Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver new levels of performance, run-time, and durability for the professional with the introduction of M18 FUEL™ 1/2” Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches. The new tools are similar in size and weight to compact impact wrenches, but deliver 450ft-lbs of fastening torque and 600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, outperforming some competitive impact wrenches in the High Torque class.
“As the power tool industry evolves and expectations increase, users continue to demand fastening solutions that provide more power in a compact package,” said Eric Rusch, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “In 2012 when we launched our M18 FUEL™ High Torque Impact Wrenches, we set an industry benchmark for power with cordless impact wrenches that were capable of torque up to 1200ft-lbs. However, not all users require the extreme power of our High Torque Impacts. Through our field research, it was evident that there was a need to provide a solution with more torque than our M18 FUEL™ Compact Impact Wrenches while benefiting from a lighter weight, more compact solution than our High Torque Impacts. With plenty of power to tackle a wide array of heavy fastening applications, the Mid-Torque is up to 4” shorter and weighs 2 lbs less than competitive tools in the high torque class, allowing more access into tight spaces and reducing user fatigue.”
The new models will include an M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench with ½” Pin Detent and an M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench with ½” Friction Ring. Both are also designed with a three-mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature, providing the user with the versatility to switch between Modes 1, 2, and 3 to match the power and speed to the application at hand. Similar to other M18 FUEL™ Impact Wrenches, these solutions have a specialized rubber overmold material that provides ultimate comfort during prolonged use while lasting longer against corrosive materials.
As with all M18 FUEL™ products*, the new tools feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software— to deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time.
Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. These new tools are fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 125 power tool products.
Available February 2017, the new M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches are a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology.
* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.
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