Milwaukee M12 1/2″ SDS Rotary Hammer – Pint Sized Power


Other tool companies may have given up on their 12V tool line, but Milwaukee Tool is dominating the 12V category from all directions.  By years end will have over 50 tools in the line up.  The compact MIlwaukee M12 1/2″ SDS Rotary Hammer is amazingly small, it tips the scales at 3.9lbs and is only 9″ long.  On a Red Lithium XC battery you get approx. 60 holes per charge.  No chipping mode on this little guy, just rotary and rotary hammer mode.  It is covered by a 5 year warranty on the tool itself.

amazon Milwaukee 2412-20 M12TM Cordless 1/2″ SDS Plus Rotary Hammer

I tried to find Eric to try out the tool, but he got overwhelmed with all the Milwaukee tools and was sitting in the corner hyperventilating in a brown paper bag when I found him.  Luckily he is OK and I think he might survive!

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  1. With all the new cordless compact sds tools I wonder if we will see the hammer drill fade away in cordless tools I some what doubt it, but from what i have seen and used sds is so much better for concrete work.

  2. I guess this review is about 5 years old. How has the 12-volt Milwaukee 1/2″ SDS held up after 5 years? I am thinking of purchasing the bare tool.
    thanks, Reese Oct 29, 2017


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