Model#: MILN2853-20

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

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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
Length: 6.42 in.
Width: 4.29 in.
Height: 9.41 in.
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Drive Size: 1/4 in
Drive Type: Hex
ETL Safety: Yes
Handle Type: Pistol
Maximum Speed (RPM): 0-3600
Maximum Torque: 2000
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (IPM): 0-4300
Power Settings: 1
Power Source: Electric - Cordless
UL Safety: Yes
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.8 / 5.0
114 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (8)
Powerful (8)
Lightweight (7)
Easy To Use (6)
Ergonomic Design (5)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Large Projects (5)
Small Projects (5)
Home Repair (5)
Frequent Use (4)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
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Heavy on power, light on weight, Milwaukee durability. To the point, get the job done tough.
September 29, 2019
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Very nice!
I use it for projects around the house. Does everything I need. Milwaukee as a company seems to be on the top of their game! Hope they keep it up.
September 25, 2019
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The Achilles of tools
This drill has the power, size, weight and durability. I love using it because I can depend on it getting the job done on every task, but there is one flaw. The collet will drop your bit after some harsh wear. I normally just pull it out and it resets the ball. The collet holds the bit but this can be frustrating when you start dropping bits and have to stop to look or go get a new one. I want to give this drill a 5 star I really do.
September 24, 2019
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Top notch power and great performance
This impact driver is an absolute beast of a performer. I used it recently to drive 5.5" structural lag screws and it handled it like a champ. The small profile gives you access to tight spaces without compromising performance whatsoever. I use the surge hydraulic driver when I need to keep the noise down, and I use this impact driver when I need absolute power and performance.
September 22, 2019
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Great tool in the cold and hot months and it also has a great warranty!
September 21, 2019
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I would not buy this product again
I use this impact on a daily and for working anywhere above your head it sucks I use it to put I’m drywall screws and the impact will not engage soon enough so the bit slips off the screw every time. The collet doesn’t hold the bit in at all. I have tried using this to put in scores in electrical boxes and the pit just pops off the screw.The only good purpose for this tool is to be used as a paper weight.
September 19, 2019
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I will buy this tool again
We are an electrical contractor. This tool is nice and compact great for tight areas with plenty of torque
September 16, 2019
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Great impact
I'm a body tech, and I use my Milwaukee tools all day long, I use my impact for replacing bumpers, headlights, fenders, etc. It has plenty of power, and the different power levels are great cause this has the power to snap smaller bolts. All around great tool.
September 14, 2019
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Great tool
When it come to power tools and impact torque this is the best
September 14, 2019
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Strong and powerful.
Batteries charge fast and last a long time through the toughest uses. Powerful. Durable.
September 9, 2019
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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.
What’s the difference between the 2760-20 and the 2853-20?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Model 2760 will have the new FLUID-DRIVE Hydraulic Powertrain. You can also contact our technician at 1-800-729-3878. The technician will be able to better breakdown the two drivers.

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
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 5 Year 5 Year