Milwaukee Introduces 18V 5/8” Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee Introduces 18V 5/8” Rotary Hammer Hot

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Chris   September 18, 2013  
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Milwaukee Introduces 18V 5/8” Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee is expanding their M18 cordless line with a slick looking new 5/8-inch SDS plus rotary hammer. It's only 12-inches long and weighs in at 5.5-pounds, which should make it ideal for portable or remote drilling.


MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to expand the fastest growing 18V cordless system on the market with the introduction of the M18™ Cordless 5/8" SDS Plus Rotary Hammer. At only 12" long and 5.5 lbs, this new addition to the rotary hammer offering delivers the performance and durability users have come to expect from Milwaukee in a compact size.

"Designed with small diameter anchors in mind, this trade-specific solution delivers optimized power and maximum speed to increase productivity in the most common applications," said Rick Gambaccini, Group Product Manager, Milwaukee Tool. "Users no longer want a cumbersome, one-size-fits-all Rotary Hammer. This solution provides an option to carry a much smaller unit that can handle over 80% of the holes being drilled, while increasing comfort and reducing fatigue during all day use."

Powered by Milwaukee's revolutionary M18™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery, the M18™ 5/8" SDS Plus Rotary Hammer can drill over 100 ¼" x 1-1/2" holes in poured concrete per charge and is compatible with the entire M18™ System, now offering over 50 cordless Lithium-Ion products. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading reliability, performance and ergonomics.

Specifications:

2612-22 M18™ 5/8" SDS Plus Rotary Hammer

  • 5/8" Max Capacity
  • 12" Long
  • 5.5 lbs
  • 0-1,300 RPM
  • 0-7,000 BPM

Includes 2612-20 M18™ 5/8" SDS Plus Rotary Hammer, (2) M18™ XC High Capacity RED LITHIUM Battery Packs, M18™ and M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger, Side Handle, Depth Rod and Carrying Case
*Also available in a one battery kit (2612-21) or as a bare tool (2612-20)


Thoughts

I have always been a fan of the cordless rotary hammer, as I often find myself needing portability over power. Rarely am I drilling a hole over ½-inch, so a 5/8-inch drilling capacity is fine with me.

Unlike many of Milwaukee's recent cordless releases, this model is not brushless, which is a slight bummer. A brushless motor can be an advantage when working in dusty environments.

ToolBarn has these up for pre-order with a ship date of October 15, 2013. The prices range from $199 for the bare tool to $399 for the kit with two XC Batteries.

BUY - ToolBarn

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