milwaukee cordless drill review

Milwaukee M18 BPD-402C




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The Milwaukee M18 BPD-402C cordless drill also has the capabilities of a cordless screwdriver. Thus, it can be used in two ways, which may attract some users. The device uses a Li-Ion battery, whose voltage is 18 V. This is an above-average value, which is more than sufficient for home use. Excellent is the battery capacity of 4 Ah. Charging time is within 60 minutes. As for the dimensions of the drill, it is 74.5 cm long and 37 cm high. The size is slightly larger than the average. The weight of 2.1 kg is relatively high, so handling a drill can be more challenging for many people, and working after a few hours with such a heavy drill can be uncomfortable and very painful the next day.

Drilling ratings

In the drilling and function ratings, the Milwaukee M18 BPD-402C performed as follows: The maximum drilling diameter in wood is extraordinarily above average, at 38 mm. The maximum drilling diameter in steel and the chuck capacity is 13 mm, which is quite a decent value. The maximum diameter for masonry is 16 mm. The torque is then 60 Nm, which is an above-average value. Overall, all these parameters make the drill a mighty machine. You can compare all parameters with the average values in the table below.
Parameter Makita DHP485
Chuck Capacity 13 mm
No Load Speed (Hi) 0 – 1,800 rpm
Voltage 18 V
Max. in Wood 38 mm
Max. in Masonry 16 mm
Max. in Steel 13 mm
Battery Type Li-ion
Weight 2.1 kg
Battery capacity (ah) 4 ah
Brushless Motor Yes
Reverse Yes
Max Fastening Torque 60 Nm

Expert Review

Milwaukee M18 BPD-402C is extremely surprising with its capabilities; it is compelling, which plays into the hands of battery voltage 18 V and torque 60 Nm. However, it is otherwise a relatively suitable machine for professionals, which should satisfy the user during work. Equally good is the presence of impact for drilling into the wall. If you are looking for something extra for a similar price, we recommend exploring the Festool 576447 T offer, or one of the others evaluated.


Users rate the Milwaukee M18 BPD-402C quite positively. The great benefits include two batteries in the package, which also fit into the trunk of the device together with other small things such as bits, etc. The drill is very powerful; according to users, it is on a professional level.