Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/2″ Hammer Drill Review

Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Tyra Miller

The M18 Fuel is a good all around Hammer Drill from Milwaukee. Below you will find our review of the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/2″ Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill.

Tech Specs

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/2″ Brushless Hammer Drill is the fastest hammer drill from Milwaukee. It delivers just over 2000RPM, 32000BPM and 1200 in-lbs of torque.


Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-2″ Hammer Drill


Drill Specs

Length7 Inches
Weight3.4 pounds
Rotations per Minute2000 RPM
Torque1200 in-lbs
LED LightYes


We found this drill easy to work with due to it’s lightweight and compact design.

Battery Life

This cordless 18v hammer drill uses the REDLITHIUM technology which in Milwaukee’s words, “delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than the competitors.” We found this to be true during our testing. Milwaukee hammer drill reviews on Amazon seem to confirm the same.

In addition to this, this Milwaukee 18v Hammer Drill features their REDLINK PLUS Intelligence which prevents damage to the tool and battery due to overloading or overheating.

It takes about 1 hour to charge and lasted us a full 8-hour work day without running out of battery.

ONE-KEY Technology

You can choose to get this drill with or without the ONE-KEY technology. The ONE-KEY technology makes it possible to connect your drill to your smartphone to customize, manage and track the hammer drills performance and location.

You can store up to 4 custom profiles for specific fasteners and materials and have total control over the output speed and power needed for the task. These can be uploaded to the “cloud” as well so that you can access them anywhere and anytime.

If you have tools that go missing, then you’re gonna love this feature. The app will track the drill within a distance of 100ft from your phone. Great for tools that decide to “take a walk”

Obviously, the non-ONE-KEY featured hammer drill is slightly cheaper than the non-ONE-KEY version, and this would be an individual choice to make depending on your needs and budget.


Overall, this tool excelled in terms of power, battery life, and weight and it comes with a 5-year warranty. We give this cordless hammer drill from Milwaukee 5 stars. Want more hammer drill reviews? Check out our article on the best hammer drill.

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