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New Milwaukee M18 FUEL Impact Wrench – 2767 – 1,400 ft-lbs

If you follow us on social media or read our articles, hearing there is a 1,400 pound gorilla in the room is no surprise. If you don’t follow us, then I guess the gorilla needs explaining. The new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench, model 2767, has 1,400 ft-lbs of torque. From a cordless impact wrench! In addition to adding several hundred ft-lbs of torque, Milwaukee has also made the new generation M18 impact smaller.

See where the new Milwaukee 2767 finished in our Best Cordless Impact Wrench Shootout.

We discussed the new Milwaukee 2767 impact wrench in our article: Top 5 Tools From Milwaukee NPS17 2017. It’s a quick read full of great information, so don’t miss it.

Set to hit the shelves in September 2017, make sure you understand the details before pushing the order button. If you want the full 1,400 ft-lbs, then be sure to purchase the 2767, which includes the hog-ring (friction-ring) style 1/2″ anvil. The 2766 model, with the pin-detent anvil, only has 1,100 ft-lbs of torque. -That’s funny, “only 1,100 ft-lbs”, like that’s a small amount.-


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Milwaukee Show NPS17 2017_62Let’s get to the nitty-gritty. This 1,400 ft-lbs is breakaway, loosening, or nut-busting torque. On the tighten mode (righty-tighty), the Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench delivers 1,000 ft-lbs of torque. This is plenty enough torque to make them king of the hill, at this point anyway. Of all the cordless high torque 1/2″ impact wrenches on the market, this new M18 high torque is separating themselves by a gap of a few hundred ft-lbs.

There’s more to the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench than just power. A new 4-mode drive control includes three (3) speeds, plus a bolt-removal mode. This new mode will deliver all the power to the fastener until it breaks free, then the tool will back down to only 750 RPM. Great idea for keeping lug nuts from zipping across the floor at 1,800 RPM.

In addition to making the second generation M18 FUEL impact wrench more powerful, Milwaukee shaved some inches as well. They not only want the performance of a heavyweight, they also want to be the most compact. It seems they have done just that. the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench is about 0.7″ shorter than the competition’s hight torque impact, and more than 0.5″ than the Milwaukee FUEL older generation.

From The Source

M18 Impact with One-Key

M18 Impact with One-Key

“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 finally eliminate the hose or cord once and for all,” said Eric Rusch, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “By harnessing the extreme performance of M18 FUEL™, we are able to 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.”

Still To Come Features

While the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench 2766 and 2767 are set to release in September 2017, more M18 FUEL impacts will release later in 2017. Milwaukee is adding One-Key features to the new high torque impact, on both the 1/2″ and 3/4″ drive. One-Key is an app-enabled tool that allows the user to manage controls from their Smart device. The new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench with One-Key will allow the user to manage torque settings. You may be able to throw those torque sticks away and use the One-Key impact to torque lug nuts to your desired specs.  One-Key offers even more capabilities, and we’ll release this as the info comes. Look for it in a month or two.

M18 Impact Breakdown

Obviously, to reach these types of numbers, power is driven from a lithium ion batter and brushless motor. In particular, the 2767-22 kit includes the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench, two (2) 5.0Ah Redlithium Lithium-Ion batteries and a charger. The Powerstate brushless motor and Li-Ion battery links together with the Milwaukee Redlink Plus intelligence, allowing communication between tool, battery and charger.

M18 Impact With 4 ModesPro Tip: 1,400 ft-lbs may not be needed for the majority of your work, and this is totally understandable. It may make more sense to carry a lighter tool like the Mid-Torque. Check out our video review of the Milwaukee 2860 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench.

Our Thoughts

Get here already! Does that summarize our current feelings? We are waiting with anticipation, and not much patience, to get the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL impact wrench in our hands, so we can feel this new found power.

New Milwaukee M18 Fuel Impact WrenchWill this end or replace pneumatic? Very doubtful. We don’t feel that air (pneumatic) will disappear anytime soon, BUT cordless is definitely on the rise as being the go-to. As news spreads on this new Milwaukee, it’s set to be a big hit. If the power numbers are correct, it’s a real monster.

It seems we have a point in the industry where cordless impacts are breaching the strength of 1/2″ anvils. With the friction-ring anvil at 1,400 ft-lbs but the pin-detent at only 1,100, this tells the tell that the anvil must be the weak point. We’ll talk with the Milwaukee engineers to confirm our assumptions, and we’ll be sure to follow up. One thing is for sure, cordless is reaching the heights of pneumatic in power.

Specs below…



M18 FUEL™ High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ½” Pin Detent (2766-22)

  • 750 ft-lbs Fastening Torque
  • 1100 ft-lbs Nut-Busting Torque
  • RPM: 0-950 / 1,500 / 1,800 / 1800-750
  • IPM: 0-1,150 / 2,100 / 2,400 / 2,400
  • Length: 8.1”
  • Weight (w/ XC5.0 battery): 7.1lbs
  • Includes: M18 FUEL High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ½” Pin Detent, (2) M18 5.0Ah Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and case.
  • MSRP: $449
  • Also available as a Bare Tool (2766-20) MSRP: $229

M18 FUEL™ High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ½” Friction Ring (2767-22)

  • 1000 ft-lbs Fastening Torque
  • 1400 ft-lbs Nut-Busting Torque
  • RPM: 0-550 / 1,400 / 1,750 / 1750-750
  • IPM: 0-950 / 1,750 / 2,100 / 2,100
  • Length: 8.4”
  • Weight (w/ XC5.0 battery): 7.5lbs
  • Includes M18 FUEL™ High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ½” Friction Ring, (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM XC5.0™ Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and case.
  • MSRP: $449
  • Also available as a Bare Tool (2767-20) MSRP: $229




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Kyle Nezat
5 years ago

I need that

Zach Koehler
5 years ago

Rob Anderson

Brandon Partain
5 years ago

Time for snappy to step up their game on the cordless tools

Brandt Hudson
5 years ago

My current 1/2″ fuel impact is 1200 ft/lbs

Andrew Kevech
5 years ago

Shane Jacob Conner wow

Shane Jacob Conner
5 years ago
Reply to  Andrew Kevech

Ya i heard about it couple months ago. Crazy. Ill be breaking things come February maybe

5 years ago

Hi. does milwaukee used some kind of bearing around the anvil or its just a simple bushing(both first and second generation)? i know that there is standard roller or needle bearing for handle axial load, but what about radial force? is there any ball bearing or needle bearing(like snap on CT8850) for handling radial force? as this factor directly effects on the tool service life, i’ll make a decision upon your answer. thank you for helping.

Peter J Pullicino
Peter J Pullicino
4 years ago
Reply to  Armin

Hey just a FYI. My buddy has the Milwaukee and puts the snap on to shame. I can say this because I have the snapon.on and multiple times my buddy’s Milwaukee made it look stupid and a waste of time

Aaron Lemaster
Aaron Lemaster
4 years ago

If you are using on semi truck wheels 1400 lbs is good until you have left handed wheel studs then you will get them to tight and won’t be able to remove them next time Why not have the same torque in both directions?

4 years ago
Reply to  Aaron Lemaster

Um excuse you Aaron but you should only be torquing to 500 ft-lbs at max with a budd or pilot stud style therefore the max 1000 break strength when used with a left handed thread would still be acceptable unless the lugs were over torqued by a service tech that was not properly trained and was indeed damaging the studs and lug nuts. You really should know torque specs if you are going to be doing any service on vehicles in general and especially on commercial vehicles.

4 years ago
Reply to  Aaron Lemaster

The 1400 lbs is regardless of direction, whether it’s left or right hand threads. It just develops more torque for breaking things loose than it does tightening them down

Kristopher Kryger
Kristopher Kryger
1 year ago

I just purchased this unit. And 1400ft lb for sure it does not deliver. Trying to take pads off a D6 cat. It might have 400ft /lb but I am doubtful. It should bust the bolts off at 1400ft /lb but doesn’t even break them loose.