Share your experiences and opinions about this tool.
Mine has lasted for many years without any problems. One warning though, when hitting an unexpected nail or other obstacle in a top plate, this tool can toss you off a ladder, and the head will rotate a bit.
I like this drill so much I bought the same one after my first one got ripped off! Don`t use it all the time, but when you need it, you need it!
And Angus, I use self feeding auger bits
This is a powerful tool with a well made motor. I expect it will last me a lifetime. The head can be rotated 180 degrees and the head coupler can be switched around for high or low speed.
But, I hate using it. While it has the power to hog through most anything, once it really 'torques down' the head spins. Considering it is a D-handle means it spins your hand, wrist, and arm up in it's wicked twisting. I could say that's just a testament to it's power but rather I believe it's really a dangerous design fault that Milwaukee should consider addressing in the future.
The D handle drill is great, but the right angle attachment is kinda silly. Like others have said, the head will rotate when it binds, and I've already fried the gearing in mine. $90 to replace. I like the timberwolf much better for any heavy duty drilling.
If a guy was not careful, this tool could put him to sleep. I have never seen it happen, but imagine it has knocked a few guys off their ladders.
I use it for 3/4" holes drilling through studs and joist to run new wire. Works very well. I also use it with a 2" Auger bit for drain lines. This is where it can be dangerous. Although, newer lumber is not nearly as tough to drill. Hole hot would be nice to have in addition to this tool. I only have room for one, this is my choice.
Okay I've had helpers knock themselves silly with this, but due to carelessness. I find the hole hawg too slow for many projects. A must for joist drilling for pipe and wiring, and if you need to drill a 4" hole through an 8" box beam this is how to do it.