Summary: I don't have a bad thing to say about this Milwaukee hammer drill driver, Model 2611-24. I use it every day on the jobsite and it performes like it has a cord. It got lots of power and long runtime on a single charge. it'a good solid performer. Nothing but HEAVY DUTY...
Milwaukee Hammer Drill is an excellent project tool
22 June 2012
Summary: Item was as described. Drill was comparable in cost. The kit is well thought out for its use. Durable and battery is long lasting. The kit has an extra battery with the charger included. This helps for long projects. One battery charges while the other is in use. This is an excellent value..
Summary: Background - I own a sewer and water excavating company that gets into some building and concrete work as well so we have a lot of experience with corded/cordless tools of many brands. Hilti, Bosch, Dewalt, Makita. After owning several Milwaukee drills including the previous V18 hammerdrill, 14.4v drill, and M12 compact driver this drill takes it all. This is just a initial review of my thoughts, its only been in the shop now for a week.
Summary: I have a wood working operation. We use the 3 18 volt 2611's every day, all day. They are very powerful and can run a 1 3/4 forstner bit deep into multi layer birch plywood. BUT, here is the first of two serious problems. 1. The drills fall out of the chuck all the time. Whether it is a 3/4 inch wood bit with a 1/2 shank or a forstner bit with a 3/8 shank, when I am done drilling, 2 times out of 5, the drill bit is loose and has too often fallen out of the drill onto the...
Summary: First, I'll state that the drill itself, along with the M18 batteries, are great. If it wasn't for Milwaukee's poor service, this would be a 5 star rating. I am a partner in a small home building company. We had previously purchased the compact M18 drill/driver (2601-22) and liked it, so decided to invest in their more powerful "flagship" hammer drill/driver as well.
Summary: I've been using cordless drills professionally for over ten years. This is the first time I opted for a Milwaukee. I've used pretty much every other brand on a job site at one point, but this thing blows them all away. I drove an 8" x 1/2" lag straight into a 6x6 PT post without pre-drilling with a nearly dead battery. Incredible torque, very responsive trigger, not an over-sized body and it has very simple clutch and drill controls. Perfect.
Summary: I don't use the drill much but second gear went out. When I tried to get it fixed Milwaukee said they don't have parts for it. Asked me to purchase a new drill under a "turn in your old drill program". But the price was virtually the same as the on-line price so essentially they were asking me to throw the drill away - a five year old drill that I used about 30 times for household projects.