Milwaukee is one of the leaders in cordless power tools and more specifically, cordless impact tools. The 2864, while heavy and big, is extremely powerful and will allow a user to tackle application that was once only reserved for pneumatic tools.
This isn't your average cordless impact wrench. The Milwaukee 2864 is one bad boy, high torque, do it all impact wrench. Now if you're reading this, you're looking for a serious cordless impact wrench that will allow you to lose the air hose but not lose the power. This power tool is designed to be the dominant force in the 3/4″ arena and stand out head and shoulders above the rest. So let's jump into the Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrench Review and see what all the hype is about.
Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrench Review Overview
If you have been using a pneumatic tool you know how powerful they are and dependable. However, you also know the frustration with having to haul around an air hose that gets tangles, springs a leak or is a tripping hazard. But how do you lose the hose and not the power?
The Milwaukee cordless impact wrench might be the solution. This tool is designed to be abused and to remove any stubborn nut or bolt. Based on the reliable M18 battery platform, this might be a great answer to those who need cordless power without frustration.
Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrench Review Features
The 2864 Milwaukee Impact Wrench has up to 1500 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque and 1200 ft-lbs of fastening torque with its brushless motor. While you might think a wrench this powerful needs a huge footprint, that is not the case. The wrench is only 8.59″ long and weighs in at 6.3 lbs.
The tool is equipt with Milwaukee's One-Key. One-Key is a system that lets the user customize and control their tools. A user can tap into an app and easily customize and set up the tool for speed, torque, and tracking.
The kit comes with a hard plastic case that uses two metal latches.
Opening up the case you will see the tool, two batteries and a charger which all store nicely inside the case.
The wrench will work with any M18 battery. The kits comes with two M18 5Ah batteries.
The 2864 uses a friction ring anvil that is 3/4″.
The handle has a rubber overmold and is the same handle style and feel that you get with other Milwaukee tools.
The wrench is equipt with a variable speed trigger that will allow the user to adjust the speed between 0-1,800 rpm's and 0-2,400 ipm's.
On the base of the wrench, there is a push button 4-speed selector to select different speed settings.
Also located on the base of the wrench is an LED light that is powered up every time you pull the trigger.
Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrench Review Performance
I am not in the business of using 3/4″ sockets. In fact, I don't even own any. However, we do know one guy who this tool is made for, Bode from Bode Tree Care.
We gave him this impact wrench and told him to use it in his daily work. Bode has a ton of machines, trucks and other stuff that require high torque tools to remove and fasten bolts. One of his biggest things is his tumbler which takes tree trunks and turns them to mulch. These use carbide bits that need to be changed. In the past, he would always have to drive a truck out to the tumbler and get the air hose out. Now with this, the wrench was powerful enough to remove the bolts.
I could go on and on about all the work he has done with this wrench but take a look at our Instagram and see for yourself. He has used it on his trucks and more. For him, the freedom was a game changer. He no longer had to worry about taking an air hose on top of the tumbler or hauling around a compressor.
Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrench Review Value
You can pick this up at The Home Depot for about $530. That is for the full kit 2864-22 which is the tool and two M18 batteries. I know that sounds like a lot of money, but for someone who wants to lose the air hose and not lose the power, this is well worth the cost.
Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrench Review Final Thoughts
All in all, this is a great impact wrench. It's powerful enough to leave the air hose behind. Strong enough to remove stubborn nuts and bolts and built like a tank to last a lifetime. While it's more money than your average cordless impact wrench, this is a tool you can rely on for daily heavy-duty use.