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Model #2852-20

M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Mid Torque 3/8 in. Impact Wrench with Friction Ring (Tool-Only)

  • Delivers 450 ft.-lbs. of powerful torque
  • Compact design best accesses small and tight spaces
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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Product Overview

Milwaukee Tool offers fastening solutions on both the M12and M18 systems

Milwaukee M12 and M18 Fastening Solutions

Cordless Fastening Tools on the M12 and M18 Systems

Milwaukee offers professionals the largest range of cordless fastening solutions.

Widest Range of Cordless Fastening Solutions

Solutions powered by either M12 or M18 Batteries

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Solutions for Every Demand

Offering professionals cordless power tools with performance ranging from light to heavy demand

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Cordless Fastening Advantage

Tools with performance to replace pnuematic solutions

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Cost Saving

Lower energy costs and no routine maintenance

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Portability

No hose or compressor for power anywhere

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Safety

Cordless solutions eliminate trips and hose whip

Professional using M18 FUEL D-Handle High Torque Impact Wrench to fasten car lug nut.

1" High Torque Impact Wrenches

Delivering up to 2,000 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque and 1,900 ft-lbs of fastening torque

Professional performs faster tire service without the hassle of pneumatic hoses, compressors, and torque sticks.

1/2" to 3/4" High Torque Impact Wrenches

Power to remove and install and remove large fasteners quickly

Man wearing work gloves uses an M18 FUEL 1/2" Mid-Torque Impact Wrench to remove a large bolt.

3/8" to 1/2" Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches

Ideal power-to-weight ratio for tight spots and overhead applications where weight and size are important

A man uses an M18 FUEL 3/8 Stubby Impact Wrench to remove a stubborn fastener in  a confined workspace.

1/4" to 1/2" Compact Impact Wrenches

Ideal for application where size and access is most critical

The Milwaukee M12 System features over 100 cordless tools

M12 System

Durability and power in a size that outperforms the competition in the tightest places

The Milwaukee M18 System features over 200 cordless tools

M18 System

Performance-driven solutions with professional grade power, extreme performance, and superior ergonomics

Delivering 450 ft.-lbs. Fastening torque and 600 ft.-lbs. Nut-Busting torque, the M18 FUEL 3/8 in. Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is the most powerful 3/8 in. Impact wrench in the industry. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 0- 2,300 RPM resulting in increased productivity. 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), the M18 FUELMid-Torque delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitive batteries on the market. The 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power for greater versatility. At 6.7 in. L and 5.3 lbs. with a 5.0Ah battery, the M18 FUEL Mid-Torque Impact Wrench delivers the balance and weight desired by professionals for all day use. This tool offers quick, tool-free socket changes with a 3/8 in. friction ring anvil. The anvil provides the most durable solution allowing users to work longer than any cordless competitor in its class. A premium rubber over mold material gives you ultimate comfort during prolonged use while lasting longer against corrosive materials.
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 450 ft.-lbs. of fastening torque and 600 ft.-lbs. of nut-busting torque
  • 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
  • Compact length at 6.7 in. allows for more access in tight spaces
  • 3-mode drive control provides greater control over output speed and power with a max RPM of 2,300 RPM
  • Lightweight tool at 5.3lbs with 5.0Ah battery for less user fatigue. (battery sold separately)
  • Durable anvil design lasts longer than competitive 3/8 in. impact Wrenches
  • Features a friction ring design to ensure quick and easy socket changes
  • Premium rubber over mold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
  • LED light to illuminate the work area
  • Part of the M18 system, featuring over 175 plus tools
  • Includes: (1) 2852-20 M18 FUEL 3/8 in. mid-torque impact wrench with friction ring (tool only), belt clip
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Price
$18900
$19900
$21900
$29900
Ratings
(672)
(301)
(96)
(2729)
Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesLED Light,Variable SpeedLED Light,Variable SpeedLED Light,No Additional Features,Variable SpeedLED Light,Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)181818.018
Number of Batteries Included000
Batteries IncludedNoNoNoNo
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo BatteryNo BatteryNo Battery
Torque (lb-in)210600 ft.lb.600 ft.lb.1000 ft.lb.
Motor TypeBrushlessBrushlessBrushlessBrushless
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Specifications

Dimensions

Drive Size (in.)
3/8
Product Depth (in.)
6.77 in
Product Height (in.)
8.2 in
Product Width (in.)
2.7 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
0 A
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Impact Wrench
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Impacts Per Minute
3200
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Speed (rpm)
2300
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
LED Light,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Torque (lb-in)
600 ft.lb.
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

22Questions21Answers

What's the protective boot for this one?

Asked by ROIMER November 2, 2020
1
Answer

Part #MLW49-16-2861 protects the tool An optional part

What is the recommended model # for the charger to purchase separately

Asked by Iceism June 30, 2020
1
Answer

I would recommend the Rapid Charger over the regular charger. Both are having excelent deals with 2 batteries and a Free tool. Rapid Charger - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-High-Output-Starter-Kit-with-One-8-0-Ah-and-One-6-0-Ah-Battery-Rapid-Charger-and-Bag-48-59-1880RC/312457418 Regular Charger - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Starter-Kit-with-One-5-0-Ah-and-One-2-0-Ah-Battery-and-Charger-48-59-1850TP/312457066

Is the torque rating reduced by using the 2AH batteries? Another way to ask the same question, is...

Asked by atnfromatl January 4, 2020
3
Answers

Less torque with 2ah battery. Soon to get me 5ah battery to use on other jobs needes

What is the lowest speed on the mid Torque 3/8 drive

Asked by 455 December 26, 2019
2
Answers

According to Milwaukee the specifications on this tool are as follows... Fastening Torque 450ft-lbs Nut Busting Torque 600 ft-lbs DRIVE CONTROL 3-Modes RPM 0-575 / 2000 / 2300 IPM 0-450 / 2900 / 3200

Does this come with a free battery with this purchase? Because with other cheaper tools it comes ...

Asked by Beto December 15, 2019
2
Answers

Hi there! This is "Tool Only," meaning a battery is not included.

Is it a free battery with this tool

Asked by Betito72 November 24, 2019
2
Answers

Hello! This is "Tool-Only," so there is not a battery included.

In one picture it shows a soft carrying case and in another it shows a hard carrying case which one comes with this kit?

Asked by Cody August 23, 2019
5
Answers

mine came with a soft case

Does this come with a case to carry it in?

Asked by Melanie August 6, 2019
2
Answers

No, it is a tool only.

Is the 5amp hour battery any stronger then the 2amp hour battery as in terms of output of the tool?

Asked by BEAR June 10, 2019
2
Answers

the 5 amp will provide a little more power and double the run time

are shipping in canada?

Asked by Raul January 25, 2019
1
Answer

Hi Raul. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not ship to Canada at this time nor does Milwaukee. You best bet would be to find the closest Home Depot Store on the US side and order or buy the tool there. You will need to pick up there and take the unit back with you if your local Home Depot does not stock this item. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC

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This 3/8 impact is raw power pound for pound, worth every dollar, made changing out leaf springs ...
This 3/8 impact is raw power pound for pound, worth every dollar, made changing out leaf springs a snap, but iywouit recommend using the new 6Ah High output batteries for jobs like that..
by Sider67
4 people found this helpful
This is my 2nd M18 Fuel tool - and I love it! Right after I received the Impact wrench, I had an ...
This is my 2nd M18 Fuel tool - and I love it! Right after I received the Impact wrench, I had an immediate need for it! I had a flat tire on a utility trailer that was located far from my compressor or power. The wheel hadn't been off in a long time, so this was a true test of the impact wrench. Well, no fears. After attaching a deep impact socket of the correct size and a fully charged battery - the lug nuts came off with some persistent wrenching. The Impact wrench had plenty of power for the job and the batteries were still fully charged after the take off and reinstall. I've impressed with these MI8 tools! The batteries are interchangeable, so I have plenty of power available. Good investment, I'm planning on many years of service from these tools!
by MsAv8tor
3 people found this helpful
I found that the Milwaukee cordless 3/8 in. Mid-Torque impact wrench is a great addition to the tools in my garage and shop, especially when I’m working on my car, golf cart and riding lawn mower. Makes tightening and or removing bolts an easy chore. The 3-Mode Drive Control delivers 3 levels of fastening torque as well as loosening torque. Changing from one mode to the next is quite easy. Simply press the drive control button to cycle through the 3 modes. When the desired mode indicator is lit, begin work. The tool also has a variable speed control when pressing the trigger and a LED light for illuminating the work area for better visibility. This tool offers quick, tool-free socket changes with the 3/8 in. friction ring anvil. The kit comes complete with 2 - 5.0AH lithium batteries, charger and sturdy carrying case.
by Larry
I like this impact quite well, it works very nice and the trigger and direction controls are easy...
I like this impact quite well, it works very nice and the trigger and direction controls are easy to reach and operate. It has 3 torque or power settings, which are operated via a button on the top of the battery mount at the base of the handle, the LED lights are a little difficult to see in bright daylight. That being said I don't know how they can call it a 450 ft pound tighten and 600 ft pound loosen tool, the best I could get was about 160 to 180 ft pounds both tighten and loosen and that was hammering on the nut for about 10 seconds (shame on you Milwaukee) but 180 ft pounds is still respectable for a 3/8 drive tool and I like it. The approximate torque on each of the 3 settings is about, (25 ft lbs for #1) about (120 ft lbs for #2) and about (160 ft lbs for #3). The grip is comfortable and fits my hand nicely, it comes with a belt hanger for the tool that can be used on either side. The weight of the tool with battery is about 5 1/2 lbs, which is not bad but is about 2 lbs heavier that an equivalent name brand air impact. The charger will recharge one of the 5.0Ah batteries in about an hour. It comes with 2 batteries so you shouldn't have to stop and wait for batteries to recharge. The tool with battery is about 11 inches tall, 7 inches long and about 3 1/2 inches wide. All in all a very nice tool that is easy to use and nice to operate, just don't expect to get 450+ ft lbs out of it.
by ss
7 people found this helpful
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 18 Volt Lithium-ion Mid Torque Brushless Cordless 3/8 inch Impact Wrench w...
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 18 Volt Lithium-ion Mid Torque Brushless Cordless 3/8 inch Impact Wrench with (2) 5.0 AH Batteries is an excellent addition to my cordless tools. The fact that it comes with 2 batteries is great. I recently needed to replace a tire on my pop up trailer. With impact wrench in hand I tackled the job quickly and painlessly. The 3/8 drive works perfect for my needs. The power and torque that this impact wrench has was perfect for what I needed. The wrench has 3 mode drive control so you can select the rpms that you want with the touch of a button! I have also used the impact wrench to drive lag bolts for a tv mount. Jobs just go so much easier when you have the right tools.
by Ben62
Wow, another great tool from Milwaukee in their fabulous M18 FUEL line of tools. This impact wre...
Wow, another great tool from Milwaukee in their fabulous M18 FUEL line of tools. This impact wrench is very nice and compact, and has an amazing amount of torque! It removed steering rack mounting bolts with ease. It has a handy LED to light your work area that stays on for a few seconds after you touch the trigger. It's easy to change settings, and comes with a pair of 2 Amp/Hour batteries that should be plenty to get most jobs done. It comes in a soft zip-up tool bag which is perfect for me. I have pneumatic air wrenches that I will no longer be using, this thing obsoletes them. Excellent product!
by eee
Another excellent tool from Milwaukee. Built with the typical high quality that I have come to lo...
Another excellent tool from Milwaukee. Built with the typical high quality that I have come to love and expect from Milwaukee. For a 3/8in drive it has a ton of power. I work on some old cars at my home and this is great for working on them. Less set up time than the pneumatic tool, plus no cord and hours of quiet durable power. Portable so I can bring outside on a ice day or take to the pick and pull yard when searching for parts. Easily removed lug nuts, stubborn nuts and installation of a bracket on a vehicle. It feels very comfortable it my hands and tha more compact design means I can fit it into tighter spots easily. It comes in a very nice carry case with a charge and 2 batteries. Great tool addition to any garage.
by PF68
Excellent product. Highly recommend it mainly due to the size. Will reduce a lot of fatigue becau...
Excellent product. Highly recommend it mainly due to the size. Will reduce a lot of fatigue because it is so light, well to me that is. Very lightweight yet powerful. I was able to remove my lug nut with ease. If you are wondering if this will work on your car, most cars are torqued somewhere under 100 ft-lbs, my SUV lug nuts are torqued at 140ft-lbs. I was able to get it off using the 2nd mode, I used a 1/2" socket with a 3/8" to 1/2" adapter. I own this model as well as it's big brother, the one key 2863-20 and I will definitely use this one more often than the other model. I love that this one is noticeably lighter. This produced about 80db of noise while using it but I had ear protection. The only suggestion I can think of, would be for Milwaukee to add something to make the mode switch button more visible. I knew where to look because I have another Milwaukee Impact Wrench, but for someone who may not be familiar with it, it could be hard to spot. It's right above the numbers but that whole area is the same color. If you get this mainly for removing lug nuts just make sure to invest in a torque wrench also, just to make sure you are not overtightening or under tightening the lug nuts The value of this kit is excellent because I have both m12 and m18 products and this one charger will charge both battery lines. Out of the box, the 5.0ah battery was fully charged in about 80minutes. Also this product is very reliable. I also appreciate the fact that Milwaukee compared the specs for this model to another Milwaukee product. They also mentioned another competitors but it's good to a see a brand show it's improvements over their own products and not just others. Especially if you are on the fence since you already own the older model and want to know if you should make the jump or not.
by SmokedNeckbones
1 person found this helpful
Never used one of these cordless ratchets, but now I see why people like them. Not having a cord ...
Never used one of these cordless ratchets, but now I see why people like them. Not having a cord or hose to drag around is very handy especially when power or air aren't easily accessible. I did wonder about the power for larger jobs. Not sure if its recommended, but this 18 volt setup worked great when my son had a flat on his truck. I switched it to the power setting and it handled pulling lug nuts off just fine. The switch setting is a little hard to adjust, but I like the multiple settings. Lots of power for a 3/8” ratchet!
by Rosebidtony
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