Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrench Automotive Tool Reviews

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrenches for Tight Access


Milwaukee 12V Right Angle Impact Wrench Tackles Tight Situations

Coming to the brand’s 12V battery platform in June, the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrench allows you to ditch the hoses while still—by virtue of its size—getting you into those tighter spots. Where your standard pistol grip impact wrenches struggle, the Milwaukee 2564-20 and 2565-20 come to the rescue.  Milwaukee accomplishes all of this, as they claim, with “more torque output than any other cordless or pneumatic solution.”

10-Second Summary

  • Models: Milwaukee 2564-22, 2565-22, 2565P-22
  • Available in 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. sizes
  • Long body profile
  • 2.8 in. low profile head
  • Brushless motor
  • 220 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque
  • 4-Mode drive control
  • Available June 2020
  • Price: $299 (kit); $199 (bare tool)

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Key Features

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrench has a few notable features that allow it to do what it does so well. The first thing revolves around its size and shape. It has a long body profile that, with the battery attached, measures just 14-inches long and 2.5-inches wide.

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrench

It also has a low profile head that’s just 2.8-inches deep. This lets it access some spots that would be difficult to manage with a more traditional design—pneumatic or battery.

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrench

But all this access won’t be worth a hill of beans if the tool has to sacrifice power to get there. Apparently, that’s not the case. The Milwaukee M12 Fuel right angle impact wrench features a brushless motor that can reach 220 ft-lbs of breakaway torque. It features four modes of drive control for better precision. This includes an Auto-Shut Off Mode to prevent over-fastening. Simply use this mode and then finish off with a torque wrench. You also get a bolt removal mode for breaking loose bolts without sending them flying across the floor.

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From the Milwaukee Camp

When completing applications that allow limited access, professionals are limited to using pneumatic or brushed-motor right angle impacts. However, the limited portability and torque associated with these solutions has been a frustration for these users. Due to our extensive research with users on the jobsite and in the shop, we saw an opportunity to create a cordless solution that not only boasts the benefits of no compressors, hoses, and routine maintenance, but is also equipped with a low-profile design and higher torque to tackle these types of applications.

—Eric Rusch, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool

Available Options

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel right angle impact wrench comes in three flavors: a 3/8″ with a friction ring, a 1/2″ with a friction ring, and a 1/2″ model with pin detent. You can purchase each as a kit or as a bare tool. As a kit, you’re looking at a $299 price tag including two 12V 2.0Ah batteries, a charger, and a bag. As a bare tool, the tools each run $199.

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel right angle impact wrenches hit the shelves in June 2020.

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Milwaukee M12 Fuel Right Angle Impact Wrench Specs

M12 Fuel 3/8-Inch Model with Friction Ring: 2564-22

  • Max Torque: 220 ft-lbs
  • RPM: 3,000
  • IPM: 3,600
  • Length: 14.17 in. with CP2.0 battery
  • Height: 2.8 in.
  • Width: 2.32 in.
  • Weight: 3.25 lbs with CP2.0 battery
  • Available: June 2020
  • Price: $299 (kit); $199 (bare tool)

M12 Fuel 1/2 in. Model with Friction Ring: 2565-22

  • Max Torque: 220 ft-lbs.
  • RPM: 2,600
  • IPM: 3,000
  • Length: 14.17 in. with CP2.0 battery
  • Height: 2.8 in.
  • Width: 2.32 in.
  • Weight: 3.25 lbs.
  • Availability: June 2020
  • Price: $299 (kit); $199 (bare tool)

M12 Fuel 1/2 in. Model with Pin Detent: 2565P-22

  • Max Torque: 220 ft-lbs.
  • RPM: 3,000
  • IPM: 3,600
  • Length: 13.92 in.
  • Height: 2.8 in.
  • Width: 2.32 in.
  • Weight: 3.25 lbs.
  • Availability: June 2020
  • Price: $299 (kit); $199 (bare tool)
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