New Tools: Milwaukee M18 FUEL SURGE Hydraulic Impact Driver

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2760-22ct_6Milwaukee Tool recently visited with Mechanical Hub to discuss its latest product offering, the M18 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver. We had a couple of contractors with us to test out the tool, and when I told them it was a hydraulic HEX driver, they asked if I had the correct information. Yes, it is a 1/4″ HEX driver, which features longer sustained life, quieter operation, and with less wearable parts, longer tool life compared to a standard driver.

Specifications
M18 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver (2760-22)

  • 5” Long
  • 450 in/lbs of longer sustained torque
  • 3,00 RPM
  • 4,000 IPM
  • 4-Mode Drive Control with dedicated Self-Tapping Screw mode

Includes M18 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Packs, (1) M18™ & M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger, belt clip & carrying case.

*Also available as a bare tool (2760-20), with (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0 battery packs (2760-22CT), and in 2-pc combo kit with M18 FUEL™ Hammer Drill (2899-22)

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Milwaukee Tool’s latest launch brings us the new M18 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver. The SURGE™ uses a technology called FLUID-DRIVE™ Hydraulic Powertrain* which allows it to operate 50% quieter, with 3X less vibration, and achieve longer sustained torque compared to standard impact drivers.

“Due to their versatility, compact size and high speed, impact drivers are easily one of the most prevalent tools on the jobsite, and we continue to drive innovation in this category. From the revolutionary performance delivered through M18 FUEL™ in 2012, to the major productivity enhancements delivered through ONE-KEY™ in early 2016, Milwaukee has always been on the forefront of fastening technology. We are excited to once again bring this category to the next level with SURGE™,” said Cole Conrad, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “With the combination of M18 FUEL™ technologies and FLUID-DRIVE™ Hydraulic Powertrain, SURGE™ provides a better user experience through quieter operation and less vibration, while driving small to medium diameter fasteners equal to or faster than a standard impact driver.”

The new SURGE™ operates 50% quieter than standard impacts, which not only makes it an excellent option for quieter work environments such as maintenance in an occupied building, it also provides inherent hearing benefits. The new tool can be used for an 8 hour day in most common applications while remaining below the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for hearing protection.