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Milwaukee 0300-20 1/2-Inch Drill: Reliability and Power

Milwaukee 0300-20 1/2-Inch Drill: Reliability and Power

Jan 30, 2012

When you have a classic powerhouse drill in your toolbox you there is very little you can’t

Milwaukee 0300-20 1/2″ Drill

do. While I love the convenience of cordless drills, they sometimes don’t have the power and longevity needed for the job. Milwaukee’s 0300-20 is as powerful as they come in an entry level drill. This drill sports an 8 Amp motor, no one makes one stronger in this class and the drill uses heat treated steel gears for reliable strength. I have had this drill for 6 years and have abused the daylights out of it, but so far the only thing I have had to replace is the cord. It is that strong and reliable.

The chuck on this unit is built to work hard. Its solid steel  construction uses a key to make sure you can bite down on those large, high torque bits that will try anyone’s patience. No worrying about a bit slipping lose with these shark teeth in action.

I use this drill to drill big holes through thick, dense wood, to mix a bag of mortar,  screw 6″ lag bolts through pressure treated lumber and more. It has never failed me, it has so much torque I have to make sure and use 2 firm hands so it doesn’t whack my shins when it is running. I simply think this is one of the best drills in its class.

The biggest advantages of the Milwaukee 0300-20 8 Amp 1/2-Inch Drill:

  • Raw power
  • Half Inch Chuck can handle all standard bits and saw hole attachments
  • Durability
  • Reversible, Multi speed

Milwaukee 0300-20 8 Amp 1/2-Inch Drill Kit specs:

  • 1/2-inch keyed chuck
  • Locking side handle rotates 360 degrees
  • Quiet heat treated steel gears
  • 0 to 850 rpm
  • Amazon consumers have given this drill a 4 1/2 out of 5 star review

What’s in the box?

  • Drill
  • handle
  • key chuck
  • 5 Year limited Warranty
  • 30 day money back guarantee


Amazon offers this Milwaukee Drill at a great price around $109 ( the cheapest I found on line) and you can get free shipping, no tax and enjoy their easy return policy.