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Milwaukee M12 FUEL
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Pros Great drilling performance, compactPowerful, great battery life, fantastic integrated worklightExcellent drilling performance, tons of driving power, decently convenientCompact, powerful, good battery lifeBurly construction, tons of power
Cons Lackluster battery life, expensiveExpensive, only includes a single batterySo-so battery life, somewhat priceyNo battery level indicatorHeavy, costly
Bottom Line The M12 Fuel packs a surprising amount of power into a compact packageIf you are searching for a top-notch drill that can accomplish the hardest tasks with ease, then the Kobalt is our top recommendation for youThe DCD777C2 is a burly drill with tons of power but we wished it did a bit better in our battery testsThe Atomic DCD708C2 has tons of power in a compact packageAlthough it finished just behind the best drills, the M18 still has tons of drilling and driving power
Rating Categories Milwaukee M12 FUEL Kobalt KDD 1424A-03 DEWALT DCD777C2 DEWALT ATOMIC... Milwaukee M18
Drilling (35%)
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10
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Driving (35%)
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Included Battery (20%)
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Convenience (10%)
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Specs Milwaukee M12 FUEL Kobalt KDD 1424A-03 DEWALT DCD777C2 DEWALT ATOMIC... Milwaukee M18
Battery Capacity (Included) 2 Ah and 4Ah 2 Ah 1.5 Ah 1.5 Ah 1.5 Ah
Battery Voltage 12V 24V 20V 20V 18V
Max Chuck 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2"
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Drill Model Tested 2503-20 KDD 524B-03 DCD777 DCD708 2606-20
Box Model (Kit) Tested 2503-22 672823 DCD777C2 DCD708C2 2606-22CT
RPM Low: 0 - 450
High: 0 - 1700
Low: 0 - 550
High: 0 - 2000
Low: 0 - 500
High: 0 - 1750
Low: 0 - 450
High: 0 - 1650
Low: 0 - 450
High: 0 - 1800
Peak Torque 325 in-lbs 650 in-lbs 340 UWO 340 UWO 500 in-lbs
Measured Length 6-5/8" 7-3/8" 7-1/4" 6-3/16" 7-1/4"
Measured Weight 2 pounds 11.4 oz
(w/ 2 Ah battery)
3 pounds
15.2 oz
3 pounds
4.1 oz
3 pounds 3.7 ounces 3 pounds
12.6 oz
Measured Charge Time 40 minutes 75 minutes 65 minutes 68 minutes 31 minutes
Battery Indicator Location Drill Battery N/A N/A Battery
LED Location Above the trigger Above the battery Above the trigger Above the battery Above the trigger
Included Belt Clip Yes Yes No Yes No
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