Summary: I'm quite familiar with the old Milwaukee Hole- Hawg having used and owned one for twelve years. I also own the Milwaukee Super-Hawg as I constantly use self-feeding and auger bits to bore holes for pipes, cables, and wires. I had heard a great deal about Makita's DA4031 and read every piece of information I could get my hands on about it, prior to purchase. This a great drill ! The fit and finish are beyond expectation ! The location of all the handles is perfect !
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..
The perfect tool for the right application: **Heavy Duty**
9 May 2011
Summary: 1. Arrived in few short days as promised. The power angle drill comes with a Heavy Duty Plastic Case not pictured or mentioned in the product description. 2. Perfect condition (in spite of being sold as "used"). 3. It does not have 10 Amps as advertised: It actually has MORE : ) (ALMOST 13A) 4. It is HEAVIER and Larger than ordinary drill machines but lighter and smaller in its class: Heavy Duty "Sidewinder" Power Angle Drills. 5.
Summary: I needed this tool to bore holes for pipes and conduit. My first use was to bore 2" hole through a tripled plate. I was astounded that the drill pushed through the 3 2X plates in less than 15 seconds. Over the last few months That same performance has been repeated over and over again. I have found that it is a little large to get into a few spots, and the weight gets to you after a while of continuous use.
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.
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 used to have one of these, and it was the greatest thing ever. Unstoppable, even with a six inch hole saw on it, but balance, leverage and a clutch so I never got hurt. My first one was stolen a while back, and these are rather pricey, so I made do for a while with a monster Porter Cable triple gear reduction drill that I already had (they don't seem to make it any more, maybe because they last forever so people only bought one for a lifetime - it is similar to this:...