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I was wondering if there is any way to see what "version" of a tool you have based on the serial #.  I have a M18 fuel drill/driver combo kit (the 2897-22) and purchased it about 2 months ago now.  I think this kit has been out for over a year now.  I was reading on another forum they have made new versions/variations since my kit was first released. for example i was told the newer ones have all the electronics inside sealed in silicone.  ...are the drill & driver exactly the same inside. if you were to get it today vs if you got it the day it was released?  or are there dif versions/builds out there even thou the model # is the same.

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Depends on the manufacturer but in many cases the model number is the model number. Sometimes a call to the manufacturer is all it takes. I'm not sure about the serial number though. Unless the company has a unified way of manufacturing and assigned different numbers and letters to indicate different parts etc I don't know how they would do it.

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I have never checked with tools, but many other electronic versions can be told by a serial number. I have done this with DVD players, Playstations and a Samsung washing machine that had been recalled. With common electronics you can often find out on line, or try emailing the manufacturer through their website.

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You should be able to figure it out based on serial number. Though I cannot comment on if the silicon thing is accurate.

 

If you want to do it to a tool out of warranty this is the silicon I use to seal electronics when repairing or building PCBs: http://www.amazon.com/Dow-Corning-3138356-Multi-Purpose-Sealant/dp/B004VTGLXQ

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On 5/11/2016 at 2:47 AM, olletsocmit said:

I was wondering if there is any way to see what "version" of a tool you have based on the serial #.  I have a M18 fuel drill/driver combo kit (the 2897-22) and purchased it about 2 months ago now.  I think this kit has been out for over a year now.  I was reading on another forum they have made new versions/variations since my kit was first released. for example i was told the newer ones have all the electronics inside sealed in silicone.  ...are the drill & driver exactly the same inside. if you were to get it today vs if you got it the day it was released?  or are there dif versions/builds out there even thou the model # is the same.

Check out the box on the top of each pdf.  You will see the different Service Parts Lists on each product's webpage.

 

https://documents.milwaukeetool.com/54-24-2660.pdf

https://documents.milwaukeetool.com/54-24-2661.pdf

https://documents.milwaukeetool.com/54-24-2662.pdf

https://documents.milwaukeetool.com/54-24-2663.pdf

 

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2604-20

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3 hours ago, A_Milwaukee_Engineer said:

Yea this was exactly what i was talking about.  It looks like there are 4 dif variations of the drill alone.  so even thou you and i may both have a gen 2 Milwaukee drill, mine could have a better electronics board or dif shaped parts inside then yours right?  Which is what i am worried about.  Since i am still in the 90 day return policy, if my drill and driver are not the newest variations shouldn't I try to get the newer ones?

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So for the drill it looks like they have made 4 updated to the drill since it was released (even thou all our drills have the same part # on them). But for the impact driver, it looks like there is only one.  Attached is the one for the impact driver.  It seems that if you have a Gen 2 one, your inside is sealed.

 

_driver page 1.jpg

 

_driver page 2.jpg

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im so stupid.  I just noticed that the model drill that came with my Fuel kit is the 2704-20 hammer drill. It looks like this is the most powerful drill they make right now.  Looks like i got lucky and got the 2704-20 drill with my kit and not the 2604-20 like most ppl have.  The torque is 1,200 on mine and its 725...  I knew my drill fell 10X stronger then the other fuel drills i have used!

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what is even weirder is the face that i cant find a milwaukee driver drill combo that comes with the 2704-20 drill and 2753-20 impact driver.... did i get lucky! did they place the wrong drill in my kit? hahahah  I got it 4 weeks back new and sealed.  My kit is the 2897-22 kit.... it says it comes with the less powerful drill, not the one i have?

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what is even weirder is the face that i cant find a milwaukee driver drill combo that comes with the 2704-20 drill and 2753-20 impact driver.... did i get lucky! did they place the wrong drill in my kit? hahahah  I got it 4 weeks back new and sealed.  My kit is the 2897-22 kit.... it says it comes with the less powerful drill, not the one i have?

That doesn't make sense.... the gen 2 is the 2704 and the 2753... I have both of those and pretty sure that those are paired together just like the 2604 and the 2653 (gen 1) are. Nice to see an answer from Milwaukee here!

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22 hours ago, jeffmcmillan said:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Brushless-Hammer-Drill-Impact-Driver-Combo-Kit-2897-22/206211756

Kit: 2897-22

Drill: 2704-20

Impact: 2753-20

 

I'm pretty sure this is the kit you have in which case everything is right.

Yup @jeffmcmillan that looks to be the one I have. Do u think this is a HD only paring or is this the normmal kit for fuel 

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Ok great. I got confused with all the dif drill revisions... So if person A got my kit 8 months ago and person B got the same kit today they around look 100% identical, but would be a lot dif internally. The big thing is that the digital boards have changed 4 times inside the drill of the gen 2 fuel drills. 

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