Milwaukee Impact Drivers
WHY CHOOSE A MILWAUKEE IMPACT DRIVER
Milwaukee's Range of Impact drivers is impressive, to say the least. From M12 to M18 Impact drivers they have you covered no matter what battery system you use. Milwaukee has the standard Brushless Impact drivers that you would expect. They also have Fuel Brushless Impact Drivers. Milwaukee Fuel stands for Find Ultimate Energy Levels! (Ok we're not sure but it sounds cool). Fuel is Milwaukee's expert brushless range boasting more heavy-duty tools for any job.
There are many reasons to choose a Milwaukee Impact Driver. If you already use M12 or M18 systems then it is a no-brainer Milwaukee's Impacts are some of the best on the market. With so many choices such as brushless, fuel and Fuel surge, it can be hard to decide what impact you need. Below we have created a guide to help you along your journey.
MILWAUKEE M18 IMPACT DRIVER OVERVIEW
M18 (or 18v) is the industry standard when it comes to cordless tools. Most of the market uses 18v tools to some extent in their tool kit. M18 Impact Drivers output more power than their M12 siblings. M18 batteries pack more juice with the highest M18 battery reaching 12ah. Now I wouldn't use a 12Ah battery on an Impact Driver due to weight but knowing the possibility is it is always good.
MILWAUKEE M12 IMPACT DRIVER OVERVIEW
Moving onto M12, As I said above the M18 Batteries can reach 12AH albeit whilst being heavy. This brings me to the advantage of M12 Impact Drivers. They are lightweight. Light. If you are using your Impact in hard-to-reach positions, the lightweight tool lowers the stress on your muscles. M12 Impacts can currently use up to 6ah batteries which is more than enough for a long work session. Fuel surge not only keeps your joints safe it also reduces muscle fatigue. Fuel surge uses a Hydraulic powertrain which reduces metal-on-metal contact. This makes for a much smoother operation.
WHAT IS THE MILWAUKEE FUEL SURGE IMPACT
I mentioned Fuel Surge Impact Drivers in the M12 section. To explain, Fuel Surge is a Hydraulic driver. Using a Hydraulic motor makes the Impact driver quieter than fuel counterparts. Fuel Surge has less metal-on-metal contact within the tool. This makes the tool quieter and the performance smoother. You can also expect fuel surge tools to last longer than standard impacts. The Fuel Surge Impact Drive will deliver the same performance in wood fastening. If you are using your impact for woodwork then fuel is worth a look into. Fuel Surge is also much quieter which is helpful when working in noise-sensitive jobs.
WHAT JOBS CAN YOU DO WITH MILWAUKEE IMPACT DRIVERS
Milwaukee's Impact Drivers are useful in any job where you need to screw something in or unscrew it. They work on wood and are strong enough to use with metal too.
Whilst similar to regular drills, Impact Drivers tend to be smaller and more powerful. An impact driver’s main purpose is to drive large fasteners into the workpiece. It is not recommended to use an impact driver on smaller screws.
For basic tasks, an impact drill is not required but for bigger projects where more industrial work is needed then they come into their own. An impact driver is an ideal tool for putting decking together, installing a plywood subfloor, building wooden structures, or any other job that involves lots of joining of materials on a large scale.