Milwaukee® Continues to FUEL Innovation with M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver

            MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Electric Tool continues to expand the fastest growing 18V platform in the industry with the introduction of the new M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver. As part of the new M18 FUEL™ family, a new breed of cordless power tools within the M18™ System, the new 1/4" Hex Impact Driver features Milwaukee’s exclusive combination of the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Electronic Intelligence to deliver up to 3X longer motor life, up to 50% more runtime, and a proprietary 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature.

            “The 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature gives users better control over the power and speed required for specific applications,” says Tom Simeone, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool Corporation. “With the touch of a button, they can go from a precise application such as fastening small machine screws to an application that requires maximum performance such as driving lag screws.”

            The new POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power and torque more efficiently than leading competitors.  The POWERSTATE™ Motor is completely designed, engineered and built by Milwaukee Tool, providing up to 1600 in-lbs of torque and 0-2900 RPM to make the M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver the most powerful tool in its class.  The POWERSTATE™ Motor also reduces noise and cools more rapidly, delivering years of maintenance-free performance.   

            Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ Batteries provide significantly more run-time, power and recharges than any other Lithium product on the market. REDLITHIUM™ also delivers best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions.  With Milwaukee® durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM™ Battery operates cooler and performs in climates as low as 0°F/-18°C with fade free power. A battery fuel gauge also displays remaining charge for less down time on the job.

            REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence hardware and software, the most advanced electronic system on the market, allows the user to choose between three fastening modes with the DRIVE CONTROL™ feature.  Mode #1 is for precision work (0-850 RPM, 200 in-lbs of torque), Mode # 2 helps prevent damage to fasteners and material (0-2,100 RPM, 700 in-lbs of torque) and Mode #3 delivers maximum performance for the toughest applications (0-2,900 RPM, 1600 in-lbs of torque).

            In addition, all M18 FUEL™ products include the new multi-voltage charger to allow users to charge all M12™ and M18™ batteries with one charger.

            Available in June of 2012, the new M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investing in game changing technology. For more information on M18 FUEL™, please visit www.milwaukeetool.com/fuel.

Specifications

M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2653-22)

  • Volts: 18V 
  • Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs 
  • Max RPM: 0-2900 
  • Max IPM: 0-3600
  • Tool Length:  5-1/2”
  • Tool Weight (w/ battery): 3.6 lbs 

Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver, Belt Clip, (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case

 

M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2653-22CT)

  • Volts: 18V 
  • Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs 
  • Max RPM: 0-2900 
  • Max IPM: 0-3600
  • Tool Length:  5-1/2”
  • Tool Weight (w/ battery): 3.0 lbs 

Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver, Belt Clip, (2) M18™ COMPACT REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case

 

 

M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2653-20)

  • Volts: 18V 
  • Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs 
  • Max RPM: 0-2900 
  • Max IPM: 0-3600
  • Tool Length:  5-1/2”
  • Tool Weight: 2.1 lbs 

Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver and Belt Clip

          

About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.