Milwaukee 2703-20 M18 Fuel Drill via Amazon
Milwaukee 2703-20 M18 Fuel Drill/Driver, as part of the second generation of the M18 series models is one of the best 18V cordless battery powered drills out there on the market. It has a Powerstat brushless motor that offers a peak torque of 1200 in-lbs and in case of quicker drills it gets up to the speed of 2000 revolutions per minute rotating speed that enables very fast drilling so that your productivity is enhanced during heavy workload. It includes intelligent safety feature called the Redlink Plus that helps you avoid overheating and overloading that may harm the device or the Redlithium battery that lasts much longer than regular tool batteries and you will have done more work over the years on the same battery. Charger and battery are not included in the package, so the item reviewed on this page is tool only (bare-tool) and you can get them separately (as well as the carrying case) during the purchase of this item as you will find them offered on the Amazon product page. Milwaukee 2703-20 weighs only 3.3 pounds without battery and measures 10 x 4 x 7.75 inches, with a length of 7.75 inches it is a very compact drill for its level of power and functionality and you can get in tighter areas to work and you won’t get tired quickly when you use it for a lengthy period of time.
First generation M18 included the models 2603 and 2604 and they were both perfectly cool drills with really good features and the new second generation 2703 and 2704 models add the 1200 in-lbs torque, 2000rpm speed (not as fast as the corded model but really good) and slight vent differences but otherwise they look and feel still the same. You can attach or remove the side handle without using any tools and it has a little LED light to illuminate the work area to make things easier for you. Warranty for the tool is 5 years by Milwaukee in case you come across any problems during this period so you can buy it with peace of mind and confidence as also Milwaukee is a very well known leader brand in tool industry. They are not particularly cheap drills and if you have the first generation and wondering if you should upgrade it to the second generation, the differences are not huge other than the torque and rpm and the visible differences will vary between different tasks and you should probably upgrade it if you want the most powerful M18 drill and if you will be performing jobs that need higher torque and this new Milwaukee is quite the winner in terms of power, ease of use, ergonomics (lightweight, soft handle, convenient location of bit holder and belt clip) and innovation.