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Moon Lake Refuge

Milwaukee fuel 1/2 brushless drill/driver

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Anyone use this yet?  I just picked one up because my old milwaukee(brushed motor) wasnt able to lift the fish house.  We have a tungue jack up front that it worked fine on but back by the wheels it struggled.  had 500inch lbs of torque and this new one has 1200.  Hoping that pushes me over the edge and does the trick.  Already have 4 2ah batteries so wanted to stick with the brand.  Any feedback would be appreciated!

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My other milwaukees work great for everything else.  If the fuel wont lift it there isn't another cordless drill out there that will outside of impact which would grind up the gears..  likely going to electric jacks now.

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Mikita puts out a high torque drill and the Rigid as well plus a life time warranty on Rigid drill and batteries you can't beat. If you burn either up your asking way way too much from the drill.

 Too Bad about the Fuel.  All 3 mentioned are great drills for ice augers and all are handle the 8" Nils like a champ.

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I dont know.  I was looking for about 1000 inch lbs and the milwaukee advertises 1200 which makes me think I may have had a defective unit.  I may be looking in the wrong place but I dont show either of those drills getting there in torque?  I wouldve tried for another but I think we're going electric to make it easier.

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On 8/11/2016 at 7:30 AM, Moon Lake Refuge said:

I dont know.  I was looking for about 1000 inch lbs and the milwaukee advertises 1200 which makes me think I may have had a defective unit.  I may be looking in the wrong place but I dont show either of those drills getting there in torque?  I wouldve tried for another but I think we're going electric to make it easier.

Is it possible the 1000 inch pound figure is not correct?   Did you, or could, you put a torque wrench on the jack and see what it takes?

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9 hours ago, delcecchi said:

Is it possible the 1000 inch pound figure is not correct?   Did you, or could, you put a torque wrench on the jack and see what it takes?

I did run a torque wrench and was hitting around 800-1000.  It's possible that if I had one jack higher than the other the torque went up.  Biggest issue I have is that I have exceeded the torque on plenty of othe drills and the clutch just slipped rather than breaking in the past.  Again I love their product so I'm leaning/ hoping more towards one defective drill.  Ether way it showed me my application was to close to capacity for that drill to be reliable,

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Did you have the clutch in the locked "drill" position?   Some cordless drills have such a position.

Is this the drill?

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2603-22

That page says 725 inch pounds, but it has a 5 year warranty.  

On the other hand, this page says 1200

http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwaukee-2703-22-fuel-m18-18v-5-0-ah-cordless-lithium-ion-1-2-in--drill-driver-kit/miln2703-22,default,pd.html

as does this one... 

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2703-22

 

Looks like one is the 2603 and the other is the 2703

 

Then there is the 2704 and 2705.  

They talk about "peak torque" in all the specs.... wonder what that means.

Anyway, these have to be in screw mode to have the clutch work.  looked at the manual pdf.   It seems to be separate mode thing, unlike what I am used to where it is setting on the clutch.  

Did you have the clutch in the locked "drill" position?   Some cordless drills have such a position.

Is this the drill?

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2603-22

That page says 725 inch pounds, but it has a 5 year warranty.  

On the other hand, this page says 1200

http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwaukee-2703-22-fuel-m18-18v-5-0-ah-cordless-lithium-ion-1-2-in--drill-driver-kit/miln2703-22,default,pd.html

as does this one... 

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2703-22

 

Looks like one is the 2603 and the other is the 2703

 

Then there is the 2704 and 2705.  

They talk about "peak torque" in all the specs.... wonder what that means.

Anyway, these have to be in screw mode to have the clutch work.  looked at the manual pdf.   It seems to be separate mode thing, unlike what I am used to where it is setting on the clutch.  

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Yep two different drills there and yes it had drive or hammer and I had it in the driver function.  Still felt like a great drill and more torque than any battery drill I've ever used, but just wouldn't do what I needed and I didnt have any other use for it to justify keeping it.

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