Milwaukee Installation Drill/Driver | Popular Woodworking Magazine

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Tool: Drill / driver installation Buy now

Producer: Milwaukee

MSRP: $ 179 (bare instrument)

I mainly use 12 volt wireless tools in my shop. Modern technology helps you do a lot with lighter and more compact tools. But it was only when I had to install hardware in a kitchen full of kitchen cabinets that I realized how essential that compactness and flexibility were to these tasks.

Milwaukee Tool’s Brushless Installation Drill / Driver comes with four different heads – one standard 3/8 chuck, a 1/4 quick release hex shank, offset shank and 90 ° shank. The offset and 90 ° attachments cleared a few different jams for me (with cabinets and worktops already installed). There is a bit compartment built into the handle and an LED that does a good job of lighting dark corners of cabinets. It has lots of torque and an adjustable clutch for delicate hardware screws. The only thing that takes some getting used to is the top-mounted button to switch between forward and backward (an OK compromise for a sleaker design).


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