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I see the highly anticipated m12 stubby impact wrenches are up on milwaukees website.  Looks like they'll be available mid September.

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I really want these, either the 3/8" or the 1/2". 

 

I was looking into the M12 Gen2 Fuel Impact driver, but I may just get one of these instead, and use a 3/8" or 1/8" drive to 1/4" hex adapter.

 

The torque listed for the 3/8" and 1/2" is 250 ft/lbs (3000in/lbs) vs the Gen2 Impact Driver with 1300in/lbs. Far and away stronger than the strongest 18v impact driver out there. The list torque is breakaway, not sustained, but I'd assume sustained torque is pretty close to that, at least. I guess we'll see as Milwaukee releases more specs.

 

Obviously, I'll have use the lower speed/torque option so as not to snap my fasteners, but then I'll have a very capable (maybe a bit slower) tiny impact driver and wrench in one tool. 

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In theory it shouldn't have any trouble taking off lug nuts, especially on a car.  But that's not to say you couldn't run into a rusty one or one that someone over torqued with a big impact that it could struggle with.  

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9 hours ago, Daniel Julian said:

i'd love to pack away the 1/2" stubby M12 and the new M12 inflator for trips in the car. 250 ft/lb should be plenty for lugs, right?

 

I agree with Steve, in theory, it should be fine for cars but if you ever have anyone not torque it right or have slightly marred threads from over-tightening at the tire shop, it will struggle. If you're going to help someone in a parking lot, forget it, guaranteed those aren't torqued to spec. The mid-torque is the way to go in that case. Also come up with something for the jack, my jack will work with a 1" hex socket.

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Curious how far out these really are,  toolnut.com says they'll ship Sept. 1 and acme says Sept. 24.  I figured toolnut just knew they were coming out sometime in September so they put Sept. 1 as a estimated date but as it gets closer I figured they would have adjusted it but they haven't yet.

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I see the youtube videos are starting to come up, so hopefully its possible to order soon.

This is maybe the tool i been most awaited for in a long time 😀 (are going to get the 1/2" friction ring)

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3 hours ago, Verktools said:

I see the youtube videos are starting to come up, so hopefully its possible to order soon.

This is maybe the tool i been most awaited for in a long time 😀 (are going to get the 1/2" friction ring)

I got a email that mine shipped from toolnut today.

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Just a few size comparison pictures.  Doing a 3/4" structural bolt tightening test the new stubby can tighten the bolt so a m18 gen 2 compact impact wrench 2755 can't undo it.  Which it should able to being that it has and extra 30ft/lbs of torque.  A few final thought after comparing them side by side to the m12 and m18 impact drivers, I would still like to see them put a 3/8" anvil on the 1/4" size impacts.  I can't wait to see what the m18 gen 3 compact impact wrench will look like if it's anything like the new driver.

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On 9/15/2018 at 10:43 PM, buggydave said:

Anyone seen them at HD yet?

I didn’t see any at my local Home Depot. 

 

I just ordered one this morning from Home Depot online. Can’t wait for it to arrive. 

 

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These must be popular sellers, I see they've raised the prices from $159 to $179 bare tool and $249 to $269 for the kits.

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14 hours ago, Biggie said:

These must be popular sellers, I see they've raised the prices from $159 to $179 bare tool and $249 to $269 for the kits.

I think Milwaukee has been talking to Festool.  They just raised a bunch of prices.  The new 12AH kits went up by $50 last week too.

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Trade wars have practical ramifications. We all know where most tools are made (also where TTI is based).

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