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M12 FUEL 12-Volt 3/8 in. Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Extended Reach Ratchet (Tool-Only)

  • Up to 55 Ft-Lbs Max Torque
  • Longest Reach In Tight Spaces
  • Greater Durability
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Product Overview

The M12 FUEL 3/8" Extended Reach Ratchet provides industry leading torque and extended neck for the longest reach in tight spaces.

M12™ FUEL™ 3/8" Extended Reach Ratchet

The M12™ FUEL™ 3/8" Extended Reach Ratchet provides industry leading torque and extended neck for the longest reach in tight spaces.

Features three Milwaukee-exclusive technologies - POWERSTATE Brushless motor, REDLINK PLUS Intelligence and REDLITHIUM Batteries

M12™ FUEL™ Technology

Features three MILWAUKEE®-exclusive technologies – POWERSTATE™ Brushless motor, REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence and REDLITHIUM™ Batteries

M12 FUEL technology delivers best-in-class ratchet performance.

M12™ FUEL™ Technology

M12™ FUEL™ technology delivers best-in-class ratchet performance.

Powerful enough to replace most pneumatic ratchets.

PERFORMANCE

Powerful enough to replace most pneumatic ratchets.

Longest distance from anvil to hand to prevent knuckle busting.

LONGEST REACH

Longest distance from anvil to hand to prevent knuckle busting.

Over 2X more motor life than brushed ratchets

Greater Durability

Over 2X more motor life than brushed ratchets

Part of the M12 System - Fits All M12 Batteries

SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY

Part of the M12™ System - Fits All M12™ Batteries

11" in length from anvil to hand

Longest Reach

11" in length from anvil to hand

0.76" Head Profile for tight spaces

Slim Head Profile

0.76" Head Profile for tight spaces

Investment Cast Steel Yoke Housing

Premium metal components

Investment Cast Steel Yoke Housing

Variable Speed Trigger for more control

Control

Variable Speed Trigger for more control

No daily, routine maintenance.

Increased Productivity

No daily, routine maintenance.

5 year Tool Warranty

Warranty

5 year Tool Warranty

The M12 FUEL Extended Reach Ratchets are Milwaukee's latest addition to their best-in-class lineup of ratchets. These ratchets provide industry leading torque output with a slim head profile and an extended neck that give users the longest reach in tight spaces. Investment Cast Steel Yoke housing and the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor deliver the superior durability that users expect from Milwaukee. The M12 FUEL Extended Reach Ratchets are the ideal addition to any tech's tool chest, allowing users to get to stubborn, hard to reach fasteners without the concern of Knuckle Busting, while providing the same best-in-class Torque Output as our M12 FUEL Ratchets.
  • Pneumatic ratchet performance with up to 55 ft./lbs. maximum torque
  • Slim head profile and extended neck provide users with the longest reach in tight spaces
  • Industry leading fuel technology, a reinforced mechanism and investment cast steel yoke housing provides greater durability for the professional user
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 80 plus tools
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers maximum power and long motor life
  • 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






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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
14.3
Product Height (in.)
2.74
Product Width (in.)
1.93

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
12-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Cordless Ratchet
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Included
No Additional Items Included
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Compact,Sub-Compact,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.66
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Tool Warranty

Questions & Answers

11Questions33Answers

Is everything that looks gunmetal in color metal or plastic?

Asked by Carczar February 28, 2021
3
Answers

It’s metal

is this the newest model?

Asked by potato February 4, 2021
2
Answers

Great tool I’m 58 love Milwaukee tools. Make work easy

Will this work with the 1.5 hour battery? Or does it need minimum of 2 hour?

Asked by Rob December 28, 2020
3
Answers

It will work but it'll eat through a 1.5ah in minutes.

I've seen some use the ratchet to manually break loose a bolt, then use the battery to remove it....

Asked by Mike October 12, 2020
5
Answers

No, it locks up and can be used as a regular ratchet. The idea is if it’s a stubborn bolt to break it loose then take it off with the ratchet. I wouldn’t want to lean hard on it if the ratchet wasn’t a FUEL though. The FUEL model is the only way to go. It’s definitely worth the extra money.

Does it come with a battery?

Asked by Depot February 27, 2020
2
Answers

the tool only does not

Once it's maxed on torque, can I use it as a regular ratchet?

Asked by Lilwild November 20, 2019
5
Answers

Yea you can use it as a regular ratchet. Not sure how much "hand torque" can be applied to this tool, but I've heard around 100-150 ft lb or so. You should always consult the manufacturer for a true rating. I have to say it feels very sturdy I haven't fealt like it would break while using it to break loose a bolt or nut.

Does it have a reverse?

Asked by AKJ October 19, 2019
5
Answers

Yes, you simply flip the switch on the ratchet head like you would on a manual wrench.

Any updates on availability?

Asked by David October 3, 2019
2
Answers

You can also blurhase this tool straight from Milwaukee or a veriety of online tool suppliers. Just Google the tool and it'll pop up, if home depot doesn't have it stocked. A lot of those places have free shipping and they'll deliver them within a weeks time.

Does home Depot do pre-orders on popular new tools like this Milwaukee extended reach ratchet?

Asked by heavyequipmech September 16, 2019
2
Answers

Lots of stores say it’s in stock but it’s not and they say it’s a week or two out. I ordered mine on line and had it in three days

when will this be available in store or online?

Asked by steve September 4, 2019
4
Answers

I bought mine after researching the product online. My local HomeDepot had none in stock.

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Customer Reviews

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We work on exmilitary trucks in the shop. These trucks are old, not always well serviced, and mu...
We work on exmilitary trucks in the shop. These trucks are old, not always well serviced, and multiple layers of paint over most of the hardware. Not an issue for this tool. I like the extended reach for getting into tighter places as well. Many places a regular ratchet just wouldn't be able to swing.
by MVPartStore
1 person found this helpful
its so convenient being able to have mechanics related tools at a good price that have the power ...
its so convenient being able to have mechanics related tools at a good price that have the power of air but the mobility of cordless. i moved and can no longer use my compressor and this is a life saver.
by mac
If you do a lot of wrench work the Milwaukee M12 FUEL, 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless, Cordless 3/...
If you do a lot of wrench work the Milwaukee M12 FUEL, 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless, Cordless 3/8-inch Extended Reach Ratchet belongs in your toolbox. The kit comes with a M12 battery charger and 2 Ah battery. Also provided with the kit, is nice soft case with Velcro loops to hold the ratchet, battery charger and battery in place when transported. I think the Milwaukee 3/8-inch extended ratchet is the perfect powered ratchet size for a first-time purchase. Milwaukee also makes a ¼ inch and ½ inch size of ratchet. However, with the proper adapter the 3/8-inch drive can easily be used with ¼ inch and ½ inch sockets (of course no adapter is required for 3/8 sockets). I took a picture of a tiny 5/32-inch socket mounted on 3/8” x ¼ “adapter on the extended ratchet. I included in the picture a 1-1/8” socket with a ½ inch drive mounted on a 3/8” x ½” inch adapter. This picture shows the versatility of the 3/8-inch drive Milwaukee ratchet. The 3/8-inch extended ratchet provides 55 ft./lbs. of torque (the 1/4-inch drive ratchet produces 40 ft./lbs of torque and the ½ inch drive ratchet produces 60 ft./lbs.). In my way of thinking this makes the 3/8 inch drive the perfect place to start. Also, the 3/8 extended drive ratchet can reach further out to a bolt when you are working. There is a 4-inch difference in length between the new extended reach 3/8-inch ratchet and the original Milwaukee 3/8-inch ratchet (2457-20) that I previously purchased. The new 3/8” extended ratchet has a cast steel yoke and slim profile head. A rubber boot is also available for purchase to protect the drive end of the ratchet, if the ratchet is receiving extensive use. The rotational direction of the ratchet is changed on the head end just like a manual ratchet. There is an on/off safety switch in front of the squeeze trigger to prevent accident startup. An LED light is pointed at the socket location and turns on when the trigger is pulled. So, lose the air hose required by your pneumatic ratchet if you have one. There is no more need to drag around an air hose and have it getting in the way. No more lube oil required by a pneumatic ratchet. I would recommend this new M12 Fuel Ratchet to a DIYer or a professional mechanic. I’m sure you’ll will enjoy your new purchase if you make one.
by Chipmaker
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I'm a convert, can't understand how I've made it this far in life without one of these. I will ad...
I'm a convert, can't understand how I've made it this far in life without one of these. I will admit, I'm a bit of a Milwaukee fanboy, but this is a great tool. The kit comes with a soft carry case, a charger, one battery, and the tool itself. Upon initially holding it I was concerned it's pretty heavy. Think about how you hold a manual socket wrench and then understand you would hold this the same way. I was very concerned about the weight putting stress on my hand and wrist, but those concerns were brushed aside when I actually used it. Yes it is heavy, but it will drive or loosen a bolt so quickly you don't really need to hold it for very long, reducing the stress caused by the weight issue. I was blow away by how quickly this was able to secure a bolt for me when I was installing a bike rack on my trailer hitch. This is fast, powerful, and easy to use. It won't be appropriate for all situations, but if you find yourself with a ratchet in had on a somewhat regular basis you should consider one of these.
by dcmikez
Finally a top quality brushless, cordless ratchet wrench in a kit form. It comes with the 12 volt...
Finally a top quality brushless, cordless ratchet wrench in a kit form. It comes with the 12 volt cordless 3/8" ratchet, a 12 volt lithium Ion battery known as M12, a charger for any M12 batteries you have and a beautifully made heavy duty carry case. The real test is in the use.This ratchet is an extended design to get into hard to reach places. And it have almost 55 pounds of torque. It's perfect for the garage and automotive repair. I love mine, a real time saver.
by Bill
In the process of reviewing the Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-VOLT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/8 inc...
In the process of reviewing the Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-VOLT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/8 inch Extended Reach Ratchet Kit with One 2.0 Amp Hour Battery I took an opportunity to replace the brakes on one of our farm trucks. Having experience with pneumatic air ratchets for many years helped with this review for a clear comparison between what is new technology vs. clearly old. While I do not believe air supply will be eliminated in near from the everyday shop environment, battery technology has evolved to where I utilize the air compressor very little from yesteryear. This extended reach ratchet allows for more leverage when removing fasteners. It also allows for reach into those places where you could not before. The rubber over-mold grip is nice and I like the 4-LED lights that indicate battery level. There is a trigger lock-out and when the ratchet meets its limit, keep the trigger depressed and continue ratcheting just like a manual ratchet. Two thumbs up Milwaukee!
by BrownBuilt
Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Extended Reach Ratchet Kit with One 2.0 Ah Batteries - a Home Depot Seeds Program Review I have lots of ratchets and sockets. The better ratchets have lots of teeth – up 120 – so that the ratchet swing is as small as 3 degrees. While that’s pretty good, I’ve gotten into spots where even that is too much. This 3/8” Extended Ratchet Kit solves that issue. The battery powered ratchet has zero swing and does a great job of tightening nuts and bolts in very tight spots. This ratchet is one of the Milwaukee M12 FUEL series of tools that uses the 12v Lithium-Ion batteries. The entire kit contains the ratchet, one battery and a charger. Everything fits nicely in the included case that holds all of the pieces with a slot left to hold a second battery if you have it. The ratchet has a 3/8” anvil to accept any 3/8” sockets or extensions. The teardrop head has a forward/reverse switch. There’s no ratchet action without battery power. There’s a paddle switch to operate the ratchet and a slide switch in front of it to lock the paddle so it doesn’t accidentally start. The extended shaft, low profile head and anvil are all metal making it sturdy but a bit on the heavy and large side at 49oz and 15 1/4” with the battery installed. Compare this to a 1/2” ratchet at 27.8oz and 11”. Three pounds for the Milwaukee Extended Reach Ratchet may not seem like much but over time you’ll feel it. The extended shaft is a big improvement over the older, shorter shaft. The base of the ratchet won’t fit in as tight a spot as the head so the longer shaft let’s you get to the work piece as needed. There’s plenty of power with this Milwaukee Ratchet. I had no problem driving a 5” lag screw through a 4x4 and really couldn’t detect much strain. The documentation says it has up to 55 ft-lb of torque, Unfortunately there’s no way to adjust or feel the amount of torque being applied as you would with a standard ratchet. When I tightened a 3/8” bolt with no washer the ratchet was able to pull the bolt head with enough torque to put a substantial dent in quarter sawn white oak. I guess you just have to trust that you won’t strip or shear nuts and bolts at maximum torque with a fresh battery. The Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Extended Reach Ratchet is another good tool in the Milwaukee M12/M18 line. The kit contains the ratchet, battery and charger all in a nice soft-side, zipped case. The extended reach ratchet can fit in very tight spots that don’t allow any swing from a standard ratchet and there’s plenty of power to tighten bolts very well. There’s no good way to tell how much torque is being applied to a nut and bolt as you would with a standard ratchet so you would need to take some care. At three pounds it’s a bit on the heavy side but the ability to work in that tight spot, the weight factor loses some significance. Here’s the manufacturer’s site for additional product information: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Fastening/Ratchets/2560-21
by PACOD3
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Been slowly adding more and more Milwaukee tools to my collection. This was my first foray into ...
Been slowly adding more and more Milwaukee tools to my collection. This was my first foray into the automotive subset of tools. I'm very pleased with it so far. My garage is plumbed for air and I have a plethora of air tools - including an air ratchet. This Milwaukee ratchet has a bit less torque than my air ratchet, however, I don't have to fight the hose or power on the air compressor. It's also quieter. The ratchet is very comfortable to use. Like I said, it lacks some torque, but the extra length lets you apply more leverage in order to loosen up stubborn bolts. The longer neck also makes it easier to reach hidden nuts and bolts. My only real complaint with it is that the lockout switch is somewhat recessed, so operating it can be tricky or nearly impossible when wearing gloves. The paddle switch is easy to use and allows for variable speeds.
by Erick
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I’ve used one of the pneumatic types for years and the hose is always pulling on you and getting ...
I’ve used one of the pneumatic types for years and the hose is always pulling on you and getting caught on something or gets twisted. This tool is such a relief. Think of the time saved by just not having to deal with a hose. This extended version allows you to reach places that the others can’t and that means less busted knuckles too. It’s very solid and stiff while using. No flexing, just solid and well made. It has up to 55ft-lbs of torque. The layout just fits and makes since. There’s a convenient switch to lock out the tool so it don’t operate unintended. The direction is changed on the head just like any other ratchet. No learning curve here. It comes with the CP2.0 battery pack, it doesn’t get in the way and that is perfect for the balance of this tool and it will likely last you all day. A charger and a contractor bag is included. The tool has a 5 year warranty and the battery has a 2 year. Read the included manual and enjoy your new tool. I love it.
by DennisJ
If you've ever been frustrated swinging a socket wrench back and forth repeatedly as you bang you...
If you've ever been frustrated swinging a socket wrench back and forth repeatedly as you bang your knuckles and hands, or if you've ever had to put nuts on 2" of fine threads, this tool is a game changer. This is a very, very solid, heavy duty tool. The plastic and over molded rubber handle is solid and well made, and the metal portion of the tool is incredibly heavy duty. It surprisingly solid and heavy steel. This model is the "extended reach" model, which provides over 11" of reach. The motorized ratchet makes it easy to quickly tighten a nut without having to move the tool at all. The motor is powerful enough to provide 55 ft lbs of torque, apparently rivaling a pneumatic tool. You can also use the tool like a standard socket wrench to tighten further or loosen a tight nut. The paddle trigger is easy to use, providing good control over the tool speed. There is a small locking switch to prevent the tool from turning on when put in a bag or tool box. This is my second Milwaukee M12 tool, and I now love the size of the M12 batteries. I rarely need hours of run time between charges. The smaller batteries are much more compact and lighter than the M18 batteries. This is a fantastic, very well made, heavy duty ratchet. I hope to never have to swing a socket wrench back and forth again. This tool has the standard Milwaukee 5 Year limited warranty. I've used the Milwaukee warranty repair once, and the service was excellent.
by L111
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