M18 FUEL 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver – Milwaukee Innovation

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Milwaukee® Continues to FUEL Innovation with M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver

 

04/23/2012

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Electric Tool continues to expand the fastest growing 18V platform in the industry with the introduction of the new M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver. As part of the new M18 FUEL™ family, a new breed of cordless power tools within the M18™ System, the new 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver features Milwaukee’s exclusive combination of the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Electronic Intelligence to deliver up to 3X longer motor life, up to 50% more runtime, and a proprietary 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature.

“The 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature gives users better control over the power and speed required for specific applications,” says Tom Simeone, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool Corporation. “With the touch of a button, they can go from a precise application such as fastening small machine screws to an application that requires maximum performance such as driving lag screws.”

The new 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 1600 in-lbs of torque and 0-2900 RPM to make the M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver the most powerful tool in its class.  The POWERSTATE™ Motor also reduces noise and cools more rapidly, delivering years of maintenance-free performance.

Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ Batteries provide significantly more run-time, power and recharges than any other Lithium product on the market. REDLITHIUM™ also delivers best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions.  With Milwaukee® durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM™ Battery operates cooler and performs in climates as low as 0°F/-18°C with fade free power. A battery fuel gauge also displays remaining charge for less down time on the job.

REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence hardware and software, the most advanced electronic system on the market, allows the user to choose between three fastening modes with the DRIVE CONTROL™ feature.  Mode #1 is for precision work (0-850 RPM, 200 in-lbs of torque), Mode # 2 helps prevent damage to fasteners and material (0-2,100 RPM, 700 in-lbs of torque) and Mode #3 delivers maximum performance for the toughest applications (0-2,900 RPM, 1600 in-lbs of torque).

In addition, all M18 FUEL™ products include the new multi-voltage charger to allow users to charge all M12™ and M18™ batteries with one charger.

Available in June of 2012, the new M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investing in game changing technology. For more information on M18 FUEL™, please visit www.milwaukeetool.com/fuel.
Specifications
M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver (2653-22)
Volts: 18V
Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs
Max RPM: 0-2900
Max IPM: 0-3600
Tool Length:  5-1/2”
Tool Weight (w/ battery): 3.6 lbs
Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver, Belt Clip, (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case

M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver (2653-22CT)
Volts: 18V
Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs
Max RPM: 0-2900
Max IPM: 0-3600
Tool Length:  5-1/2”
Tool Weight (w/ battery): 3.0 lbs
Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver, Belt Clip, (2) M18™ COMPACT REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case

M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver (2653-20)
Volts: 18V
Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs
Max RPM: 0-2900
Max IPM: 0-3600
Tool Length:  5-1/2”
Tool Weight: 2.1 lbs
Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver and Belt Clip
About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Milwaukee Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visitwww.milwaukeetool.com.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Can’t wait to see how this compares to the dewalt brushless. I’m going to wait till they have the drill/impact combo kits. I’m really invested in the Dewalt 20volt line. Was really bummed they didn’t have a jobsite radio for the 20 volt line yet.

  2. If it’s as cool as the top of the line bosh one I can deal with the wait if its a rehash I’ll be a little bummed out. Have you guys seen the millwaukee brushless impact in person? Hope it’s smaller than the old was pretty big for a lot of tasks. Its kinda hard to compare the two the dewalt is great for more general use while the millwaukee has the raw power for some crazy framing projects. I will say I am loving my dewalt brushless so far.

  3. I have the Milwaukee (obsolete as of today) and being as my Dad is a Dewalt guy I got him the 20V max driver for Christmas. I’ve drove plenty of fasteners with both and I can say this, with a compact battery the Dewalt feels spectacular in your hand, the LED design is (in my opinion) the best on the market, and the one hand bit change capability is super handy on a ladder. That being said, the Milwaukee balances out wonderfully with an XC battery. It does indeed have a bulkier feel but I’ve never been unable to make a drive with the Milwaukee that I felt I could have with the Dewalt. The Milwaukee is built like an Abrams Tank and I feel as though I could drop it off a 5 story building without harm. The Dewalt is a better design but the Milwaukee is a beast. I guess it’s all about perspective. For smaller or close quarters work the Dewalt is the choice, but if you sinking large fasteners you reach for the Milwaukee every time.

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