Milwaukee introduces new impact wrenches

A bright red Milwaukee impact wrench.

Milwaukee Tool announced a new high torque impact wrench on Tuesday. 

The M18 FUEL 1/2-inch high torque impact wrench delivers more power, speed and durability, ergonomically and efficiently, the company says. 

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"The next-generation M18 FUEL high torque impact wrenches raise the bar from what is expected out of high torque impact wrenches," says Eric Rusch, director of product marketing for Milwaukee Tool. "Through research in the field, we saw how users required not only more power, but a solution with more versatility and features to improve efficiency. Milwaukee is disrupting the impact wrench industry again as these new wrenches deliver the best combination of power, speed, length and feature set -- providing the best high torque impact wrench solutions for our users." 

The M18 FUEL 1/2-inch high torque impact wrench with friction ring  features a brushless motor with up to 1,500 foot-pounds of torque, a M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery, and, with the new M18 REDLITHIUM FORGE XC6.0 battery, 1,600 foot-pounds of torque. Milwaukee says it's the lightest and most compact high torque impact wrench on the market, with the fastest removal speeds in class. 

New models of the wrench have redesigned materials and processing with an integrated battery isolation system to control high-frequency vibrations, preventing damage and ensuring a constant connection while the tool is in use. 

It also comes in a model with pin detent, providing up to 900 foot-pounds of fastening torque and 1,100 foot-pounds of torque with the XC5.0 battery pack. This model offers the shortest length in its class, Milwaukee says. 

Both models are fully compatible with the entire M18 line, offering more than 250 power tool solutions.

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