The competition for most torque in a cordless hammer drill/driver is ON! Last year Makita released their XPH07Z 18V LXT ½” Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver and it was the leader of its pack by a stretch. It delivered a gut-busting 1,090 in-lbs of torque. The only ½” Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver to come close was the Milwaukee 2604 that provided just 725 in-lbs.
Well Milwaukee just recently announced the next series of their M18 FUEL line-up and on the list is the new Milwaukee 2704 M18 FUEL ½” Hammer Drill/Driver. What’s so special about it? Powered by the POWERSTATE Brushless motor it delivers 1,200 in-lbs of peak torque and up to 2,000 RPM for faster drilling speeds.
Torque, torque and more torque. What’s so great about torque anyways, you might ask? Let’s say you’ve got a spade bit in your chuck or a large wood boring bit. Perhaps you’re looking to bore through a thick piece of reclaimed or hardwood with this bit. Given that you have the right bit for the application. The more torque you have, the less likely you are to getting the bit stuck mid-hole because the hammer drill/driver bound up or “torqued out”.
Delays are fine if you’re doing a weekend project on your house and don’t have a deadline but if this is your job, then the common phrase “time is money” applies. Interested in picking up one of these new Milwaukee Hammer Drill/Drivers? These will be available for purchase at Tools Plus soon.
In the meantime, check out some other great Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless Tools on the market at our Tools Plus Milwaukee section.