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Milwaukee M18 Mid Torque Vs High Torque 1/2 Drive Impacts


Milwaukee M18 Mid Torque Vs High Torque 1/2 Drive Impacts

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  1. Ryley Smith

    September 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Nice review, I picked up a used SO MG725 to have as a back-up. After awhile the triggers fails in the Milwaukee impact. (I have the last Gen, and beat the crap out of it.) HOWEVER, Milwaukee service and warranty is great. I love the 1/2 impact line. I wish the 3/4 gun was better, hopefully they improve it soon.

    I hope you can do a review on the newer line of fuel ratchets. Time to save up a few bucks, to refresh my Milwaukee tools and retire my SO electric ratchet. It's a good tool, just batteries are expensive.

  2. B 91

    September 22, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    How do you think the mid torque would handle the medium duty world? I work on a fleet of chev and ford ambulances and have been thinkng about that tool for a while.

  3. Jerry Qi

    September 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Hello, Flat Rate Master, thanks for all the videos, they have been helping me out a lot! I have a question, for the new high torque that I just ordered online, because I don't want to drag my airline with me anymore, but when the battery that I have is 5.0 getting low, does the torque changes? Like getting weak? That's the only thing I am worry about. I am using snap on torque sticks all the time!

  4. michael dukes

    September 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Really wish the mid-torque came in a 3/8. that's most of what I use, but I can see why they only have 1/2 at the moment.

  5. Gordon Freeman

    September 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    High torque when you want to teach someone a lesson!!

  6. biwwdabeah

    September 23, 2017 at 1:05 am

    I've been considering the Milwaukee high or mis. You told me exactly what I needed to know. Thanks you nailed it.

  7. Budget tools

    September 23, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Nice harbor freight plug

  8. SATAMAN Schmidt

    September 23, 2017 at 1:19 am

    I don't think the high torque is going to be needed very often. You used the example of a crankshaft bolt. With the new high inertia sockets being sold by Lisle and I-R the mid-torque should be able to remove these easily. Here's what I think would be the ideal arsenal. Milwaukee Fuel 3/8" and 1/2" Mid-Torque with a Harbor Freight 1/2" Earthquake XT for the air gun for those once a week bolts. That should handle 99.99% of everything.

  9. Terry Marion

    September 23, 2017 at 4:21 am

    IR 231!!!!!!! Got my first one back in 1993!!!! The most recognizable sound i ever heard!!!! sorry i didn't listen to the rest of the video… all those memories got from my youngest years as a tech…..


    September 23, 2017 at 5:17 am

    I wanna break stuff.

  11. Jeepers Creepers

    September 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I agree. If you have air pneumatic go with the mid torque

  12. CLUB 6038

    September 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    How effective would these cordless Impact Wrenches be for a person who does Tires all day ? I suspect that the air tools last linger overall. Please let me know what you think.

  13. Beer Stud

    September 24, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Again thanks for the video, I am going to stay with my mid torque until I need to get replaced or upgraded. I still use my air impact for backup, even though it collects dust from lack of usage.

  14. Thomas EXOVCDS

    September 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I should… and I will… just don't know yet when! =(

  15. wafrederick

    September 26, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Considering the mid torque,I have a good Matco impact for a back up.

  16. nick elias

    September 29, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Hows the mid torque as far as accessibility into tight spots like rear brake caliper bracket bolts? I have the high torque but barely fits most brakes

  17. chris jones

    September 30, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Owned both. Unless the smaller space is an absolute must I'd buy the high torque gen 2 all day

  18. nick elias

    October 17, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Omg i just got the mid torque and i dont know how ive survived without it. Absolutely perfect for lug nuts and brakes. Rear brakes are always a b#%@h with the high torque due to space constraints

  19. giantsean

    October 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Hey FRM… thanks for the great video.. exactly what I was looking for! So I have a bunch of M18 tools and wanted to add an impact to back up my old school IR 231A from the 90's. Also wanted a 3/8 ratchet replacement other than the air ratchet but I'll take a gun worst case. Would you say the high-torque Fuel 1/2 + Fuel 3/8 impact is a good bet? I do not wrench professionally anymore but as you said you never know when you will hit something that a mid can't take off. Originally I wanted just one but may have to go with 2. Sure wish Mil made a 3/8 Fuel impact ratchet though! Thanks for any advice!

  20. Hard Knocks Forge

    October 20, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I'd go with the best sale price on either one of these. You can't go wrong with the Milwaukee platform, either 12 or 18 volt. I still have air wherever I'm at, but I'm all grown up now and not into hoes anymore…

  21. charles philippe

    October 22, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This was the perfect video..i can Only afford 1 at a time for 4 month in between i will get both but what one first this helped a bunch ..thanks for getting through too me cheers

  22. Eric 710

    November 3, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    The Flat Rate Master embroidery on your shirt looks like it was done by a 5 year old

  23. Superman

    November 6, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I have the high torque. I'm planning on buying 2 red tools asap as I'm trying to do this fulltime. I know I want a ratchet and an impact. Given I already own the high torque, should I buy the mid torque or the m18 3/8? Also, if you were to buy one ratchet, would it be the 1/4? That's what I'm leaning on. Trying to order these tools today, but I can't make up my mind, especially between the mid torque vs 3/8 m18 (fuel). Please help lol. PS, I have a brushed m18 impact driver. Heavy and not powerful.

  24. Oil_Burner

    November 9, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Happy with my IR Thundergun…. thanks

  25. Richard Cowtails

    November 11, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I have the m18 1/4" and 1/2" 1100ft/lbs I think

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