Milwaukee 9072-20 Summary
The little brother in from Milwaukee
The Milwaukee 9072-20 is the lower specification device of the two electric wrench drivers produced by the brand in the 9072 range. That however also means that the price is lower. This version features a Quik-Lok cord which is convenient when using in and about the house. It also features a pin-detent system which is designed to securely retain sockets or adapters during transportation and storage reducing the possibility of damage caused to the tool.
The 9072-20 is capable of 300 foot-ponds of torque which is the same as its brother in the Milwaukee range and provides this torque in two directions of forward and reverse. The variable speed motor is capable of spinning at 1,800 RPM with no-load attached. It is fully rated and capable for drilling applications or driving in and out lag-bolts. Power to weight ratio is good and achieved from a 7.0 amp motor drives a unique impact mechanism. The special mechanism achieves desired installation torque faster and loosens rusted or fretted bolts in less time. The tools weight is 6 pounds and it stands 11.5 inches tall.
U.S.A. Cordless: No, Max. Torque (ft.-lbs.): 300, Impacts Per Minute (IPM): 1,000-2,600, Drive (in.): 1/2, Speed – No Load (RPM): 1,800, Reversible: Yes, Amps: 7, Volts: 120, Battery Included: No, Charger Included: No, Tool Length (in.): 11 5/8, Tool Weight (lbs.): 6.0
Details of the Milwaukee’s 9072-20
- 300 foot-pounds of torque
- 7 amp motor drives unique impact mechanism
- 600-1800 RPM on load speed
- AC-only variable speed reversing switch with speed setting dial
- 10-foot quik-lok 2-wire cord
The Recommendation for the Milwaukee tool
This product does not produce the largest power and torque for its range but has a good power to weight ratio. It is considered as a budget 1/2 inch tool that will get the job done. The reliability of the 9070-20 has been questioned in the past so its worth investing in insurance or ensuring that a warranty is obtained at purchase. It is not ideal for every day constant use but will be good for around the house and occasional domestic use.
Although it is a budget model, it is advisable for frequent tool users to spend an extra 15% and buy the best model in the electric impact driver range, the DW-292K.