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Milwaukee Super Hawg 2709-22 Review

You may not know this, but among other things I'm a master plumber. Yeah, the Ask the Builder founder is a plumber too!

I've been one for over 35 years and during that time I've loved installing waste, vent and water supply lines.

As you might expect, I've used beefy corded right-angle drills for decades to drill the huge holes through studs and joists for 3, 2 and 1 1/2-inch drain pipes.

These high-torque tools are what you need to bore through 2x material in seconds.

When I heard about a cordless right-angle drill that could do what corded had done for decades, I had to experience it to believe it.

Just two days ago I got to use the opens in a new windowMilwaukee Super Hawg on a real job site putting in real plumbing pipes.

opens in a new windowHere it is just after drilling the hole necessary to put in the kitchen sink drain pipe. Photo credit: Tim Carter

Here it is just after drilling the hole necessary to put in the kitchen sink drain pipe. This is the image featured in the opens in a new windowFebruary 3, 2016 Newsletter. Photo credit: Tim Carter

When it bored through a double 2x6 without even a whimper, I was speechless.

opens in a new windowHere it is chomping through the wood like you'd bite into a soft marshmallow. Photo credit: Tim Carter

Here it is chomping through the wood like you'd bite into a soft marshmallow. Photo credit: Tim Carter

This two-speed tool has 0-350 RPMS in low gear and 0-950 RPMS is high.

opens in a new windowThis nameplate has graced job sites for decades and will continue to do so as long as Milwaukee engineers keep producing great tools like this. Photo credit: Tim Carter

This nameplate has graced job sites for decades and will continue to do so as long as Milwaukee engineers keep producing great tools like this. Photo credit: Tim Carter

With the 18-volt battery installed, the tool weighs in at 14 pounds, but that's needed to offset the torque the tool develops.

This battery could have supplied all the power to drill all the holes on the entire job! Photo credit: Tim Carter

This battery could have supplied all the power to drill all the holes on the entire job! Photo credit: Tim Carter

You can visit the Milwaukee website to get all the fancy specs on this tool if you want, but all you really need to know is that it works and if it does bore over seventy-five 2 and 9/16-inch holes as it says on the box the tool came in, that's all you need for a day or two's work.

On this big job I just finished with two full baths, a kitchen, laundry room and master bath with a whirlpool I only had to drill a total of 34 holes for all of the waste and vent pipes. That means I could have done the entire job on one charge.

Remember, this tool comes with internal battery and tool intelligence. Small microchips in the battery and the tool work in tandem to deliver TOP performance and to protect your investment from overheating or damage.

Thanks Milwaukee! opens in a new windowC opens in a new windowLICK HERE to buy a Super Hawg right now.

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