“The 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature gives users better control over the power and speed required for specific applications,” says Tom Simeone, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool Corporation. “With the touch of a button, they can go from a precise application such as fastening small machine screws to an application that requires maximum performance such as driving lag screws.”
The new POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power and torque more efficiently than leading competitors. The POWERSTATE™ Motor is completely designed, engineered and built by Milwaukee Tool, providing up to 1600 in-lbs of torque and 0-2900 RPM to make the M18 FUEL™ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver the most powerful tool in its class. The POWERSTATE™ Motor also reduces noise and cools more rapidly, delivering years of maintenance-free performance.
Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ Batteries provide significantly more run-time, power and recharges than any other Lithium product on the market. REDLITHIUM™ also delivers best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions. With Milwaukee® durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM™ Battery operates cooler and performs in climates as low as 0°F/-18°C with fade free power. A battery fuel gauge also displays remaining charge for less down time on the job.
REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence hardware and software, the most advanced electronic system on the market, allows the user to choose between three fastening modes with the DRIVE CONTROL™ feature. Mode #1 is for precision work (0-850 RPM, 200 in-lbs of torque), Mode # 2 helps prevent damage to fasteners and material (0-2,100 RPM, 700 in-lbs of torque) and Mode #3 delivers maximum performance for the toughest applications (0-2,900 RPM, 1600 in-lbs of torque).
In addition, all M18 FUEL™ products include the new multi-voltage charger to allow users to charge all M12™ and M18™ batteries with one charger.