Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel High Torque 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench with Friction Ring Review
For many professionals, Milwaukee is one of the best manufacturers of a cordless impact wrench in the market. The company is known to provide the most potent and durable impact wrench that you can purchase at an affordable price. If you look at the company, they also offer several other power tools that have been impacting the industry for nearly 100 years now.
The company has divided its electronic LITHIUM-ION technology tools into three voltages, M12, M18 & M28. Milwaukee has been making products that have caused a massive uproar in the market because of its power and safety that they offer to its users. The tools are designed with ergonomics in mind, which means a user will be comfortable while using them. The company's mission statement is also fascinating which reads, "It's the philosophy that defines our company - developing products that not only deliver new-to-world technology and unparalleled levels of performance and productivity to the user but can even change the way their job will be done in the future."
Since its inception in 1924, they have been delivering high-performance tools in the market so that professionals don't have to look for several available options. They have been focused on creating innovative and at the same time, practical power tools.
Recently, we were on a hunt for an impact wrench that is cordless and has enough power to function throughout the day and perform different tasks. We then came across Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel Impact Wrench. The tool comes from the 18V tools lineup which the company referred to as M18 Fuel.
The machine runs on M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Battery Pack, which helps in providing 50% more power and can also run 50% more relaxed as compared to its predecessor M18 REDLITHIUM HD9.0 battery packs. All of these means that the users have more control and can function for extended durations.
When it comes to impact wrenches, it is essential to look at the tiniest bit of details which can make the task easier. Today, we will be looking at our review of Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel Impact Wrench that has ultimately won our and as well as many professionals' hearts. So, without further ado, let us dive deep into the machine's features and functionalities.
Product Overview: Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel High Torque 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench with Friction Ring
Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 10.2 x 9.1 inches
Item Weight: 6.2 pounds
Style: Bare Tool
Item model number: 2767-20
Power Source: Battery-Powered (Not Included)
Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel arrived in the beautiful signature packaging of the company. The color of the box was similar to the machine, and that's red and black. The company mentioned some of the essential features of the tool on the outside and also what comes with it. The packaging impressed us on several different levels. There was no wear and tear on the outside, and the company took care of the shipping safety standards so that there's no damage to the box or the machine that is inside of it.
When we opened the box, we found the beautifully designed Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel Impact Wrench and an instruction manual. The company has also provided a bag which is spacious enough to store the machine, battery and its charger. We were happy that everything was in the right place.
Other than the packaging, we would recommend you to go through the instruction booklet before you start using the tool because there are some essential tips mentioned which will help you in using the machine efficiently.
Before we jump into the specifications and functionalities of the impact wrench, we would love to make it clear, what the tool helps in doing. Well, we have some beginners who read the review, and it is better to mention everything. The impact wrench is nothing but a socket wrench power tool which delivers high torque output, and it requires minimal exertion by the user.
It stores energy in a rotating mass and then provides it to the output shaft. Back in the days, compressed air was the primary source of power but ever since the introduction of cordless impact wrench; the electric or hydraulic power is also used. The tool comes in handy in several professions and places, including automotive repair, heavy equipment maintenance, product assembly, and significant construction projects.
Design: One of the most important things while purchasing an impact wrench is checking its design. It is essential because when you look for a cordless tool, you want it to be portable and lightweight so that it can be handled with ease even during extended sessions of use. When we looked at the Milwaukee 2767-20, we were profoundly impressed by its design.
The handle is designed ergonomically so that the users can use them without fatigue, and it provides a better grip while working. The body of the tool is made up of hard plastic, and it will not wear off quickly. We were happy with the overall look and feel of the machine. It weighs in at around 6.2 pounds, which means a user can work for a long time without any issues. And, this is the weight after applying the battery. The machine comes with a bag that you can use to carry it anywhere.
Power and performance: Now, the most significant things that you need to know before purchasing an impact wrench is its power. As we mentioned earlier, Milwaukee has done a stable job when it comes to providing electricity to its tools. Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel Impact Wrench is capable of delivering 1000 ft-lbs of torque. It is more than enough and far better than its competitors that fall in a similar price range. It is also the most compact cordless High Torque Impact Wrench available in its class at 8.39" length. It is a second-generation model, which means it is 1/2 smaller than their predecessors and can easily reach tight spaces with ease.
Other than this, the impact wrench comes with four mode Drive Control, which allows the user to apply several power settings while using it. There are three different speed levels and also a bolt removal mode, which helps in providing maximum breakaway torque to remove stubborn nuts and bolts. The tool will back down to only 750 RPM during the process, which is an additional advantage.
This is what the senior manager of the company said about the product, "In 2013, we introduced our first generation of FUEL High Torque Impact Wrenches which disrupted the market by being the first cordless solution that could replace all cordless and corded solutions, and a majority of pneumatic tools, for our users. However, certain applications like rusted and corroded fasteners still called for the performance of pneumatic. Our second generation M18 FUEL High Torque Impact Wrenches allow users to eliminate the hose or cord once and for all finally. By harnessing the extreme performance of M18 FUEL, we can deliver a solution that is powerful enough to replace pneumatic and corded altogether while being the most compact high torque impact wrench in the industry."
Cordless: Now, the first highlight of the impact wrench by Milwaukee is that it is powerless and that is something we all look for. It saves us from the hassle of finding electric sockets at the job site. The machine also becomes highly portable. The Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel Impact Wrench comes with a brushless motor, and that also has several advantages including high power to weight ratio, low weight, and higher efficiency than the brushed motors. We were extremely pleased with the offerings of Milwaukee.
When it comes to the battery, it uses REDLITHIUM batteries, which helps in providing more runtime than the ordinary motors in 18V range. We would mention that it worked better than the 18V lineup tools from DEWALT. The company has done a lot of work in making the tool powerful and portable at the same time.
Warranty: The company has offered a 5-year limited warranty on the tool, which is, without a doubt better than its competitors. What's interesting is that the impact wrench is even not costly enough. One thing that we can assure you after using the tool is that it is quite durable and the extended warranty will help you to make the tool last even longer. You can read what's covered inside the warranty and whatnot inside the instruction manual.
Pros of Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel High Torque 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench with Friction Ring:
- The impact wrench comes with a brushless motor that is capable of delivering up to 1000ft-lbs of fastening torque and 1400ft-lbs of nut-busting torque.
- The tool provides maximum productivity by removing high torque fasteners up to 2X faster than the competitors available in the market.
- It is easily one of the most compact cordless High Torque Impact Wrenches in its range at 8.39" length.
- The tool uses REDLITHIUM batteries which deliver more work per charge and also more work over the life of the battery.
- The impact wrench comes with a bolt removal mode, which provides maximum nut-busting torque while breaking the fastener free. It then slows to 750 RPM for more control when removing fasteners.
- There is a presence of work LED light to lighten up the place you are working for a more unobstructed view.
- The machine is designed with ergonomics in mind. It has a rubber over mold grip for providing comfort during long working sessions.
- The company has added REDLINK PLUS intelligence, which prevents damage to the tool and also the battery due to overloading or overheating.
- As the name clears, it comes with a friction ring design, which makes sure that the user can change the sockets easily.
- It comes with a 4-mode drive control with bolt removal mode, which allows for ultimate control.
- The company is providing a 5-year limited warranty.
Cons of Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel High Torque 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench with Friction Ring:
When you look at the features, it is tough to find any negative, but still, there are some:
- Batteries and its charger are needed to purchased separately.
- The price point can become a factor for newbies.
Final thoughts on Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel High Torque 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench with Friction Ring:
Milwaukee has done an excellent job in creating a powerful, stable, and durable impact wrench that can withstand the toughest tasks on the job site. The company has given all the features with precision, and there's no need to worry about the extended lasting capabilities. It is easily the most powerful impact wrench available in the market at this price point.
We used the tool for around two-three weeks, and we were happy with the overall functionality. Yes, the package only comes with the bare tool so we had to purchase the batteries and its charger separately, which is an additional cost that you also will have to spend. Other than this, we are incredibly delighted with the functioning.
It was able to reach tight spaces with ease, and the ergonomic design helped us to work for extended periods. We would recommend you to purchase the Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel Impact Wrench because you won't find any better than this. The warranty also makes it a trustworthy companion for a long time. It will indeed suit the professionals who want a powerful, portable and cordless impact wrench.
We hope that we answered all your queries regarding the tool in this review. We used the machine for around two weeks, and the results were impressive. We also enjoyed writing this review, and hope that you had a good time reading it.