Summary: I have owned this drill for about two years. It fastened over 5000 screws into an azek roof deck with zero hesitancy. That's 4500+ 3" 'fastenmaster' deck screws with no pre-drilling, along with severall hundred RSS structural screws and lots of other miscellaneous odds and ends.
Summary: I own and use several compact drills. However, this Milwaukee 2601-22 18-volt is my game changer. The machine is relatively small but when you feel it, it makes you say, "This guy means business.
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.
Summary: I've had this drill for several years now and it's been perfect for it's intended use. I have used it for everything from drilling dozens of spade bits and ever other type of drilling. It has never let me down. I bought one for my son and will also be getting one for my daughter.
Summary: I've had this for a year now, and has worked flawlessly. The battery life is great especially in stand-by, but the two battery set has proved essential because these lithium batteries give no indication when they are about to run out on you. Everything just suddenly stops.
Summary: It is not fair to judge a product based on using it for what it is NOT designed to do! If you are going to do large projects, do not buy a compact drill and complain about how it is underpowered! I've been using cordless drills for decades.
Summary: Buying an 18v drill a few years ago after doing much research I concluded that a Ryobi would suit me fine, but I have since tore the internals up. This Milwaukee 2601 is smaller, lighter and better built. The specs said it has more torque but I wondered if I would be able to tell the difference.
Summary: I have never been a fan of cordless drills because of long charging times and short battery life but my corded Mikita drill is starting become worn out so I wanted to try cordless again. This Milwaukee charges the battery in 30 minutes and the drill has tons of power.