New High-speed Ratchets from Milwaukee

Yesterday, Milwaukee Tool released its new M12 FUEL™ High Speed Ratchets and the company says that the 1/4″ and 3/8” tools deliver best-in-class productivity with 450 RPM, which is the fastest speed in the industry for installing and removing fasteners. They have a Powerstate™ brushless motor, Redlithium™ battery pack and Redlink Plus™ Intelligence hardware and software. The motor delivers up to 35% faster speeds than other solutions on the market and 35 foot-pounds of torque, which is power that rivals pneumatic. The new ratchets can also be used manually without engaging the motor, allowing users to break loose and snug tight fasteners that require more torque. With the most compact head size in their class and a recessed shift knob, they’re designed to give users more access in tight spaces than other cordless and pneumatic ratchets. A steel yoke housing and premium rubber over-mold will withstand shop and jobsite use. The ¼” ratchet (item 2566-22 as a kit, or 2566-2-, tool only) is 11.1” long and weighs 2.1 lbs. with the battery. The kit includes two batteries, a charger and a carrying case.