Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

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Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#1 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue May 11, 2021 1:24 pm

Milwaukee M18ONEFHIWF12-502X 18v 1/2 Cordless Impact Wrench 2 X 5.0Ah Batteries

This is my experience after ordering Saturday and the package turning up this A.M.

Contrary to what you might expect this product is manufactured in the Peoples Republic Of China.

I opened the plastic storage case and everything fell out because the blow moulding wasn't glued to the base of the case.

The package comes with the electric wrench, two batteries and a mains charger base unit [this means that the one key is missing for internet/app use]

One battery was pre-assembled to the gun so I had to remove the plastic safety tag, after a couple of bursts of the trigger [no load] the locking reverse lever at the top of the handle jammed. Then the thing shut down and failed to work at all! The reverse key stayed jammed.

The battery is a sloppy fit on the gun handle, the supplier suggested this was a anti vibration feature, but didn't see the joke when I fell about laughing. :laughing2 Remember that this is designed for heavy industrial use and the loose fit is between the battery & gun electrical contacts.

The charge base got very hot after charging the spare battery for max of ten minutes.

The upshot is that I've rejected the goods as not fit for purpose, the carrier is coming to collect tomorrow and I would seriously advise any body thinking of investing in a professional quality electrical impact gun to avoid Milwaukee at all costs. I've just wasted two hours plus of my time on this rubbish.

The only upside is I've met a storeman with a sense of humour, when he went away to check on the rest in the warehouse he came back and said, "There all like that" and " perhaps it's an anti vibration device" that's about the loose fitting battery :laughing
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Re: Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#2 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue May 11, 2021 2:40 pm

Useful to know. I’m currently looking to invest in an impact driver for my home DIY kit (appreciate that’s different to an impact wrench) but have been looking at Makita and Bosch.
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Re: Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#3 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue May 11, 2021 2:57 pm

Impact driver? that's something that you hit with a hammer :)

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Don't waste your time/money/effort on one of these, Wadkins has changed their T&C's to make the buyer pay return postage. :thumbdown
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Re: Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#4 Post by JOHNDQ » Tue May 11, 2021 7:43 pm

Don't believe that we all have one of these each in the garage and also the medium torque version and none of us have experienced any of those problems with any of the 6 and there used and abused everyday :o

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Re: Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#5 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Wed May 12, 2021 10:25 am

Just to add to this story that DPD are due to collect this lunch time, so no complaints there.

However having time to reflect on this piece of kit, it's not really suitable for occasional hobby/diy use as it needs to be stored in a 30% charge state. The system generates a great deal of heat during the charging process, other manufacturers charging equipment uses a fan for example. Discharging the battery to 30% before storage negates the tools power advantage anyway.

So for occasional use this thing is a white elephant imo, that's if you can find a good one! :mope
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Re: Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#6 Post by RoverRevival » Wed May 12, 2021 3:39 pm

we use the dwalt 1/2" and a 4ah battery and it lasts commercially all week before needing charge. Even if it does need charge, 1hr is all it takes.

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Re: Milwaukee 1800 NM Impact Wrench: Don't Buy

#7 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed May 12, 2021 8:21 pm

We had the DeWalt's before moving over to the Milwaukee ones forget the model number now but it was the 18v 5aph one with 1650nm breakaway torque. Great gun to be honest and only slightly off the Milwaukee performance for a lot less money

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