by Brianna Crandall — August 6, 2018 — By harnessing the power, performance, and run-time of M12 FUEL technology, established tool innovator Milwaukee Tool just announced what it calls the industry’s first cordless stubby impacts, the M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches. Touted as the most compact cordless impact wrenches on the market, Milwaukee’s new Stubby Impacts allow more access in tight spaces while delivering the power to complete demanding tasks.
Eric Rusch, senior product manager, remarked:
During applications that allow limited access, many professionals have resorted to reaching for pneumatic stubby impacts. However, the limited portability, maintenance, and noise associated with pneumatic units has been a frustration for these users. Due to our extensive research with users on the jobsite and in the shop, we saw an opportunity to truly disrupt this space by creating a cordless solution that not only boasts the benefits of no hoses and no maintenance, but is also designed with the compact size and power to tackle these types of applications.
Available in 1/4″, 3/8” and 1/2″ size, the compact new M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches measure no more than 5.1” in length.
The wrenches’ POWERSTATE Brushless Motors deliver up to 250 ft.-lbs. of breakaway torque, removing the most stubborn bolts and fasteners. When paired with Milwaukee’s REDLINK Intelligence and REDLITHIUM XC4.0 Battery Pack, the Stubby Impacts have the power and speed to tackle various applications without dips in performance, claims the company.
Designed with a four-mode DRIVE CONTROL feature, users have the versatility to switch between modes to match the power and speed to the application at hand. All four modes allow for precision control, with the fourth featuring an Auto-Shut Off Mode to prevent over-fastening of bolts.
With no hoses, compressors, or cords, users will experience less fatigue, as well as more maneuverability and portability during use, says the company. True to Milwaukee’s legendary promise of “Nothing but Heavy Duty,” the tools feature aluminum housing and premium anvil materials to withstand shop and jobsite use. The combination of no wearable motor components and superior durability means users will have to service their tool less, translating to a much lower cost of ownership. In addition, a premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use.
Available September 2018, the new M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches join a large sub-compact cordless system that now offers more than 90 professional solutions focused on power, productivity, and portability. For product specifications and photos, and to order, visit the Milwaukee Tool website.