Milwaukee M18 Hammer Drill – 2602-20


The Milwaukee Hammer Drill 2602-20 not only breaks through rock, but the drill rocks.  Okay that was bad.  However this drill is incredible.  This Milwaukee hammer drill is my favorite hammer drill on the market.  I do like the other manufacturers out there, but the Milwaukee just calls my name more.  The balance of the tool is great, even with the high capacity batteries.

For me and I am sure most people, my drill is the power tool I use the most.  So it’s important to me that I have something not only powerful, but something that has a good feel and balance to the tool, which the Milwaukee has.  The drill is powered by either the 18V high capacity battery or the M18 compact battery.  The 4 pole motor puts out 550 in-lbs of torque.  One thing I really like about this drill is Milwaukee didn’t cheap out, they went with an all metal gear case.


The drill has two speeds that move the 1/2″ chuck with the ranges of 0-450 for low and 0-1700 for high.  Move the setting over to hammer mode and you get 0-29,000 bpm.  The drill is not too heavy as it only weighs 3.5 lbs.  I used to own a Makita, but sold it because there was too much walk and don’t really care for that.  I noticed with the Milwaukee, there was absolutely no walk, so I was a happy camper.  Another thing I noticed was the DPM or the Digital Power Management.  If you know me, you know I am not a big fan of the overload protection feature manufacturers put on these tools.  However I drilled  through some pretty heavy stuff and the drill didn’t shut off.  I tend to see these overload protection problems coming into place with reciprocating saws and grinders, but not much with drills.

I could go on and on about the drill, but this is just my drill of choice.  The balance and feel is what first attracted me to it, well maybe the Milwaukee name.  But after using the drill, I have to say the power is what I like best.  I think this is the best Hammer Drill on the market.




  1. This Drill is a beast. It has plenty of heft to it without being overly heavy. My last project required 60 holes in 1X10’s with a 1″ spade bit. The drill never cut out and still had 3 bars of juice to spare. I have the same kit and am very happy with it. My only gripe is the lack of orbital or a multi-position blade feature on the Sawzall. Can’t figure why Milwaukee would overlook this feature. Still an awesome kit.

  2. I install cabinets for a living and use this drill often. Amazing how much you can do with their little M12 drill/driver. M18 is heavier, but have to love the power and feel. Milwaukee did a great job with this drill.


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