Milwaukee has a long-standing reputation of building fantastic and rugged power tools, and the Milwaukee hammer drill is no exception to its product range. A striking feature about this power tool is that it uses the latest battery technology- the lithium ion battery that delivers constant power without any loss of trickle charge or voltage when the battery is in the idle mode.
In terms of manufacturing and construction of the tool, it is impressive, with a body that can last long. However, most tools that are meant to be this rugged and long-lasting tend to disappoint in terms of the internal quality. But the Milwaukee Hammer Drill doesnt prove to be let down on this department either. The power tool is packed with quality and functionality, and is quite rare among the other small hammer drills and driver in its class. The drill itself is very light at 6.7 lbs, and is very comfortable to use.
The quality of the batteries is also worth noting about the Milwaukee Drill. The battery provides 28 volts of power, and yet its overall size and weight are comparable with smaller capacity 18 volt CAD packs. This additional power without additional weight is a huge advantage and a breakthrough when it comes to battery technology. It is especially a boon for those who require working with their hammer drill for longer time. The kit that comes along with the Milwaukee Hammer Drill includes a belt mounted quick release clip that is very useful for outdoor jobs. You can carry it with you to the job site and easily unclip and clip it back to the mount.
The lithium ion batteries come with a one hour charger, and the batteries themselves last almost twice as long as the conventional and similar weighing, 18 volt batteries. Thus, these batteries provide enough power for most woodworking jobs and are suitable for most frantic contractors. The battery packs can be installed either in front or in the rear. When installed in front, the overall length of the power tool is cut down by some inches; this in turn proves very helpful when working in cramped and confined spaces. The battery, when installed in the rear, allows the tool to achieve better balance. To keep an eye on the power available in the battery, Milwaukee has added a gauge onto the power tool that is in the form of four lights on the front side of each of the four packs of batteries.
Power source: corded- electric
Weight: 6.7 pounds
Batteries Included: Yes
Speed: 600-1800 rpm
Torque: 600 in.-lbs
Blows per minute: 9,000-27,000
Rugged and long-lasting exterior
High-quality and long lasting batteries
Powerful motor and effective hammering system with variable speed setting
The price of the Milwaukee Hammer Drill can be deterrent, at around $375
The technology and simplicity of the Milwaukee Hammer Drill makes it a very formidable opponent to its other competitors. In addition, it provides enough capabilities and features to make it a useful tool for both the home and on the job. At the end of the day, this power tool is worthy of a 4/5 rating.