This is a good alternative to Milwaukees Hole Hawg Drill
9 May 2011
Summary: Good Tool. Very little mechanical problems and I have bought quite a few of them. I would reccomend this dril and think it is a good alternative to Milwaukees Hole Hawg drill and DeWalts version of a Joist Drill too.
Summary: I've been using this drill for a few weeks and my only regret is that I waited so long to buy one. This was purchased to replace another angle drill I had been using (yellow and black) that didn't perform to my expectations, when it finally died I went with the Makita. It's not the least expensive, but I've always had good experiences with Makita products in the past, so the choice was easy. I've been boring holes in treated lumber, studs, joists, glue lam beams, ect..
Summary: amazon was great,great price and quick shipping...the drill is wonderful.having owned and used the hole hawg in the past,this ones better.im a plumbtrician so i need to drill holes from a half inch to five and a half inch diameter on a daily basis.i use my inch and an eight 18" naileater and even in southern yellow pine it hardly bogs the drill down.use sharp bits and be sure to read the directions for bracing the drill.it will hurt you quickly.....
Summary: I'd made due with my 3/8" drill in the past and borrowed whenever I needed larger, but I knew that wouldn't cut it for this summer's project. The time had come to bite the bullet and invest in a substantial heavy-duty drill. I'm happy to report that the project is nearly complete and the DA4031 has delivered in spades. I chose the Makita over the DeWalt Timberwolf and Milwaukee HoleHawg because of the added power (10 amps) and features.