Milwaukee Introduces a New M18 Fuel 3/8″ Mid Torque Impact Wrench 2852-22

Building on their widely popular M18 Fuel 1/2″ Mid Torque Impact Wrench lineup, Milwaukee has now announced a new 3/8″ version! This new model delivers up to 450ft-lbs of fastening torque and 600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque which is the same as the 1/2″ version. According to Milwaukee they say that this new 3/8″ mid torque impact wrench is completely outperforming all other 3/8″ impact wrenches today!

What makes these new mid torque wrenches great is that you get torque numbers of 450 ft-lbs Fastening Torque and 600ft-lbs Nut-Busting Torque which is more torque than yesteryears cordless high torque impact wrenches however are smaller & more compact and lighter than today’s latest high torque models at just barely longer than today’s compact impact wrenches. You’ll be able to fit where high torque impact wrenches can’t while getting roughly twice the torque of compact models.

Basically all the stats including torque numbers, 3 selectable speed settings and even the body length and weight are identical to the 1/2″ mid torque model. The only things that change is the anvil to the smaller 3/8″ size and the RPM’s and IPM’s get tweaked a bit. You lose 100 RPM’s while gaining 200 IPM’s when compared to the 1/2″ model.

This new 3/8″ model is available in July 2018 and is priced at ($189) for baretool 2852-20 ; ($299) for 2x 2.0 battery kit 2852-22CT ; and ($399) for 2x 5.0 battery kit 2852-22.


M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ 3/8” Friction Ring (2852-22)

  • 450 ft-lbs Fastening Torque
  • 600ft-lbs Nut-Busting Torque
  • RPM: 0 – 575/ 2,000 / 2,300
  • IPM: 0 – 450/ 2,900 / 3,200
  • Length: 6.7”
  • Weight (w/ XC5.0 battery): 5.3lbs

Includes M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ 3/8” Friction Ring, (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM XC5.0™ Battery Packs and Multi-Voltage Charger

*Also available as a Bare Tool (2852-20) or kit with (2) 2.0Ah batteries (2852-22CT)

Full Press Release Below:


MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver new levels of performance, run-time, and durability for the professional trades with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench. Building off their widely popular 1/2″ Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches, Milwaukee’s new 3/8” version delivers up to 450ft-lbs of fastening torque and 600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, completely outperforming all other 3/8” impact wrenches in the industry.

“By leveraging our M18 FUEL™ technology, Milwaukee Tool has continued to deliver fastening solutions that provide more power in a compact package; ultimately giving users solutions that can completely replace pneumatic and corded. In continuing this mission, we saw a clear opportunity to push our capabilities even further,” said Eric Rusch, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The new M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench delivers the most powerful 3/8” Impact Wrench so users can put away their hoses and cords for good, while achieving up to 50% longer anvil life than other leading cordless impact wrenches.”

The M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is designed with a three-mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature, providing the user with the versatility to switch between Modes 1, 2, and 3 to match the power and speed to the application at hand.  Like other M18 FUEL™ Impact Wrenches, this tool has a specialized rubber overmold material that provides ultimate comfort during prolonged use while lasting longer against corrosive materials.

As with all M18 FUEL™ products*, the new tool features three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software— to deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time.

Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. This tool is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 150 power tool products.

Available July 2018, the new M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology.

* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

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