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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

With 3 Models to Choose From, Each Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench Serves a Different Purpose

Making the jump from a pneumatic impact wrench to a cordless model is something most Pros agree is beneficial. There’s no hose to trip over, there’s less maintenance to worry about, they’re not as loud, and there’s no compressor to buy to make it all work. But that’s only helpful if the tool has the performance to get the job done. With three Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-inch impact wrench models to choose from, choosing the right one for the job is critical.

We got on the horn with Milwaukee’s cordless fastening guru, Zafir Farooque, to learn more about these tools and how they’re designed to meet specific needs.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench: Pistol Grip

Milwaukee’s first cordless 1-inch impact wrench was the 2867. It boasts 1500 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 1800 ft-lbs of breakaway torque. It’s One-Key enabled and the kit comes with two M18 8.0Ah High Output batteries and a rapid charger.

In addition to the standard inventory management and tracking that One-Key provides, there’s also a very handy Precision Mode. Here, blow counting technology lets you determine how much force you want to put on the fastener before the tool automatically stops.

Because each bolt size and hardness is different, you select a 1 – 20 scale rather than a specific number of blows or torque level. Getting it right is a matter of working your way up until you find the right setting. Dial it in over several bolts to leave you a little short of your target torque, then use your torque wrench to finish it off. Once you know the best setting, you can save it and name it to make future fastening quicker.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench

You can customize the 4 selectable modes on the tool as well. We set a pretty typical 4 increasing levels of power in forward. In reverse, we like to set it to return to low speed once the bolt is loose so there’s more control and it doesn’t drop to the ground or roll away.

Target User Needs

As the smallest in the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-inch impact wrench line, this model prioritizes a more compact size and lighter weight for working in tight spaces and overhead. In fact, it’s much lighter than corded and pneumatic models in the same power class.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench

The trade-off is less power than the other two models. The 2867 is designed to fasten and loosen bolts up to 1 3/4 inches.

Common Trades

  • Power Utility
  • Iron Workers
  • Mechanical
  • Rail

Full Feature Set

  • One-Key enabled
  • 4 customizable speeds
  • 1-inch friction ring drive with through-hole
  • 270º tool-free handle rotation
  • Integrated lanyard loop pre-installed
  • LED light
  • Premium rubber overmold

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