Milwaukee 1/2″ D-Handle Right Angle Drill Kit 3002-1 Review
1/2″ D-Handle Right Angle Drill Kit 3002-1
Over the last few months I’ve been testing a new right angle drill while wiring my new workshop. The folks at Milwaukee sent me their 1/2″ D-Handle Right Angle Drill Kit 3002-1 to test and evaluate. Right angle drills are a staple for both plumbers and electricians. Without these specialty drills rough-in electrical and plumbing would be a nightmare!
Model 3002-1 Out Of The Box
The Milwaukee 3oo2-1 comes with a really nice plastic case that features metal latches (serious pet peeve of mine lately are plastic latches). The kit includes the drill, chuck key, side handle, extension and ring clamp. These drills are very versatile because you can remove the right-angle drive unit and convert the drill to a standard drill configuration. So basically you get two drills in one!
- 1/2 in. capacity in steel, handles up to a 2-9/16 in. selfeed bit
- Trigger speed control in two ranges: 0-400/0-900 rpm, reversing
- Powerful 7 amp motor
- Head and handle swivel 360°
Power…Power and more Power
This drill has tons of power! Seriously if you don’t hold on tight you’re likely to get hurt. I’ve been drilling holes for my electrical rough-in and it powers my self-feeding bits through framing lumber like a hot knife through butter. I even drilled through some engineered lumber with ease. This drill will handle a wide range of bits and materials for small and medium sized holes. I’m sure it could handle an occasional 6″ diameter hole but those type of holes are better suited for the bigger drills if you do them all day.
The Milwaukee 3002-1 right angle drill is very well balanced and comfortable to use. The D-Handle grip is perfect for these large size drills and makes the drill much easier to control. This drill is also reversible which is a must on these large drills with some of the large boring bits.
If I had to change one thing on this drill it would be the location of the reverse switch. You can see it on the bottom of the handle. I would prefer having it up on the top of the handle where you can reach it with your thumb or index finger.
Milwaukee makes some really good quality tools. This right angle drill is seriously rugged and built to take the abuse and rigors of tough job site conditions. Honestly I can’t really find anything to change worth pointing out except for my slight change on the reverse switch. I give this right angle drill two thumbs up and a very high recommendation. If you’re in the market for a tough, powerful, versatile D-Handle Right Angle Drill then I suggest you consider the Milwaukee 3002-1 Kit.
You can buy this drill at the following link for around $260.
- Milwaukee 3002-1 1/2-inch Right Angle Drill Kit from Tool King
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