Model#: MILN2804-20

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Milwaukee 2804-20 M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (Bare Tool)

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The M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Hammer Drill is the Industry's Most Powerful Drill delivering Up to 60% More Power, is Up To 1.5 in. Shorter and is Up To 2X Faster Under Heavy Load. The POWERSTATE Brushless motor delivers 1,200 in-lbs of torque and 2,000 RPMs providing fast drilling through demanding applications. At 6.9 in. in length this is the most compact drill in its class giving better access into tight spaces and reducing fatigue. The REDLINK PLUS intelligence ensures maximum performance and protects from overloads, heating or over-discharge. The REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack delivers more work per charger and more work over the life of the pack than competitors. The all metal ratcheting chuck is the best in class by providing increased bit grip strength and corrosion resistance.
  • POWERSTATE Brushless Motor: Purposely built for the M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Drill Driver to provide Up To 60% More Power than the competitive set
  • REDLINK PLUS Intelligence: Ensures optimal performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 System.
  • REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack: Delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitors
  • Up To 60% More Power: 1,200 in./lbs. of torque
  • 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power.
  • Self-Tapping Screw mode provides faster installation time by reducing stripping of fasteners
  • One handed bit insertion for faster, easier changing of bits
  • LED light to illuminate the work area
  • Premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
  • M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (2804-20)
  • (1) Side Handle
  • (1) Belt Clip
  • (1) Bit Holder
  • Battery & Charger Sold Separately


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 6.9 in
Weight: 3.2 lbs
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: Yes
Handle Type: Pistol
Maximum Torque: 1200
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (BPM): 32000
No-Load Speed (RPM): 2000
Power Settings: 1
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



3.1 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (3)
Easy To Use (3)
Ergonomic Design (3)
Powerful (3)
Value (3)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (3)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Large Projects (2)
Small Projects (2)
I returned my combo kit because poor quality
Trigger jammed on 2804-20 drill consistently when using in right hand while drill is on its side. Demonstrated 100% in store on new drill. I wanted to switch to Milwaukee as LithIon but will not!
March 12, 2019
Originally posted at
Built like a tank! Made with quality.
Working in the contractor field and day after day in all elements of Wisconsin has to offer. This specific drill has impressed me since I opened the case. Use after use on 12 hour jobsites, indoors, outdoors, -35 windchill or 95 degree heat in the sun, the compact design and the quality engineering of the drill gives a solid feel and makes it easy to access tight spaces. I am an owner of many Milwaukee products that I use day to day but none receive the constant use that this drill does. Great job Milwaukee Tool. You’ve impressed once again!
February 20, 2019
Originally posted at
Going to metabo for drills I guess
Like many others have stated. The chuck wobble is ridiculously bad, the huck moves up and down by with little effort and the carbide jaws are misaligned. I would take it back for another but according to this site's reviews, they are all like this because of Milwaukee's allowed tolerance is far too great most likely from poor a manufacturing process and or materials. It also overheats quickly and the battery wobbles because the plastic was obviously trimmed too far when they made it and quality control didn't catch it. Know I am a diehard Milwaukee fan and I own over $5,000 of dollars in Milwaukee tools and won't buy anything else as far as cordless tools but this is just getting ridiculous, I can't stand behind a brand that claims to be something its clearly not anymore. I come. My heart is broken.
February 17, 2019
Originally posted at
Very decent drill
I am an electrician and have used this drill in both commercial and residential jobs. I am extremely impressed with the power output, it rarely has a bind up. The small size is a huge perk, and I am very impressed with its high quality construction. I will admit, it has a heating issue, but I have never had the thermal overloads kick in, so I'm hoping that they are intended to handle the high heat. Other than that, it has been great
February 17, 2019
Originally posted at
I would never buy this drill again !
I am a low voltage contractor my tools are my life. I have many Milwaukee tools
and I love them all. however this drill is a no go. Over heats doesn't have the power
the old version had. I tried it with different batteries same result. Milwaukee needs
to revamp this drill.
February 7, 2019
Originally posted at
I want to like this drill so bad but it’s horrible
I can confirm what everyone else is saying with the wobbly chuck. But that’s not my biggest gripe.

All Gen III fuel models I found out have a digital clutch mechanism as opposed to the standard mechanical clutch like the past models. Maybe this feature will be more refined in the future but in the current state it renders the drill useless imo.

This will be my sixth return looking for the right Gen III drill but I think it’s time to look elsewhere. (Mine also has the sticking trigger, and a weird intermittent issue where the drill would get stuck in digital limbo while functioning the trigger
February 7, 2019
Originally posted at
Bought this in the packout combo kit
Bought the fuel hammer drill and impact and both have exceeded my expectations. I put 3/8 and 1/2 inch lags into 5000psi concrete maybe 6 or 8 holes every half hour with no issues. Havent used any ship augers bits in it but wouldn't be shocked if it just chewed them up like the gen 2 did for me.
January 26, 2019
Originally posted at
I would not buy this tool again older model better
I bought this in place of my old beat up 18 Volt drill we had for years with the expectation that with all the improvements it would out perform the older model. Not so. Torque on high is horrible, it bogs down with a 1/2" bit and also on low. When drilling on low it goes way to slow, almost no need for variable speed. I might have bought a lemon. The compact size and the weight is really nice, that's about it. I love the Milwaukee line and have owned nothing but for the last 35 years of being in the construction trade. This is the first real disappointment.
January 24, 2019
Originally posted at
Not this one
Trust me, this specfic model is junk!! Beware!! I bought the “pack-out kit” with this drill and the chuck wobbles. I decided to return it to home depot. Got a new one. The new one wobbled and the trigger worker intermittently!! I returned “the mess” and got my money back!! The first drill was 4 days old. Still shocked!! below is proof of my return
January 18, 2019
Originally posted at
I would not buy this again!
This is your strongest 1/2 inch drill? I was expecting a lot more.I drill 5/8 inch holes through cabinets for water lines in the occasional hole in a 2 x 4 for water lines and this thing stalls out on me constantly.I asked for the strongest 1/2 inch drill that they had and this is what was recommended by the rep. I returned it thinking it was a faulty drill but the new one does the same thing. It gets halfway through the two-by-four and just stops and I have to restart. Practically any dewalt drill will outperform this drill hands down. Too bad I have three grand invested in the Milwaukee stuff.
January 16, 2019
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Charger included?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 2804-20 will not include the battery or charger. If you need the kit, the model will be 2804-22. This model will include the two batteries and the charger.

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  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
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Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (2804-20),
(1) Side Handle,
(1) Belt Clip,
(1) Bit Holder,
Battery & Charger Sold Separately
M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (2804-80),
(1) Side Handle,
(1) Belt Clip,
(1) Bit Holder,
Battery & Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 5 Year null
Price: $149.00 $109.99
You Save: N/A $39.01 (26%)