Milwaukee M12 Cordless Drill Driver Kit Review: Pros & Cons
1) Durable and reliable design; it will not break down after years of use.
(It is made from high quality materials like aluminum alloy and steel.)
2) Easy to operate; just turn the handle clockwise or counterclockwise to start up the drill.
There are no buttons or other complicated controls needed to operate the tool.
3) The drill head is large enough to cut through wood with ease.
You can easily use the drill to remove small pieces of wood without breaking them.
4) It comes with a corded drill which allows you to work around power outages when you have no electricity at home.
1) It does not come with a hammer drill, so if you want one, then you need to buy another one separately.
2) It does not come with a battery charger, so you will need to purchase one separately.
3) The drill only works on standard household electrical outlets.
If you plan to use it outside, then you need to invest in an external power source such as solar panel or wind turbine generator.
The Bottom Line: This is a durable and reliable tool that can be used anywhere. (Just remember to bring your own power source if you plan on using the drill outside your house!)
How to use:
A few words of advice before you start using the drill. First, make sure to wear safety goggles and a breathing mask to avoid damaging your eyes and lungs.
Second, always hold the drill firmly when operating it; do not let the drill bit “run away” from you or you might lose control and cause severe injury.
First, make sure that you have read through the manual carefully and know how to use the drill. Remember, you cannot start operating the drill until it has fully charged.
(Charging may take between 12 to 24 hours depending on which charger you are using.)
Second, choose the bit that best suits your needs and load it into the chuck of the drill. Make sure that the drill bit is tightly secured in place before operating the drill.
Third, choose the speed that works for you. Different materials require different speeds in order to effectively cut through them.
(Slower speeds are recommended for tougher materials like hardwood. Faster speeds are best for soft materials like sheet metal.)
Finally, start operating the drill and begin cutting through your chosen material. Hold the drill firmly and make sure that you are in control of the drill bit at all times.
(Losing grip on the drill bit while it is spinning can cause injury.)
How to take care of your cordless drill:
Just like any other machine, cordless drills require maintenance in order to work properly. Make sure to clean the drill every now and then in order to maintain its longetivity.
(Most of the gunk and dirt that accumulate can easily be cleaned off with some water and a rag.) Make sure to unjam any bits that have become stuck in the drill before continuing to use it.
In addition to this, you should also store the drill in a cool and dry place in order to prevent it from rusting. Make sure to place the drill in a well-ventilated area as exposing it to moisture can lead to oxidation, which will destroy the internal parts of the drill.
Finally, you should regularly change the batteries of the drill in order to ensure that it continues working properly. Depending on how much you use the drill, you may need to replace its batteries once every two months up to once a year.
If you have any questions about the cordless drill, place them in the comment section below. I will attempt to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Links to other Tools:
Part 1: The types of Woodworking Tools
Part 2: Bolt Cutters
Part 3: Drills (Bits, Chuck, and the Keyless Chuck)
Part 4: Hammers (The Hammer, Mallet, and Ball Peen)
Part 5: Levels (The Three Different Types)
Part 6: The Four Mainwoods of Sawing (Saws, the Bow Saw, the Back Saw, and the Compound Mitre Saw)
Part 7: Screwdrivers (Slotted, Phillips, Robertson, and Pozi)
Part 8: The Hand Planes (The Low-Angle Smoothing Plane, The Jack Plane, The Fore Plane, and The Block Plane)
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