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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

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)
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Motor TypeBrushlessBrushlessBrushless
Chuck Size (In.)1/2 In.1/2 In.
Power Tool FeaturesKeyless Chuck,Variable SpeedKeyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable SpeedKeyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed
Number of Total Batteries Included002
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo Battery
Chuck TypeKeylessKeyless
Maximum Speed (RPM)1800 RPM2000 RPM2000 RPM
Voltage (volts) 18 V18 V
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Product Depth (in.)7.1Product Height (in.)20.3
Product Width (in.)6.875


Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryBattery Power TypeLithium Ion
Battery/ChargerTool OnlyBattery/ChargerTool Only
Charger IncludedCharger Not IncludedChuck Size (In.)1/2 In.
Chuck TypeKeylessColor FamilyRed
ConditionNewCordless Tool TypeDrill/Driver
Cordless/CordedCordlessDrill/ Driver TypePower Drill
IncludedBelt ClipMaximum Speed (RPM)1800 RPM
Motor TypeBrushlessNumber of Total Batteries Included0
Power Tool FeaturesKeyless Chuck,Variable SpeedProduct Weight (lb.)2.8
Returnable90-DayTools Product TypePower Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL ListedManufacturer Warranty5 Year on Tool

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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Great tool
I love this tool this my first tool I bought brand new the battery life is incredible!
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  • Recommended
Great product and great price for the reliability
The first one I bought 8 years ago finally gave up but not after I used and abused it almost every week and weekend projects. Great drill and so reliable
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  • Recommended
I bought the 1/4 impact and drill combo. I love milwaukee tools very powerful great battery performance and strong quality tools for most any job!
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  • Recommended
Never fails ever time is a good time light a super
Does the job. Light and superduty Looking to buy more work tools 2022 yahhh!
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Drill failed after less than 2 years
Used this for a renovation project. Expected it to be tough especially with overload protection however the drill started smoking when drilling 2" holes in 2x4 lumber. Stopped and the smoking increased. Had to take the batteries out so it would stop burning up. Worked for one more month and the brushes fell apart inside. Disappointing to say the least.
Response from Customer ServiceFeb 3, 2022
Hi! Thank you for telling us about your experience with the M18™ Compact 1/2" Drill Driver. We are sorry to hear that you are frustrated with this product. We will send you a follow-up email with additional questions, so we can gain more information. -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool
    Milwaukee for life!
    It did not do the job for me. I needed something a little better being as I’m a tradesman so I got the brushless and I love it. I do use my brushless every day though and it’s wonderful.
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    • Recommended
    Two years and running strong
    I regularly drill concrete with this. I have had it dropped in water features, from my belt on ladders and in the mud more times than I can count. My only complaint is that it is just about wore out. This however is no fault of Milwaukee, it has made it far longer thru more than any I have owned. Best drill I have owned and will be buying another fairly soon !
      • Recommended
      Works okay but has issues
      Like a few have stated every few uses bits just fall out and the chuck completely loosens. I normally only but the fuel line and wanted to save a few bucks on this as it isn’t my most used tool but I’m now wishing I just bought the fuel model. If you’re on the fence just buy the fuel model.
      Response from Social MediaJun 8, 2021
      Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review on the M18™ Compact 1/2" Drill Driver (Tool Only). We will send you an email in order to gain some more information! Thank you – Will with Milwaukee Tool
        This thing just won't give up the ghost
        After nearly six years of use this drill is still kicking. I have actually made it past the 5 year warranty period with some serious use out of this drill. I say this as I have killed numerous high end corded drills over the years and this thing replaced them. Honestly, it wasn't my first choice back in 2014 when I picked it up, but it was in stock. After realizing this thing had more than enough power, even more than some of my corded drills, I stuck with and have never looked back. I use this drill for about everything imaginable from drilling, driving and to starting small engines. While the impact does work better for sinking large fasteners Ill reach for this just as often. The drill is not without it's flaws, however, these problems are only a small nuisance and have only began to present themselves. I freely admit I'm not gentle on tools what so ever, from accidentally dropping them, to putting them through there paces without brakes...9.0 life, and forgetting them outside in the elements. The first nuisance that presented itself is that the chuck occasionally gets stuck shut resulting in the use of some channel locks to brake er free. A lil bit of lube, wd40 usually sorts this problem right out. Second, the fan literally grenaded itself out the back of this thing, but besides from running a little hotter than it already did, it's still working. Third, she likes to get stuck in gear, no problem however as long as a screw driver and hammer are present. I also don't change the gear much into low gear, which is probably the reason for it getting stuck. And believe it or not that's all. The trigger still works flawlessly along with the forward/reverse switch, and the clutch system all function. I'm still using the drill to this day and I'm honestly curious how much longer the brushes, or the drill will last.
          • Recommended
          Milwaukee Brushless
          My 3rd Fuel tool from Milwaukee. I am very happy with this drill and the price as well. The chuck/lock system is way better than the old Craftsman that I had been using before.
          • DIY
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
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