Milwaukee 2799-22CX vs. 2897-22 vs. 2691-22

We all know how difficult cords can be, right? They can get all tangled up and we don’t know where it starts or where it ends. It can get really confusing especially when more than one cord gets looped around one another. Untangling just becomes a major inconvenience.

Corded power tools also make it difficult to have access to power outlets, especially when you need to work outdoors. It’s either you have an outlet outside or you have a really long extension cord. Whenever you use corded tools, you must always have an outlet to plug it in or else they’re useless.

If you want the convenience and portability of power tools, buying cordless ones is the answer. It won’t need to be plugged in for the whole duration of the task. And, you also won’t have to worry about tripping on cords. Check out some of Milwaukee’s cordless power tools that will surely transform the way you work.

Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill Impact Kit

The first combo kit in the list has a brushless hammer and an impact driver. Buying this combo kit is cheaper than buying the separate items. This will only set you back for less than $240. Separate tools usually cost more than a hundred plus you’ll have to buy accessories too.

The hammer drill that comes in this kit only weighs 3 lbs. and measures 7 3/8 in. It is small and light enough to use for tight spaces and overhead applications without too much hand fatigue. This has a ½ in. metal chuck and an all-metal gear case.

The hammer drill can deliver a peak torque of 500 in. lbs. and speed of up to 0-450 or 0-1,800 RPM.

The impact driver is also compact and lightweight weighing only 3.1 lbs. and measures 5 3/8 in. It can deliver a maximum torque of 1,500 in. lbs. and speed of 0-2,800 RPM. This also has a no-load IPM of 0-3,600.

Both tools accept RedLithium compact or extended batteries. These batteries provide more runtime and protect the motor from overloading.

Aside from the tools and batteries, you will also get a charger, a belt clip, and a contractor bag.

Pros:

  • Compact and lightweight tools
  • Longer battery runtime
  • Fast battery charger
  • Can be used for masonry applications
  • Has a built-in LED work light

Cons:

  • No hard shell carrying case
  • Only comes with one belt clip
  • Does not include extra screws

Milwaukee 2897-22 M18 Fuel 2-Tool Combo Kit

This combo kit is another one of Milwaukee’s bestsellers. This includes a powerful hammer drill and impact driver that will surely handle masonry applications. For less than $300, this combo kit will definitely get the job done.

The ½ in. hammer drill in this kit has a peak torque of 1,200 in. lbs. It has a no-load speed of 0-550 and 0-2,000 RPM and can deliver 32,000 BPM. This has a ½ in. metal single sleeve metal ratcheting chuck.

It has a weight of 3.5 lbs. and a length of 7.75 in. This is only slightly heavier than the first, but it is still lightweight nonetheless.

The hex impact driver that comes in this combo provides great control with its four-mode drive control. It has a peak torque of 1,800 in. lbs. and 0-3,700 no-load IPM. You can choose from 0-850 RPM, 0-2,100 RPM, 0-3000 RPM, or the self-tapping screw mode for different applications.

This only weighs 2.1 lbs. and measures 5.25 in.

Both of these tools use the M18 RedLithium XC5.0 extended capacity battery pack. With Milwaukee’s RedLink Intelligence. The battery performance is unmatched. You can complete your tasks faster because there will be less downtime with these batteries.

You will also get two belt clips and bit holders, one side handle, and one charger. All of these are stored in a hard shell carrying case.

Pros:

  • Compact and lightweight tools
  • 5-year limited warranty for the tools
  • 3-year limited warranty for the battery packs
  • Long battery runtime
  • Fast battery charger

Cons:

  • Struggles at holding Deming style drill bits
  • Some customers complained about the chuck wobbling
  • There may be a grinding sound on the chuck

Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit

This last one is a drill driver and impact driver combo kit. This is perfect for homeowners and DIYers who need reliable tools for lighter applications. This is not recommended for masonry, but it will be able to handle delicate jobs without ruining the screws or materials. This combo kit will cost you less than $190.

The drill driver has a maximum torque of 500 in. lbs. and can reach speeds of 0-400 and 0-1,800 RPM. It has a ½ in. metal single sleeve ratcheting chuck. Its four-pole frameless motor has rare-earth magnets for a longer lifespan.

The impact driver has a peak torque of 1,500 in. lbs. and a no-load speed of 0-2,750 RPM. It can also deliver a no-load IPM of 0-3,450. This has a ¼ in. hex for quick bit changes.

Both tools are powered by the M18 compact RedLithium battery. It has 18V and can be used on other M18 tools from Milwaukee. It has an onboard fuel gauge on it, so you know how much runtime the battery has left.

In this combo kit, you will also get one charger, one belt clip, and a contractor bag.

Pros:

  • Can handle delicate jobs
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Powerful and durable batteries
  • Quality construction
  • Long lasting

Cons:

  • Does not come in a hard shell carrying case
  • No indicator when the battery is properly set on the charger
  • Not for masonry applications

Product Comparison:

The first two combo kits include a hammer drill and an impact driver while the last one is a drill driver and impact driver combo. The 2799-22CX and the 2897-22 can both handle tougher jobs because of its hammering action. The 2691-22 does not have a hammering action, so they are not for masonry applications.

All the tools in the combo kits are backed by Milwaukee’s five-year limited warranty. The batteries are backed by a three-year limited warranty. So, if you encounter problems, Milwaukee may help so your money won’t go to waste.

Recommendation:

For contractors and professionals, you can really benefit from the first two combo kits. They are tough and will handle tough jobs too. Although, the last combo kit is a good set to have in case you need something for lighter applications.

If you work mostly on everyday household repairs, assemble, or DIYing the last combo kit will be enough for you. However, if you think you might need something for heavier applications in the future, you can also get the first two options.

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