The 2nd gen Milwaukee High Torque Impact Wrench picks up where the 2763 left off, and improves what was already a really strong contender in our shootout. There’s nearly nothing negative to say about the 2767, our shootout winner.
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Milwaukee aimed for the September release of their 2767 high torque impact to be a really big deal. There’s been a ton of hype over this tool since the Milwaukee Tool NPS17 media event in Milwaukee, WI back in May. We had the privilege of getting our hands on the prototype model of the Milwaukee 2767 High Torque Impact Wrench back then, and we liked what we saw. Truth be told, we couldn’t wait for Milwaukee to work out whatever kinks there were so we could bring it back to the shop for testing.
Fast forward to this past November, when we had scheduled our Best Cordless Impact Wrench Shootout. We received 9 entries from 8 different tool manufacturers, and we were thrilled that one of the impact wrenches entered was the new Milwaukee 2767. Sure, we’d gotten to play with it a little bit already, but now we had the opportunity to really test it out against some guns that we already knew were solid performers (including Milwaukee’s 1st gen model, the 2763).
Well, after a couple weeks of extensive power, speed, and ergonomic testing, we were able to settle on a winner. Which, incidentally, wasn’t terribly difficult, but we’ll return to this subject later…Anyway, this is what we found about the Milwaukee 2767.
We lined up 10 – 7/8″ bolts in a steel I-beam and cranked them all down at 500 ft-lbs of torque. Then, using a stopwatch, we clocked each impact wrench as it loosened all 10 bolts. For this test, we weren’t trying to get all 10 nuts all the way off, just loosened. We wanted to see how well each wrench repeated an everyday task. The Milwaukee 2767 finished this task in 11.7 seconds, almost a full second before the second place finisher, the Makita XWT08.
Power Testing On The Torq-O-Matic 5000
Next, we applied each wrench to our Torq-O-Matic testing rig, which combines the front wheel of a car/truck with a weighted sled like those typically seen at tractor-pulls. As the impact wrench turns the rotor, the weight moves further up the ramp, providing more clamping force on the rotor via the caliper. We then used Proto 6232 torque multiplier and a digital torque wrench to validate our results.
What we found was that, while no other impact wrench could max out the scale at 50lbs, the Milwaukee 2767 breezed right through it. In fact, we had to add 10 more pounds, and the 2767 just about maxed that out as well.
The Milwaukee 2767 costs $449. This happens to fall right in the middle of the pack in terms of initial cost, however, a few things need to be considered. For one thing, the 2767 had the richest feature set out of all the impact wrenches we tested. Granted, its the newest high torque wrench on the market, so this might be expected. But, where some other wrenches have variable speed settings, those that do have that feature only offer up to three speeds. The Milwaukee offers 4, one being the “Bolt Removal Mode.” This allows the gun to sense when the nut has broken free, and then drops the gun’s RPMs down to 750. This keeps the nut from shooting across the room.
For another thing, Milwaukee offers the best warranty of the whole lot. While most offer a 3-Year warranty, and some don’t even do that good, Milwaukee offers a 5-Year Warranty on all their cordless tools. This factors in heavily for our value valuation.
With all that said, we believe that the Milwaukee 2767 offers the best value at $449. The DeWalt DCF899P2 also presents a great bargain at $100 cheaper, and although its a fantastic wrench in its own right. However, we believe that the warranty and feature set, as well as performance, make the 2767 a better value overall.
The 2nd generation Milwaukee 2767 High Torque Impact Wrench earned a decisive 1st place finish in our shootout, and did it without breaking a sweat. It finished 1st in our torque testing, 1st in our speed testing, and 1st in feature set offerings. It offers four speed settings, including a bolt removal mode that keeps your nuts from shooting across the shop. It has a brushless motor and a well-placed work light. And, it also comes with a 5-year warranty, which is two years better than the next best warranty. At $449, this impact wrench also presents the best value out of all the wrenches we tested.
The truth is, try as we might, we can’t really find anything bad to say about this impact wrench. Perhaps the worst thing that can be said about it is that it wasn’t necessarily lightweight? Meh, whatever. It was still the second most comfortable to hold.
At the end of the day, we realize that this tool had a lot of hype surrounding its release. And sometimes, it’s easy to get cynical about hype, because terms like “game-changer” and “disruptive innovation” get thrown around so casually in the tool world that they cease to have any real meaning. Let’s face it: most hype is just the plumped-up language of some marketing firm. However, the Milwaukee 2767 High Torque Impact Wrench not only talks the talk, it also walks the walk. If you’re dying to get a hold of a new impact wrench, this one would be our best suggestion.
Milwaukee 2767-22 High Torque Impact Wrench Features
- Provides maximum productivity by removing stubborn and high torque fasteners up to 2X faster than the competition
- Most compact cordless High Torque Impact Wrench in its class at 8.39″ in length
- Industry leading 4-mode drive control with bolt removal mode, allowing for ultimate control.
- Bolt removal mode provides maximum nut-busting torque to break fastener-free, then slows to 750rpm for more control when removing fasteners
- RedLink Plus intelligence prevents damage to the tool and battery due to overloading or overheating
- RedLithium batteries deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the battery
- Features a friction ring design to ensure quick and easy socket changes
- Premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
- Reduced user fatigue at only 7.5 lbs with battery
- LED light to illuminate the work area
Milwaukee 2767-22 High Torque Impact Wrench Specs
- Anvil: 1/2”
- IPM (Impacts Per Minute): 2,100
- Max Tightening Torque: 1,000 ft-lbs.
- Max Loosening Torque: 1,400 ft-lbs.
- Battery Volts: 18
- Battery Amp Hours: 5.0 Ah
- Mfr. Weight: 7.58 lbs. as tested
- Speeds: 4
- RPM: 0-950 / 1,750 / 2,100 / 2,100
- Warranty: 5 Year
- MSRP: $449
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