Milwaukee has come out with a new Shockwave impact-rated right angle bit adapter, model 48-32-2390.
The concept is nothing new – we posted about a similar Dewalt right angle drill adapter more than 6 years ago. Still, the new Shockwave right angle adapter is worth mentioning.
The right angle adapter features a 1.4″ profile, for easier access into tight spaces. It has a 1/4″ hex shank and works with both drills and impact drivers.
Additional features include magnetic bit retention, a rubber overmold for comfort and grip, and it comes with a Phillips #2 bit.
Milwaukee says that its gears are hardened for higher torque transfer and added durability.
Basically, this Milwaukee Shockwave right angle bit adapter lets you reach into tight or awkward spaces using your regular impact driver or drill/driver.
Adapters like this one are well-suited for infrequent or even occasional use, but very frequent users might benefit from picking up a right angle drill or driver instead.
Reviews on some other products (such as Milescraft’s and also Rockwell’s) complain about gears stripping out with use, and sometimes quite fast. Milwaukee’s new adapter is presumably (or at least hopefully) a lot stronger and capable of handling the higher power and torque that modern cordless drills and impact drivers can deliver. So, while it’s not a new concept, I have some optimistic faith that Milwaukee designed it to be robust than most other currently available solutions.
If you give the new adapter a try, please let us know how well it works out for you!