Milwaukee Introduces Cordless SDS Max Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee® Cordless SDS Max Rotary Hammer

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool brings game-changing innovation to the cordless power tool market with the introduction of the M18™ FUEL™ SDS Max Rotary Hammer. The SDS Max Rotary Hammer is the first cordless solution of its kind that provides the performance required for more demanding, heavy-duty drilling and chipping applications. With the launch of the new SDS Max, Milwaukee is now the only power tool manufacturer to provide a full line of rotary hammer solutions all on one M18™ battery platform.

M18 FUEL™ 1-9/16" SDS Max Rotary Hammer Kit

Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL™ technology* enables the M18 FUEL™ SDS Max Rotary Hammer to deliver the performance required for more demanding SDS Max applications, including dry coring and medium duty chipping in both concrete block and reinforced concrete.


The M18 FUEL™ SDS Max will also be among the first Milwaukee® solutions to be powered by the new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 battery pack. This game-changing battery technology delivers up to 5X more run-time, 35% more power and runs 60% cooler than standard lithium-ion batteries. This massive jump in run-time and increase in power will continue to push the limits of cordless potential.

Available in September of 2016, the M18™ FUEL™ SDS Max Rotary Hammer is a testament to Milwaukee’s ability to provide game-changing technology available on one platform that pushes the boundaries of expected performance and productivity.

* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.


M18™ FUEL™ SDS Max Rotary Hammer (2717-22HD)

  • 1-9/16” Max Capacity
  • 0-450 RPM
  • 0-3,000 BPM
  • 5.0 ft. lbs Impact Energy
  • 18.75”  long
  • 12.15 lbs

Includes M18™ FUEL™ SDS Max Rotary Hammer, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ 9.0 High Demand Battery Packs, M18™ and M12™ Rapid Charger, Side Handle, and Carrying Case

*Also available as a bare tool (2717-20) & (1) 9.0Ah Battery Kit (2717-21HD)

Milwaukee Rotary Hammer Offering

Milwaukee SDS Hammer


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