Summary: Expensive - worth every dime. I never regretted spending extra for other Milwaukee tools, still don't. I was going to buy a corded drill as well, but don't think I need it now, this drill covers all the bases for me. Cost of batteries is only downside, but worth it for the convenience.
Pros: Does the heavy work, long runs on one battery
Excerpt: This drill will go through a 6" carring timber with a 2 1/2" bit. and not just once on charge,but make sure you use low gear and set clutch to highest level. I broke the side handle( and almost a finger) when it was drilling and caught a joist,Just as much torque as my M/W right angle. but all is good Milwuakee fixed it right up !!! P.S. the bit was from a plumbers kit not a hole saw!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Ergonomic Design, Powerful
Summary: I mainly bought this drill for the purpose of drilling holes in the ice for ice fishing so I have'nt had a chance to use it yet. I currantly own another make with Ni-MH batteries but they don't hold up in cold weather. These drills are very expensive but I got a great deal on E-bay. This drill has 200 lbs. more tourqe than than my old drill so that will be really nice.
Excerpt: We use these drills in our fabrication and assembly areas. They have proven to be very reliable and the chuck grips drill bits better than other major brands that we tried. If a issue should occur, Milwaukee's on-line repair service is easy to use and turnaround is phenomenal. Battery life is also top notch, all of our batteries are still, some have been in service over 30 months.
Summary: I was in a bind and had to buy a drill, I wanted a litium ion since that is the new craze and went with this Milwaukee. The fuel let me know my battery charge and the 5 yr warranty on both battery and tool
Excerpt: We have bought six drills, one had a trigger switch failure shortly after putting into service but Milwaukee warranty repaired and returned it in three business days. Filing for warranty claim was fast [...] awesome service!
Pros: Easy To Use, Ergonomic Design, Good battery life, Good Battery Power, High toque, No Bit Slippage, Powerful