Milwaukee® Adds Insert Hex Bits and Insert Socket Adaptors to SHOCKWAVE™ Line

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver game-changing solutions for the professional with the relentless expansion of their SHOCKWAVE™ Impact    Duty line of accessories.  Building on the success of the Milwaukee® SHOCKWAVE™ Impact Duty line that launched in 2009, and the SHOCKWAVE™ Expand program that launched in 2013, Milwaukee will now offer even more versatility for the user with the addition of Insert Hex Bits and Insert Socket adaptors to the program.

The additional products on the SHOCKWAVE™ Expand line will include (9) new SAE Hex Bits ranging in size from 1/16” to 1/4”, (8) new Metric Hex Bits ranging in size from 2.5MM to 12MM, and (3) new insert socket adaptors in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” sizes.  

SHOCKWAVE™ Expand allows the user to DO MORE and CARRY LESS. To match the breadth and flexibility of the 5 bit holders and 46 inserts in the Expand line, users would typically need to carry over 230 unique accessories. This is not only a considerable investment for users, but the volume of product needed adds substantial weight to their tool bags.   As with all products in the SHOCKWAVE™ family, Expand is built for extreme durability and up to 10X more life in impact drivers than standard bits.

With the expansion of the SHOCKWAVE™ Impact Duty line, Milwaukee Tool demonstrates its continued commitment to delivering innovative accessory solutions to save time and increase productivity on the jobsite.

New SHOCKWAVE™ Expand Model Numbers

September Launch

48-32-4616      SHOCKWAVE™ 9PC HEX 1" INSERT BIT SET




48-32-5023      SHOCKWAVE™ 3PC INSERT SOCKET ADAPTER SET (1/4, 3/8, 1/2)

48-32-5720      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT 1/4" SOCKET ADAPTER - BULK (10)

48-32-5721      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT 3/8" SOCKET ADAPTER - BULK (10)

48-32-5722      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT 1/2" SOCKET ADAPTER - BULK (10)

48-32-4700      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 1/16" - BULK (25)

48-32-4701      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 5/64" - BULK (25)

48-32-4702      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 3/32" - BULK (25)

48-32-4703      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 7/64" - BULK (25)

48-32-4704      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 1/8" - BULK (25)

48-32-4705      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 9/64" - BULK (25)

48-32-4706      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 5/32" - BULK (25)

48-32-4707      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 3/16" - BULK (25)

48-32-4709      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 1/4" - BULK (25)

November Launch

48-32-4724      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 2.5 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4725      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 3 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4726      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 4 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4727      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 5 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4728      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 6 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4729      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 8 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4730      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 10 MM - BULK (25)

48-32-4731      SHOCKWAVE™ INSERT BIT HEX 12 MM - BULK (25)

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit