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Forum topic by Robert posted 05-19-2020 01:12 PM 342 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert

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05-19-2020 01:12 PM

I am quite underwhelmed by the lack of power. It has less power than my little 12V DeWalt drill.

I will not drive a screw it simply stalls out. This is the main reason I bought it.

I’m wondering is this the drill or is something wrong?

I’ve received no response from Milwaukee yet.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 05-19-2020 02:00 PM

Are you asking about a battery drill? Which model? To me, a Milwaukee right angle is a plug in beast that will drill 5” holes through layers of 2x lumber during building construction!

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#2 posted 05-19-2020 03:02 PM

Sorry. Its the M18v line.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#3 posted 05-19-2020 04:08 PM

I have the straight 18v drills. Plenty of power. We also used them at work, drilled alot of steel and concrete. I have not used a right angle, but I am surprised it lacks power.

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#4 posted 05-19-2020 04:25 PM



I ve received no response from Milwaukee yet.

Look and see if there is something just below the switch that can be turned, lots of times just the act of running it will cause that to reset the power.

- Robert


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#5 posted 05-19-2020 04:30 PM

Is the clutch setting adjusted to the work? I have that same drill and more often have to worry about it stripping screws because of too much power.

-- ~Walker

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#6 posted 05-19-2020 04:41 PM

I have the same drill that was included in a 10 or so tool package. While all of the other tools have plenty of power, I also found that the right angle drill did not. I will have to look at it now and see if the recommendation by Robert and Walker will make a difference.

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#7 posted 05-19-2020 10:02 PM

It’s made in China if that means anything.

I had a cheap Ryobi that would twist your wrist.

This one Boom, it just stops, just like a dead battery.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#8 posted 05-19-2020 11:42 PM

I use mine albeit a 28v model to raise a 540 sq.foot sail in about 45 seconds. I know people who also use them to raise a man up their mast for masthead work. Lots of power and several cycles before recharging.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 05-19-2020 11:57 PM

Because of Paul’s response that the drill can do the work, I had a thought.

Is it a real Milwaukee battery you are using?? I only ask because last year at Christmas I bought some XYZ 12v Milwaukee “like” batteries, and they don’t pull their weight worth squat. At least not in comparison to the real thing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 05-20-2020 12:38 AM

Have you contacted Milwaukee? It may be defective.

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