MILWAUKEE M18 2601-22 IS THE BEST ON THE MARKET FOR PRICE AND WORKABILITY.
4 March 2014
Summary: MY HUSBAND HAD BORROWED A DRILL LIKE THIS FROM MY SON AND LOVED THE CONVENIENCE OF 2 BATTERIES AND POWER TO HANDLE THE JOB.WE LOOKED AT ALL HARDWARE AND DEPT STORES TO COMPARE PRICES AND BRANDS .THIS DRILL WON EVERY TIME.BEST PRICE AND WORK FRIENDLY.
Summary: he drill performed well initially but eventually failed. When I tried to get warranty service I was told that the part that broke was not covered under the warranty. I had it repaired at a local authorized repair shop and that lasted about month before another part failed and yep you guessed it, that part was not covered under the warranty either.
Summary: Initially I liked the drill, and for the most part it did what it needed to do.(at least for first 2 years) I'm a homeowner, so its not like I'm putting this under a lot of stress each time, or using it a lot, but I have to say it just doesn't hold up with battery charges like my 12 volt Makita has. Those are Ni-Cads, and the Makita has far more power and torque, than these 18 volt LI-ion's.
Summary: The Milwaukee model 2601-22 Cordless 1/2" Compact Drill Driver Kit was designed for professionals. It's weight and balance is a nice design to help in minimizing fatique. I also like the Battery Fuel Gauge that comes with the Compact Red Lithium Battery Packs and the quick 30-Minute Charger. I've used Dewalt and Makita drills for comparison.
Summary: I was always a die hard Milwaukee fan and when I saw this drill at the local tool store, I just had to buy it. I have been using this drill for abut 2 years now and wish I would have done more research before purchasing. Please beware Milwaukee was bought out by a Chinese company TTI (Techtronic Industries) in 2005; they also own AEG power tools and Ryobi. Ever since TTI took over Milwaukee, they have had numerous battery issues and just over all quality problems.
Summary: This thing is a beast. Maybe I feel this way because I'm coming off a recently blown up Crapsman 18v drill that was sub par. However, I do have experience with the Panasonic 15.6v drill that has been arguably the best drill out there. I would easily put this up against the Panasonic anytime. Sure the Milwaukee is brand new and the Panasonic has been around for years so we'll see what the China-made Milwaukee will do long term.