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M12 FUEL™ 5/8” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer
M12 FUEL™ 5/8” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer
May 24, 2013 2:00 PM CDT

Milwaukee introduces M12 FUEL 5/8” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer

Providing up to 2X more run-time


Milwaukee Tool continues to expand the recently launched M12 FUEL™ line with the introduction of the new M12 FUEL™ 5/8” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer. Providing up to 2X more run-time, up to 75% more speed and the largest SDS Plus bit capacity in its class, Milwaukee has combined their exclusive POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, REDLITHIUM™ battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence to deliver a 12V Rotary Hammer that rivals compact 18V tools on the market today.

“Users no longer want a cumbersome, one-size-fits-all Rotary Hammer. Today, they want a solution that is optimized for their most common applications, and deliver increased comfort and productivity,” said Rick Gambaccini, Group Product Manager, Milwaukee Tool. “At only 10” long and 3.9 lbs, this tool provides performance and run time that is comparable to a much larger tool, at a fraction of the size and weight.”

The Electro Pneumatic Design allows for drilling of up to 5/8” holes in concrete and masonry. For maximum versatility, regardless of application or orientation, the tool also features 2-Mode Operation, Rotary Hammer and Rotation-only.

The POWERSTATE™ brushless motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power and torque more efficiently than leading competitors. The POWERSTATE™ motor is completely designed, engineered and built by Milwaukee Tool, providing up to 6,200 BPM and up to 900 RPM, putting the M12 FUEL™ 5/8” Rotary Hammer in a class of its own. The POWERSTATE™ motor also reduces noise and cools more rapidly, delivering years of maintenance-free performance.

The new Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 batteries provide up to 2X more run-time, 20% more power and 2X more recharges than standard Lithium-Ion batteries. REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 also delivers best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions. With Milwaukee® durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 battery operates cooler and performs in climates below 0°F/-18°C with fade free power.

REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence delivers a high-efficiency commutation for longer run time. This hardware and software is the world’s most advanced system of cordless power tool electronics that will maximize performance and protect the user’s investment. REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence is a best-in-class system that integrates full-circle communication between tool, battery and charger, and constantly monitors this internal network to maintain ideal conditions.

The M12 FUEL™ 5/8” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer is compatible with the entire M12™ System, now offering over 50 cordless Lithium-Ion solutions. The M12™ platform is the largest sub-compact system in the industry, offering innovative solutions in power, productivity and portability.

About the Author

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 800-SAWDUST or visit


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