If you haven’t heard of the Milwaukee Fuel system, get out from under that rock you have been hiding.  The Fuel system utilizes a PowerState brushless motor.  With a brushless motor you get more power, more run time and less maintenance.  Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it?  Well Milwaukee didn’t just design and engineer the PowerState, they also created the Redlink system.  The Redlink system allows the tool, battery and charger to all talk with each other which gives you a more efficient tool.  Okay, now that we have that out of the way let’s talk about the Milwaukee M18 Brushless Hammer Drill model 2604-22.

Have you been looking for a bad ass hammer drill?  If so, this is it.  This drill puts out a whooping 725 in-lbs of torque, so you better make sure you use the side handle when jamming with that much power.  The brushless motor powers the all metal ratcheting locking chuck at 0-550 and 0-1850 RPMs.  Not to mention the hammer function hits 31,450 times per minute.

The drill has great balance where it’s not too heavy in the front or back.  This is very important for two reasons.  First, your arm won’t get as fatigued as quickly, so you can work longer.  The second reason is as a user you will have more control over the drill.  This is huge especially when dealing with so much power.  The whole tool with battery only weighs 5 lbs.  One thing to note, you can use the XC or the compact battery with this drill.

Now we could go on and on about this drill, but see for yourself.  Go into any local Home Depot and they usually have it set up for testing purposes.  You can try this drill out for yourself and see how powerful this drill really is.  If they don’t have one set up, just rip open a box and try one for yourself.  If anyone stops you, just tell them Stuart from toolguyd said it was okay.



Milwaukee M18 Brushless Hammer Drill Specifications

Torque725 in lbs
Speed2 Speed
RPM0-550 / 0-1,850 RPM
BPM31,450 BPM
Chuck Type1/2″ Metal Single Sleeve – Ratcheting Lock
Metal SleeveYes
Ratcheting LockYes
On Board Fuel GaugeFuel Gauge on Battery
LED LightYes
Batteries Included(2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs
ChargerNEW M18™ and M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger
Charge Time1 Hour
Tool Length8.1 in
Tool Weight (w/battery)5.0 lbs


  • 2604 M18™ FUEL 1/2″ Drill/Driver
  • (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs
  • Multi-Voltage Charger
  • Carrying Case