Milwaukee tools and tool fans were excited to start 2017 with the announcement of a new addition to the M18 FUEL line — Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches! 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.
Some quick features:
??450ft-lbs of fastening torque.
??600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque.
??Similar in size and weight to compact impact wrenches.
New models include M18 FUEL Mid-Torque Impact Wrench with 1/2″ Pin Detent and M18 FUEL Mid-Torque Impact Wrench with 1/2″ Friction Ring.
Available: February 2017
MSRP: $399 for kit, $189 for bare tool
I feel that this is an outstanding impact wrench. It is barely larger than than the compact but has more than 2x the power. It has quickly become my most used and favorite impact wrench. It is so much more manageable for most tasks I run in to. For changing tires or brakes on cars and trucks it is perfect. For running lag screws in decks it performs just as well as the large High torque impact wrench. I know I will find many more uses for it as I get to know it better.
The size and balance make it so much more versatile. Where I used to have to break out my Ingersoll -Rand titanium pneumatic, I can now use this compact beast. I used to try to use my compact in these spots but it just didn’t have enough power.
All in all this is a home run for Milwaukee and a first in the industry. I feel it will be a popular seller. I am pleased to be able to give one away here!