Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel Review 2021

An honest opinion of the drill-driver kit
Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel 1/2
Product Title
Product Title
Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel 1/2" Hammer Drill/Driver Kit
Voltage
Voltage
18 V
Material
Material
Metal Single Sleeve
RPM
RPM
Low: 0-550; High: 0-2,000
Length
Length
7.5 in.
Clutch settings
Clutch settings
24
Chuck
Chuck
1/2″
Peak torque
Peak torque
1,200 in-lbs
BPS
BPS
32000
Weight
Weight
Tool only: 4.6lbs; Tool+ bits: up to 6lbs
Warranty
Warranty
5 years
8.6
Build Quality7.5
Durability8.8
Design9.2
Comfort9.3
Usability7.5
Battery Life9.1
Pros
  • Drill and fasten settings
  • Adjustable RPM
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Powerful 18V motor
  • Metal chuck
  • Intelligent Overload protection
Cons
  • Slightly heavier than usual compact drills

Bottom line:


The market is full of lousy, plastic cordless drills that won’t even last through a whole project. On the other hand, the Milwaukee 2704-22 m18 fuel 1/2” hammer drill/driver kit is a durable tool that can replace many tools from your box. It has a sturdy design, powerful motor, and a long-lasting battery that will impress you the moment you grab this kit. In order to prove my point, I will provide an unbiased Milwaukee 2704-22 review.

Milwaukee is one of the largest manufacturers of hardware and equipment. All their products are of the best quality and highly preferred by the professionals. Though there are other competitors with a little higher specifications than the 2704 22 Milwaukee, their price is also beyond your expectations. On the other hand, the Milwaukee cordless drill 18v is one of the best compact drills that you can get at such a reasonable price.

Design:

Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel Drill

The M18 high torque drill is specially designed for durability and to be used ergonomically. The ergonomic design means that you can use this machine easily with one hand without causing much fatigue to the wrist. 

The most challenging angle of operation for any drill is overhead and in tight spots. It is because proper visuals of the site are not accessible, and the load of the drill is resisted by your wrist and arm. Therefore, you need a compact drill that can be operated with one hand and minimum effort. Overall, the dill is a little on the heavy side, but the great design ensures that you don’t feel any of the weight on your wrists.

Secondly, the compact drill is tightly packed from all sides. As a result, you don’t have to worry about dropping it from low heights or using the M18 in moist conditions. As a matter of fact, the 2704 22 Milwaukee is moisture-resistant, heat-resistant, and abrasion-resistant to some extent. Therefore, it is a multipurpose compact that can be used in a number of conditions.

Motor:

Drilling Wood using Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel

The most notable feature of the M18 cordless drill is its brushless motor. It is an 18V motor that delivers performance much like a 24V motor. Moreover, besides being highly powerful, the 18V motor doesn’t fail to optimize the battery life. The brushless technology allows the machine to rotate with minimum resistance and hence will produce higher torque and RPM while reducing the battery consumption. 

As a result, the 18V motor of the 2704 22 Milwaukee will provide you as much as 2000 RPM on high settings for a more extended period than typical cordless machines. Furthermore, you can obtain up to 32000 blows per minute using the same 18V motor of the M18.

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Battery:

Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel Battery

The most essential component of any cordless drill/ driver is the battery. It is because people use cordless drills to operate where wired drills cannot be plugged in. Typically, cordless drills don’t operate for more than 15 minutes of continuous operation. 

However, the Milwaukee tool 2704-22 takes it to the next level. You can get as much as 40 minutes of continuous usage with a maximum performance of the drill/driver. The 5Ah li-ion battery ensures that you get maximum performance even if the battery is low.

Features:

Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel LED Light

The machines are getting smarter by the day. Therefore, the features that come packed in the cordless drill determine its advantages to the engineer. The Milwaukee M18 has all the features that you can expect from a smart cordless drill. It is a high-speed drill that comes with many useful bits. This combination allows you to quickly bore through any material in the way. Be it metal, wood, or even ceramic, the M18 can’t be stopped by anything at all. 

Secondly, there is a light attached at the head of the drill. This LED acts like a smart torch that you can use to look in dark conditions and also to focus on the drilling point. Lastly, the chuck of the drill is also made from high-quality metal. 

This chuck ensures that the bits are easily attached to the drill, and optimum rotation is provided to the bits without any resistance. Combine all these great features, and you get the world’s most powerful 18V cordless compact drill.

Accessories:

Milwaukee 2704-22 M18 Fuel Charger

What makes any cordless drill effective are the accessories, and the M18 has tons of them. For instance, with the Milwaukee 2704-22 m18 fuel 1/2” hammer drill/driver kit, you get all the things that you need on the field. For example, the usual drill bits are unique in their own way. You can use these metal bits to drill through any material, including copper, iron, aluminum, plastic, wood, and everything else. 

The same drill also has fastening settings. This allows you to use the Milwaukee M18 as a screwdriver. Therefore, there is no need to carry around your rusty old screwdriver in the toolbox anymore. Moreover, this multifunctional drill can also easily replace your impact driver as well. The 32000 blows per minute are something that even most impact drivers fail to achieve. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

If you look closely, there is a gap between the chuck and the spindle. Place a cold chisel in this gap and use a medium hammer for popping the chuck.

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel is the 2nd generation of the previous M18 drills. The Fuel series is more powerful and efficient than its predecessor.

Adjust the alien wrench on the chuck and lightly strike with the hammer. The chuck will break open, and now you can replace it with a new chuck.

Conclusion:

To summarize, Milwaukee M18 fuel is one of the most powerful compact drills in the market. It has all the features that you should expect from a 2nd generation flagship product of Milwaukee. I hope this article was as unbiased and informative as you expected it to be.

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