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Old 02-23-2019, 07:07 AM
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Which Milwaukee M18 Brushless Cordless Impact wrench would you recommend for routine auto and around the house projects use? I'm not part of a pit crew nor am I a contractor so I don't need the biggest/ heaviest wrench made, at least I don't think I do. I've also heard that it's easier to remove sockets from the friction ring models than it is from the indent pins but I have no experience there. I'm sticking with the milwaukee M18 because I already have multiple M18 tools, batteries and the charger. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:24 AM
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I can’t help with a particular model #, but I’ll say this, the friction rings always fall off, leaving you exposed to flying sockets. If you’ve never had a 1” deep socket fly off at full speed, believe me, it’s a sight to behold. With impact sockets, I prefer the detent pin.
I’m also looking for an impact gun (cordless). I had a Milwaukee 1/2” drive corded model years ago, and it was bulletproof. Please post if you decide on a model.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:35 AM
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I bought that one for the exact reason you are looking at it, already have M18 drill kit so I didn't need to buy any batteries.
Got the impact driver w/o battery and saved a few dollars. I have used it more than I thought I would. Bring it every time I tow the boat and have used it changing a blow out on the side of the road. Battery charge lasts longer than expected too.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:40 AM
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A small pocket screw driver makes getting the sockets off of the detent pen easy
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Thatís one of the wrenches Iím considering, I just didnít know if the 1/2Ē drive would be overkill for my purposes. Also was not aware of the friction ring issue. Have you had any issues with it?
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:19 AM
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Had my M18 1/2 in milwalkee for about 4 years now. Works like a champ. I buy the bigger battery packs when they are on sale.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:22 AM
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I use it 99% of the time to remove lug nuts. I swap winter/summer sets of wheels/tires 2x a year and swap wheels on the race car from drag pack to street more often than I want to, and it makes it easy. I use a 3/8 impact driver to spin the lug nuts back on to a light snug, because I hand torque everything.
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I was looking at the 2863 for working on my box truck because it said you can control the torque. Then after reading many reviews, it appears you can only control the speed.
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I have the m18 Model # 301113124. Wish I had purchased one a long time ago.

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Thatís one of the wrenches Iím considering, I just didnít know if the 1/2Ē drive would be overkill for my purposes. Also was not aware of the friction ring issue. Have you had any issues with it?
4-5 years I've had that same one as well. Haven't touched an air tool since. I campaign a road race car and sometimes change 4-5 sets of tires in a weekend. No issue with battery life. So much so a buddy often grabs/uses it too and still no issue with battery. I've never seen/heard of an issue with the friction ring. The tool also has a button that will limit torque to 100lbs which is perfect for lug-nuts!
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my 1/2 uses the 28 volt battery..... get the 3/8 one...... I have multiple milwaukee impacts .. great tools
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I have the m18 fuel 2767 friction ring impact. Thing is a beast. Awesome torque for getting nuts off. Works great for taking off lawnmower blades, lugnuts, etc. But very bulky and heavy. I was thinking about picking up either a 3/8 or mid torque version for lighter stuff.
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Also check out Facebook marketplace. I’ve seen some good deals on these on our local site.
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Would $50 work for one that is new, never used? PM if interested; shipping in a flat rate box would be on your end.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:06 AM
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I do a fair amount of mechanic-ing. I bought this one because I've had a bad run of luck with Dewalt. So far it has really impressed me for a small 3/8" drive. The breaking torque is outstanding, and it has 3 settings. Like said above,,,,The DANG friction ring is going to come off. I wish it had a detent ball.
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I also bought this adapter so i could use it with 1/4" driver bits.
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If you plan on using it for lug nuts, you'll want a fairly large one. Don't get one of the compact 1/2'' ones for that.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
4-5 years I've had that same one as well. Haven't touched an air tool since. I campaign a road race car and sometimes change 4-5 sets of tires in a weekend. No issue with battery life. So much so a buddy often grabs/uses it too and still no issue with battery. I've never seen/heard of an issue with the friction ring. The tool also has a button that will limit torque to 100lbs which is perfect for lug-nuts!
I have the same one and it is a beast, I also have the bigger high demand batteries. The only thing I don't like about it, is the position of the fwd-reverse switch. Thanks for pointing out the 100lbs number 1 setting. I should have read the directions. I will remember that next time.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:22 AM
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I have the mid torque M18 Fuel and it's awesome. More than I'll ever need, and makes quick work of stuff like lugs. I got pin detent bc it was on sale. Pretty simple to just rotate the socket so that the pin on the impact doesn't line up with the hole in the socket.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:10 PM
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I have 2, the first is a 1/4 impact driver that I use ALL the time, mostly to drive screws and impact small nuts or bolts. Works great on Lag bolts. I never thought I would use it as much as I do but it's probably use 3x more that my drill. I also have a 1/2" med impact wrench. It's a good size mostly used for lug nuts. Every once in awhile I wish it had a little more power but I'm good with the trade off of less power for smaller and lighter. In you case. I think the high power model may be overkill. If you can swing it, get both.
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