Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver Compact Battery Kit-2653-22CT - The Home Depot


Model # 2653-22CT

Internet # 203272114

Store SKU # 342041

M18 FUEL 18-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver Compact Battery Kit

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver Compact Battery Kit

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$229.00 / each


Model # 2653-22CT

Internet # 203272114

Store SKU # 342041

The M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver is the most powerful tool in its class. This hex impact driver provides up to 3X longer motor life, 50% more runtime, and proprietary Milwaukee 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL for better control over the power and speed required for specific applications. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor outperforms all leading competitors with constant power output, yet runs cooler with no wearable components. The REDLITHIUM Compact Battery Pack delivers up more power and more recharges than standard lithium-ion batteries, as well as best-in-class performance in extreme jobsite conditions. The onboard FUEL gauge helps you monitor the charge more accurately, so there’s less downtime on the job. REDLINK PLUS intelligence ensures optimized performance and protection from overload, overheating and over-discharge. The M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver offers up to 55% faster application speed, and a range of 200 in-lbs to 1600 in-lbs of torque. Its compact size and weight allow access to tighter areas and reduce user fatigue. The built-in LED light illuminates work surfaces in dark locations. The kit includes the new multi-voltage charger, so you can charge all M12 and M18 lithium-ion batteries with one charger.

  • Drive control: 3-modes allow the user to adjust the fastening performance for increased control in a wide range of applications
  • Powerstate brushless motor: delivers up to 1600 in. lbs. of torque with maximum sustained torque to complete the toughest of applications
  • Milwaukee designed impact mechanism, delivers maximum speed and torque
  • Compact design: short length and slim body design for fastening in tight spaces and at difficult angles
  • Milwaukee red lithium battery pack is the most durable pack on the market and provides up to 50% more run time
  • 2653-22CT features a bright L.E.D light, reversible belt clip, battery FUEL gauge and contoured soft grip
  • Red lithium battery technology: superior pack construction, electronics, and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • Redlink plus intelligence: The most advanced system of cordless power tool electronics. Provides optimized performance and overload protection using total system communication between tool, battery and charger
  • Compatible chargers: M18/M12 multi-voltage (48-59-1812), M18 AC/DC (2710-20)
  • Compatible batteries: compact 1.5 Ah (48-11-1815), compact 2.0 Ah (48-11-1820), extra capacity 3.0 Ah (48-11-1828), extended capacity 4.0 Ah (48-11-1840)
  • Includes: (1) 2653-20 M18 FUEL 1/4 in. hex impact driver, (2) 48-11-1820 M18 XC high capacity Red Lithium battery, 48-59-1812 M18 and M12 multi-voltage charger, (1) carrying case, (1) side handle
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Assembled Depth (in.)  3.0 in  Assembled Height (in.)  12 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  5.5 in  Drive Size (in.)  1/4 Hex 
Product Depth (in.)  3.75  Product Height (in.)  8.75 
Product Width (in.)  5.5 
Amperage (amps)  Batteries Included  Yes 
Battery Power Type  Lithium Ion  Battery Size  Lithium Ion 
Charger Included  Yes  Color Family  Red 
Cordless Tool Type  Impact Driver  Cordless/Corded  Cordless 
Impacts Per Minute  3600  Maximum Speed (rpm)  2900 
Power Tool Product Type  Cordless  Product Weight (lb.)  3 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Torque (lb-in)  1600 
Variable Speed  Yes  Voltage (volts)  18 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Tool. 2 Year Manufacturers warranty on M18 Batteries 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 177 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst tool I have ever purchased I purchased this impact along with the fuel hammerdrill for work a little over a year ago. Within that time it has been in the repair shop four separate times (4 months in 1 year of ownership). It takes over a month to get the parts from Milwaukee and get the impact repaired. Contacting their tool reps are a waste of time as they'll tell you to just go buy another drill as a replacement then return it when you get your drill from the shop. These impacts have a flaw in the trigger mechanism and are constantly back in the shop. I also had one of the 4Ah batteries spontaneously die at the same time the trigger mechanism went. Even the guys in the repair shop said this product is flawed. You get a great warranty with this product...and you'll need it. Some people may think my tool has been abused. I take care of my tools as they are how I make my living and I can guarantee you that after paying $4-500 for a kit, I take extremely good care of them. Stay away from the fuel impact and fuel drill unless you never actually need your tools. On the upside, the batteries last forever on a charge. February 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The only impact driver with useful speed/torque combination settings Initially my choice was going to be between these two models: Bosch IDH182-02: - Confidence in the Bosch brand - I already have the 12 volt PS31 cordless drill and I am very satisfied with it. - 3 LED (so no shading) - The ability to use a socket directly without having to use a 3/8 or 1/2 adapter. Dewalt DCF895M2: - Confidence in the Dewalt brand - I already have a Dewalt cordless drill which I'm relatively happy with. - 3 LED (so no shading) - Very small head (smaller than the Bosch and Milwaukee) - New one hand chuck system that seems effective - Accepts 1-inch bits - Plastic case (versus a fabric case for the Bosch) - High-capacity batteries - Less expensive than the Bosch and the Milwaukee But finally I chose Milwaukee. And yet ... - It has only one single LED and it makes a lot of shade. - His head is longer than the Dewalt. - It does not accept 1-inch bits (yes, but you must remove them with pliers). - The chuck is slippery if you do not use gloves. So why have I chosen the Milwaukee M18 Fuel? Because it is the only one in the three which has 1st and 2nd speed/torque settings that make actual sense!!! Bosch's settings are not optimal for use in various applications and those of the Dewalt are completely useless. According to manufacturers specs ... Milwaukee: 1) 200 in-lbs / 0-850 RPM (JUST PERFECT for light work like screwing cabinet handles, door handles, or for furniture assembly, it is the setting that I use ) 2) 700 in-lbs / 0-2100 RPM (USEFUL) 3) 1600 in-lbs / 0-2900 RPM (VERY POWERFUL AND FAST, perfect for heavy work) Bosch: 1) 400 in-lbs / 0-1300 RPM (TOO MUCH TORQUE AND TOO FAST for light applications) 2) 900 in-lbs / 0-2000 RPM (A BIT TOO MUCH TORQUE for medium load applications) 3) 1650 in-lbs / 0-2800 RPM Dewalt: 1) 500 in-lbs / 0-950 RPM (WAY TOO MUCH TORQUE for light applications!!!) 2) 900 in-lbs / 0-1900 RPM (A BIT TOO MUCH TORQUE for medium load applications) 3) 1500 in-lbs / 0-2850 RPM With its right on the spot settings the Miwaukee M18 Fuel is a very versatile tool. I just had purchase a bit before the Dewalt 8-Volt Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver and I returned it after purchasing the Milwaukee 3-speed impact driver. Although I liked the Dewalt a lot, very good construction, gyro system easy to use and very effective (super accurate!) I returned it because with the slowest/less torque setting #1 on my new Milwaukee I feel I didn't need the Dewalt screwdriver anymore. The Dewalt is an excellent product, it is much smaller and lighter than my impact Milwaukee and the clutch allows for very light work that are difficult or impossible with the Milwaukee impact. For example, Dewalt with the clutch # 1 setting I could screw switch plates and electrical outlets plates without cracking the plastic, it was really convenient. If one day I have to do very light work repeatedly, I would not hesitate to buy again the Dewalt 8v Max Gyro. I do write very light work, as the Dewalt has very little torque, even not enough with the clutch at # 15 torque setting to fully screw a door handle. For this app I had to lock the clutch at the MAX setting or torque it by hand. And the top speed of the Dewalt is very low, too low for me. So for the time being, I thought having the Dewalt screwdriver and the Milwaukee impact driver was too much. So the Milwaukee M18 Fuel impact driver is an exceptional product and I highly recommend it. Now the engineers at Milwaukee should work to incorporate a 3 LED ring and a 1-inch bits friendly hex chuck. Oh and a smaller case, like the Dewalt, because there's a lot of unusable lost space inside the actual Milwaukee case January 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It's a Milwaukee I have owned numerous Milwaukee 18 volt impact drivers. My biggest complaint is that the tool gets very warm due to the rigorous exercises we put it through daily. One of the biggest selling points of the brushless design is the fact that the tool stays cool. I would say this "benefit" is marginal at best as this driver warms up as well. Power wise I don't see any increase with the new tool and the new tool is marginally louder than the old ones. I currently have 4 Milwaukee 18 volt impact drivers on my service van, this newest purchase being one of them. While I am not overly blown away by the "new design" it certain meets my expectations of a Milwaukee cordless tool and outshine the competitors. December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great impact! Got this impact to replace a flood damaged tool and have been a Milwaukee convert & fan since. Love the features, no collet pull bit insertion, LED for lighting your target, 3 power settings, belt hook. It is one of the sexiest looking tools out there. Great balance in the hand. Love all the rubber/vinyl, less chance of tool damage or damage to work environment. Battery life is exceptional, especially if you slap on an XC or XC 4.0. Very durable, have dropped this tool from varying heights with no ill effects. Would buy this tool again, it is an essential part of my kit and I use it every day. October 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by my favorite tool Everything is excellent about this product. I didn't get the xc batteries, but the compact ones have a very good life. And the fuel option is very handy. February 10, 2015
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