In a world where cordless seems to capture all the headlines, it’s always nice to see some love directed towards corded lines as well, like this new 3/8″ corded tradesman’s drill from Milwaukee. With an all-metal gear case and chuck, a whopping eight amp motor, and 0-2800 RPM variable speed, this sucker should really tear through wood and metal.
As you can see in the picture above, Milwaukee’s also given their engineers some free reign with the TPR, resulting in not only a cool-looking drill, but one that’s likely very comfortable as well. The softer-rubber black portions around the grip and rear of the drill should make it a little easier on the hands, and we spy one of our favorite features, too: a nice large trigger that you can squeeze for extended periods without cramps.
Seriously, folks, whether it’s this one or another, you should own a 3/8″ corded drill. Besides pros who need to drill all day — too long to use battery power alone — every homeowner or DIYer will eventually find his or herself looking to drill a hole while all the cordless batteries are flat. It’s nice to be able to reach into a drawer and pull out the corded day-saver. And at $70, why not?