M18 FUEL™ 1” HIGH TORQUE IMPACT
WRENCH W/ ONE-KEY
Impact Wrench Breaks Barriers
By Laura Davis
Milwaukee has done it again with the addition of their cordless impact wrench.
Another tool under the ONE-KEY umbrella, the M18 FUEL™ 1” High Torque Impact
Wrench with One-Key brings lightweight convenience to cumbersome jobs.
Usually, users of an impact wrench will find that they tire easily during an application due to extra equipment needed to complete the job. Not only can these wrenches
be heavy, but they come with added equipment that can be
cumbersome to transport on the jobsite. While it may sound
like a small inconvenience, it can seriously impact productivity.
Adding to its expansive lineup, Milwaukee Tool has found a
way to turn this inconvenience on its head with their cordless
impact wrench. Not only is it a part of its digital platform, One-Key, it also boasts the M18 Fuel label, meaning brushless
motors with more power, longer tool life, and quieter operation.
We spoke with Eric Rusch, Power Tool Group Product Manager
at Milwaukee to learn more about this latest tool that just might
change the wrench landscape.
J NED: WHAT IS THE M18 FUEL 1” HIGH TORQUE IMPACT
WRENCH W/ONE-KEY AND WHAT INDUSTRY WILL BENEFIT?
J ERIC RUSCH: The M18 FUEL™ 1” High Torque Impact Wrench
w/ One-Key™ is the first and only cordless 1” high torque impact
wrench. This tool is used to fasten and remove up to 13⁄4-in. bolts.
Common user and applications are listed below:
• Power Utility: Substation Assembly and fastening bolts on
transmission lattice towers
• Mechanical: fastening mechanical pipe flanges and large
• Transportation Maintenance: heavy machinery repair and
• Iron Work: I-beam installation and large concrete anchors
• Energy: Wind Turbine assembly, oil & gas pipeline
J NED: WHAT ARE THE MAIN FEATURES?
J ER: With up to 1,800 ft-lb of nut-busting torque, this tool delivers more power than both corded and pneumatic tools. Up to 7
lb. lighter than the leading corded competitor, this tool provides
reduced user fatigue for easier overhead applications and all-day
use, as well as superior balance for better control. Along with
power and weight, it eliminates compressors and generators,
which provides users a lower cost of ownership and eliminates
routine maintenance, while also enabling greater portability
and increased access.
J NED: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OR THE MOST USEFUL
FEATURE AND WHY?
J ER: The fact that this cordless tool has up to 1,800 ft-lb. of
torque. Through the M18 FUEL technology, this tremendous
power breaks down so many barriers on the jobsite and in
the shop. Users will no longer need their compressors and
generators, nor will they need to spend the time and money
needed to maintain them.
J NED: HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN SIMILAR
PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET?
J ER: This is the first and most powerful cordless 1” impact
wrench in the industry. By being able to deliver the power,
runtime and durability off one M18 battery, users can now
complete their job without the hassles of pneumatic and
J NED: WHEN WAS IT DEVELOPED, AND WHAT SPECIFIC
MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES IS IT MEANT TO SOLVE?
J ER: The tool will be available in June of 2019. The main
challenge that we needed to overcome was delivering the power
and durability that users demand and have come to expect
from their pneumatic tools on the Cordless M18 system. To
break this barrier and deliver all the power and durability they
need on a cordless system with over 175+ compatible tools
is truly game-changing.
J NED: WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN
J ER: The challenge was ensuring that the tool delivered
on the power and durability requirements that our users
demand. Through the advancements made in the M18
FUEL™ technology, we have been able to break through
and deliver a cordless solution that will replace corded and
J NED: ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD THAT READERS
MIGHT FIND INTERESTING?
J ER: As an added benefit, this tool is ONE-KEY™ compatible,
providing the ability to customize, track and manage the tool,
as well as set a repeatable torque. ONE-KEY™ is the first digital
platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud-based program,
ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to
information that revolutionizes the way work gets done. The
ability to customize, track, and manage through ONE-KEY™
fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools.
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