 2016, re-introduce this in M12. I promise I will be the first to buy it...and as a bonus, get it done by June and I'll even buy the kit: batteries and charger even though I probably own 50+ charges and 100+ batteries. Best wishes in 2016 and Happy New Year! Thanks for everything else M12/M18 this year. Great stuff!!
December 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkAfterDark Works great for laptop repair and lower torque applications
I bought this because I already own the kit with two batteries and a charger, and decided to keep one for work and one for home. The battery life is great. It's lightweight and good for everyday use, and it's perfect for what I had originally intended: laptop and PC repair.
Many years ago, Craftsman made a mini cordless screwdriver with high speed and low torque that was perfect for field service computer repair. Unfortunately, I left mine on the trunk of my car while loading parts and it suffered a horrible fate on the highway. Ever since, I have been looking for a suitable replacement. Most cordless screwdrivers operate below 200 RPM which is about what you can achieve by spinning the shaft of a hand screwdriver between your thumb and fingers.
Leave it to Milwaukee to make a much improved version of the high speed / low torque cordless screwdriver. My co-worker has a competitors heavy 4v that (apparently) is made of cast iron and lead. not ideal for precision work.
I haven't really tested the upper end of the torque range because I have an M12 drill and impact driver for that.
Bottom line: Would I buy it again? I already have!
October 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SERVICE GUY All Good. Except for the torque.
WE HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME ISSUE.
February 13, 2014