Milwaukee 18V Compact Impact Wrenches

Milwaukee Tool Corporation added to its 18V platform with the introduction the industry’s first 18V Compact Impact Wrenches with over 200 ft-lbs of torque.

18V compact impact wrenchAs part of the new M18 FUEL line that launched in 2012, the new tools feature Milwaukee’s exclusive combination of the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLINK PLUS Electronic Intelligence and REDLITHIUM 2.0/XC4.0 Battery Pack to deliver up to 2X more runtime, up to 50% more torque and a proprietary 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL feature.

Milwaukee says the new POWERSTATE Brushless Motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power more efficiently. The POWERSTATE Motor is completely designed, engineered and built by Milwaukee Tool to deliver years of maintenance-free performance with no wearable components, no losses due to vibration and less heat build-up.

REDLINK PLUS Intelligence hardware and software allows the user to choose between three fastening modes with the DRIVE CONTROL feature. “Providing this versatility allows the user to switch between Modes 1, 2 and 3 to match the power and speed to the application at hand,” says Tom Simeone, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “For example, a mechanical contractor may use Mode 1 for installing u-bolts, mode 2 for installing smaller couplings and mode 3 for installing larger couplings.”

Milwaukee REDLITHIUM 2.0 & XC4.0 batteries provide up to 2X more run-time and recharges than standard Lithium-Ion batteries. REDLITHIUM 2.0 & XC4.0 also delivers best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions. The REDLITHIUM 2.0 & XC4.0 battery operates cooler and performs in climates below 0°F/-18°C with fade free power. A battery fuel gauge also displays remaining charge for less down time on the job.

The new M18 FUEL Compact Impact Wrenches are available in two sizes and three anvil style options for various applications and user preferences. For quick socket changes, the 2654 features a 3/8” Friction Ring Anvil and the 2655B features a ½” Ball-Pin Anvil. These models are recommended for trades that do ground level work. For maximum socket retention, the 2655 features a ½” Pin Detent Anvil for trades that do work overhead.