Model#: MILN2853-20

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Milwaukee 2853-20 M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Bare Tool)

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The M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Impact Driver is the Fastest, Most Compact, and Most Powerful tool in its class. The POWERSTATE Brushless motor delivers up to 2,000in-lbs of torque and up to 30% Faster Driving speed, increasing users productivity for the most demanding fasteners on the job. With the Most Compact tool at only 4.59 in. in length, users will have more access in tight spaces. The REDLINK PLUS intelligence ensures maximum performance and protects from overloads, heating or over-discharge. The REDLITHIUM Battery Pack (not included) delivers more work per charger and more work over the life of the pack than competitors. The 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power for greater versatility. Self-Tapping Screw mode provides faster installation time by reducing stripping of fasteners.
  • POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 30% Faster Driving Speed, increasing users productivity
  • Most Compact Impact Driver at 4.59 in. in length providing more access in tight spaces
  • Up to 25% More Torque with up to 2,000 in./lbs. to complete more demanding applications
  • REDLINK PLUS Intelligence: Ensures optimal performance and provides overload protection to prevent damage to the tool and battery during heavy applications while still maintaining compatibility across the entire M18 System.
  • REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack: Delivers more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack than competitors
  • 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power.
  • Self-Tapping Screw mode provides faster installation time by reducing the stripping of fasteners
  • One handed bit insertion for faster, easier changing of bits
  • LED light to illuminate the work area
  • Premium rubber overmold withstands corrosive materials and provides increased comfort when in use
  • M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Impact Driver - 2854-20
  • Belt Clip
  • Bit Holder
  • Battery & Charger Sold Separately


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Batteries Included: 0
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Voltage: 18V



4.3 / 5.0
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
Powerful (2)
Lightweight (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
Home Repair (1)
Gen 3 Issues with collett out of box
I love Milwaukee Tools and especially the M18 Fuel Line. Had some of my gear stolen out of my truck last week and ordered a new hammer drill & Impact Driver Combo kit. Got everything charged up and labeled and then went to use the impact driver and the collett doesn't hold a bit at all. Looking inside it seems the single ball bearing used to hold it on is missing completely or recessed so much it doesn't work at all. Bits just fall out. Milwaukee Support says I can send in the tool and have them "repair" it. Two issues with that response; 1 I need the tool now 2) This is a brand new tool. Send me a new one!

One interesting note is that after having this issue I googled the issue and found some YouTube videos with other users who also had the issue with the Gen 3's and the collett failing. This seems like a pretty major defect that Milwaukee should address. Apparently, after heavy use the bearing heats up and then does not retract like it should so bits fall out really easy. Not the same issue I had but certainly related.

I like everything else about this impact driver but it does seem like a design defect.
February 12, 2019
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An Absolute Beast
This thing is a beast. That's it. I just upgraded to this from an early brushed M18 impact and the difference is obscene. Half the size and twice the power. I've put it up against current offeings from other manufacturers and this thing takes them all. All of my buddies are amazed at how fast it will run in a big lag screw that a lot of other impacts will fail to even drive. Slow it down for applications that require more control. All I can say is WOW.
February 3, 2019
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
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Best Uses
Frequent Use
Large Projects
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Home Repair
Well worth the money very small light and seems battery’s last a long time
This thing is an impressive little tool! Put hex to 3/8 socket adapter and I’m very impressed with the power. Good upgrade from my v18 impact.
February 2, 2019
2 months ago
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Not versatile enough to be an EDC
I'm an electrician and carried the Gen 1 impact on me every day for years. Have been using the Gen 3 for about 3 months now, and it's too much for most applications. For the majority of my daily tasks it slips off the screw, before engaging the impact, almost every time. It's useful for driving in drywall screws, and especially lag bolts and bigger applications. It's useless for tightening emt fittings, putting in devices, screwing in small wood screws, or anything that requires finesse.. I understand that I could've just bought the m12 hex impact for those applications, but having to carry two different impacts on me at all time doesn't sit right with me. Don't get me wrong, it does a lot of things really well, but not enough to justify the price tag.. Although the ergonomics and power of this thing are leaps and bounds better than the Gen 1 impact, I think I'm going back to using the Gen 1 as my everyday until they can twerk the settings to find a more happy medium between power and precision...
January 23, 2019
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This is THE BEST 1/4 impact.
I have and have tried them all. Surge is a completely different animal. Don't deduct from this awesome tool because you bought the wrong one. Milwaukee is Killing it! right now with cordless. The only thing that comes close is the Makita sub compact. And I can do a review of all 4 or better yet how about every impact Milwaukee makes on, youtube? I've been at it for 40+ years. My first cordless was a, Skill 12v circa 1982 ., then when Bosch came out….
December 13, 2018
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Compared to the Gen2 Fuel
I've owned 4 gen 2 impacts, and the gen3 takes the cake. It is so much faster in rpm that it takes 1/3 less time with self tapping fasteners.
October 12, 2018
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Compact and powerful !
This impact is by far the best I ever used. Truly impressive !
May 31, 2018
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Military discount?
Kylle on Dec 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We offer a five percent Military Discount.
Will all M18 batteries work in all M18 tools?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all the M18 batteries will work in the entire line of M18 tools.
Where is it made?
Helmetlock on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 2853-20 is manufactured in China.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Impact Driver - 2854-20,
Belt Clip,
Bit Holder,
Battery & Charger Sold Separately
M18 FUEL 1/4 in. Impact Driver (2854-80),
(1) Belt Clip,
(1) Bit Holder,
Battery & Charger Sold Separately
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Price: $129.00 $109.99
You Save: N/A $19.01 (15%)