Summary: I vaguely remember using those new fangled pistol grip drills for something, along with first some spade bits, then some auger bits. I got tired of waiting for batteries to recharge, so I got some selfeed bits, and then drills started breaking and chucks started wobbling. I picked up a hole hawg for a song. I looked like it had been drug behind a truck and then used in the yard for a while. The handles were missing, the cord was shot, but it ran.
Summary: I'm an Amateur Radio operator and have a crankup tower for my antenna. I've modified it so I can use a drill motor for the winch. I've tried two other drills but they can't handle the torque needed for the length of time it takes to raise the tower. The Hole Hawg handles the torque easily raising the tower from the collapsed 22 foot height to 55 feet in a few minutes. The total weight being lifted is at least 750 pounds.
Summary: I'M AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR AND USE THE HOLE HAWG ALMOST EVERY DAY...THE ONLY OTHER ONE I'VE USED ALOT IS THE MAKITA AND THO IT'S A GOOD TOOL, THE MILWAKEE JUST SEEMS TO BE TOUGHER. I DEFINATELY RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE THAT HAS TO DO SOME SERIOUS HOLE DRILLING, ESPECIALLY BIG HOLES...BUT PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOUR DOING, IT'LL HURT YOU IF YOUR CARELESS.....
Summary: This drill puts others to shame. Drilling through the toughest material, this one has enough torque to get the job done, and still more to spare. The limit to what you can get done with this tool is determined not by the torque that the drill puts out, but by your own strength--when the bit binds on you, the drill will literally wrench itself out of your hands.
Summary: In addition to being an outstanding tool for electrical and plumbing, mine survied 3" of water. I let it dry out, cleaned up the outside and it runs like new still. The self-feed bits pull it through the heaviest 2" solid, dry, and well aged oak -- without burning the wood. And its not just for pros. Anyone who has to do electrical, plumbing, or has to drill through studs or heavy wood, will benefit from this tool.
Summary: I had to do a pretty big remodolling project on my grandma's house (new plumbing, electrical, etc.) and this drill made to job much easier. Boring through doubled joists and top plate didn't phase this drill at all. I do take the warning I've heard to heart though. I suspect that if one wasn't careful and let the drill bind up, it has plenty of strenght to break you wrist or mash any limbs that got caught between it and the structure.
Summary: I have been building my own house for the past four months. I have sub contracted some of the trades but electrical I did myself. An electrician friend of mine helped me lay things out and got me started. He also gave me some great advice when he told me to buy a hole hawg. Equipped with a ship auger bit, you can drill out an entire wall in the time it would take you to drill one stud with a 3/8" drill and a spade bit. This drill is very heavy and obviously well made.
Summary: i am an electrician who roughs houses all day long ,and this drill is the best . it's beyond heavy duty and you know that if milwaukee is printed on it it's a quality tool . a must tool purchase for someone who drills threw studs and thick joists .