|Review by spaids||posted 01-05-2009 07:02 PM||1782 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
- Milwaukee 2601-22 18V Lithium-ion 1/2" Compact Driver
- Brand: Milwaukee | Category: Drill-Drivers
I got this drill for Christmas and have been very impressed with everything about it. It does what you expect a drill to do, it has the torque you need. Where it goes beyond that is its light weight and power use. I used this drill extensively for several hours on a single battery. When I finally used up the first battery I was initially afraid that the drill was broken. I thought it was broken because it was behaving as though it had full strength right up to its last drop of battery life and then a very VERY quick dead drill. When this thing runs out it turns off almost like a switch. No more of this good drill for the first 10 minutes of a battery and then a half powered drill and so on as the battery drains. This Milwaukee gives you all its gas right the very end. Also it seems that the chuck is unusually easy to use. You can get a clamp on your bit that is much tighter than the grip you had to squeeze the chuck with. You don’t have to burn your hand with a white knuckle Kung-Fu grip on the chuck and crank the drill to full power. It just takes a mild grip and an easy pull on the trigger and that sucker locks down hard.
Its light, comfortable in your hand, powerful and long working. This drill performs so well that I will now be looking more closely at Milwaukee for every tool purchase.
Oh and one more thing. The batteries have built in meters showing you the life left in the charge. So if your at half juice and your gonna be up on a roof or something then you can just swap out your half dead battery for a fresh one on the charger. There is no damage from topping off a charge and you saved yourself a trip down the ladder. It nice to NOT be surprised by how much life is left in your charge.
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