Model#: MILN2861-20

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Milwaukee 2861-20 M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Mid-Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring (Bare Tool)

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Delivering 450 ft-lbs. Fastening torque and 600 ft-lbs. Nut-Busting torque, the M18 FUEL Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is more powerful while also being up to 4 in. shorter and up to 2 lbs. lighter than many competitive impact wrenches. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 2,400 RPM resulting in increased productivity. REDLINK PLUS Intelligence is the most advanced electronic system on the market, preventing damage to the tool and battery caused by overloading or overheating.
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers constant power under heavy load for maximum performance
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence system ensure optimal performance and overload protection to prevent damage during heavy applications
  • REDLITHIUM battery pack provides superior power, performance and runtimes than competing battery packs
  • Delivers up to 450 ft-lbs.. of fastening torque and up to 600 ft-lbs.. of nut-busting torque
  • Three mode drive control system provides greater control over output power and speed with up to 2,400 RPM
  • Compact and lightweight design at only 6.7 in. long and just 5.3 lbs.
  • Integrated LED light illuminates the workpiece for improved visibility
  • Friction ring designed ensures quick and easy socket changes
  • M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ Friction Ring - 2861-20
  • Bare Tool - Battery & Charger Sold Separately


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 6.77 in.
Weight: 3.8 lbs.
Amp Hour: 5 Ah
Anvil Type: Hog Ring
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Breakaway Torque: 600
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Drive Size: 1/2 in
Drive Type: Square
Handle Type: Pistol
Maximum Speed (RPM): 2400
Maximum Torque: 450
Motor Type: Brushless
Power Settings: 3
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



5.0 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (8)
Powerful (7)
Easy To Use (6)
Ergonomic Design (6)
Value (6)
Best Uses
Jobsite (6)
Frequent Use (5)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Large Projects (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Works good it has a lot of power
April 28, 2019
1 month ago
Absolutely Amazing Gun
As a Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice, this tool is a must have. Instead of turning wrenches all day i can just hold a button which drastically reduces the amount of time it takes to get the job done. Its much lighter and smaller than the High Torque model but still produces plenty of torque for pretty much anything you throw at it. i don't have enough good things to say about it.
January 14, 2019
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Great tool!! Received it promptly too.
September 17, 2018
8 months ago
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Requirements
Large Projects
Small Projects
Excellent Impact!
I can't imagine needing more power - I have been able to loosen and install 1-1/8" wheel lugs with no problem. My air impact has been in the back of the drawer since purchasing this gun!
August 11, 2018
9 months ago
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I couldn't ask for more
In my line of work This tool gets plenty of use and it handles everything I've thrown at it with ease. It's very compact and surprisingly powerful for its size. I've gone out of my way to find stuff the do just to use it. It feels great in the hand and doesn't cause any fatigue. Out of all the Milwaukee tools I own (dozens, too many to count this is one of my favorites.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality mid torque impact.
Great job Milwaukee team on this tool!
April 8, 2018
Originally posted at
A Beast like knife through butter
This impact wrench is a beast for the size. It will do 90% of the job you'll encounter in your shop or garage or diy spots. I own the big brother (2763) too of this impact and I haven't used it ever since I got the little brother (2861). I LOVE this impact wrench and would highly recommend it to everyone. The only thing I think milwaukee should have done was to make sure that the protective boot was available before the release of this mid torque impact so as to have the option of buying it along with it like I did when I bought the 2763, which by the way still looks BRAND NEW bcuz of the boot. The mid torque is already having scratches on it bcuz of lack of availability of the boot. I called milwaukee and they said it will be available in late spring. RPeally? I don't think that's smart bcuz by then, those of us who bought early, ours would have been scratched up regardless of how careful you are. Better off, Milwaukee should have attached a protective boot to the impact that you spent all that $ on like Makita does. Other than the above mentioned protective boot stuffs, the performance of this impact is second to none. Pleeeeeease Milwaukee make the boot available ASAP.
March 14, 2017
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Did they ever release a protective boot for this impact ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2017
What kind of attachments can I use to turn my High impact drill I can use other bits?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the accurate information. The number to reach the technician is 1-800-729-3878.
How much does it weigh without the battery?
Jamy J on Dec 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 2861-20 will weigh 6.00 lbs.

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 1/2 in. Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ Friction Ring - 2861-20,
Bare Tool - Battery & Charger Sold Separately
M18 FUEL 1/2 in. Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ Friction Ring - 2861-80,
Bare Tool - Battery & Charger Sold Separately
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