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.
Excerpt: I am not normally inclined to write bad reviews, preferring to talk about tools that I really like, but if I can save one LJ from buying this problem drill then my work here is done. We were out on a job site, far, far from home – without our right angle drill.It was essential to what we were doing so our boss ran out and bought (to give him credit) probably the only choice available for miles. Nevertheless, it was Jack and the Beanstalk in reverse.
Summary: I agree with earlier reviewer. The large switch is prone to starting through a simple jostle or bump. Using the chuck while it is plugged it is a pure hazard. In fairness, that particular shortcut is advised against with any power tool made by any manufacturer. But with others, that little cheat shortcut (that I bet we have all taken) can be done reasonably safely.
Summary: Great powerful drill, fits into narrow spaces - but I'm selling mine on Ebay. I loved Milwaukee's predecessor drill (Model 0375-1), and I wore it out. The only problem with this drill is the trigger. Every time you reach for the drill you activate the trigger. You can't turn it over in your hand without it going on. Reach into a narrow space and it starts drilling before you're ready, because you accidentally activated the trigger.
Summary: I needed a close quarters drill for working on my sailboat, and this new Milwaukee does the job nicely. My first impression was that it felt large in my hand, but I've quickly grown used to it. I'm very impressed by the precision of the variable speed trigger - it's very easy to drill slowly at first and then accelerate as the drill bit bites. The drill has a nice quality chuck, and the ergonomics of the grip are very good. It feels like a quality, well built drill.
Summary: I had to replace the predecessor of this drill as the brass pinion gear finally stripped the last time I abused it. The new drill has improved forward/reverse positioning and controls versus the previous model. It is a bit larger which is a bit of a negative. I was in the middle of a wiring project when the drill gave out. Since this is a specialized tool I wasn't successful finding it at home stores. I did Buy a $250 Makita close quarters drill. I took it back.
Summary: An excellent tool to be added to your tool box, but be careful with the switch when your adding & taking out drill bits while plugged in to the electric supply; it's very sensitive. The best recomendation I can give you; ALWAYS unplug it while changing bits.
Summary: This is a high quality close quarters drill. It has a nice variable speed trigger. My only complaint with the drill is that you need to unplug it before using the chuck key to remove a bit as it is easy to bump the trigger, which will cause the chuck to spin lodging the chuck key between the two halves of the plastic body (it pushes them open). I had to take the plastic body apart to remove the stuck chuck key.