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Milwaukee 2653 Impact Driver
Review: Milwaukee 2653 M18 Brushless

Milwaukee’s first brushless impact driver is a solid addition to their M18 FUEL line. Like their other tools in the line, the goal is on durability and power – and like the other tools, they achieve this pretty darn well. The cordless impact driver joins the few others available that offer 3 modes for controlling maximum speed and torque.

Impact Drivers with Brushless Motors
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“Brushless motor” seems to be the newest power-tool buzzword these days. It may seem like nothing more than some marketing, but unlike the 18v/20v marketing gimmick there are some real benefits with these new motors, including more power and less wear on the motor.

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Impact Bit and Accessory Guide


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Cordless impact driver Cordless Impact Driver vs. Drill: Which is best?

Cordless drills and cordless impact drivers have distinct strengths. But as you may suspect, there is also a lot of overlap in their usage.

On the job site, or even around the home, the fewer tools you need to bring with you the better. Depending on the task at hand, one may be much more effective at getting the job done.

Tool News

Milwaukee 2764-22 Impact WrenchHigh Torque Cordless Wrenches from Milwaukee October 1, 2013

Milwaukee announced their introduction of high-torque cordless impact wrenches based on their M18 platform. While all feature impressive stats, they claim the biggest will reach 750 ft-lbs of fastening torque. For a cordless tool. Wow.

DeWALT Radio DCR015DeWALT’s New 2-in-1 Radio/Charger April 3, 2013

Not far behind Bosch’s jobsite radio is DeWALT with it’s own offering for 2013. But DeWALT’s doubles as a 12v/20v MAX battery charger, too.

Bosch PB120 RadioBosch’s New Jobsite Radio March 19, 2013

Bosch has announced their new job-site radio, the PB120, in a lightweight but rugged looking form factor, high performance 5-Watt neodymium speakers, and powered by a 12v battery.

Ryobi Recalled BatteryRecall on Ryobi 4.0 A-h Batteries March 4, 2013

Based on reports of overheating enough to burst cause damage, some of Ryobi’s 18v lithium-ion 4.0 Ah battery packs (model number P108, part number 130429028) have been recalled.

Milwaukee M18 Brushless Impact Wrench 2654-22New Brushless Impact Wrenches from Milwaukee February 19, 2013

Milwaukee announced the imminent release of their new compact cordless impact wrenches, coming in March 2013.

The 18v wrench will offer 200 ft-lbs of torque (that’s 2400 in-lbs to us impact driver guys). As part of the M18 FUEL line, they have brushless motors which offer less internal friction, allowing for longer tool life and increased power.