Milwaukee M12 Fuel Ratchets

Milwaukee is updating their excellent M12 ratchets and making them brushless by making the M12 Fuel ratchets. According to Milwaukee the new M12 FUEL Ratchets are the FIRST cordless solutions to offer the power and size to replace pneumatic ratchets. They’re also the highest torque cordless ratchets on the market and the world’s first ratchets with brushless motors. This one is huge for auto/diesel mechanics, MRO/assembly users, electricians and plumbers!

Here’s a few quick highlights and shareable resources on our newest announcement:

  • World’s first ratchets with brushless motors
  • Highest torque ratchets on the market
  • Power and size to replace pneumatic
  • Motor life up to 2X the competition
  • Come in 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″
  • Available: October 2017

No Cords, No Hoses, No Compressor. Unparalleled Torque. Milwaukee® Delivers Breakthrough Performance with M12 FUEL™ Ratchets

MILWAUKEE, WI- By harnessing the power, performance and run-time of M12 FUEL™ technology*, Milwaukee announces the next breakthrough for the industry. The new M12 FUEL™ Ratchets are the first cordless solutions to offer the power and size to replace pneumatic ratchets, and are the highest torque cordless ratchets on the market. These tools deliver up to 60ft-lbs of torque, while also providing the most compact head design for unparalleled access into tight spaces.  This performance is driven by the tool’s POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, making these the world’s first ratchets with brushless motors.

“When we introduced our M12™ Cordless Ratchets in 2011 we focused on replacing one of the most common hand tools in the world with a cordless solution that increased productivity for our users. However, a majority of professionals still used pneumatic ratchets due to the power output over the current cordless solutions,” said Eric Rusch, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool.   “The M12 FUEL™ Ratchets make this a thing of the past.  These new ratchets provide the industry’s first cordless replacement for a majority of pneumatic solutions.  With up to 60ft-lbs of torque, the most compact head design, and the industry’s first brushless motor in a ratchet, these tools help lead the shift in the marketplace from pneumatic to cordless.”

With no hoses, compressors, or cords, a POWERSTATE™ brushless motor improves the motor life of the M12 FUEL™ Ratchets by up to 2X the competition.  An investment cast yoke housing and premium anvil materials provide a robust and durable solution to withstand shop and jobsite use.

With a balanced and ergonomic design featuring the most compact head in the industry, the user will be able to access more limited space applications than competitive cordless and pneumatic ratchets. A premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use.

Available in October of 2017, the M12 FUEL™ Ratchets are compatible with the M12™ cordless system, now offering more than 80 power tool products.

* M12 FUEL™ power tools are designed, engineered, and built to deliver extreme performance and productivity. All M12 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, M12 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful sub-compact cordless tools in their class.


M12 FUEL™ 1/4” Ratchet (2556-22) – $239

40 ft-lbs of torque

250 RPM

1/4″ Ball Detent Anvil

Length: 11.18”

Weight: 2.34lbs

Includes M12 FUEL™ 1/4″ Ratchet, (2) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger, and Carrying Case.

*Also available as bare tool (2556-20) – $159


M12 FUEL™ 3/8” Ratchet (2557-22) – $229

55 ft-lbs of torque

200 RPM

3/8″ Ball Detent Anvil

Length: 11.84”

Weight: 2.84lbs

Includes M12 FUEL™ 3/8″ Ratchet, (2) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger, and Carrying Case.

*Also available as bare tool (2557-20) – $149


M12 FUEL™ 1/2” Ratchet (2558-22) – $249

60ft-lbs of torque

175 RPM

1/2” Ball Detent Anvil

Length: 12.50”

Weight: 3.15lbs

Includes M12 FUEL™ 1/2” Ratchet, (2) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0 Compact Battery Packs, Charger, and Carrying Case.

*Also available as bare tool (2558-20) – $169


About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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