Milwaukee 2602-22 18V Hammer Drill

Milwaukee 2602-22 18V Hammer DrillMy Rating for the Milwaukee 2602-22 is 4.75 Stars

Review Summary: The Milwaukee 2602-22 18V Hammer Drill has excellent torque and a good percussion rate. Its a well built and powerful cordless hammer drill.


Detailed Review of the Milwaukee 2602-22 18 volt cordless hammer drill

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Blows per Minute (BPM) Grade: Good

The Milwaukee 2602-22 has a top BPM of 29,000 bpm. The average top BPM of 18 volt cordless hammer drills is 27,525 bpm. The higher the BPM of a cordless hammer drill the faster the hole will be created in materials such as concrete.

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Power Grade: Excellent

The Milwaukee 2602-22 has a power rating of 550 in/lbs. The average power rating of 18 volt cordless hammer drills is 480 in/lbs. The power of a cordless hammer drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds.

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Speed: Average

The Milwaukee 2602-22 has a top speed of 1700 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 18 volt cordless hammer drills is around 1700 rpm. If you feel the need for speed, check out my detailed review of the Bosch 17618-01 18V Li-ion Hammer Drill. It has a top speed of 2050 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Good

The battery run time is 2.8 amp hours. The average for 18 volt cordless hammer drills is 2.3 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Good

The Milwaukee 2602-22 comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless hammer drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Average

The Milwaukee 2602-22 comes with a 1 hour charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $200-300

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Milwaukee 2602-22 cordless hammer drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Average

The Milwaukee 2602-22 weighs 4.9 lbs. The average 18V cordless hammer drill weighs about 4.8 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions. If you want a lighter tool, the Makita BHP452HW weighs only 3.6 lbs. You can see my complete review of Makita BHP452HW 18V Percussion Drill here.

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Milwaukee 2602-22 Cordless Hammer Drill Strengths

  1. Good hammer blows per minute
  2. Powerful torque
  3. Above average battery run time
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Milwaukee 2602-22 Cordless Hammer Drill Weaknesses

  1. Higher price range
  2. None

Some other features of the Milwaukee 2602-22 include:

  • 1/2-inch single-sleeve ratcheting chuck
  • LED Work Light
  • Tool Case
  • Five-year limited warranty

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 5/8/12.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My 2602-22 has a built in led work light and it's very bright.

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