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: 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.
Buy something with more power, this thing is overpriced junk!
Andrew L. Encinger, Amazon
10 March 2010
Summary: I cannot believe this drill... I have had it for 1 day... batteries fully charged, I added a room to my house and this thing wont even drill through a stud with a 3/4 inch bit. I figured ok, battery wasnt fully charged, put it back on the charger, cranked the torque on the drill all the way up, and still cannot get through a stud without backing it up, pushing forward and backing up again. I sent this 189.00 pile of junk back and bought a cordless 18v dewalt.
Review of Milwaukee compact drill from a V28 owner
Big D "the diggler", Amazon
16 March 2009
Summary: I have been an electrician for over 20 years, and have seen and used alot of cordless drills in this time. I have either owned them or my employees have owned them (Dewalt, Milwaukee, Makita, Hitachi, PC, Panasonic, Bosch). With that being said Milwaukee has been the best brand for me thus far. The Dewalts are junk and the rest of the drills are pretty good with the exception of the Panasonic being quite a bit above average.
Summary: I bought this tool on the strength of the Milwaukee name and I think it will be my last Milwaukee tool. Bad side -- I bought this drill to rebuild my deck and the tool barely made it thru the project. I found it terribly underpowered and it drained batteries at an astounding pace. I was changing batteries every 15 minutes. Gutless...regardless of setting selected, it would bog down at the slightest resistance.
Summary: After owning this drill for just over two years, both batteries are bad and I have downgraded this to a one star. This drill saw very little use so I am very disappointed. Replacement batteries are 80 bucks each so I don't think I'll be replacing them. I have owned a lot of Milwaukee tools and this one really fell short of the others.