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M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Compact Drill/Driver (Tool-Only)

  • Brushless motor delivers 50% more run-time
  • Compatible With All M18 Batteries
  • Part of the M18 System, featuring over 175+ tools
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Product Overview

  • Brushless motor delivers 50% more run-time
  • Compatible With All M18 Batteries
  • Part of the M18 System, featuring over 175+ tools
The M18 1/2 in. Compact Brushless Drill/Driver is the Most Compact 18-Volt drill on the market and delivers Over 50% More Run-Time than drills with brushed motors. The Milwaukee built brushless motor, REDLINK Electronics and REDLITHIUM batteries provides more efficient power delivery, for fewer trips to the charger. At only 6-7/8 in. long and 3.7 lbs. (with battery), this drill provides excellent control and balance in a compact size, perfect for work overhead or in tight spaces. This compact drill delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,800 RPM, for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications. An all-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck provides maximum durability.
  • Milwaukee brushless motor: optimized for efficiency, this motor delivers over 50% more run-time and 2X longer life than brushed motors, also delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-400/0-1,800 RPM for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications
  • Compact design: provides excellent balance and control, ideal for overhead applications or work in tight spaces
  • REDLINK intelligence: advanced overload protection defends against abusive applications and monitors the temperature to prevent damage and ensure maximum tool and battery life
  • REDLITHIUM battery: superior pack construction, electronics and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • All-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck: provide maximum impact and shock durability
  • Peak torque: 500 in. lbs.
  • Length: 6-7/8 in.
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs. (with battery)
  • Chuck type: 1/2 in. metal ratcheting single sleeve
  • Speed: 0-450/0-1,800 RPM
  • Included items: 2701-20 M18 1/2 in. compact brushless drill/driver (tool only)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Brushless motor delivers 50% more run-time
  • Compatible With All M18 Batteries
  • Part of the M18 System, featuring over 175+ tools
Model #: 2701-20
Internet #: 205846380

The M18 1/2 in. Compact Brushless Drill/Driver is the Most Compact 18-Volt drill on the market and delivers Over 50% More Run-Time than drills with brushed motors. The Milwaukee built brushless motor, REDLINK Electronics and REDLITHIUM batteries provides more efficient power delivery, for fewer trips to the charger. At only 6-7/8 in. long and 3.7 lbs. (with battery), this drill provides excellent control and balance in a compact size, perfect for work overhead or in tight spaces. This compact drill delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,800 RPM, for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications. An all-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck provides maximum durability.

  • Milwaukee brushless motor: optimized for efficiency, this motor delivers over 50% more run-time and 2X longer life than brushed motors, also delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-400/0-1,800 RPM for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications
  • Compact design: provides excellent balance and control, ideal for overhead applications or work in tight spaces
  • REDLINK intelligence: advanced overload protection defends against abusive applications and monitors the temperature to prevent damage and ensure maximum tool and battery life
  • REDLITHIUM battery: superior pack construction, electronics and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • All-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck: provide maximum impact and shock durability
  • Peak torque: 500 in. lbs.
  • Length: 6-7/8 in.
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs. (with battery)
  • Chuck type: 1/2 in. metal ratcheting single sleeve
  • Speed: 0-450/0-1,800 RPM
  • Included items: 2701-20 M18 1/2 in. compact brushless drill/driver (tool only)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Brushless motor delivers 50% more run-time
  • Compatible With All M18 Batteries
  • Part of the M18 System, featuring over 175+ tools
The M18 1/2 in. Compact Brushless Drill/Driver is the Most Compact 18-Volt drill on the market and delivers Over 50% More Run-Time than drills with brushed motors. The Milwaukee built brushless motor, REDLINK Electronics and REDLITHIUM batteries provides more efficient power delivery, for fewer trips to the charger. At only 6-7/8 in. long and 3.7 lbs. (with battery), this drill provides excellent control and balance in a compact size, perfect for work overhead or in tight spaces. This compact drill delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,800 RPM, for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications. An all-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck provides maximum durability.
  • Milwaukee brushless motor: optimized for efficiency, this motor delivers over 50% more run-time and 2X longer life than brushed motors, also delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-400/0-1,800 RPM for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications
  • Compact design: provides excellent balance and control, ideal for overhead applications or work in tight spaces
  • REDLINK intelligence: advanced overload protection defends against abusive applications and monitors the temperature to prevent damage and ensure maximum tool and battery life
  • REDLITHIUM battery: superior pack construction, electronics and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • All-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck: provide maximum impact and shock durability
  • Peak torque: 500 in. lbs.
  • Length: 6-7/8 in.
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs. (with battery)
  • Chuck type: 1/2 in. metal ratcheting single sleeve
  • Speed: 0-450/0-1,800 RPM
  • Included items: 2701-20 M18 1/2 in. compact brushless drill/driver (tool only)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Brushless motor delivers 50% more run-time
  • Compatible With All M18 Batteries
  • Part of the M18 System, featuring over 175+ tools
Model #: 2701-20
Internet #: 205846380

The M18 1/2 in. Compact Brushless Drill/Driver is the Most Compact 18-Volt drill on the market and delivers Over 50% More Run-Time than drills with brushed motors. The Milwaukee built brushless motor, REDLINK Electronics and REDLITHIUM batteries provides more efficient power delivery, for fewer trips to the charger. At only 6-7/8 in. long and 3.7 lbs. (with battery), this drill provides excellent control and balance in a compact size, perfect for work overhead or in tight spaces. This compact drill delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,800 RPM, for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications. An all-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck provides maximum durability.

  • Milwaukee brushless motor: optimized for efficiency, this motor delivers over 50% more run-time and 2X longer life than brushed motors, also delivers 500 in. lbs. of torque and 0-400/0-1,800 RPM for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications
  • Compact design: provides excellent balance and control, ideal for overhead applications or work in tight spaces
  • REDLINK intelligence: advanced overload protection defends against abusive applications and monitors the temperature to prevent damage and ensure maximum tool and battery life
  • REDLITHIUM battery: superior pack construction, electronics and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • All-metal gear case and 1/2 in. metal chuck: provide maximum impact and shock durability
  • Peak torque: 500 in. lbs.
  • Length: 6-7/8 in.
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs. (with battery)
  • Chuck type: 1/2 in. metal ratcheting single sleeve
  • Speed: 0-450/0-1,800 RPM
  • Included items: 2701-20 M18 1/2 in. compact brushless drill/driver (tool only)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
7.1
Product Height (in.)
20.3
Product Width (in.)
6.875

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Chuck Size
1/2 In.
Chuck Type
Keyless
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Drill/Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Drill/ Driver
Included
Belt Clip Included
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1800 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.8lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year on Tool

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
7.1
Product Height (in.)
20.3
Product Width (in.)
6.875

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Chuck Size
1/2 In.
Chuck Type
Keyless
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Drill/Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Drill/ Driver
Included
Belt Clip Included
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1800 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.8lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year on Tool

Questions & Answers

Does it come with batteries and charger?

Does it come with batteries and charger?
Asked by: Jamie
I just one today it comes with only one battery , not two as someone else posted .
Answered by: Dean
Date published: 2018-04-19

Did the M18 drill come with a case

I already have a Fuel M18 impact/driver kit. I have the charger and batteries. I still have to purchase a decent drill. My Dewalt 9.6v is over 15 yrs old. I'd like the get just the M18 drill, but does it come with a case?
Asked by: latherio
No
Answered by: Seder612
Date published: 2018-07-19

Does it have reverse

Asked by: Kelley
Yes.
Answered by: Preacherman
Date published: 2018-09-16

Is this a regular drill? Is it different from an impact drill? Thanks!

Asked by: StephO
Yes different than an impact
Answered by: al
Date published: 2018-10-19
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Customer Reviews

Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Compact Drill/Driver (Tool-Only) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 100.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chuck releases bit when using (2 out of 2 drills) I am a handyman and own a woodworking business. I own many M18 and M12 tools that have served me well over the years. I bought this 7 months ago and have struggled with the chuck becoming loose when using high speed. The bit will fall out after 3 or 4 holes. I finally shipped it out to Milwaukee for a warranty repair and was frustrated to find that the refurbished drilled they replaced mine with did the same thing. I am not sure if this drill is their "economy" version. Considering brands like Ryobi are at least at an economy price I would rather purchased those if I wanted a drill like this. I have to wait until Monday to talk to Milwaukee again, but I am taking this as a sign that they are declining in quality. For now the plan is to sell the Milwaukee tools I have now so I can start buying a different brand. The drill works great otherwise and I love all my other Milwaukee tools, but if you cannot use the high speed on a drill then it is dead weight and so is the whole batter platform. :(
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long battery life I'm really impressed with the way the Milwaukee Red-Lithium batteries perform. They don't need to sit in the charger in between uses and have a very long run time. This drill/driver is very well built with an easy to use chuck that can accept 1/2" drill bits for large holes and has the torque to drill through hard, thick material yet is lightweight and compact. The ratcheting chuck makes it easy to get a good grip on bits, even round shank bits. Two speeds can be selected from a top switch for low and high with a maximum RPM of 1850 that's controlled with a smooth variable speed trigger. I normally don't use cordless drills for drilling pocket holes since the RPMs are usually too low but decided to try this Milwaukee M18 drill this. All the holes drilled out smooth and fast. After over 60 pocket holes I had only used up about 1/2 the battery.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Light Weight with Lots of Power Milwaukee has recently come out with a new line of compact 18 volt drills and impact driver with brushless motors. The compact drill/driver is Model 2701-20, and has 500 inch-lbs torque. It weighs only 2.8 lbs and has a width of 7.1 inches. This is a significant reduction in size and weight from the full size model, which is 4 lbs and 8.6 inches wide. After using the compact drill, I am very pleased with both its performance and ergonomics. The 2701-20 Compact Drill includes a brushless motor, which provides increased tool life an power. With a 2 amp-hour batter, it feels like 12 volt tool, but has the power of a full size drill. Of course it will accept the full range of Milwaukee lithium-ion batteries, from 1.5 through 5 amp-hour batteries. It’s ideal for use in tight spaces or where fatigue is an issue from repeated use. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will never buy another Milwaukee tool again General construction. I use to use exclusively Milwalkie, I even convinced my job site to switch from DeWalt because my Milwalke tools were awesome. It's been less than a year and 2 of the 4 drill chucks are already toasted. They won't release well and then will release the bit at random every 3 or four holes. The circular saw is a joke, underpowered and eats batteries like a hungry fat lady at McDonald's! The Jig Saw plate will un-snug its self in the middle of a cut and go from 90 degrees to whatever it chooses. I am thoroughly embarrassed that I convinced my boss to switch to your brand. Our DeWalt line is ancient and EVERY SINGLE ONE of those tools are old, beat up but STILL WORK! My older set of Milwalkie drills I personally own had no issues but the new ones are G A R B A G E! I will NEVER buy Milwalkie again. You can rest assured your recent quality shortcomings are not going unnoticed or untold. Going back to Dewalt.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good drill with a lot of power I was looking for a high quality long lasting drill that would be able to hold up to all of the abuse that I would be giving it and after a lot of research I decided on the Milwaukee. All in all I am very satisfied with my purchase. In retrospect I should have gotten the Fuel version for the extra accessories it comes with but for the price this drill is a winner. I love the variable speed drill option that bores through wood like butter. Love the light, nice and bright and love that it has 2 batteries however I wish they lasted a bit longer. Other than wishing the battery life was a little longer the other downsides are that there is no belt clip and no place to put a spare bit on the drill for storage. If you are switching between a drill bit and a screw driver bit you have to place the screw driver bit on a table or something while you drill because the drill has no place to store the bit on the drill itself. All in all I am very happy it is very powerful and I see it making my work alot easier for me in the future. My previous drill was a LI 20v craftsman Bolt On.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hurricane in a handbag! This is my do everything, go to battle drill. I use 4x4's as light posts, using this drill to Drill a hole 6'x 3/4"s diameter! I use it to install wires, blasting out 3\4" holes in plywood and 2x material with a spade bit, using long extensions for wire channels through walls. I have built a deck, walls, installed windows, hung drywall, security systems....everything! It is so light and solid and balanced! It is loud, it reminds me of a large 110 drill, which is part of the hurricane reference in my title. That is not a con for me. This is the best of all of Milwaukee's greatest drills, the best for my needs. If I needed industrial mega drilling I will get the big Fuel hammer drill, until then, this get it done in style. Get the belt clip. Under 4 lbs. With compact batt...500 lbs. Torque!!!! Freaky!
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for a lightweight drill OVERALL Very strong utility drill. Can really get into tight spaces. Drilled into stucco under the eaves of the house. Light and maneuverable with basic battery, which burns quick (good thing there are two.) SIZE: I was able to get the top of the drill closer to the top of the wall than any other drill, including my hole hawg. No issues holding the drill over my head and keeping it steady either. POWER :No issues punching through the thick (40's) stucco wall with a masonry bit either. Solid clutch delivered excellent power at lower speeds, high RPM at the other end of the spectrum as well.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best deal, great drill can't ask for more, but I did and got it from Home Depot - great store/company I was looking for a replacement for a battery operated drill, not heavy but with a lot of power. On the "SALE" table was the unit it for $149 [normally $199] The associate helping me said the unit was a DISPLAY unit - NOT A DEMO - Huge difference. She said it was an excellent drill, with power to spare. I said great, put it into my basket and after a little more shopping, went to check out. Well, by the register, there was a free-standing display which said you get a free battery with the purchase of this drill. I asked if that applied to a display unit and after getting the general manager involved, he said yes - there is no designation of price, just the drill. So I got a fantastic drill for a great price plus a free battery. The drill IS all it was said to be POWERFUL, LIGHT-WEIGHT and quick charge Highly recommend this drill and the Milwaukee brand
Date published: 2015-09-10
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