Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 vs Milwaukee M18 2850-20

Milwaukee 2760-20 Angle 5

Milwaukee 2760-20

Quick take

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20 is a subtler impact driver with more drive modes than the Milwaukee M18 2850-20. The 2760-20 uses a hydraulic impacting mechanism, which is far quieter and has less vibration. The primary reason to opt for the 2850-20 is the lower price and improved driving speed and torque output. Otherwise, both offer solid built quality and long warranties.

Brand Milwaukee
Platform M18 Fuel Surge
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 480.6
IPM 4,000.0
Drive modes 4
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as M18 hydraulic
Brand Milwaukee
Platform M18
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 850.2
IPM 4,200.0
Drive modes 1
Collet 1/4-inch hex
Same as -

Editorial opinion

Rating

4.13 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Pros

  • Incredibly quiet impacting performance
  • Exceptionally low vibration in the hand
  • Drive modes enhance versatility and accuracy
  • Brushless motor improves durability
  • Long battery and tool warranty

Cons

  • Average battery run time
  • Driving performance for heavy-duty tasks

Rating

3.79 / 5 ⭐️’s

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Pros

  • Brushless motor
  • Great driving speed
  • High impacts per minute
  • Long tool and battery warranty

Cons

  • Battery life
  • Single drive mode
  • Requires two hands to change bits

Global rankings

21 models tested

TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)18.712
Torque (in-lbs)480.619
Battery run time (min.)41.012
RPM2,944.015
Bare weight (lbs)2.0913
Impacting noise (dBA)89.52
TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)14.75
Torque (in-lbs)850.23
Battery run time (min.)38.014
RPM3,240.06
Bare weight (lbs)2.018
Impacting noise (dBA)96.810

Kit and bare tool options

2760-22

Includes (2) M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery

2760-20

Bare tool

Lab results

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: Yes
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 75.0
Head angle (deg.): 90.0

The 2656-20 stands upright with and without a battery attached and has a moderately aggressive forward lean, great for extending reach. The rubber overmold surrounds the entire grip, providing excellent shock absorption.

A belt hook and bit holder are included, and they are mountable on either side. There is no magnetic fastener holder, unlike some Ryobi impact drivers with this feature.

Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: No
Bit holder: No
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 75.0
Head angle (deg.): 90.0

The 2850-20 has no bit holder or magnetic fastener holder for convenience. Those are rare but nice-to-have convenience features that most impact drivers forego. Ryobi impact drivers more commonly include a bit holder and/or magnetic fastener built into their tools instead of requiring you to buy aftermarket holders.

Otherwise, the grip is wrapped in a rubber overmold that reduces shock and vibration. The forward-leaning handle angle is also one of the more aggressive stances, giving you more reach in specific scenarios.

Weight

Milwaukee 2760-20 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.09
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 3.04
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): 3.70

The 2760-20’s bare tool weight and weight with a battery is in the middle of the pack, surpassing 2 lbs in its bare form.

The Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z is an excellent option for solid driving performance but at a much lower weight.

The 2760-20’s working weight can differ significantly depending on the battery run in your setup, which is why we tested the weight in different configurations. To keep it lightweight, we recommend combining the 2760-20 with Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery for a good balance of performance and weight.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the 2760-20 with Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance.

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Weight

Milwaukee 2850-20 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.01
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 2.96
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): 3.62

The bare tool weight is moderately light for an 18V impact driver. It isn’t as lightweight as other drivers with a battery when adding Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery, which is a slightly heavier 2Ah battery than several different manufacturers.

The working weight can differ significantly depending on the battery run in your setup. To keep it lightweight, we recommend combining the 2850-20 with Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah battery for a good balance of performance and weight.

If weight is less of a concern, pair the 2850-20 with Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery for a longer run time and improved driving performance.

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Footprint

Milwaukee 2760-20 Footprint1
Milwaukee 2760-20 Footprint2

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.625
Max width (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Collet to back length (in.): 5.000
Base length (bare tool, in.): 3.250
Base width (bare tool, in.): 2.265
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.375
Handle circumference (in.): 5.125

The 2760-20 has a reasonably compact head that helps it reach into tight spaces and through tight areas well. But the footprint is larger than most sub-compacts with stubbier collet-to-back lengths.

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Footprint

Milwaukee 2850-20 Footprint1
Milwaukee 2850-20 Footprint2

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.625
Max width (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Collet to back length (in.): 5.125
Base length (bare tool, in.): 3.125
Base width (bare tool, in.): 2.625
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.500
Handle circumference (in.): 5.125

The 2850-20 has a middle-of-the-road compact design that makes it versatile for tasks around the home. One of the more essential measurements, the collet-to-back length, isn’t too long, giving you solid clearance in tight spaces.

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Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 4,000.0

Milwaukee includes its Powerstate brushless motor in the 2760-20. Brushless motors outperform brushed counterparts with better driving performance, battery efficiency, and durability.

The oil-impulse, or hydraulic, mechanism that impacts the 2760-20 is worth discussing. Most impact drivers include a hammer that implements impacts.

However, the 2760-20 uses oil impulses to impact the collet, resulting in less violent, smoother, and quieter impacts. The downside is most hydraulic impact drivers have lower torque profiles, as evidenced in our testing.

The 2760-20 offers 4000.0 advertised impacts per minute, which is comparatively high, and improved the driving performance in our heavy-duty driving tests.

Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 4,200.0

The 2850-20’s advertised 4,200 impacts per minute is high for an impact driver. Our in-house driving speed tests demonstrated that the elevated number of blows results in exceptional driving performance at this price point.

The 2850-20 also Includes a brushless motor, which helps with battery life, smoothes out driving performance, and should improve long-term durability. However, we haven’t tested the multi-year durability to confirm its shelf life.

Drive modes

Milwaukee 2760-20 Drive Modes

Drive modes: 4
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  Medium speed 
Drive mode 3:  Low speed 
Drive mode 4:  Self-tapping 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

Four driving modes on the 2760-20 vastly improve driving versatility over single-mode models. Drive modes we label as 1, 2, 3, and 4 correspond to high speed, medium speed, low speed, and self-tapping screw modes.

Drive mode 1 is the best heavy-duty setting for big screws, lag bolts, and decking screws. This mode finishes screws exceptionally well compared to other 18V impact drivers’ high-speed settings, although high-speed modes are rarely the best option for a consistent finish.

Drive mode 2 is best for a clean and consistent screw recess in most materials. This drive mode is incredibly accurate due to the less violent nature of the oil-impulse impacts. This setting offers a good balance of power and accuracy, great for light and medium-duty tasks needed with woodworking and carpentry.

Nicely, drive mode 2 still powers through driving screws into dimensional lumber, treated lumber, plywood, and hard and softwood.

We found ourselves favoring drive mode 2 over drive mode 1 since the lower setting lacks power, and drive mode 2 is already highly accurate in all density materials.

Drive mode 1 is subtle enough to drive brass screws, though we don’t recommend using any power tool to do so in practice.

The self-tapping mode works well enough driving common screw sizes in 1/2-inch to 1-inch lengths in thin sheet metal. In this mode, the collet spins until impacting and slows down to tap the screw.

Drive modes

Drive modes: 1
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  N/A 
Drive mode 3:  N/A 
Drive mode 4:  N/A 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

One critical missing factor is that 2850-20 includes only one drive mode, though the variable speed trigger helps in scenarios where a lighter driving force is needed. Additional drive modes would improve the driving versatility, albeit increasing the price tag.

The Makita 18V LXT XDT14Z and Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF887 are good alternatives with more driving versatility.

Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 18.7
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 3.7
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 14.9
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 3.0

The 2760-20 isn’t the tool of choice for heavy-duty driving jobs, such as breezing through driving big structural screws or lag bolts. Our GRK driving tests evidence its capabilities for the most challenging tasks.However, the 2760-20 isn’t designed for these tasks. It’s competent but isn’t ideal if you have a more powerful impact driver within reach.

For the most common uses around the home requiring 3-inch and shorter fasteners, the 2760-20 is an absolute joy, primarily due to its less violent hydraulic impacting mechanism that is incredibly quiet under load and significantly reduces vibration.

This impact driver was also highly accurate in our driving tests, where we drove common screw sizes and lengths into treated lumber, dimensional lumber, MDF, plywood, and soft and hardwood. We didn’t encounter a general DIY, woodworking, or carpentry task the 2760-20 didn’t shine at completing.

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Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 14.7
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 2.9
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 11.0
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 2.2

In our driving speed tests, few impact drivers we’ve tested broke the threshold of averaging less than three seconds per screw. The 2850-20’s high impacts per minute undoubtedly explain some of the performance, particularly when finishing the last leg of driving long lag bolts and structural screws.

Higher-end models, such as the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20, Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z, and Dewalt 20V Max XR DCF845, beat out the 2850-20 with impressive driving speed performance.

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Torque

Milwaukee 2760-20 Torquemeter
Milwaukee 2760-20 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 480.6
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): 272.4
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): 66.0
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

All hydraulic impact drivers offer lower torque output than equivalent models with anvil-based impacting mechanisms, including the 2760-20. This impact driver generates enough torque to bust loose some stubborn lug nuts and bolts.

However, it isn’t powerful enough to tackle more stubborn fasteners a more powerful impact driver or impact wrench excels at. The torque profile is one of the trade-offs made for the quieter and smoother impacting experience.

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 offers flagship torque output in the M18 ecosystem.

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Torque

Milwaukee 2850-20 Torquemeter
Milwaukee 2850-20 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 850.2
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

Torque output is one of the calling card features of the 2850-20, as evidenced in our testing. The 2850-20 generated some of the highest torque output we’ve seen in the 18V class, impressive for such a modestly-priced impact driver.

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 offers considerably more torque and better handles demanding applications, should you be looking for best-in-class performance.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 41.0
Battery tested: 18V Red Lithium CP 2Ah (48-11-1820)
Voltage: 18

The 2760-20 offers a solid amount of no-load battery run time but doesn’t top the charts in our tests in this category. The Makita 18V LXT XDT19Z and Makita 18V LXT XDT14Z are better options for battery life.

We tested battery run time with the 2Ah battery version. With a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery, the battery run time will continue performing similarly against competing models running the same Ah setup.

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Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 38.0
Battery tested: 18V Red Lithium CP 2Ah (48-11-1820)
Voltage: 18

One letdown of the 2850-20 is the run time performance in our battery tests. The brushless motor significantly improves run time over comparable brushed motors. But 38 minutes of no-load battery run time isn’t much to write home about, especially considering that some cheaper impact drivers have a longer battery run time, more driving mode versatility, and higher torque.

Expect running with any of Milwaukee’s higher Ah 18V batteries to increase run time, but still lag behind other impact drivers running a similar Ah setup.

The Ryobi 18V One+ P237 is an excellent alternative budget option with better run time and several drive modes. The Makita 18V LXT XDT13Z is a better pick than the 2850-20 due to the Makita’s exceptional battery performance at a comparative price point.

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Battery lineup

Milwaukee M18 Battery Lineup

Milwaukee offers 1.5Ah, 2Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, 6Ah, 8Ah, and 12Ah batteries in its M18 lineup. Upgrading to the higher Ah options increases battery run time and improves driving performance, though we’ve not tested all of these batteries to understand the cost tradeoffs.

Having at least two batteries in your setup is best so you don’t miss a beat when draining one battery. We recommend buying a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah and a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery for most M18 impact driver setups for a good performance, price, and size balance.

Many Milwaukee impact drivers come in kits with chargers that charge multiple voltage batteries in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

Battery lineup

Milwaukee M18 Battery Lineup

Milwaukee offers 1.5Ah, 2Ah, 3Ah, 4Ah, 5Ah, 6Ah, 8Ah, and 12Ah batteries in its M18 lineup. Upgrading to the higher Ah options increases battery run time and improves driving performance, though we’ve not tested all of these batteries to understand the cost tradeoffs.

Having at least two batteries in your setup is best so you don’t miss a beat when draining one battery. We recommend buying a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah and a Milwaukee M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah battery for most M18 impact driver setups for a good performance, price, and size balance.

Many Milwaukee impact drivers come in kits with a hybrid 12V and 18V charger in one, which conveniently saves space in your shop if you have multiple tools in the ecosystem.

Charging time

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Milwaukee M12 & M18 Multi-Volt (48-59-1812)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 41.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): 98.0
Charging time per Ah (min.): 20.1
Fuel gauge: On battery

The Milwaukee M12 and M18 multi-volt charger (model 48-59-1812) included in most kits is reasonably fast at charging batteries, including to beat out team red’s most frequent adversary, Dewalt. It takes 41 minutes to charge an M18 2Ah battery and 98 minutes for a 5Ah battery, or approximately 20 minutes per amp-hour.

Milwaukee’s 48-59-1812 charger charges multiple battery voltages in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

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Charging time

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Milwaukee M12 & M18 Multi-Volt (48-59-1812)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 41.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): 98.0
Charging time per Ah (min.): 20.1
Fuel gauge: On battery

The Milwaukee M12 and M18 multi-volt charger (model 48-59-1812) included in most kits is reasonably fast at charging batteries, including to beat out team red’s most frequent adversary, Dewalt. It takes 41 minutes to charge an M18 2Ah battery and 98 minutes for a 5Ah battery, or approximately 20 minutes per amp-hour.

Milwaukee’s 48-59-1812 charger charges multiple battery voltages in one, conveniently saving space in your shop if you have several M12 and M18 ecosystem tools.

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RPM

Milwaukee 2760-20 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 2,944.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): 2,144.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): 885.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): 2,953.0
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 2,817.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): 2,060.0
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): 848.0
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): 2,902.0

The 2760-20 has a moderately slow RPM profile. We appreciated the slow RPM’s ability to softly set a screw when starting a drive cycle. The low RPM also reduces the risk of cam-out and stripped screws. Conversely, a higher RPM would help drive screws faster in medium and heavy-duty tasks.

There is no meaningful difference between forward and reverse in each drive mode. Some impact drivers increase RPM for specific specialty drive modes to bust loose stubborn nuts and embedded screws.

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RPM

Milwaukee 2850-20 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 3,240.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 3,139.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.):  N/A 
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.):  N/A 
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.):  N/A 

The 2850-20 achieved solid results in our RPM tests. The high RPM performance is a con, especially with only one drive mode, but it can be a helpful feature in certain situations. The high RPM sets fasteners quickly into your workpiece.

But such a high RPM too frequently results in cam-out. The cam-out potential is exacerbated by the fact that there’s a single drive mode, leaving the cam-out possibility to how delicately or not you feather the variable speed trigger.

There is no significant RPM difference between forward and reverse driving, unlike some impact drivers that increase the reverse RPM to remove stubborn screws more easily.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.625
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.125
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 6.000

The 2760-20’s compact design resulted in average performance in our clearance tests. Expect the thin profile and compact head to help it slide through tight spaces and into tight corners. But sub-compact impact drivers are stubbier to fit into tighter areas.

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2953-20 is a solid alternative to consider in the Milwaukee M18 lineup for its tighter clearances performance.

Outside the M18 lineup, the Dewalt 20V Atomic DCF850 shines with its clearances performance due to its stubby short collet-to-back length.

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 7.750
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.125
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 6.125

We don’t recommend the 2850-20 if you consistently drive fasteners in tight spaces. A sub-compact or smaller footprint compact impact driver can squeeze into tighter spaces, especially if they have shorter collet to back lengths.

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Noise

2760-20 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 83.0
Max impacting noise (dBA): 89.5

The 2760-20 is incredibly quiet. While no impact driver greets you with a gentle hello, the noise performance of the 2760-20 is unmatched in its category, closely matching the noise profile of a hairdryer.

The subtle noise profile is most impressive when driving common screw sizes and lengths you’d encounter around the home. The decibel readings in these tests, such as driving 3-inch and shorter screws into dimensional lumber, were exceptionally low, making it a joy to use without annoying the neighbors.

The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 is another hydraulic impact driver to consider for improved noise performance.

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Noise

2850-20 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 83.7
Max impacting noise (dBA): 96.8

Our noise performance tests demonstrate that the 2850-20 is not a quiet impact driver.

If you want a comparatively quiet impact driver, consider hydraulic models, such as the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge 2551-20 or Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge 2760-20.

The Ryobi 18V One+ P237 and Ryobi 18V One+ PBLID02 are worth considering if you want to squeeze out a few decibels of lower noise at a similar price point and with equivalent driving performance.

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 21.1
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 3.4

The hydraulic impacting mechanism included on the 2760-20 produces a fantastic vibration profile. It’s a pleasure driving screws with the 2760-20, almost approaching the lower vibration generated with drill/drivers.

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Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 37.6
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 1.9

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Light

Milwaukee 2760-20 Light
Milwaukee 2760-20 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 1
Light time delay (sec.): 11.0

The light illuminates a moderately large work area focused in the correct location. The work light can’t be disabled and doesn’t act as a dedicated flashlight.

Several Makita impact drivers include a dedicated flashlight functionally with the forward/reverse switch set to neutral.

Light

Milwaukee 2850-20 Light
Milwaukee 2850-20 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 1
Light time delay (sec.): 10.0

The light on the 2850-20 does the job but is not as bright as most other models. The single LED light has a blue tint that we didn’t encounter with other models. You also don’t get the versatility of having the option to turn off the light when pressing the trigger, like many Makita impact drivers.

Collet

Milwaukee 2760-20 Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: No
Easy-insert collet: Yes

Milwaukee rarely includes a bit-eject feature on its impact drivers, but some models have an incredibly smooth easy-insert design, both of which are true with the 2760-20.

Many Dewalt impact drivers include easy-insert and bit-eject collets that are smooth with the best collet design we’ve come across.

Collet

Milwaukee 2850-20 Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: No
Easy-insert collet: No

It takes two hands to change bits on the 2850-20, one hand to slide the collet and the other to insert or remove the bit. The collet has no easy-insert or bit eject feature, which helps with one-handed bit changes.

Most Dewalt impact drivers are ideal for one-handed bit changes since these impact drivers include a well-designed easy-insert and bit-eject collet.

App integration

App integration: None

There is no bluetooth app integration to review impact driver diagnostics or to customize driving profiles on your phone. Some high-end Milwaukee impact drivers come in a One-Key version which includes an app integration to track impact driver usage, displays tool diagnostics, and allows you to set custom driving profiles, such as adjusting the RPM for each drive mode.

App integration

App integration: None

There is no bluetooth app integration to review impact driver diagnostics or to customize driving profiles on your phone. Some high-end Milwaukee impact drivers come in a One-Key version which includes an app integration to track impact driver usage, displays tool diagnostics, and allows you to set custom driving profiles, such as adjusting the RPM for each drive mode.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 5
Battery warranty (years): 2-3 (depends on model)

Milwaukee stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The 2760-20 has a five-year warranty, which is among the longest offered by any manufacturer. Milwaukee’s M18 Red Lithium CP 2Ah batteries include a two-year warranty and the M18 Red Lithium XC 5Ah batteries include a three-year warranty.

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 5
Battery warranty (years): 2-3 (depends on model)

Milwaukee stands behind the durability of its impact drivers with exceptionally-long warranties. The 2850-20 has a five-year warranty, which is among the longest offered by any manufacturer. Milwaukee’s M18 batteries include a two-year warranty.

Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton is the founder of DIY Gear Reviews and a recognized expert in the home and DIY space. He has over 200 bylines covering topics such as power tools, hand tools, and woodworking. Nathan is the strategic director for DIY Gear Reviews, deciding everything from the content covered to designing the testing methodologies for lab-tested reviews. He can be emailed at nhamilton@diygearreviews.com.

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