MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. has introduced the next generation M18 FUEL Compact Impact Wrenches for use in tight spaces where larger impact wrenches cannot fit.
The impact wrenches measure 4.8 inches in length and provide up to 250 ft.-lbs. of torque.
"With the third generation of our M18 FUEL Compact Impact Wrenches we've been able to remove a full inch of length while increasing power, getting users into tighter spaces and eliminating the need to spend time dismantling surrounding components in order to access fasteners," Eric Rusch, group product manager for Milwaukee Tool, said. "This engineering breakthrough will make these the go-to impact wrenches for accessing tight spaces."
The new M18 FUEL impact wrenches feature the Powerstate brushless motor; Redlink Plus Intelligence to protect against overloads, overheating and over-discharge; and a Redlithium battery pack.
The four-mode Drive Control offers greater precision with a range of pre-set RPM and IPM levels, selectable from a single button on the tool, the company said. By selecting Mode 4 when the tool is in forward, the Auto Shut-Off control applies no more than 20 ft.-lbs. of torque for hand-tight fastening applications to prevent overtightening.
When the tool is in reverse, Mode 4 provides bolt removal control, which delivers full torque output and then decreases RPMs once the bolt is loosened to prevent fastener drops.
For increased visibility in confined and low-light workspaces, these tools are also designed with tri-LED lights.
The new M18 FUEL wrenches are compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 200 power tool products, the company said.