Milwaukee has announced a brand new M18 Fuel 1″ cordless impact wrench, said to the world’s first and only tool of its kind.
The new Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1″ impact wrench, model 2867-20/2867-22, is “the world’s most powerful cordless impact wrench,” capable of fastening bolts up to 1-3/4″ wide.
It delivers nut-busting torque up to 1800 ft-lbs. For readers more accustomed to inch-pounds, that’s 21,600 in-lbs of nut-loosening torque. The impact can deliver up to 1500 ft-lbs of fastening torque.
As an aside, I recently saw that Amazon listed a new Metabo HPT 1″ corded impact wrench. It currently retails for ~$830, and delivers “an amazing 740 ft-lbs of tigthening torque.” The new Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1″ impact wrench can deliver double that corded tool’s max fastener-tightening torque.
Milwaukee says their new impact wrench is 7 pounds lighter than the leading corded option currently available.
Here’s the tagline of the press materials:
The World’s First Cordless 1″ High Torque Impact Wrench Just Made It Easier to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Compressors and Generators.
Given the on-paper specs, I don’t think they’re exaggerating.
The M18 Fuel 1″ high torque impact wrench also features One-Key smarts, which gives users the ability to customize the tool, including setting a repeatable torque level. One-Key also allows for tool tracking and management.
Milwaukee added in a 4-mode Drive Control feature, allowing users to switch between modes to best match power and speed for their applications. The settings for these modes is presumably one of the aspects that can be customized via the One-Key app, following the capabilities of M18 Fuel One-Key impacts that came before it.
Eric Rusch, a Senior Product Manager at Milwaukee Tool, is quoted as saying:
This tremendous power breaks down so many barriers on the jobsite and in the shop: Users will no longer need their compressors and generators, nor will they need to spend the time and money needed to maintain them. They’ll experience much less fatigue because this tool is much lighter than what they have been using during these fastening applications. And they’ll be able to perform their jobs without the interference of cords or hoses.
Features and Specifications
- 1″ anvil with friction ring and thru hole
- 1500 ft-lbs max fastening torque
- 1800 ft-lbs max nut-busting torque
- 4-Mode customizable Drive Control
- 270° tool-free adjustable handle
- Lanyard loop for safety tether
- 0-1650 RPM
- 0-2450 IPM
- 10.9″ length
- Weighs 12.9 lbs with battery
It will be available as a bare tool (2867-20), and in a kit (2867-22). The kit comes with the impact wrench, M18/M12 Rapid Charger, (2) High Output XC 8.0Ah battery packs, and a contractor bag.
Price: $699 for the bare tool, $999 for the kit
A protective boot is available separately, part no. 49-16-2867.
ETA: June 2019
I have never used an impact wrench this large before, and so I’ll refrain from sharing too many judgements. But at face value, the launch seems quite impressive. A world’s first cordless 1″ impact wrench, and the heaviest duty cordless impact tool ever made? Wow.
The M18 Fuel 1/2″ high torque impact wrench is a large-sized tool, but is manageable. This new 1″ impact looks larger, but that’s to be expected for a large drive-size impact. I can’t confirm how much lighter it weighs than comparable corded tools.
For comparison purposes, I chose to take a quick look at the Ingersoll Rand 2850Max ($649 via Amazon at the time of this posting), which can deliver up to 2100 ft-lbs of max torque, and 2000 ft-lbs of fastening torque. It’s 13.1″ long, and weighs 19.43 lbs. Ingersoll Rand says it’s 25% lighter than the industry’s leading 1″ impact wrench. This Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless impact weighs just under 13 pounds, with battery.
With the IR, you need a 3/4″ air hose and a compressor powerful enough to deliver a full 56 CFM at 90 PSI at full load. With the Milwaukee, going by what it’s kitted with, the M18 Fuel impact is best paired with a High Output XC battery pack.
The new impact is aimed at power utility pros, fleet and automotive maintenance pros, and ironworkers.
If you’re currently using 1″ impacts, how likely are you to drop your tool of choice for this Milwaukee cordless wrench?