Summary: I have used Kango Hammer Drills for years. When I needed to replace my last one a few years ago it had been discontinued and I was very disappointed. Then I heard that Milwaukee had bought it out and were revamping the drill. I bought it as soon as it was released. They really brought it home. I have had it for over 6 years and it still just keeps hammering away. Highly recommend, anti-vibration handle really improved the drilling.
Summary: First off Amazon had the cheapest price on this drill. arrived in 2 days. worked it all day today drilling 1 1/2 holes in solid rock. this drill runs circles around the makitia and bosch. if you need a drill this big,milwaukee is the only way to go.
Summary: The very first thing i noticed about this particular model was its weight. To a guy like me heavy means well built, and this thing is one heavy mother. It's great because it has enough power to jack hammer the hell out of anything, and with the turn of a knob, you can drill a 6" hole through 3 feet of granite. This is the greatest most magnificent power tool i have ever owned, and i own many. I've been a plumber for many years and I swear by Milwaukee tools.
Summary: I have owned one of these before (a used item that had seen very hard use). I bought this one new and it is awesome! >The new side handle is longer offering better control. >Letting the machine do the work works wonders. I have only used it to hammer through 5" of frozen asphalt (with the DeWalt asphalt cutting blade) so far. It took a few minutes but worked well. It is not a compressed air jack-hammer but it will do the job. It will only take a bit longer.
Summary: I had initially passed this by and thought a smaller hammer drill would meet my needs. Turns out, if you want to go through fieldstone and granite and other really hard stuff, and if you want to drill deeply into said materials, you need this. For my particular project, I needed to drill through a number of rocks of different sizes and composition ~ about 15' if it was all stacked up.