Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill Review

If you’re that person who prefers to fix things on your own rather than contacting a handyman who is paid for labor, then you should own this tough and sturdy power tool created by Milwaukee.  Milwaukee has led the industry in both durability and performance since 1924.  The company became famous for creating time-saving accessories and innovative hand tool products such as this Milwaukee 2691-22-18-volt Compact Drill.

I have purchased my Milwaukee 2691-22 last year and found it to be very amazing and powerful.  Today, I’m gonna take you to an informative Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill Review and let’s find out how this device was loved by many DIYers out there.  The Combo Kit is can be regarded as an excellent combination of professionals.  Included in the kit are two powerful tools: The Compact Drill and the Impact Driver.  Definitely not cheap knowing that the kit comes with two tools, and with their performances, surely you get what you pay for.

So, are you ready? Let’s get started!

Features of Milwaukee 2691-22

In this Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill Review, the article is limited only to the Compact one.  Together, let’s explore this tool and let’s find out how this device will help you a lot in the home and in other tasks.

Powerful Driver and Drill

The Milwaukee 2691-22 18v Compact Drill is indeed a powerful tool that can deliver a torque up to 400 inches with a drill speed that ranges from 0-350 RPM depending on your need.  It’s like a good buddy in applications including running wire, drilling metal to run conduit, conduit clamps, running copper pipe, PEX, anchoring, drilling pilot holes’ ductwork, fastening duct and general fastening.  Such model allows you to finish tasks easier and quicker than other brands and models.

Milwaukee 2691-22

Milwaukee 2691-22

It is cordless and is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.  This is what I like about cordless power tools.  You don’t have to limit tasks in areas where electricity is accessible.  You can perform tasks outside the house or building provided that the battery is fully charged.

Moreover, its battery is designed as compact and very light.  It can just be easily glided to its space without affecting the performance.  Such design also allows you for easy handling of the device.

Ergonomic Design

Weighing only 4 pounds, the device is super light and handy.  It even allows you to work on tasks overhead and even inside tight areas.  It’s built-in LED light illuminates your working area so you could focus and drill gently and surely of your target.  To ensure that you won’t run out of battery when working, it is designed with fuel gauge to indicate battery life status.

Varied Clutch Setting of the Drill

The Compact Drill has 21 adjustable clutches that allows you to make varying positions.  With this feature, you can get a lot of tasks done.  Moreover, the keyless chuck allows you to easily change your bits depending on your desire.

Fast Battery Charging

What amazes me more with this device is the kind of battery it utilizes.  The battery is fast charging with only 30 minutes charging time.  This means you can do a lot of tasks in the house than ordinary batteries.  Moreover, the charger doesn’t easily damage e battery even if overcharged.  I usually left my charger plugged with battery on it for more than 2 hours, and believe me, the batteries are still good up to now.

Pros & Cons of Milwaukee 2691-22


  • The drills have great battery indicators/gauge.
  • Handy and Ergonomic in design.
  • Durable and long-lasting.
  • The compact drill has 21 adjustable clutches that allows you to change different positions depending on your need.
  • Keyless chuck that allows you to use different bits
  • Powerful torque with 400-inch/pound.
  • Comes with a carrying case and charger


  • The carrying case is soft unlike preceding models of Milwaukee Compact Drills.
  • It is quite expensive because it comes in a pack with two different types of drills. But the price is worthy.

Why should you buy this product?

One of the aims of this Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill Review is to provide you an idea of what to look for when it comes to power tools.  Here are some highlights on why you should consider buying this item:

  • It comes with a five-year warranty.
  • It is powerful and allows you to perform more tasks than usual.
  • When you buy a pack, it comes with another powerful drill intended for a good screwing.
  • It is ergonomically designed. Compact and lightweight that provides comfort and ease even with many tasks.
  • It is cordless thus allows you to work in areas without access to electricity.
  • The housing/cover is durable plastic which makes it lighter than metal bodied.
  • Though expensive, it’s worthy of your every penny.


Reading some other reviews regarding Milwaukee 2991-22 Compact Drill, the device has an average of 4.5 out of 5.  This could only mean that most of those who have used this item are satisfied with its performance.

Here are just some points that need to be highlighted: 1.  If you will be dealing with heavy drilling such as construction, this could not be the best tool.  Although it can still perform such task, the device is not intended for such kind of work.  You can check other Milwaukee Hammer tools designed for such uses.  2.  If you use this for home use and other lighter tasks, this device will give you an awe.  It will surely satisfy your taste while performing DIY tasks in the home.

Richard A. Koons
I am Richard A. Koons. Working in this field around 20 years. You can call me a tool freak. I don't even know how many tools used in my last 20 years. The most interesting thing about me, that is I love to write blog and travel.

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