The Milwaukee M18 FUEL ¼” Impact Driver with ONE-KEY CP Kit is the Fastest, Most Compact, and Most Powerful tool in its class. The POWERSTATE Brushless motor produces up to 2,000in-lbs of torque, delivering Up To 30% Faster Driving Speed, increasing the impact drill’s productivity for the most demanding fasteners on the job. At only 4.59” in length, this is the Most Compact impact driver in its class, giving users better access in tight spaces. REDLINK PLUS intelligence tool technology ensures maximum performance while protecting from overloads, heating, and over-discharge. The included M18 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 Battery Packs deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the packs than competitors. With ONE-KEY, users gain the ability to Customize, Track and Manage their hex impact driver. ONE-KEY technology also allows users to save up to 4 task settings directly to the tool. Self-tapping screw mode provides faster installation time, shutting the hex driver down as soon as the fastener is seated to reduce damage to fasteners and materials. If the tool is ever lost or stolen, its tracking functionality can lock it out to protect the investment.
- POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 30% Faster Driving Speed, increasing productivity
- Most Compact Impact Driver at 4.59″ in length providing more access in tight spaces
- Up to 25% More Torque with up to 2,000in-lbs to complete more demanding applications
- REDLINK PLUS Intelligence: Ensures optimal performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 System.
- M18 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 Battery Pack: Delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitors
- ONE-KEY Compatible: Ability to Customize, Track and Manage tools for increased productivity and investment protection
- Select between four Custom Drive Control modes that deliver the ability to adjust the speed and power for the application at hand
- One-handed bit insertion for faster, easier changing of bits
- LED light to illuminate the work area
- Premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
- Belt clip and Bit Holder included
- Compatible with all M18 Batteries
- Includes: M18 FUEL 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver w/ ONE-KEY (Tool Only), (2) M18 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 Batteries, (1) M18 & M12 Multi-Voltage Charger, (1) Belt Clip, (1) Bit Holder, (1) Carrying Case
This is the most replete kit yet for a 1/4-inch impact driver. The catalog # 48-59-1812 charger is the latest in smart charging technology with complete function indicator light menu. (Also charges compact batteries such as used in heated gear.) Two catalog # 48-11-1820 2.0 Ampere-hour battery packs get you well on your way to being productive. Those lightweight batteries yield readily to 5.0 Ampere-hour and larger battery packs for extended run time. The heart of the system is the model 2857-20 driver. Generally it appears to be based on the model 2653-20 (with the same great controls and excellent ergonomics) but with significant increases of no-load speed from 2900 to 3600 RPM and blow count from 3600 to 4300 IPM. Opposite the ambidextrous belt clip, one can affix a bit holder. In addition, the tool accepts a lanyard. Even more impressive is the addition of One Key features. At first glance I thought this only was for contractors with huge tool fleets seeking to control their inventory. However, I learned that One Key has desirable features for however many tools you own. Firstly, it can pre-program your tool. Like changing the duration of the work light illumination; or designating what mode the tool starts in. That’s most useful for lending a tool to a technician for a specific task. It also simplifies the use of two or more tools to complete steps as one used to with accessories like uni-bits (and all the clutch setting fumbling in-between). The One Key application can reposit purchase information and date-in-service to establish service / preventive maintenance intervals and determine warranty coverage. The tool also can be locked (as a theft deterrent). The tool can be made to blink when seeking to locate it within a tool horde or among many in, say, a gang box. There actually is a GPS-like function which could differentiate where a tool was between my house, garage, truck, shop and outbuilding. So, with that degree of resolution, I am confident one can locate and retrieve a tool among various gang boxes on a construction site. (It likewise will alert me to retrieve borrowed tools from my son’s house!) All this is packed in a nifty blow molded case which sets up nicely on a bench or ledge as a charging station. The new polymer is tougher and supports more functional closure clamps and a sturdier handle. There is a space for everything, including a literature slot. In summary, it’s a lot of power and features in a terrific package.
Love this tool!!! With the ability to change settings to fit whatever task I have, it frilly is amazing! Not many 1/4” impacts can keep up with the workload that metal work needs but this one gets the job done. You won’t be disappointed
As a trade professional for 25 years I rely on my tools to do the work precisely and efficiently, without breaking down or failing . This Impact gets it done and with more power than ever before. Drives just a bit faster and stronger than the previous model. Excellent buy for a trades professional or DIY..
This impact driver is a beast. One key is an add on to set up ur own settings.
Is the best tool has a lot power is comfortable to do my job well fast I recommend it
This baby is a beast and has a lot of setting options.
This impact Driver is the best I have owned
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL ONE-KEY 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver Kit w/(2) 5.0Ah Batteries & Hard Case is a great add to my collection. I own several tools in the M18 line-up and it’s hard to find anything out there better.I have only recently been introduced to impact drivers having always used a drill for this purpose. This driver has a lot of power for its size. Size is where a dedicated driver has a benefit over a heavier drill. For tasks such as hanging drywall, installing fence slats, or laying deck boards, where a lot of screws are being used, a driver is king. I find my arm is much less fatigued when using a driver.This tool is my first experience with ONE-KEY. For the professional, it’s a great way to keep track of your tools. Via an app on your smart phone you can see if it is being removed from the jobsite. You have the ability to remotely disable the tool in case of theft. This is an especially useful feature for a company that provides tools for their employees and wants to have control over the use of their property. The typical DIYer may not see a benefit for ONE-KEY and the additional expense but the ability to adjust the performance of the tool can pay for itself in preventing unnecessary damage to material.This is a great tool and I recommend it.
Very compact, good speed and torque. Only one led light, I used the yellow brand before and they have 3 lights, but overall is a good impact driver.
This Tool works very well and has lots of power for it’s small size and weight. The One-Key app on the other hand is pretty clunky and not very intuitive. I could not get the app to work, but I finally figured out that you MUST have the location enabled, I was able to get the App to work on both android and I-phone. It will not work with a tablet. You can access some of the features via the Milwaukee website on tablet and PC’s. The instructions that come with the tool say almost nothing about how to work the app and I still have yet to figure out what the “precision mode” is or what it does. This app is mostly geared toward large companies that have lots of tools to keep track of and does a pretty good job of that. But for a single user that just wants to control the tool it is too time consuming, and has a fair amount of error screens pop up, without really letting you know what you might have done wrong. The factory presets on the tool work quite well, #1 setting gives you about 45 ft lbs of tightening, #2 is about 60 ft lbs, #3 is about 115 ft lbs and #4 is about 150 ft lbs, which is quite impressive considering the tool head is only about 4 3/4″ long and about 2 1/4″ in diameter and the whole tool with the larger 5.0 AH battery only weighs a little under 4 lbs. The driver fits you hand nicely and has a belt clip on one side and a bit holder on the other. I would prefer that the bit hold would have had more rounded edges as it is a little sharp. The light is quite bright and pointed in a good direction. The button that controls the modes is a little small and difficult to push especially with glove on. The app lets you see where the tool is but only if there is a phone with the One-Key app on it within the tools bluetooth range. The bluetooth is controlled by a coin cell battery under a screw on cover under the 18v battery. With the app you can lock the tool, assign it to different people and job sites, control the settings for each mode button, control the motor RPM, the ramp up speed, the light brightness and duration. Milwaukee had added a Beta feature that will let you know it the tool leaves the area you have assigned it too. All in all a excellent tool with good ergonomics and lots of features, but an app that is hard to navigate an almost no instructions on how to use it. Love the tool, Dislike the app
Like the title says, f!cking awesome. The torque on this thing is astronomical, drives fasteners like nobody’s business. you actually have to hold it back so you don’t push it too far in; which is quite easy to do. The one-key is a technological and mechanical revelation, you can set it to whatever you want so you can set it on a lower torque or rpm level so you don’t destroy what you’re trying to screw together. Took the lugnuts off my car like they weren’t even fastened to begin with. There’s not another impact like this one on the planet
Great product. Have purchased other Milwaukee tools in the past and have always been satisfied with the performance.
It’s a really good drill it’s fast and has long run time on the battery
The digital age has reached our power tools! There’s an app that you can use to locate this tool. You can also inventory the tool and assign it to people if you’re using it for a business. If the tool is missing, you can manage it remotely by disabling it! You can also configure your favorite settings to use with this Milwaukee tools and others. The tool itself works great. The shorter body makes it easier to work in tight spaces. Having 2 batteries and a charger means that the tool won’t quit!
Fantastic tool! Spins screws in fast, honks them in as tight as needed, and the battery lasts all day.I’ve set a lot of screws with power drills. This works but is a compromise between speed to sink the length of the screw and torque to set it snug. An impact driver does it better. The motor spins fast when the screw is going easy. When it bottoms the impact driver switches to an “impact” mode which makes high torque with a low rotation speed. Turning maybe 1/8 turn per impact you can watch your screw head come flush and stop when just right. This model is “brushless”. Brushes waste energy and then wear out. Brushless is modestly more efficient. But they also use a “REDLINK” micro-brain to adjust the electricity to the power the job actually needs, gaining even more battery life. And these two 5A batteries are massive energy stores. You should almost never run-down a battery. Compact for tight spaces. Nice light! Easy bit-change. Big solid belt-clip and spare-bit holder. Absolutely solid Milwaukee construction. Built to work hard all day and last for many years. Will surely out-live me, just like some older Milwaukee tools I’ve picked-up from retired workmen or their estate sales. This product number includes the heavy duty charger for both M12 and M18 batteries, two high-energy M18 batteries, and a really nice hardshell tool case. I am not fond of the mode control. It is a small rubber button which is hard to work with gloves or cold fingers. Takes a hard press and has no “click”. Also there is no clue what four lights really mean to tool settings. I would really prefer old-fashioned large turn or slide speed and torque controls.It also includes “ONE-KEY”, Milwaukee’s “cloud interface”. You can talk to the tool with your cellphone, and the app also communicates with Milwaukee’s server. Large organizations can benefit from complete accurate inventory of tools, locations, users. Users can adjust settings of the tool, and can track the location of their tool (if anybody in the area is running the ONE-KEY app). Stolen tools can be disabled within the app (by their registered owners). However the older Android I take to jobsites hardly-ever connected with the tool, giving different errors or no error message at all. When it did connect it offered very limited control of this tool’s modes (I understand other tools have more inputs). On my phone many of the screens are much larger than they need to be. On both phone and desktop the interface actions are inconsistent (click here? click there? slide down?). It also demands a long list of Permissions, and if you keep a lean Android the battery drain is noticeable. ONE-KEY appears to have enormous potential for tool management. And Milwaukee is actively upgrading the programming. At present (Dec 2018) it still has room for improvement. There is a “coin cell” shown in the ONE-KEY interface but not mentioned in the owners manual. Where? I finally found it: remove the big battery, there is a 2-screw hatch. I’m proud to be using this tool.
This drill is what I expected it to be, powerful and light.i font regret getting it.
Milwaukee has made another great tool! This 1/4 inch impact is compact, but packs ALOT of punch. I had no problems driving 8 inch lag screws to hang a barn style door. It feels balenced and comfortable to use. The torque especially at lower speeds is amazing thanks to Milwaukee’s brushless motor design. The trigger feels consistent throughout it’s range. The One Key allows you to disable the impact wirelessly to keep unwanted users from using your tool. Custom drive speeds can also be set with one key. The hard case that this kit comes with provides a place for a padlock for added security.
the power no other has
This impact is a MUST HAVE for the professional tradesman or homeowner!If your looking for a Durable impact that is RAW POWER then this is the impact for you!! I’ve used it on a 1.5 inch paddle bit right into a tree stump on a 3.0Ah XC battery and it dug right in and bored the hole right out!