Milwaukee Tool is releasing the M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches, enabling better access in tight spaces while delivering the power to complete many of the most demanding tasks, according to an announcement.
“During applications that allow limited access, many professionals have resorted to reaching for pneumatic stubby impacts. However, the limited portability, maintenance and noise associated with pneumatic units has been a frustration for these users,” says Eric Rusch, senior product manager. “Due to our extensive research with users on the jobsite and in the shop, we saw an opportunity to truly disrupt this space by creating a cordless solution that not only boasts the benefits of no hoses and no maintenance, but is also designed with the compact size and power to tackle these types of applications.”
Available in 1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. size, the M12 FUEL Stubby Impacts measure no more than 5.1 inches in length. Their POWERSTATE brushless motors deliver up to 250 ft.-lb. of breakaway torque, removing stubborn bolts and fasteners. When paired with Milwaukee’s REDLINK Intelligence and REDLITHIUM XC4.0 battery pack, the Stubby Impacts have the power and speed to tackle various applications without dips in performance, the company states.
Designed with a four-mode Drive Control feature, users have the versatility to switch between modes to match the power and speed to the application at hand. All four modes allow for precision control, with the fourth featuring an auto-shut off mode to prevent over-fastening of bolts.
Available September 2018, the tools feature aluminum housing and anvil materials to withstand shop and jobsite use. The combination of no wearable motor components and durability means users will have to service their tool less, translating to a much lower cost of ownership. In addition, a premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use, according to the company.