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

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  • Up to 55 ft. lbs. Max torque
  • Recessed head profile for more access in tight spaces
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 100+ tools
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Top Specs

Torque (lb-in)
250 ft.lb.
Motor Type
Brushless
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Features
Variable Speed, LED Light
Drive Size (in.)
3/8

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Product Overview

The MILWAUKEE M12 FUEL 3/8 in. Ratchet is the first cordless tool that provides both the torque and compact size to replace pneumatic ratchets in the industry. This cordless ratchet has up to 55ft-lbs of max torque and 200 rpm's making it the ideal fastening solution for automotive mechanics, repair technicians and maintenance workers who demand maximum performance and convenient portability. The M12 battery powered ratchet has a low profile head and cordless design which allows users more access in tight spaces than competitive units. With the industry leading FUEL technology, a reinforced mechanism and investment cast steel yoke housing, this rechargeable ratchet can withstand daily jobsite wear and tear for years of reliable use. Milwaukee's cordless ratchet has eliminated the constant maintenance of pneumatic ratchets and the nuisance of an air hose in the shop. The M12 FUEL Ratchet delivers the maximum portability and productivity for the professional user.
  • Pneumatic ratchet performance with up to 55 ft. lbs. max torque
  • Low profile head design allows users for more access in tight spaces
  • Delivers 200 RPM for increased productivity
  • Industry leading FUEL technology, a reinforced mechanism and investment cast steel yoke housing provides greater durability for the professional user
  • Providing the first brushless ratchet in the industry, the POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 2x longer 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
  • Variable speed metal trigger provides ultimate control of the tool
  • Premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
  • LED light illuminates the work area while the on-board fuel gauge displays remaining run time
  • Ergonomic and compact solution at 11.8 in. and 2.8 lbs. with battery (battery not included)
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries and chargers
  • Includes: 2557-20 M12 FUEL 3/8 in. ratchet (bare tool)
  • 2557-20 M12 FUEL 3/8 in. ratchet (bare tool)






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Ratings
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Motor TypeBrushedBrushlessBrushedBrushed
Drive Size (in.)3/8 in.3/8 in.1/4 in.3/8 in.
Number of Total Batteries Included1011
Cordless Tool TypeCordless RatchetCordless RatchetCordless RatchetCordless Ratchet
Battery Amp Hours1.8 AhNo Battery1.5 Ah4 Ah
Battery/Charger(1) 1.8 Ah Battery & Charger IncludedTool Only(1) 1.5 Ah Battery & Charger Included(1) 4 Ah Battery Included
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Specifications

Dimensions

Drive Size (in.)
3/8 in.
Product Depth (in.)
10.87 in
Product Height (in.)
2.74 in
Product Width (in.)
1.93 in

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
LED Light,Sub-Compact,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.43 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 2,183 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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Does the job
I had the much smaller 3/8 rachet and that was perfect for doing small light work, but after dropping it into a tub of coolant it stopped working, so now as a heavy equipment mechanic I wanted something bigger with more power, so I stepped up and got the biggest cordless rachet they make with a raiting of 50ftlbs, from my time spent with it I can honestly say this thing although bulky and not friendly to those tight spaces does the job pretty well, I've already snapped a few small bolts with but I still love it and will be purchasing the bigger batteries as this thing eats up those tiny 2.0 AH batteries fairly quick. Only complaints I have is that its a little bulky, wish it had just a little more break away ftlbs and that it came with the bigger batteries, other than that its a great tool and would purchase again.
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    • Recommended
    This is the perfect tool
    This is the very exact tool I need it is perfect for small engines
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    • Recommended
    Would buy again
    Easy life mo powa baby . Fits easily to tight spots
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      Has its issues
      Ratchet head is not strong enough. Screws are falling out from its most recent trip to a Milwaukee repair center
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      Response from Customer ServiceJul 27, 2021
      Hello, thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience with Milwaukee Tool! We would like some additional details about your experience so we can improve in the future. We will send you an email with some follow up questions, it would be our pleasure to provide additional support to help improve your experience. Thanks – Cayla
        Wow what a time saver !!
        Love love love my new 3/8 m12 fuel ratchet. Makes taking fasteners off and on a breeze. Strong wrench highly recommend!!
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          • Recommended
          Fuel ratchet 12v
          I bought this cordless 12v fuel ratchet after a post from completelycordless on IG showing what he was utilizing it for. As I’m getting older the hex keys are another thing that wear my wrists out, so with a lot of service terminations coming up this year I thought it could help me. I’m completely satisfied with the use of this tool and I would definitely recommend it for anyone in the service and utility field along with the hex bits.
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            • Recommended
            My favorite ratchet
            Been using pneumatic air ratchets for 20 years, this highspeed m12 ratchet is awesome, its twice as fast. Work perfectly for assembly and disassembly, on tighter nuts you can break look and run it off same with tightening. Its not a impact and not ment for torturing down bolts with the motor and thats fine thats what a torque wrench is for. It fits in tight area's well and has no air hose to get in the way or drag around. The body does get dirty but cleans up. But hey its a tool and i use it like one its not a drawer queen
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              Awesome tools going to fill my toolbox with them.
              I am a Diesel mechanic and the power strength the Power Strength and Durability is exactly what I need to make my life easier at work.I am also a Disabled Veteran so anything that makes my job easier is very much appreciated.Thanks Milwaukee
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                • Recommended
                Great ratchet...
                Great ratchet
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                • Verified Purchase
                Makes a lot of jobs so easy
                Break them nuts lose and run em off this thing will speed up productivity so much
                by
                  • Recommended
                  Excellent battery powered ratchet!
                  I own quite a few Milwaukee tools, both m12 and m18. This m12 fuel 3/8” ratchet is one of my go to tools. I started with the m12 non fuel version and upgraded to the fuel. I use it for facility maintenace on a daily basis. Power is awesome, battery life is excellent, it saves time and effort when performing maintenace at work and home. Very useful when working on cars, trucks, ATVs, and lawn equipment. Would highly recommend to anyone who already has m12 platform.
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                    • Recommended
                    Nice high torque tool for removing bolts and nuts quickly. Lots of battery life. I've only owned ...
                    Nice high torque tool for removing bolts and nuts quickly. Lots of battery life. I've only owned this tool for about a month so I can't report on how long it will last but when I work on my vehicles it makes the work go much faster.
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                    • Recommended
                    New favorite tool!
                    My shop at home is for hot rods and old cars and trucks. I use this ratchet constantly and it never disappoints. Sometimes I have old rusty parts that put up a fight, but my Milwaukee 3/8 M12 Fuel powers through it. And I’m not tied to the air hose, allowing me to take it to junkyards and swap meets. Not too heavy and long battery life as well.
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                      • Recommended
                      I am totally satisfied!!
                      I am a mechanic and I use it every single day to do whatever I need. It's always there performing like a champion. I'm very surprises on how tough it is and performant. The batteries last long. I definetely recommend this product you won't be desapointed.
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                        • Recommended
                        Must have for DIY or professional mechanics!
                        It wont break loose rusted bolts if they are really stuck. But if you have tight spaces where you cant really pull your wrench this thing is amazing.
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                          • Recommended
                          Must have for any automotive work
                          As a contractor, I have always been a fan of Milwaukee but have never actually dove into any of their cordless tools. For my birthday in March, I asked my fiancé for this cordless ratchet for hobby/diy mechanic work. It goes without saying that since she’s gotten me this, I won’t touch a vehicle unless I have it with my. Even more so, this product is what introduced me to M12 Fuel line. I now expand my Milwaukee tool collection nearly every week.
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                            • Recommended
                            Handy tool for making custom cabinets
                            Great or getting into tight spaces. Useful for driving #2 Kreg screws.
                            by
                              • Recommended
                              I purchased this tool for my daughter to use while working on my truck after she broke it. This ...
                              I purchased this tool for my daughter to use while working on my truck after she broke it. This is not comparable to any impact out there on the market and yes you can hold a socket with your fingers while depressing the trigger. This tool was not designed for heavy use or for snugging up bolts but rather to run them in or out. It did work perfectly for my F350 torx bolts in the column. Swapped out a shift tube in record time.
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                              3 people found this helpful
                              Works awsome in hard to reach areas
                              So far I have only needed it a few times. It's kinda one of them tools you only need in certin situations but glad you do when you need it. Has worked great everytime i needed it.
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                                • Recommended
                                Best cordless ratchet on the market
                                I use the 3/8 fuel cordless ratchet every day for work and sometimes personal work after work, I have no complaints at all and it preforms fantastic, in my op it is better then snap on‘a cordless ratchet!
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                                  • Recommended
                                  I would purchase the M12 fuel 3/8" ratchet agian
                                  We use the product out in the field in our Propaline plant remove bolts and for installing. The case keeps everything together with room to put equipment for out in the field.
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                                    • Recommended
                                    Great product
                                    I install solar panels. The products I use usually require tons of little nuts and bolts to be tightened. I also use it on our roof jobs to tighten down panel clips. Product is wicked saves so much time.
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                                      • Recommended
                                      Beats Snapon
                                      I bought this ratchet back in the begining of the year and i have used it practicaly everday. I am a full time diesel mechanic and when comparing this to the snapon equivalent it is worth it for the money. The rpms are a little bit slower than other 3/8” ratchets in its category however it does put out the torque it says it does. The head is bulky on it and sometimes you cant quite get into tight spaces with it. When that happens i just grab my extended reach ratchet. For the price of the batteries, and the ratchet itself you cant beat it. Ive dropped this thing by accident and it hasnt cracked or stopped performing as well as it has the day i got it. For all of the M12 power tools milwaukee has it makes it even more worth it. I bought the 3.0 amp hour batteries to use with my other tools and when i use it with this ratchet it will last 3 days without having to charge it. I have wrenched on it pretty tough even after it stops tightening down bolts and it still has yet to break. The only downside i believe this ratchet has is it is a little bit bulkier than others and the fact that it has a lever versus a button but thats just personal preference to me. Definitly recomend it.
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                                        3 people found this helpful
                                        3/8 Fuel ratchet
                                        I have used nothing but Snapon 14.4 and 18v tools since they came out. Now comparing this to the Snapon 3/8 ratchet it blows it out of the water. Stronger, battery lasts longer ,just a better product. Went all Milwaukee to replace Snapon.
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                                          • Recommended
                                          Epic for areas where your hands have no room to rotate. Best part is it stops at a little over 60...
                                          Epic for areas where your hands have no room to rotate. Best part is it stops at a little over 60 ft/lbs so unlike an air ratchet, your knuckles don’t get slammed. Battery lasts a long time and this set comes with a free one (same price as bare tool). Just need to have a charger. The little light also helps you see better when working on vehicles. Made installation of my airbags a breeze especially for those ridiculously long bolts.
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                                          • Recommended
                                          Another excellent tool by Milwaukee but it would have been nice of Milwaukee to throw in the pro...
                                          Another excellent tool by Milwaukee but it would have been nice of Milwaukee to throw in the protective boot like Snap-on, Mac, or Matco Tools always did for me or charge $5 at the most. Have you seen what Milwaukee wants for their rubber protective boot (and battery packs)? Milwaukee don't be greedy like that. There I had to say it. I used a FREE Matco spare I had and it looks awesome. I still gave 5 stars but I probably shouldn't have.
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                                          2 people found this helpful
                                          I buy nothing but Milwaukee tools
                                          I am a boat mechanic and a ranch hand and I use my Milwaukee tools daily and I would not be so Efficient with out my tools I try and buy a new one 1’s a month
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                                            • Recommended
                                            Not enough power to break a caliper bolt free
                                            Its a little bulky and under powered. Just trying to remove a caliper bolt it falls on its face. I got the 1/4 and the 3/8 ratchets I even got the better battery so I'm not impressed.
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                                            Response from Customer CareOct 11, 2019
                                            Hello Twisted, thank you for your honest review regarding your M12 FUEL™ 3/8" Ratchet. we are sorry that the quality of this product did not meet your expectations. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further, so please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com if you would like further investigation into this matter. Look forward to gaining resolution on this for you. Thank You-Mackenzie
                                              I have a few of these, and others in the line of ratchets, once you use them, you won’t know how ...
                                              I have a few of these, and others in the line of ratchets, once you use them, you won’t know how you did without them
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                                              • Recommended
                                              suitable ratchet to do your Fast Mechanic job, you can...
                                              suitable ratchet to do your Fast Mechanic job, you can do brakes, water pumps, suspension for the whole car enters all areas and has 65 pounds of force has a lot of power, fast I do my job :)
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