As mentioned in yesterday’s Milwaukee 2014 and 2015 new tool preview, the red team has developed a new M18 Fuel Hole Hawg. That’s right, the wizards at Milwaukee managed to create a cordless brushless Hole Hawg.
The Hole Hawg, as its appearance suggests, is a heavy-duty drill designed for boring large and deep holes in wood materials.
There will be two styles – one built with a drill chuck (2707), and another built with a Quik Lok chuck (2708).
The new M18 Fuel Hole Hawgs can handle auger bits up to 1-1/4″ in diameter, and self-feeding bits up to 2″ in diameter. If you have ever tried to use auger bits or larger self-feeding bits in wood with an ordinary cordless drill, you’ll immediately see the appeal of the cordless Hole Hawgs.
Milwaukee designed the new M18 Hole Hawgs with a new Fuel brushless motor that should provide a great balance between power and runtime.
As with some of Milwaukee’s other recent M18 Fuel cordless brushless tools, such as their Fuel band saw, the new Hole Hawgs are said to match the performance of corded tools. In fact, the new Hole Hawgs are said to be faster than the original corded Hole Hawg.
The new Hole Hawgs are also 30% lighter than the preceding corded model.
The Hole Hawgs can bore up to 150 7/8″ holes per battery charge.
Features and Specs
- 0-1200 RPM
- 1/2″ metal chuck (2707)
- Keyless Quik-Lok chuck that fits standard 7/16″ hex shank bits (2708)
- Length: 17″
- Weight: 9 lbs with battery (2707); 8.5 lbs with battery (2708)
- 5-year tool warranty
Both Hole Hawg styles will be available in kits (2707-22, 2708-22) and as bare-tool options (2707-20, 2708-20). Both kits will include (2) M18 4.0Ah Li-ion batteries, multi-voltage chargers, and kit bags. The Hole Hawg with drill chuck, model 2707, will also come with a chuck key.
Update: These two Hole Hawgs are aimed at electricians, hence the smaller hole size capacity. Milwaukee has said that a Super Hole Hawg is in the works for next year, and it will be able to handle the larger bit sizes that plumbers typically work with. Two tools with single speeds instead of a single tool with two speeds means weight savings and tools optimized to their users’ needs. Thanks to Wilson for the heads-up in the comments!
ETA: Fall 2014
What else is coming out soon? Check out our 2014 new Milwaukee tools preview and 2014 and 2015 new Milwaukee tools teaser.
A cordless brushless-motored Hole Hawg that’s faster and lighter than the corded version? What’s not to like?!