Milwaukee 2611-24 18V Hammer Drill

My Rating for the Milwaukee 2611-24 is 5 Stars

Milwaukee 2611-24 18V Hammer DrillReview Summary: The Milwaukee 2611-24 18V Hammer Drill is a top performer in all the important qualities of a cordless hammer drill.


Detailed Review of the Milwaukee 2611-24 18 volt cordless hammer drill

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Blows per Minute (BPM) Grade: Good

The Milwaukee 2611-24 has a top BPM of 28,000 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 2611-24 has a power rating of 650 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: Good

The Milwaukee 2611-24 has a top speed of 1800 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 18 volt cordless hammer drills is around 1700 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 2611-24 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 2611-24 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 2611-24 cordless hammer drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Above Average

The Milwaukee 2611-24 weighs 5.3 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 prefer a lighter tool, the Makita BHP452HW weighs just 3.6 lbs. You can read my detailed review of the Makita BHP452HW 18V Percussion Drill here.

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Milwaukee 2611-24 Cordless Hammer Drill Strengths

  1. Excellent torque and good speed
  2. Good hammer blows per minute
  3. Good battery run time
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Milwaukee 2611-24 Cordless Hammer Drill Weaknesses

  1. Heavy for its class
  2. Higher price range

Some other features of the Milwaukee 2611-24 include:

  • 1/2-inch single-sleeve ratcheting chuck
  • LED work light
  • Five-year limited warranty

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 5/15/12.

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