Milwaukee Tool announced new One-Key versions of their latest generation M18 Fuel hammer drill and impact driver.
The new tools are said to deliver “the fastest driving speeds, enhanced safety, and advanced customization technology.
To start off, the new M18 Fuel One-Key hammer drill, model 2906, features an adjustable AutoStop anti-kickback technology.
Whereas the 2904 M18 Fuel hammer drill also features AutoStop technology, the One-Key version has low, medium, and high sensitivity settings, as well as customizable RPM settings.
One-Key also offers custom reporting and tracking for inventory management purposes.
M18 Fuel Hammer Drill with One-Key Specs
- 1/2″ all-metal chuck
- Brushless motor
- 1,400 in-lbs max torque
- 0-500/0-2,100 RPM
- 33,000 BPM
- 6.9″ length
- Weighs 3.2 lbs without battery
Here’s what was said about the non-One-Key drill, which is also true here: industry’s most powerful hammer drill in its class, most compact (shortest) in its class.
A non-hammer drill/driver will also be available with the same specs and features. The drill/driver, model 2905, is the same length and just a bit lighter at 3.1 lbs without battery.
The new M18 Fuel cordless impact driver with One-Key, 2957, also allows for customizable speed settings, tracking, and inventory management.
As with the standard model, the One-Key impact driver is described as being the most powerful in its class, and delivering the fastest driving speeds with ultimate trigger control.
M18 Fuel Impact Driver with One-Key Specs
- 1/4″ hex chuck
- Brushless motor
- 2,000 in-lbs max torque
- 3,900 RPM max
- 4,400 IPM max
- 4.47″ length
- 4-mode drive control
- 3-LED worklight
- One-handed bit insertion
- Weighs 2.3 lbs without battery
The new drill, hammer drill, and impact driver will be available separately, as well as in a 2-tool combo kit.
Pricing & Availability
M18 Fuel Hammer Drill/Driver with One-Key (2906-20) – $249 for tool-only | Buy it at Acme Tools
M18 Fuel Drill/Driver with One-Key (2905-20) – $239 for tool-only | Buy it at Acme Tools
M18 Fuel Impact Driver with One-Key (2957-20) – $199 for tool-only | Buy it at Acme Tools
M18 Fuel Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit (3696-22) – $449
The kit comes with both tools, an M18/M12 charger, 2x XC 5Ah batteries, and a tool case.
ETA: May 2023
At the time of this posting, the standard (non-One-Key) kit retails for $399 and is being bundled with a free XC 8Ah battery.
One-Key’s features, such as customized settings and inventory management, requires the use of Milwaukee’s free One-Key app. The app is available for mobile devices (iOS, Android), and there is also a browser-based desktop app.
Is that a Rohm chuck on this drill?
I’ve got both the previous m18 hammer drill and the m12 right angle drill. Both are great tools, but I decided to swap out their stock chucks with Rohm units, and I am far more pleased with them now.
Milwaukee has had some disappointing chucks on their drills in the past, so if they are now going with Rohm that is fantastic.
Home Depot had this set( not one key), on their daily special about a week ago. It included a bonus 8.0 ah battery for around $349.00! It was tempting!
Is it crazy to wish that they had a bundle that includes high output batteries?
I’d rather have additional spare batteries for the tools that require the HO batteries.
I thought it was a Drill/Impact in one. Seeing its two separates.. nope. I have need for a drill/driver/hammerdrill in one. My DeWalt will just have to settle for new battery instead of replacement…
I’d love to see an article about some of the major price increases in larger power tools lately. Personally, I’ve been in the market for a planer lately. I noticed just in the last two weeks that the Dewalt dw735 going up $100, grizzly jointer/planer combo units going up 20%, and more.
Another idea would be looking into the viability of the jointer/planer combo units in general. Have they gotten any better over the past few years? Are the Jet units(that get like 2.5 stars at multiple stores) really as bad as the reviews make them out to be? Just an idea.
Most tools cost more today than they did 3+ years ago. It sucks.
What more could I say beyond that?
I have never heard anything positive about combination jointer/planers until you get up to Felder Hammer A3 series, which are quite pricey. I’m sure some are acceptable, but I too have seen enough negative reviews that I was deeply discouraged anytime I looked at the category with purchase intent.
I appreciate you taking the time to answer!
Grizzly came out with 2 new benchtop combo units a few months ago that seem to be promising compared to the Jet models. They have true helical cutter heads and seem a bit easier to switch between modes, for example. And yes, I’d love to have the funds for one of the Felder models. It is difficult to decide on milling tools for a small hobbyist shop.