A: more torque
A: Thats because the gen 2 states it offers 600ftlbs of nut busting torque and the gen 3 offer about 250ftlbs of nut busting torque per their specs. They are both superior impacts. I have both the gen 3 fits in tighter spaces though. But you will not go wrong with either
A: I believe because of the adjustable torque setting.
A: Specifically the 2nd gen mid-torque 3/8 is a larger tool. So it may have to do with materials / production. Or short supply quantities, I don't understand why though either. Particularly since the Mid-Torque 2nd gen is twice as powerful as the compact... Boggles the mind. Don't get me wrong, the 3rd gen is probably amazing for tight spaces. Raw power though, 2nd gen is a clear winner.
A: I don’t believe so. I bought mine in June 2021.
A: I bought it on the buy more save more promotion
A: To my knowledge they are still available for sale.
A: No this model has not been discontinued, they fly off the shelf so I had to order mine off Home Depot online.
A: The gen 3 is a compact version, this mid torque line is currently on gen 2.
A: Have only used Gen 1 and Gen 2. But if Gen 3 is anything like 1 and 2, would only expect an even greater tool with even more improvement.
A: I have a gen2 and love it.
A: They’re both good
|Name||M18 FUEL GEN-2 18V Lithium-Ion Mid Torque Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. and 1/2 in Impact Wrench (2-Tool)||M18 FUEL 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Oscillating Multi-Tool with FUEL Compact Router and Jigsaw (3-Tool)||M18 FUEL GEN-2 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Mid Torque & Compact 1/2 in. Impact Wrench with Friction Ring Kit||M18 FUEL 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench with Mid Torque Impact Wrench (2-Tool)|
|Power Tool Features||Compact,LED Light,Variable Speed||LED Light,Variable Speed||Compact,LED Light,Variable Speed||LED Light,Variable Speed|
|Voltage (volts)||18 V||18.0 V||18 V||18 V|
|Torque (lb-in)||600 ft.lb.||650 ft.lb.||1000 ft.lb.|
|Battery Amp Hours||5 Ah|
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