Nothing but Heavy-Duty. In 1924, the founding of Milwaukee power tools lit a fire beneath the entire fabrication industry. Introducing the first ever quarter-inch portable drill, the Milwaukee Hole-Shooter, Milwaukee impressed crafters and fabricators everywhere and totally scrambled their competition. Since then, and for nearly 90-years, Milwaukee has continued to advance and inspire the tool communities with a virtually endless string of innovations. Their Sawzall and Hole-Hawg, for example, were the very first of their kind and have since become staples in the industrial marketplace.