The M18 FUEL 1-1/2 in. Magnetic Drill drills faster than the number one corded competitor, delivers the strongest magnetic hold on 1/4 in. steel providing a safer drilling environment in this material, and drills over (75) 13/16 in. holes per charge. The M18 FUEL 1-1/2 in. Magnetic Drill delivers safer drilling on 1/4 in. steel by providing the industry’s strongest holding force on this material. By utilizing permanent magnets, the magnetic base operates without electricity; ensuring that the magnet does not deactivate if the battery is drained. Equipped with Auto-Stop lift-off detection, power to the motor is automatically cut if excess rotational motion is detected while drilling. Powered by a Milwaukee POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, both drills are faster than their corded counterparts, and deliver the same 1-1/2 in. annular cutter capacity. REDLINK PLUS Intelligence is the most advanced electronic system on the market, preventing damage to the tool and battery caused by overloading or overheating. The M18 REDLITHIUM 8.0 Battery Pack delivers up to 5X more run time, 35% more power, and runs 60% cooler than standard 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries. It maintains full power and runs substantially cooler through heavy applications, allowing users to push their cordless tools harder and longer than ever before.
- POWERSTATE brushless motor: delivers maximum power and provides up to 2x longer motor life
- REDLINK PLUS intelligence: provides optimized performance and overload protection using total system communication between tool, battery and charger
- Self-powered magnet base operates independently of power source and delivers up to 2,000 lbs. of holding force
- 1-1/2 in. annular cutter capacity 1/2 in. twist bit capacity
- 3 speed gear box: 400/690 RPM
- M18 Redlithium High Output XC8.0 battery- 3 Year Warrenty
- Stroke length: 5-3/4 in.
- Motor head adjustment: 5-1/8 in.
- M18 and M12 rapid charger charges packs up to 40% faster, reducing downtime and maximizing productivity, the charger accepts all M18 and M12 batteries, providing an upgrade for both systems
- Includes: (1) M18 1-1/2 in. Lineman magnetic drill kit (2788-22); (2) M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT XC8.0 battery (48-11-1880); (1) AC/DC vehicle charger; (1) 3/4 in. Weldon to 1/2 in. chuck adapter; (1) chuck key; (1) magnetic lubrication tank; (1) safety strap; (2) 1 in. retractable pilot pin; (1) carrying case
Timmothy Schulist (verified owner) –
How can you accurately describe a tool that does exactly what it is supposed to do and does it beyond your expectations.I would start by saying if you don’t need this you probably never will and will probably never find a use for it.For those of us that do need one this is probably your best option.I would have to say the static magnet is the best, if your battery dies this won’t fall on top of you with all of its 30 pounds of glory and do some serious damage. You can hang from this bad boy with no battery in it! 2000 lbs Used this to cut holes through 1″ thick beam, works like a charm.Comes with two 9.0 M18 Batteries.Charge them in your car/truck or plug them into the wall.Batteries remove the safety issue of a power cord.This is heavy duty so they included a hook to be able to lift with rope or chain rather than carry it up av latter.Hard case that hold everything included and more. Large case though.Included in the case1 – 3/4” Weldon to ½” Chuck adapter2 – M18 9.0 Battery 1 – AC/DC Vehicle Charger1 – Carrying Case1 – Chuck Key1 – Magnetic Lubrication Tank1 – Safety Strap2 – 1” retractable pilot pin1-1/2″ Annular Cutter Capacity 1/2″ Twist Bit CapacityPacked with safety features, if the drill is removed or becomes detached it shuts off. Oil feeder is nice so you aren’t constantly applying cutting oil on your bits.Though this is a bit heavy it’s still lighter than most of its counterparts and is just as powerful if not more that corded models.The magnet holds it in place like no other.Brushless motor that provides plenty of power.Cuts a 1″ hole into 1/4″ steel in seconds.
Michale Parisian (verified owner) –
I was pretty skeptical about the cordless aspect of it. But I purchased it anyway and used it to install a bridge crane in my shop. I drilled twenty 13/16″ holes in 3/8″ I Beam flanges and four 13/16″ holes In 1 1/4” plate. Absolutely incredible! Still had battery life left. Tons of power!! Crazy
Jacinthe Hegmann (verified owner) –
Product is incredibly stable and strong.FUEL is a much better design
Jadon Barton (verified owner) –
This is a drill for intensive use. It drills through the toughest of steel. It’s a must for machinists, fabricators, and any trade where one needs a solid, dependable high-demand drill. The listing price is well-worth it for a never-fail drill like this. It comes in an all-inclusive kit and carrying case. This is a HEAVY piece of machinery, so it’s not for the faint of heart or weak of body.
Serena Anderson (verified owner) –
I use this drill several times a week drilling 5/8 holes in heavy wall pipe. The pipe mounting they sell extra is the best I’ve seen it’s simple and works on all size of pipes I use it on pipe ranging from 12”-48”. The drill itself is easily handled but when it’s in the case it’s heavy
Marcos Mann (verified owner) –
Beside the big price tag there is no reason for any bad review on this tool. If your contemplating on a corded version of this and work on a construction site then you probable know how often the power goes out and that really sucks if your using this upside down or on a vertical beam.