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milwaukee super hawg

bruce_21 Member Posts: 241
My hole hawg just died today and I sent to the supply house for a super hawg. We"ll see how it performs tomorrow and report back in a few.


  • big willy
    big willy Member Posts: 92
    Milwaukee super hawg

    My two right angle drill have enough power but they break alot. I think at this point the repair parts have more than over come the origonal purchase price. not to mention my time to make the repair. So I am thinking about the milwaukee super hawg. It has a real close turn at the chuck and a 13 amp moter. The smaller right angle drills are only 7 amp. I havent seen anyone with these in th field yet. any exuse for a new tool but i don't want the same problems I have now with the smaller drills.
  • [Deleted User]
    hole hawg

    i have one and use it rarely it's very bulky and if your using it in retro work it's extremely hard to fit in a 2 x 4 wall with out damaging the rock on the other side but as for rough in plumbing it's strong enough to deal with just about anything ,i have been also using porter cables right angle drill for many years and have only gone through 2 in over 22 years and most of it was for waste and vent i have found that porter cables right angle is a lot stronger then the milwalke and my first one lasted me over 15 years ,the bigggest difference is don't buy your power tools at the depo or such go to a real contractors tool supply house that sells and services what they sell i have for many years and have a great realationship with them when it breaks they fix it and when it shot i buy a new one and they usually always throw some thing extra in peace and good luck clammy
  • Maine Ken
    Maine Ken Member Posts: 531

    You got big arms???? If not...you will. The superhawg is a heavy piece. I love mine. However overhead drilling is mighty tiring. It has never stopped in a hole. It has lifted all 265 of me with ease.

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  • hvacfreak
    hvacfreak Member Posts: 439

    If it is the one with the same shape as the Timberwolf , I have heard nothing but good about it . The orig. Hole Hawg was just stupid...drilling a hole with something shaped like a 12 inch cinder block. The B&D / Dewalt Timberwolf was the best angle drill , the new Milwakee may be as good or better from what I've heard.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    i read this then Maine Kens reply..

    i am inclined to agree with him .*~/:)

    that is a lot of drill for most people to lugg about.

    Timber wolf/Black and Decker professional industrial were the thing to have...the rpms and clutch features were what i liked the most ...i tend to like the slow side for drilling..the Milwaukee has some zippier rpms and is a bit heavier i am not really a fan of it although it does have some strength to it...the Dewalt that looks the same as the timber wolf does not seem quite the same to me maybe it is the colour of the thing..yellow plastic just doesn't seem to speak to me.*~/:)

    the Super Hogg looks like something that would "Talk Back" on my skinny little 190lb frame. :)
  • Al Corelli_2
    Al Corelli_2 Member Posts: 395
    Hole and Super Hawgs are different

    I have both.

    I have always preferred the Hole Hawg (12 inch cinderblock) to a regular rt angle drill.

    The Super Hawg is lighter and on low speed, has the slip chuck to keep from losing your limbs. I've only used it a few times, as my career as a plumber is only valid when someone calls in sick. Plus, I hate getting poop on my hands. Back to the boiler room for me. Assistants drill the holes.

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  • big willy
    big willy Member Posts: 92
    I don't mind heavy

    If it really gets the job done. I work alot in San Fransisco
    and all the homes are three and four story. the last one required almost three thousand holes. I counted. To much spare time I think. Anyway there is three of us and we trade of on the drilling. I cant think its any heavier than the hole hog and yes its like a arm breaking cinder block. it never breaks but we never use it the small right angle is just to easy to work with. I have another house thats 3800 sq feet starting next week and I dont want to repair the drill again so I think I will try the super hawg.
  • big willy
    big willy Member Posts: 92

    I used to work as a service plumber. I did it for a while after starting the buisness but as soon as posible we went to strictly mechanical plumbing and HVAC. I love the sweet memories from drain cleaning though. Nothing quite like a exploding bathroom.
  • mtfallsmikey
    mtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    Have not seen the Super Hawg

    But, I still have a 1st gen. Hole Hawg, from '72, rebuilt in '88, blew out the gears, still is awesome! My brother uses it mostly, have to brace it well when using 3 5/8" and 4 5/8" Selfeed bits. I can only imagine how expensive they are now.
  • John Abbott
    John Abbott Member Posts: 356
    super hawg

    I have tried them all and the Super Hawg is the best of the bunch.We drill alot of big holes with self feed bits 4 5/8" 3 5/8" etc.they are truly superior I own three of them.

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