Summary: My final purchase decision was based on stator size. In my experience Milwaukee motors always seem to outperform their amperage rating. Safety: I mounted the "DEWALT DWA2509 Impact Ready Rapid Load Holder" thus I don't care about how easily the trigger squeezes - actually quite pleased by this. I pay attention to what I'm doing. If someone doesn't pay full attention, no amount of safety features and protocols are going to save them.
Summary: I've used the Milwaukee Close Quarter Drill for years and when the old one would wear out I'd get a new one. The design of the most recent version of the drill is larger than the old one, which I don' like, and the trigger area is much larger which I find distracting because sometimes when I set it down, it just has to slightly lean against some other tool laying next to it, and it will start running on its own.
Summary: Have to be very careful. While using the key to loosen the chuck it is easy to trigger the switch which powers the drill and can cause injury. I was close enough to the electrical receptacle to pull the plug from the socket.
Summary: Fine as to drilling operations, I got it to replace the previous model when parts were not available for it. The trigger is way too big; it is very difficult to operate the trigger, particularly release it without letting go of the whole thing. I wear a large glove, not with tools, so my hands are normal sized. I find this drill very difficult to use safely. A trigger that only contacts the index finger or has some form of guard would be much better.
Milwaukee Close-Quarter Drill - Might As Well Throw Your Money in the Toilet
P. Scott "pwscottiv", Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: I used to tell everyone how great Milwaukee brand tools were.... That the additional cost was worth it, because it would last long enough for your grandchildren to inherit them... NOT anymore. Luckily I bought a bunch of Milwaukee tools before the company started making complete trash... The many Milwaukee tools I purchased between 20 and 5 years ago have been to hell and back and are still running in perfect condition.
Summary: The drill is great, it has a good angle and rpm. The only things I dislike about it is that the overall handle where you grip the tool is very wide, and the trigger is to long. It would be better if it were smaller. The reason I bought this tool was because I restore/repair furniture and it allows me to get to areas that you cannot with a normal drill.