Milwaukee 0240-20 Review

Milwaukee 0240-20

Milwaukee 0240-20 Milwaukee
0240-20

3/8" Keyless VSR
Power Drill
3/8" Keyless Chuck
Price Level: $
Power

8

Amps
Speed

2800

Max RPM
Weight

4.3

Pounds
Capacity

1

In. Wood Bit
Warranty

5

Year

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



KEY STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
POWER The 0240-20 is 12% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for amperage. The motor carries 0.8 amps more electrical current load than the average 7.2 amp corded drill.
SPEED This Milwaukee drill is 157% faster than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 1710 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
WEIGHT It is 8% lighter than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for lower weight. It weighs 0.4 lbs less than the average 4.6 lb corded drill and should decrease operator fatigue.
CAPACITY This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
WARRANTY Milwaukee's 5-year limited tool warranty is significantly longer than most drill manufacturers and ranks in the top 30% of drills. Longer warranties can often indicate improved durability with fewer repairs.


Milwaukee 0240-20 Cordless Drill


PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Power 8 amps - The 0240-20 is 12% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for amperage. The motor carries 0.8 amps more electrical current load than the average 7.2 amp corded drill.
Capacity
Wood
1" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
Speed 0-2800 RPM - This Milwaukee drill is 157% faster than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 1710 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
Capacity
Steel
0.375" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for bit capacity in steel with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average bit capacity in steel for corded drills is 3/8".  
Power
Ratio
1.9 P/W - The Milwaukee 0240-20 has an 19% higher than average power-to-weight ratio and ranks in the top 40% of efficiently designed power drills. The P/W ratio is 0.3 higher than the 1.6 average ratio for corded drills.
Gear
Reduction
Single - Gear systems without double or triple reduction generally provide less torque for a given amperage. They operate less efficiently at lower speeds and the gears receive more stress and wear.  


DURABILITY RATINGS
Gear
Housing
All-Metal - The Milwaukee 0240-20 is manufactured with an all-metal gear housing that protects the transmission and prevents the drill from cracking when dropped onto hard surfaces such as concrete.
Gears All-Metal - The transmission contains all-metal gears that provide superior durability compared to nylon gears found in some drills. Gears spin at high RPMs and are susceptible to material break-down.
Warranty 5-Year - Milwaukee's 5-year limited tool warranty is significantly longer than most drill manufacturers and ranks in the top 30% of drills. Longer warranties can often indicate improved durability with fewer repairs.


CONVENIENCE RATINGS
Weight 4.25 lbs - It is 8% lighter than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for lower weight. It weighs 0.4 lbs less than the average 4.6 lb corded drill and should decrease operator fatigue.
Length 10.25 in - Power drill length is a personal preference, but shorter is generally better to help you in close quarters such as under a sink, or drilling in-between studs. Torque is harder to handle if the drill is too short though.  
Spindle
Lock
No Spindle Lock - The double-sleeve chuck requires two hands to unlock and change the bit. It is significantly more cumbersome than spindle-lock drills. Most keyless chucks now have one-hand bit change.  
Belt
Hook
No Belt Hook - There is no provision to hang the drill on your belt and free-up both hands to perform other tasks. You may be able to purchase a separate belt clip that can be attached to the drill.  
Side
Handle
Side Handle Included - Higher torque levels can cause injury if a bit suddenly binds or the drill slips. A side handle is essential to handle more powerful drills and provides additional stability and control.
VSR VSR - Most cordless drills are equipped with variable speed capability that can be controlled with simple trigger pressure. Reverse is usually performed with the push of a side-to-side button.


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