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

  • Brushless motor delivers up to 2,000in-lbs of torque
  • Includes belt clip and bit holder
  • Compatible with the M18 System, featuring more than 175 tools
$ 129 00
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Product Overview

Impact driver with indicator lights to show the level of charge

  


Convenient Indicator Lights

Indicator lights near the battery make it easy to tell how much charge is left.

Impact driver with a brushless motor delivering incredible torque

  


Brushless Motor Delivers Incredible Torque

This impact driver arrives outfitted with a POWERSTATE brushless motor that provides the torque necessary to complete any job.

Impact driver that is part of the M18 collection of tools

  


Part of the M18 System of Tools

This impact driver is designed as part of the M18 collection of tools, making it compatible with the batteries in the collection.

  • Brushless motor delivers up to 2,000in-lbs of torque
  • Includes belt clip and bit holder
  • Compatible with the M18 System, featuring more than 175 tools
The M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver is the fastest, most compact and most powerful tool in its class. At only 4.59 in. L, this cordless driver allows users to have more access in tight spaces. The 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power for greater versatility. The self-tapping screw provides faster installation time by reducing stripping of fasteners. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 30% faster driving speed, increasing users productivity. Built-in REDLINK PLUS Intelligence ensures optimal tool performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy-applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 system. The REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitors. in addition to the driver, this kit comes with a belt clip and bit holder.
  • Compact 4.59 in. L providing more access in tight spaces
  • Up to 25% more torque with up to 2,000 in./lbs. to complete more demanding applications
  • 4-mode drive control provides greater control over output speed and power
  • Self-tapping screw mode provides faster installation time by reducing the stripping of fasteners
  • 1-handed bit insertion for faster, easier changing of bits
  • LED light to illuminate the work area
  • Premium rubber over mold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 30% faster driving speed, increasing users productivity
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence: ensures optimal performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 system
  • Compatible with all M18 batteries
  • 5-year tool warranty
  • Compatible with all M18 batteries and tools
  • Includes: 1 M18 FUEL 1/4 in. impact driver (2854-20), 1 belt clip, 1 bit holder
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Brushless motor delivers up to 2,000in-lbs of torque
  • Includes belt clip and bit holder
  • Compatible with the M18 System, featuring more than 175 tools
Model #: 2853-20
Sku #: 1003168718
Internet #: 305059614

The M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver is the fastest, most compact and most powerful tool in its class. At only 4.59 in. L, this cordless driver allows users to have more access in tight spaces. The 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power for greater versatility. The self-tapping screw provides faster installation time by reducing stripping of fasteners. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 30% faster driving speed, increasing users productivity. Built-in REDLINK PLUS Intelligence ensures optimal tool performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy-applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 system. The REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitors. in addition to the driver, this kit comes with a belt clip and bit holder.

  • Compact 4.59 in. L providing more access in tight spaces
  • Up to 25% more torque with up to 2,000 in./lbs. to complete more demanding applications
  • 4-mode drive control provides greater control over output speed and power
  • Self-tapping screw mode provides faster installation time by reducing the stripping of fasteners
  • 1-handed bit insertion for faster, easier changing of bits
  • LED light to illuminate the work area
  • Premium rubber over mold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 30% faster driving speed, increasing users productivity
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence: ensures optimal performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 system
  • Compatible with all M18 batteries
  • 5-year tool warranty
  • Compatible with all M18 batteries and tools
  • Includes: 1 M18 FUEL 1/4 in. impact driver (2854-20), 1 belt clip, 1 bit holder
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.29 in
Product Height (in.)
9.41 in
Product Width (in.)
6.42 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Blows per Minute (BPM)
4300
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Impact Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Impact Driver
Drive Size
1/4 In. Hex
Included
Belt Clip Included,Bit Holder Included
Maximum Speed (RPM)
3600 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Brushless,Keyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.85 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Torque (In-Lbs)
2000
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Warranty (Tool)

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.29 in
Product Height (in.)
9.41 in
Product Width (in.)
6.42 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Blows per Minute (BPM)
4300
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Impact Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Impact Driver
Drive Size
1/4 In. Hex
Included
Belt Clip Included,Bit Holder Included
Maximum Speed (RPM)
3600 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Brushless,Keyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.85 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Torque (In-Lbs)
2000
Voltage (v)
18v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Warranty (Tool)

Questions & Answers

why is this tool not in the stores

why is this tool not in the stores
Asked by: fidget
I imagine it will be soon--it's brand new to the market. Order online, get it delivered to your store or home. Give it a run and you'll forget all about having to wait an extra few days for delivery.
Answered by: 59ona64
Date published: 2019-04-13

What is the difference between this one and the "surge"

Asked by: Finster
Surge uses a hydraulic clutch mechanism with the shearing force generating less noise, more vibration, and less torque. This impact driver uses hammer clutch mechanism generating more noise, less vibration, and higher torque rating than Surge. Surge is designed for a long day using on smaller bolts/nuts and screws with less noise. This impact driver is designed for larger bolts/nuts and longer screws with more noise, higher torque, and less vibration. If you use an impact driver for a job whole day do not need high torque, you should use Surge. If you need a high torque impact driver for larger bolts/nuts and longer screw, you should use this impact driver. The Surge has more than 3X vibration than this impact driver.
Answered by: slpip
Date published: 2018-12-25

Will Home Depot carry this, and if so, when? Thanks

Will Home Depot carry this, and if so, when? Thanks
Asked by: log
Home Depot has available the Milwaukee Power Tools. If you see them on sale, don't hesitate in getting one. They are powerful and reliable. I really like the battery life indicator and the quick charger.
Answered by: SimpleLiving
Date published: 2018-08-22

is this the new gen of impact or is it the first gen

Asked by: HomeDepotCustomer
This is a new generation 1/4" M18 impact driver. The first generation was a brush, the second generation was a brushless, the third generation was a Surge, the fourth generation was a Redlink wifi, and this one should be a new fifth generation with highest torque and shorter length.
Answered by: slpip
Date published: 2018-09-15
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Customer Reviews

M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool-Only) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 138.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not versatile enough to be an EDC I'm an electrician and carried the Gen 1 impact on me every day for years. Have been using the Gen 3 for about 3 months now, and it's too much for most applications. For the majority of my daily tasks it slips off the screw, before engaging the impact, almost every time. It's useful for driving in drywall screws, and especially lag bolts and bigger applications. It's useless for tightening emt fittings, putting in devices, screwing in small wood screws, or anything that requires finesse.. I understand that I could've just bought the m12 hex impact for those applications, but having to carry two different impacts on me at all time doesn't sit right with me. Don't get me wrong, it does a lot of things really well, but not enough to justify the price tag.. Although the ergonomics and power of this thing are leaps and bounds better than the Gen 1 impact, I think I'm going back to using the Gen 1 as my everyday until they can twerk the settings to find a more happy medium between power and precision...
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gen 3 Issues with collett out of box I love Milwaukee Tools and especially the M18 Fuel Line. Had some of my gear stolen out of my truck last week and ordered a new hammer drill & Impact Driver Combo kit. Got everything charged up and labeled and then went to use the impact driver and the collett doesn't hold a bit at all. Looking inside it seems the single ball bearing used to hold it on is missing completely or recessed so much it doesn't work at all. Bits just fall out. Milwaukee Support says I can send in the tool and have them "repair" it. Two issues with that response; 1) I need the tool now 2) This is a brand new tool. Send me a new one! One interesting note is that after having this issue I googled the issue and found some YouTube videos with other users who also had the issue with the Gen 3's and the collett failing. This seems like a pretty major defect that Milwaukee should address. Apparently, after heavy use the bearing heats up and then does not retract like it should so bits fall out really easy. Not the same issue I had but certainly related. I like everything else about this impact driver but it does seem like a design defect.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile tool with a huge range of uses I have been very pleased with this driver. In mode1 it has so much control, I can creep a fastener at glacial slowness when needed or shift to mode 3 and spin at crazy high speeds! It is so amazingly compact and light weight, boy have cordless tools come a long way! I have an older M12 model that is really really good and I probably didn't need this model but I wanted it. I have had some difficult challenges driving masonry screws and felt like the greater power of this newer M18 driver is just the ticket. The new model is rated as twice as powerful, a 1000 more Impulses Per minute and much higher no-load RPM but is only 3 tenths of a pound heavier! I call that progress. Very solid offering from Milwaukee!
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just switched over to Milwaukee from makita. My gen 3 "misfires" sometimes making me have to rele... Just switched over to Milwaukee from makita. My gen 3 "misfires" sometimes making me have to release the trigger and pull again. Pretty disappointing for such an expensive tool. All the buttons sit right under my pinky. I've accidentally switched to self tapping mode several times, then having to stop and click the button (which is pretty hard to see or feel) 3 times to get back to work. I strapped out a basement today for a knotty pine install, and ran in to these problems multiple times in 9 hours of almost constant use. Along with the collet problem that I've had happen once so far. I can't recommended this tool to my friends for these reasons.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Less than one month after purchasing new driver failed driving 3/8 lag screws into a deck. Not go... Less than one month after purchasing new driver failed driving 3/8 lag screws into a deck. Not good from a professionals point of view. Nice features but not a tough as I would think a FUEL tool would be. Tried to swap out at a local home depot and was told I would have to send it out for repair leaving me with one less driver for who knows how long! Maybe this driver was just a dud, wish Home Depot would step up and help out contractors who bring them business when we have a tool fail that was bought from them. Not hard to open a box swap it out and send it back as damaged or customer satisfaction. I,m sure Milwaukee would understand might prevent reviews like this!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using Milwaukee products for several years now. I have the good brushless screwdriver... I have been using Milwaukee products for several years now. I have the good brushless screwdriver, but there are times when you need a little extra power to sink a long screw, this is the tool. It worked great even with the standard 2 AH battery pack.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s awesome. I have switched to all Milwaukee M18... It’s awesome. I have switched to all Milwaukee M18 getting away from Dewalt and Stihl. I have several pieces and will be adding as I go. Thank you for selling all the Milwaukee products.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am converting all my air tools too lithium. This... I am converting all my air tools too lithium. This 1/4 impact is powerful but you can turn the power down to do light duty to be easy on small fasteners. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-03-19
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