Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7/16” Utility Impact Wrench 2865-22 – First to Be Made Specifically for Linemen

Milwaukee announces their new Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7/16” Utility Impact Wrench 2865-22 in which they claim is the first impact wrench specifically made for linemen.

This heavy duty impact wrench is based on the new Gen 2 models making it more compact than the original high torque impact wrenches and adds a 7/16″ QUIK-LOK hex chuck, extended grip handle and built in lanyard loop ring on top to better suit the needs of linemen. What’s interesting about the QUIK-LOK chuck is that it’s a one handed chuck which is important when your hands are limited and you’re high up on a pole.

M18 FUEL™ 7/16” Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench w/ ONE-KEY™

Being a high torque impact wrench, it puts out up to 750 ft-lbs max torque all thanks to it’s powerful brushless motor. It’s brushless motor is also efficient giving it a run-time to drill up to 40 holes per charge. It also comes with Milwaukee’s OneKey functionality which gives you the ability to Customize, Track and Manage your utility impact. ONE-KEY™ technology also allows you to save up to 4 task settings directly to the tool. If your tool is ever lost or stolen, its tracking functionality can lock it out.

Expect it to be available in April 2019 as a kit with two XC5.0 Battery Packs, M18™ & M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger, 12V Inverter, Lanyard Loop, and Contractor Bag and also as a baretool.

  • RPM: 0-2,300
  • IPM: 0-2,800
  • Max Torque: Up to 750ft-lbs
  • Tool Length (w/ battery): 8.2”
  • Tool Weight (w/ battery): 7.4 lbs
  • Bit Insertion: QUIK-LOK™ Single-Handed Insertion
  • Elongated Handle: Yes
  • ONE-KEY™ Enabled: Yes
  • Warranty: 5 Years

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It seems to have kind of long (or thin) grip. Special reason for that?
Could be those heavy gloves?


According to Milwaukee the long handle is designed for use wearing hot gloves. I’d contend that they can claim it’s the first with a one handed Chuck and long handle, but Makita, DeWalt, and Klein have all made 7/16 lanyard ready impact wrenches for several years already, which were also already designed for linemen.


Dewalt has had one out for years so Milwaukee lying again what else is new they should change their name the the democrat party

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