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Super nice small battery impact wrenches from Milwaukee

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I recently bought a few new M12 fuel battery tools from Milwaukee and I thought I would share how much I like them as I am a bit of a tool junkie. The latest one I bought being their stubby 3/8" impact, and the best of all so far. Super nice and powerful considering the size. It is rated at 250 ft-lbs, and I used it to remove the wheel nuts on my AMG GT-S which are 14 mm and hand torqued to 135 ft-lbs, and the new impact removed them, which was amazing. It is so small and light. It did take a moment to get them off, so not as fast as my brutish 1/2" 755 ft-lbs Dewalt, but so much lighter. I then used it to do a full brake job on my GT-R to swap rotors with caliper removal and it is just great.

 

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You can see how small it is in the hand.

 

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One of the great features of the impacts is the power selector, where one is just to torque the fastener till it is barely tight, but in that setting for removal it is at full torque. The other settings, 1 to 3 are for various RPMs and thus more and more tightening torque.

 

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I also have a 3/8" ratchet and their 1/4" impact. Models are

 

2554-20 for the 3/8" impact

 

2552-20 for the 1/4" impact

 

and 2457-20 for the 3/8" ratchet

 

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I do a lots of car work on my 5 cars, so these are now getting a lot of use and they are super nice. I bought all of mine as individual tools with no batteries and then I got a charger/battery combo.

 

Highly recommended.


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Thanks for the share!

My Ryobi 18v, although rated to 250+ lb/ft can't even remove my lug nuts torqued to 110lb/ft. Almost useless.
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That is a nice little piece
 

 


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I recently bought a few new M12 fuel battery tools from Milwaukee and I thought I would share how much I like them as I am a bit of a tool junkie. The latest one I bought being their stubby 3/8" impact, and the best of all so far. Super nice and powerful considering the size. It is rated at 250 ft-lbs, and I used it to remove the wheel nuts on my AMG GT-S which are 14 mm and hand torqued to 135 ft-lbs, and the new impact removed them, which was amazing. It is so small and light. It did take a moment to get them off, so not as fast as my brutish 1/2" 755 ft-lbs Dewalt, but so much lighter. I then used it to do a full brake job on my GT-R to swap rotors with caliper removal and it is just great.

 

attachicon.gif IMG_1228.JPG

 

attachicon.gif IMG_1223.JPG

 

You can see how small it is in the hand.

 

attachicon.gif IMG_1225.JPG

 

One of the great features of the impacts is the power selector, where one is just to torque the fastener till it is barely tight, but in that setting for removal it is at full torque. The other settings, 1 to 3 are for various RPMs and thus more and more tightening torque.

 

attachicon.gif IMG_1221.JPG

 

I also have a 3/8" ratchet and their 1/4" impact. Models are

 

2554-20 for the 3/8" impact

 

2552-20 for the 1/4" impact

 

and 2457-20 for the 3/8" ratchet

 

attachicon.gif IMG_1227.JPG

 

I do a lots of car work on my 5 cars, so these are now getting a lot of use and they are super nice. I bought all of mine as individual tools with no batteries and then I got a charger/battery combo.

 

Highly recommended.

 

 

Hey descartefool!

 

that impact looks awesome.  Tons of good reviews....and there are some Labor Day sales.

 

do you have both the 3/6 and 1/2 rachet tool?  how do you like those?

 

also I see the M12 comes with a 4ah or 2 ah. Do you like the lighter one?


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Hey descartefool!

 

that impact looks awesome.  Tons of good reviews....and there are some Labor Day sales.

 

do you have both the 3/6 and 1/2 rachet tool?  how do you like those?

 

also I see the M12 comes with a 4ah or 2 ah. Do you like the lighter one?

 

I have the 1/4 and 3/8 stubby impacts and their 3/8 ratchet. For the stubby impacts I like the 4ah because you can then stand the tools up on the battery as in my first picture. For the ratchet I like the 2 ah because it's more compact. I also have a big 1/2 Dewalt DCF899B impact with 3 position torque that can do 700 ft-bs I think, and I like it a lot for lug nuts in particular because it is very fast to get them off but it is pretty heavy and too big for most other stuff, so wherever possible I use the smaller M12 Milwaukees.


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+1 Recommend these as well. They are the best battery powered tools i've owned and super lightweight. Almost as good as air powered but not quite. Definitely gets the jobs done.

 

If you wait until Black Friday there will be some sweet deals on the Milwaukee FUEL line.

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looks like they are coming out with a longer one mid September

 

https://www.homedepo...60-21/310914562


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+1 Recommend these as well. They are the best battery powered tools i've owned and super lightweight. Almost as good as air powered but not quite. Definitely gets the jobs done.

 

If you wait until Black Friday there will be some sweet deals on the Milwaukee FUEL line.

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cool! not in a Rush


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I can just concur. Great tools.

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I just bought the 1/2" Milwaukee rated to 450 lb/ft and 6p0 break away torque. Easily removed the lug nuts.

Are you sure the stubby 3/8" can remove lug nuts just fine? If so, I'd be willing to return this one for the stubby 3/8" as I prefer the smaller size for other jobs (they didn't have this one at the store when I got the 1/2" one)
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I just bought the 1/2" Milwaukee rated to 450 lb/ft and 6p0 break away torque. Easily removed the lug nuts.

Are you sure the stubby 3/8" can remove lug nuts just fine? If so, I'd be willing to return this one for the stubby 3/8" as I prefer the smaller size for other jobs (they didn't have this one at the store when I got the 1/2" one)

 

The 3/8" does the lug nuts no problem. Use it all the time now as it is so much lighter than my big-ass Dewalt 1/2"


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any sales yet?  I keep waiting for Black Friday......


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The 3/8" does the lug nuts no problem. Use it all the time now as it is so much lighter than my big-ass Dewalt 1/2"


Great! Bunch of people selling the stubby 3/8" on Offer Up brand new for like $130
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Have the same ones, love them!



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For the 3/8 ratchet I see a brushless version and a regular - any feedback on which is better and is it worth the price diff?
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