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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg Right Angle Drill

Milwaukee 2807-22 Hole Hawg

Improvements to Milwaukee Hole Hawg Smooth Out Rough-Ins

Milwaukee Tool just announced that the next-generation of right-angle drills are coming, and they’ve been redesigned from the ground up. Milwaukee tells us they optimized these new-and-improved M18 Fuel Hole Hawgs to produce more power, runtime, and speed when used with new High Output battery packs.

10-Second Summary

  • Milwaukee 2807-20 1/2-inch right angle drill
  • Milwaukee 2808-22 7/16″ right angle drill w/Quik-Lok
  • Brushless motor
  • Max 1,500 rpm no-load speed
  • Drills up to 220 holes on a charge (7/8 in. in SPF lumber with kitted XC6.0 battery)
  • 2807-20 (keyed chuck) weighs 7.7 lbs without battery
  • 2808-20 (Quik-Lok chuck) weighs 7.09 lbs without battery
  • Kit Includes: Tool, XC6.0 battery, charger, and bag
  • Price: $279 (bare tool); $579 (kit)

The original Hole Hawg came about in the 1970’s. In 2014, we saw the introduction of the Milwaukee 2707-20 M18 Hole Hawg. That tool provided good run-time and even drilled faster and weighed less than their corded model. Six years later, Milwaukee seems to be delivering an even more powerful solution for users which claims to be more like a full corded replacement. We can’t wait to bring this tool in for review to see if they truly have a completely cordless rough-in tool that makes a cord obsolete.

What’s The Big Deal?

The new Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawgs might look similar to their last-gen models, but the brand tells us these new tools deliver more power in high-speed applications. In particular, Milwaukee upgraded the brushless motors and electronics in these tools to draw more power when using M18 High-Output batteries.

The result is a right-angle drill that provides increased power under load without bogging down. Milwaukee claims that both models achieve up to 1,500 RPM. We look forward to seeing how quickly they punch through a couple of 2x4s over plywood or handle larger hole saws.

Additionally, Milwaukee tells us that both models can drill up to 220 7/8″ holes in SPF lumber on a single 6 Ah High Output battery.

Weight is the other big deal with the next-gen Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Haw right-angle drills. The 2807-20 weighs just 7.7 lbs. (barely more than the 2014 model at 7.4 lbs.) The 2808-20 Quik-lok model cuts the weight to 7.09 lbs. Tacking on the 2.3 lbs of the XC6.0 battery, you’re looking at a couple of drills that functionally weigh just below 10 pounds.

To put that into perspective, while both tools add a fraction of a pound to the 2014 models, they weigh over 1.5 pounds less (with battery) than a corded Hole Hawg and more than 5 pounds less than the corded Super Hawg.

Milwaukee 2808-20 Hole Hawg Quik-Lok

While the 2807-22 M18 Fuel Hole Hawg will feature a keyed chuck, the 2808-22 kit features Milwaukee’s Quik-Lok keyless chuck for one-handed bit changes. It fits most 7/16 in. flat or groove shank bits you’d find on augers, self-feed bits, and hole saws.

When Can I Get My Hands On It?

The new Milwaukee Hole Hawgs (2807-20 and 2808-20) will retail at $279 for the bare tools. The kitted models (2807-22 and 2808-22) will retail for $579. Both will hit the shelves in June 2020.

Both kits will include two 6.0 Ah batteries, a charger, and a bag. Like the rest of Milwaukee’s M18 cordless tool line, both versions of the tool include a 5-year warranty.

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Milwaukee Hole Hawg Specs

Hole Hawg 1/2 in. Right Angle Drill Kit

  • Model: Milwaukee 2807-22
  • No-load speed: 1,500 rpm
  • Chuck: All-metal, keyed
  • On-board chuck key holder
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs (without battery)
  • Kit includes: Tool, two High-Output 6.0 Ah batteries, charger, and bag
  • Price: $279 (bare tool); $579 (kit)

Hole Hawg Right Angle Drill with Quik-Lok Kit

  • Model: Milwaukee 2808-22
  • No-load speed: 1,500 RPM
  • Chuck: Quik-Lok keyless chuck
  • Weight: 7.09 lbs (without battery)
  • Kit includes: Tool, two High-Output 6.0 Ah batteries, charger, and bag
  • Price: $279 (bare tool); $579 (kit)

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If they ever come out with an improved Super Hole Hawg with the low speed clutch, I’d love to see a shootout between the milwaukee super hole hawg, the dewalt, and the makita.

Can’t wait

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