Milwaukee® Announces the Most Powerful 3/8” Cordless Impact Wrench in the Industry

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver new levels of performance, run-time, and durability for the professional trades with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench. Building off their widely popular 1/2" Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches, Milwaukee’s new 3/8” version delivers up to 450ft-lbs of fastening torque and 600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, completely outperforming all other 3/8” impact wrenches in the industry.

“By leveraging our M18 FUEL™ technology, Milwaukee Tool has continued to deliver fastening solutions that provide more power in a compact package; ultimately giving users solutions that can completely replace pneumatic and corded. In continuing this mission, we saw a clear opportunity to push our capabilities even further,” said Eric Rusch, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The new M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench delivers the most powerful 3/8” Impact Wrench so users can put away their hoses and cords for good, while achieving up to 50% longer anvil life than other leading cordless impact wrenches.”

The M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is designed with a three-mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature, providing the user with the versatility to switch between Modes 1, 2, and 3 to match the power and speed to the application at hand.  Like other M18 FUEL™ Impact Wrenches, this tool has a specialized rubber overmold material that provides ultimate comfort during prolonged use while lasting longer against corrosive materials.   

As with all M18 FUEL™ products*, the new tool features three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software— to deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time.  

Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. This tool is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 150 power tool products.

Available July 2018, the new M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology.

* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.


M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ 3/8” Friction Ring (2852-22)

  • 450 ft-lbs Fastening Torque
  • 600ft-lbs Nut-Busting Torque
  • RPM: 0 – 575/ 2,000 / 2,300
  • IPM: 0 – 450/ 2,900 / 3,200
  • Length: 6.7”
  • Weight (w/ XC5.0 battery): 5.3lbs


Includes M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ 3/8” Friction Ring, (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM XC5.0™ Battery Packs and Multi-Voltage Charger

*Also available as a Bare Tool (2852-20)

About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com