Milwaukee® Announces the Next Progression in M18 FUEL™ Fastening Products

01/01/2017

Milwaukee® Announces the Next Progression in M18 FUEL™ Fastening Products

The SURGE™ uses a technology called FLUID-DRIVE™ Hydraulic Powertrain* which allows it to operate 50% quieter, with 3X less vibration, and achieve longer sustained torque compared to standard impact drivers.

“Due to their versatility, compact size and high speed, impact drivers are easily one of the most prevalent tools on the jobsite, and we continue to drive innovation in this category. From the revolutionary performance delivered through M18 FUEL in 2012, to the major productivity enhancements delivered through ONE-KEY in early 2016, Milwaukee® has always been on the forefront of fastening technology. We are excited to once again bring this category to the next level with SURGE,” said Sendi Spoljaric, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “With the combination of M18 FUEL technologies and FLUID-DRIVE Hydraulic Powertrain, SURGE provides a better user experience through quieter operation and less vibration, while driving small to medium diameter fasteners equal to or faster than a standard impact driver.”

The new SURGE operates 50% quieter than standard impacts, which makes it an excellent option for quieter work environments such as maintenance in an occupied building.

With up to 3x less vibration, the smoother performance of SURGE provides more control and creates less fatigue and strain on the user. The exclusive FLUID-DRIVE Hydraulic Powertrain design essentially replaces the traditional hammer and anvil mechanism found in standard impacts with a hydraulic mechanism that generates the power necessary to create torque. Because there’s no metal-on-metal contact, the net result is smoother performance, with a decrease in noise and vibration, as well as longer sustained torque.

With faster driving speeds than standard impacts in certain applications, and 50 Nm of sustained torque, the new tool delivers unmatched performance.

“In our testing, users were blown away when we told them this tool had 50 Nm of torque because it is common for ¼” impact drivers to have up to 203 Nm,” said Sendi Spoljaric. “The difference is peak torque vs sustained torque. In a standard impact, the tool reaches peak torque very quickly but only holds it for a brief period of time. With the longer sustained torque delivered in SURGE, peak torque is reached faster and maintained for a longer period of time, allowing it to do the same amount of work at a lower torque rating (see graph on the side). The result is a superior fastening solution designed specifically for small to medium diameter fasters, which make up the vast majority of applications performed by MEP trades.”

As with all M18 FUEL products**, the new tools feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations - the POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM-ION battery pack and REDLINK PLUS intelligence hardware and software - that deliver unmatched power, run time and durability on the jobsite.

Available in January 2017, the new M18 FUEL ¼” Hex Quiet Impact Driver is a true testament to Milwaukee®’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology. 

*FLUID-DRIVE Hydraulic Powertrain- When paired with the exclusive technologies in M18 FUEL, the SURGE is in a class of its own. The “oil-impulse” options available today ask the user to choose between some pretty significant trade-offs. Some options focus on speed and torque at the expense of size and weight, while others focus on ergonomics at the expense of performance. With the new M18 FUEL SURGE ¼” Hex Quiet Impact Driver users will experience the best of both worlds- all the holistic benefits of an oil impulse mechanism without the extreme trade-offs.

**M18 FUEL is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations - the POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM-ION battery pack and REDLINK PLUS intelligence hardware and software - that deliver unmatched power, run time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

Specifications

M18 FUEL ¼” Hex Quiet Impact Driver (M18 FQID-50X)

  • 127 mm long
  • 50 Nm of longer sustained torque
  • No load speed 3000 rpm
  • Impact rate 4000 ipm
  • 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL™ with dedicated self-tapping screw mode

Includes M18 FUEL ¼” Hex Quiet Impact Driver, 2 x M18™ REDLITHIUM-ION™ 5.0 Ah battery pack, M18™ & M12™ multi-voltage charger, belt clip & HD Box.

*Also available as a bare tool (M18 FQID-0X)

 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Milwaukee® Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools for professional users worldwide. Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee® Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee® continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.

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The process is completed with the delivery of heavy-duty power tools and accessories that professional users need and demand. Quality has built Milwaukee®’s reputation since 1924, and continues to be the driving force behind its growth.