Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg 2807-20
The redesigned Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg (2807-20) offers more power and speed than its great predecessor with a shorter tool length and only one Skosh (0.3 pounds) more weight. Our crew loves the Super Hawg, which we’ve been using for years, but having a smaller Hawg is certainly an asset. Here are the details!
- Highly productive capability for 220 7/8 “holes per load
- Faster work with 300 rpm more than with the predecessor
- The small profile enables work in the tightest of spaces
- 5 year limited warranty
- Only 7.7 pounds naked
- Precaution No Disadvantage: Requires a Milwaukee high capacity battery to get the maximum power from the tool
Milwaukee is improving its successful Hole Hawg formula with more power and speed – just hook it up to a high output package for the best performance.
Where the Milwaukee M18 fuel hole Hawg fits
At least until you have reached a certain seniority, you can hardly avoid repipe work. Literally, there is almost no way around a hot attic while you are doing it! Maneuver between the truss elements, being careful not to damage the ceiling underneath. The last thing you want is a big, heavy cable drill bit for all of those holes. While the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Super Hawg remains our top pick for 2-9 / 16-inch holes, the updated Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg is approaching the market leader. It presents a smaller, lighter, yet powerful drilling tool.
Even if you’ve never done this type of job before, it’s easy to imagine the benefits of this faster, more powerful Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg. What may not be clear, however, is the benefit of being able to drill closer to outside walls (where the attic tapers sharply towards the reveal) with a smaller tool. For example, our crew enjoyed the power of competitor DeWalt’s inline stud & joist drill, but its size prevents you from getting as close as this Hawg.
Maximum performance with high-performance batteries
Use Milwaukee’s high capacity battery packs to get maximum productivity from the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg. We started with regular packs and found that the more muscular packs allowed us to move faster.
If you are drilling 2-9 / 16-inch holes with the Cordless Hole Hawg for installing rough-ins, you will need to use a heavy-duty package. When testing the tool with 5 Ah batteries, the tool was unable to fully drill these holes without blocking. Even with this package, this tool won’t hit those holes as hard as the cordless Super Hawg. If you spend most of your time roughing the 2-9 / 16 ″ you will likely want to upgrade to the larger tool.
For everyone else, the cost savings and reduced size make this drill a very compelling cordless right angle drill with tons of run time.
How much runtime do you get?
Milwaukee claims this Hawg will create 220 7/8 inch holes per load. We couldn’t test that many holes at the same time, but it seems plausible. We spend most of the time drilling bigger holes. This tool certainly does the job – but those handling holes 2 inches and smaller in diameter will see the greatest benefits. But that’s okay. For 2 inch holes and below, this Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg is fast!
More than plumbing
So it’s not just us plumbers who can benefit from the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg. There are also many uses for carpenters and electricians. One thing seems certain: put a Hole Hawg in the hand of a hard working man and he’ll move on to the next job pretty quickly!
Milwaukee 2807-20 vs 2707-20 Hole Hawg
The Milwaukee 2807-20 compares well to the 2707-20 it replaces. You get much of the same drilling capacity – but with some notable improvements. First, the speed increases dramatically to 1,500 RPM.Second, this speed aids in higher drilling capacity, allowing the Milwaukee 2807-20 to handle up to 2-9 / 16-inch holes. This type of capacitance brings the Hole Hawg closer to the job normally only done by the cordless Super Hawg. Perhaps best of all, the price doesn’t change – this rolling update is simply replacing the older tool.
|2807-20 (2nd generation)||2707-20|
|Lining||1/2 inch (encrypted)||1/2 inch (encrypted)|
|length||15.6 in.||17 in.|
|Weight||7.7 lbs.||7.4 lbs.|
|Max hole saw||4 in.||4 in.|
|Max snail bit||1-1 / 4 in.||1-1 / 4 in.|
|Maximum self-feed bit size||2-9 / 16 in.||2 in.|
|Top speed||1,500 rpm||1,200 rpm|
|Price (bare tools)||$ 279||$ 279|
Milwaukee 2807 Hole Hawg Awards
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg 2807-20 is $ 279 for the bare tool and $ 579 for the kit. Here’s a look at the competition.
- Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg 2807: $ 279 (bare), $ 579 (kit)
- Makita 18V X2 LXT 1/2 inch right angle drill bit XAD03: $ 359 (blank), $ 469 (kit)
- DeWalt 60V Max Inline Bolt and Bar Drill DCD470: $ 399 (bare), $ 549 (kit)
- Milwaukee M18 FUEL Super Hawg 2809/2911: $ 399 (naked), $ 699 (kit)
The bottom line
The second generation Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg is a huge hit with more power and speed with slightly shorter tool lengths and only a few tenths of a pound more. You MUST use Milwaukee High Output Batteries to get the maximum performance from this tool. However, these XC6.0 batteries come with the 2807-22 kit.
Technical Specifications Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg 2807-20
- 2807-20 (bare tool)
- 2807-22 (kit)
- Chuck size: 1/2-in
- Chuck type: metal
- Length: 15.6 inches
- Weight: 7.7 pounds
- Guarantee: 5 years
- 2807-20 (bare tools): $ 279
- 2807-22 (kit): $ 579