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Milwaukee M18 FUEL SURGE 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Hydraulic Impact Driver (Tool-Only)


M18 FUEL SURGE 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Hydraulic Impact Driver (Tool-Only)

  • POWERSTATE brushless motor outperforms all leading competitors
  • Delivering quieter operation and smoother performance
  • Part of the M18 System of over 125+ tools
$14900 /each

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The M18 FUEL SURGE 1/4 in. Hex Hydraulic Driver is the quietest cordless fastening solution on the market. With Milwaukee's new FLUID-DRIVE Hydraulic Powertrain, users will experience up to 50% quieter operation, 3X less vibration for smoother operation and faster driving speeds compared to standard impacts. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 0-3,000 RPM with constant power output to drive screws faster. REDLINK PLUS Intelligence is the most advanced electronic system on the market, preventing damage to the tool and battery caused by overloading or overheating. For use with REDLITHIUM Compact Batteries or Extended Capacity Batteries (sold separately), which deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitive batteries on the market. The 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power for greater versatility. Self-Tapping Screw Mode is designed to reduce walking when starting self-tapping screws as well as reduce overdriving, breaking and stripping out screws.

  • FLUID-DRIVE hydraulic powertrain reduces metal on metal contact within the tool, delivering quieter operation, smoother performance and increased durability over a standard impact
  • Powerstate brushless motor outperforms all leading competitors
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence prevents damage to the tool and battery due to overloading or overheating
  • REDLITHIUM batteries deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the battery
  • 4-mode drive control provides greater control over output speed and power
  • Includes: (1) 2760-20 1/4 in. hex hydraulic driver, (1) belt clip, (1) bit holder
  • Compatible with all M18 batteries and chargers
  • M18 system 100+ tools

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Name M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool-Only) M18 FUEL SURGE 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Hydraulic Impact Driver (Tool-Only) M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Cordless Impact Kit M18 FUEL with ONE KEY 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. Cordless Hex Impact Driver (Tool-Only)
Brand Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee
Ratings (26) (47) (48) (8)
Battery Power Type Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
Torque (lb-in) 1800 450 In lbs 1500 1800
Batteries Included No No Yes No
Power Tool Features No Additional Features Brushless,LED Light,Variable Speed Case Included,Keyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed Brushless,Mobile App Integrated
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Cordless Cordless
Number of Batteries Included 0.0 0 2.0 0
Voltage (volts) 18 18 18 18
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M18 FUEL SURGE 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Hex Hydraulic Impact Driver (Tool-Only) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overhead projects and taks require this light in weight driver/drill...Fuel Surge is perfect This is my very first ever 1/4-inch hex driver and prior to this I had a 20 year old 1/4-inch keyed chuck variation which was showing both it's age and design flaws. Not only was my old cordless driver huge in size but over twice in weight. Differences between brushless and brush type designs, NiCad versus Lithium-Ion, and finally 12-volt versus 18-volt comparisons are amazing. I simply cannot find any flaw with this Milwaukee Surge driver/drill. This driver comes with a belt clip which I can finally put to use since it will no longer pull my pants down compared to my old 12-year old Porter Cable driver/drill. Same Drill also has a clip to store a spare hex bit. I especially like the Milwaukee M18 battery strategy whereby these M18 batteries and charging systems are manufactured to support over 125+ newly released cordless power tools ,cordless lighting, with more ingenious products coming out daily.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are bothered by the noise of the typical impact driver, than this is a game changer! Much ... If you are bothered by the noise of the typical impact driver, than this is a game changer! Much lower noise level and the surge (impact) noise is more like dull thuds than sharp bangs. The internet videos do not do it justice, you have to experience the difference for yourself. Plus, I find there is more precise control compared to a typical impact driver when finishing smaller fasteners into wood, especially in speed #2. Also, very little to no kickback as opposed to another (orange) oil impulse driver I have used, which makes this driver less fatiguing and easier to control overall. Very well balanced with the 2.0 Red Lithium battery, so far. I am a DIYer and feel this tool is appropriate if you like to work with the best. I have owned my M18 Fuel Surge for about two months and would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using this new Surge for a couple of weeks now, on the job as an electrical contractor,... I've been using this new Surge for a couple of weeks now, on the job as an electrical contractor, and I'm loving this impact. Substantially quieter than any other I own, or have ever encountered, yet with the power to get it done. No way to measure it, but I would certainly guess it to be the 50% quieter that Milwaukee claims. Fastening to and boring holes through framing members is my primary use for a 1/4" hex impact driver, so I took some time on the job site yesterday to record some results with some of the fasteners and bits I had handy. I compared the Surge's abilities to the M18 Fuel 2757-20 impact that I've been using since it came out. This is in new spruce, three 2x6's screwed together: Drywall screws: Surge had no problem with up to 4" drywall screws in this spruce. No problem with even a 6", but they are not threaded the entire length, so not sure it would tax it any more than a 4". Self-feeding spade: Surge did a 1/2" with no problem, but went out on overload with an 11/16". The 2757 would do a 1-1/8" - the largest I had - no problem, and with speed. SpeedBor: Surge would do 5/8" no problem, but it would go out on overload when I tried 3/4". The 2757 would do 1" - the largest I had - no problem, with speed. Mode 4 is designed for driving self-tapping screws. All I had handy were some #10x1" Tek screws, so I tried driving those through a 4" square blank cover, which is about 1/16" thick steel. With the trigger wide-open, no feathering, it drove them no problem, without any skating at all. Driving lags is something I do with an impact wrench, not a 1/4" driver, but I had a 3/8"x3" one handy, so I figured I'd try it for this review. With no pilot hole drilled, the Surge would go out on overload when in mode 3 about half the times I tried it. In mode 2, no problem. As you can see, the Surge will handle most fastening applications that a standard impact driver will, while being much quieter. It does not develop near the peak torque that a standard one does, so I do not recommend it for boring holes larger than 1/2" in wood - I will continue to use my M18 Fuel 2757-20 for that task. The Surge will be taking over most all of my fastening needs though, that's for certain. I hope this helps some of you at least somewhat with your purchasing decisions. I switched over to Milwaukee's cordless when the Fuel stuff first started becoming available. I use the tools professionally, and some of them daily - even all day - and have not had one problem with a single one of them. Outstanding tool!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 1/4" impact I've used I have a few different impact drivers in both 12v and 18/20v. Many have much higher advertised torque ratings than the SURGE, however this thing delivers! I mainly use impact drivers to drive screws and the occasional lag bolt. I recently put this through it's paces building and hanging a ton of shop fixtures. Here are my observations about this tool First it's super quiet. I expected it to be quieter, but not as quiet as it actually is. This is very welcomed since I do most of my work later in the evenings. The difference between this and the standard M12 or M18 driver is night and day The power is all there. As I mentioned I was a little put off by the advertised torque being lower than other drivers - significantly in some cases. However torque figures are advertised at their max developed - which during actual use are achieved very infrequently. This tool is impressively smooth. No surges (other then the name of course) and no lulls. Very even and controllable power. I drove about 120 3.5" drywall screws through plywood into studs with no pilot holes. No issues at all and I never wished for more power Very little vibration. This is another huge win for me. I work in the cold a lot. Cold + vibration makes my hands cramp up. That. combined with the small form factor and great ergonomics makes this a joy to use The speed selection is awesome. My major complaint with the Dewalt is it's either too slow and stalls out, or too fast and strips out bits or screw heads when things get tough. This has 4 speed selections and I've found I rarely need to go above "2", with screws, and "3" takes care of 3/8" lag bolts no problem, It's brushless so battery life is great. I have 2ah, 5ah and 9ah M18 batteries. The 9ah is overkill for this, but the 5ah fits well. I tend to use the 2ah most because it's the lightest and even after a ton of work I still had half a charge. The fact that the torque curve is so smooth and even makes this my go-to 1/4" impact. It's really something you need to experience to appreciate. Very highly recommended
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool. I have had this tool for short while so far I like it. It does deliver smoother oper... Great tool. I have had this tool for short while so far I like it. It does deliver smoother operations and quieter noise level. The noise level was my main concern when buying it. I have been using Ridgid Gen5x impact wrench and I was getting annoyed with noise level from the tool. Especially when working in tight spaces. This impact driver operates different than what I have been used to. The impact motion is more consistent and continues. Power wise, well, so far I didn't see difference between milwaukee 2753-20 and surge when using 4" and smaller. Size wise, it is almost the same as the 2753-20. The surge is shorter than 2753-20
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome power I tested this tool while installing closet shelves and rods, which I affixed to studs. This required a lot of power, and I came away very impressed by the M18 Fuel Surge Impact Driver. It has four power settings: 900RPM, 2100RPM, 3000RPM, and sheetmetal (which I didn't test). You can also vary the RPM using the trigger, of course. I found that the 900RPM setting just didn't drive hard enough to work into the studs (it would slow down and try to impact the big wood screws I used, at about 20RPM or so - not effective). The 3000RPM setting was way too fast, as it drove the screws in so fast I ended up stripping them before I could let go of the trigger. The 2100RPM setting was close to perfect for driving into studs, but I wish there were a 1500RPM setting, which might have been a bit easier to control and would still have enough speed to drive all the way in without slowing to a crawl. I also tested this briefly with special Milwaukee impact-rated hex-shank drill bits I bought for it (Model # 48-89-4630). I wasn't quite as convinced it was better than my standard, less powerful 12V drill for this purpose. The impact action didn't seem quite as effective for drilling, although it's not like the driver didn't work. I'm just not sure it works better. The one thing I did like about drilling with this driver is that the hex shank meant that under no circumstances would the drill bit slip, which round-shank bits can when they get stuck. Note that you can't use standard round-shank drill bits with this hex impact driver. I tested this with Milwaukee's M18 XC5.0 pack, and you can buy this driver in a full kit with two of these batteries and a charger (Model # 2760-22). You can also buy it with two M18 XC2.0 packs (Model #2760-22CT), which provides a more compact weight and feel. While using the M18 Fuel Surge driver with an XC5.0 pack didn't bother me most of the time, if you're working in tighter areas or overhead, the extra weight could become noticeable. I drove a total of about a 15 screws, some 2.5" long into studs, and the battery meter on the XC5.0 didn't drop down from four bars, so for smaller jobs, the lighter XC2.0 pack would probably be more than adequate. While this driver definitely impressed me with its power, on its own, I do have to question its value, as the full kits are a much better deal assuming you don't already have M18 batteries. One last note - this does not come with driver bits. I used a bit plus magnetic extension from another company, which worked OK, but if I were to do it over again, I might try Milwaukee's one-piece extension bit (Model # 48-32-4602), as I found my bit popping out of its magnetic extension when screws were driven fully in. You can, however, go with Milwaukee's more versatile "variety pack", which uses a magnetic extension piece (Model # 48-32-4008).
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet, powerful, compact - another great tool from Milwaukee This is one of those tools I knew I could use, but didn't really need, or so I thought. Turns out I had been putting off some projects for lack of sufficient tools to do the job, and this fit the bill. It's incredibly compact, the head is shorter than even the most compact drill I've used. And yet it's powerful, removing the most stubborn of bolts that even a hammer drill couldn't budge. And for all that power, it's quiet, for an impact driver at least, its a whisper compared to the other impact drivers I've used in the past. Milwaukee makes great products, I have dozens of tools from them and have never been disappointed, this just continues the trend.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Milwaukee delivers again Best tools in the game imo. I abuse this brand professionally and it never disappoints. Warranty and customer service is top notch. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2017-02-28
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