Excerpt: I wish there was more competition. The cheaper brands do not last at all. This one goes at least a few years before it burns out. For what you pay it should last longer than that. If there was another alternative I would definitely try it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Ergonomic Design, Lasts Longer Than Others
Excerpt: Agree with Mikey et al. Bought to drill holes in studs for wiring. Tool advertised as "heavy duty". Wouldn't even drill 1/2" hole without stalling. To compare, I drilled 1" hole (auger bit) with my 1/2" chuck 18V cordless relatively easily. Couldn't believe a corded product would be so wimpy.
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...
Summary: I have had three versions of these drills, the first in the early 80's. It hung 100's if not thousands of cabinets, you could put a screw in the blind area of a wall cabinet, and it was light enough that you could hold a cabinet up with one hand and run the drill with the other.
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.
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.