Brushless Motors are Driving Revolutionary Performance

  • POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor
  • REDLINK Plus™ Intelligence
  • REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack
  • Longer Motor Life
  • More Power
  • More Run-Time

POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motors are featured in M18™ FUEL™ Drivers & Impacts

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Brushless Means Longer Motor Life

Pros Choose Milwaukee® Becuase It Outlasts Competitive Brushless Products With Up To 10X Longer Life.

Milwaukee®
FUEL™ 2604-22
Makita® BL™
Brushless LXT
LXPH05
1" holes

Less Motor Wear = Better Performance

5 Year Warranty

Instead of wearable brushes, Milwaukee® engineered more steel and copper into its POWERSTATE™ brushless motor. This results in longer motor life as a result of reduced friction, less heat buildup, and higher efficiency.

Brushless Means More Power

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Milwaukee is the Performance Leader in Brushless

  • Packed with 4X the amount of power generating components
  • Higher grade, rare earth magnets
  • Over 60% more torque

Milwaukee® POWERSTATE™
Brushless Motor

Makita® BL™
Brushless Motor

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"To produce more strength...engineers at Milwaukee redesigned the motor of the new M18 FUEL™ drill.The result is a tool that generates about 25% more torque than the average 18 volt drill and can drill big holes faster than any of them." Popular Science Read the full article:
A New Motor Makes for A Stronger 18-volt Drill

Over 60% More Peak Torque

Over 80% More Power Under Load

What More Power Means to Pros

Brushless Means More Run-Time

Milwaukee’s® POWERSTATE™ brushless motor is what makes the M18™ FUEL™ 18V drills and impact drivers last longer. The POWERSTATE™ motor is also supported by the world’s most advanced battery pack - REDLITHIUM™ - and system of

hardware and software - REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence. This, three-piece, internal network is what makes the new M18™ FUEL™ brushless drills and brushless impact drivers stand out from DeWalt® 20V Max and Makita® LXT brushless tools.

2 9/16" Switchblade™
Up to 400% more
1-1/8" Hole Saw
Up to 100% more
1" Auger Bit
Up to 50% more
5/8" Auger Bit
Up to 70% more

Milwaukee® FUEL™ 2604-22

Makita® BL™ Brushless LXT LXPH05

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Combine an uber-efficient brushless motor and super-smart electronic intelligence with lithium battery power and what do you get? M18 FUEL™â€¦ The benefits are lots more power, longer run time and unmatched durability - in an ever shrinking, lighter-weight tool.
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Brushless Competition Scorecard

  • vs High Performance
  • vs Competitor Compacts
  • vs Competitor High Capacity
  • vs Competitor Compacts
  Milwaukee® Makita® DeWalt®   Milwaukee® Makita® DeWalt®
  2604-222604-22 LXPH05LXPH05 BHP454BHP454 DCD985L2DCD985L2   2603-222603-22 BDF451BDF451 DCD980L2DCD980L2
Hammer Drill/Drivers   Drill/Drivers
Clutch Settings 24 16 16 22   24 16 22
RPM 0-550 / 0-1,850 0-400 / 0-1,500 0-400 / 0-1,700 0-575 / 0-2,000   0-550 / 0-1,850 0-300 / 0-1,700 0-575 / 0-2,000
Power 725 400 560 535 UWO   725 560 535 UWO
BPM 31,450 25,500 25,500 34,000   N/A N/A N/A
Weight (lbs.) 5.0 3.8 5.0 5.3   4.9 5.3 5.2
Length 8.1" 7.625" 9.7" 9.5"   7.9" 9.4" 9.3"
Chuck Metal Plastic Metal Metal   Metal Metal Metal
Tool Warranty 5 Years 3 Years 3 years 3 Years   5 Years 3 Years 3 years
Motor Type POWERSTATE™ Brushless Makita® BL Brushless Standard Standard   POWERSTATE™ Brushless Standard Standard
Charger Sequential
Multi-Voltage
18V Only 18V Only 20V / 12V   Sequential
Multi-Voltage
18V Only 20V / 12V
Side Handle Yes No Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes
  Milwaukee® Makita® DeWalt®   Milwaukee® Makita® DeWalt®
  2604-22CT2604-22CT BHP452HWBHP452HW DCD785C2DCD785C2   2603-22CT2603-22CT LXFD01CWLXFD01CW DCD780C2DCD780C2
Hammer Drill/Drivers   Drill/Drivers
Clutch Settings 24 16 16   24 16 16
RPM 0-550 / 0-1,850 0-450 / 0-1,500 0-600 / 0-2,000   0-550 / 0-1,850 0-400 / 0-1,500 0-600 / 0-2,000
Power 650 480 350 UWO   650 480 350 UWO
BPM 31,450 22,500 34,000   N/A N/A N/A
Weight (lbs.) 4.5 3.7 3.5   4.4 3.3 3.4
Length 8.1" 8.8" 8.1"   7.9" 7.6" 7.5"
Chuck Metal Plastic Plastic   Metal Plastic Plastic
Tool Warranty 5 Years 3 Years 3 years   5 Years 3 Years 3 years
Motor Type POWERSTATE™ Brushless Standard Standard   POWERSTATE™ Brushless Standard Standard
Charger Sequential
Multi-Voltage
18V Only 20V / 12V   Sequential
Multi-Voltage
18V Only 20V / 12V
Side Handle Yes No No   Yes No No
  Milwaukee® DeWalt® Makita® DeWalt® Makita®
  M18 FUEL™ 2653-22M18 FUEL™2653-22 Brushless DCF895L2Brushless
DCF895L2
Brushless LXDT01Brushless
LXDT01
Standard DCF885L2Standard
DCF885L2
Standard LXDT04Standard
LXDT04
Impact Drivers
Speed / Torque Control DRIVE CONTROL™ Yes Yes No No
RPM 0-2900 0-2850 0-2600 0-2800 0-2300
Torque (in-lbs) 1600 1500 1460 1400 1420
IPM 0-3600 0-3300 0-3400 0-3200 0-3200
Weight (lbs.) 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.3
Length 5.5" 5.25" 5.5" 5.55" 5.45"
Tool Warranty 5 Years 3 Years 3 years 3 Years 3 years
Motor Type POWERSTATE™ Brushless DeWalt® Brushless Makita® BL™ Brushless Standard Standard
Charger Sequential
Multi-Voltage
20V / 12V 18V Only 20V / 12V 18V Only
  Milwaukee® DeWalt® Makita® DeWalt®
  M18 FUEL™ 2653-22CTM18 FUEL™2653-22CT Brushless DCF895C2Brushless
DCF895C2
Standard BTD142HWStandard
BTD142HW
Standard DCF885C2Standard
DCF885C2
Impact Drivers
Speed / Torque Control DRIVE CONTROL™ Yes No No
RPM 0-2900 0-2850 0-2300 0-2800
Torque (in-lbs) 1600 1500 1280 1400
IPM 0-3600 0-3300 0-3200 0-3200
Weight (lbs.) 3 3 2.8 2.8
Length 5.5" 5.25" 5.75" 5.55"
Tool Warranty 5 Years 3 Years 3 years 3 Years
Motor Type POWERSTATE™ Brushless Brushless Standard Standard
Charger Sequential
Multi-Voltage
20V / 12V 18V Only 20V / 12V
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