Milwaukee has a new M18 Fuel cordless rotary hammer, model 2916.
This is an SDS Plus 1-1/4″ D-handle rotary hammer with brushless motor and built-in One-Key.
Milwaukee says that their new cordless rotary hammer delivers 30% faster drilling of 3/4″ holes and weighs up to 6 pounds lighter versus SDS Max rotary hammers.
The rotary hammer features an SDS Plus chuck, 3.65 ft-lbs of impact energy, AUTOSTOP Kickback Control, AVS anti-vibration system, and ergonomic handle.
The One-Key feature is used for inventory and management purposes, via their Bluetooth and cloud-based community tracking network.
(There doesn’t seem to be a non-One-Key version, and its use is optional.)
There are 3 modes of operation – rotary hammer, hammer-only, and rotary-only.
The new M18 Fuel rotary hammer can drill up to (25) 3/4″ x 4″ holes per charge with a High Output XC 6Ah battery.
The rotary hammer can be paired with Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel HammerVac 1-1/4″ dedicated dust extractor for OSHA Table 1 compliance.
Milwaukee 2916 Key Features & Specs
- SDS Plus chuck
- 3.65 ft-lbs impact energy
- 810 RPM
- 4,650 BPM
- LED worklight
- AVS ant-vibration system
- Ergonomic D-handle
- 360°-rotating side handle with depth gauge
- Forward/reverse function
- 3 modes: rotary hammer, hammer-only, rotary-only
- Weighs 11.5 lbs with battery
- 19.6″ length with battery
The kit comes with a side handle, depth gauge, grease tube, carrying case, (2) M18 HO XC 6Ah batteries, an an M18/M12 Rapid Charger.
Price: $749 for the kit (2916-22), $499 for the bare tool (2916-20)
ETA: October 2022
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This can drill 3/4″ holes faster than an SDS-Max rotary hammer?! Sounds good.
The new model (2916) looks to be a significant upgrade compared to the existing M18 Fuel SDS Plus 1″ D-handle rotary hammer, (2713). The 2916 delivers 3.65 ft-lbs of max impact energy, compared to 2.1 ft-lbs for the 2713. The new model is also designed with on-tool dust extraction compatibility in mind.
Milwaukee also has the compact SDS Plus 1-1/8″ rotary hammer with One-Key, model 2915, with very similar performance and runtime claims.
I’m curious – for those of you who use cordless rotary hammers on a regular basis, which do you prefer – compact or D-handle designs?
What about with on-tool dust extraction? D-handle vs. compact?