Milwaukee 2663-20 High Torque Impact Wrench Review

Built around the powerful and yet economic Milwaukee 4 pole motor, the Milwaukee 2663-20 18-Volt M18 1/2-Inch High Torque Impact Wrench also has a Milwaukee designed and built impact mechanism which delivers a class beating 450 ft. lbs. of torque.

It provides industry leading torque and power, despite its compact size. Built with the Milwaukee four-pole motor and its efficient and powerful impact mechanism, it drives the ruggedly designed 1/2-inch socket stud with an efficient friction ring for fast and simple one-handed socket changes.

This package is for the tool only and comes with the usual Milwaukee warranty, meaning you will be protected against faulty workmanship in the unlikely event that something breaks.

Main Features List

The impact wrench is sold at just $ 164.13.00 and it features:

  • a cordless, electric power source from a Li-Ion battery (not included),
  • the Milwaukee impact mechanism, which gives you max torque at 475 foot-pounds,
  • a Milwaukee four-pole motor for maximum power as well as speed,
  • a compact size as well as weight to reduce user fatigue,
  • overload protection to prevent damage to the tool in tough situations,
  • a friction ring, which allows quick, simple socket changes to boost your productivity,

Who is it best for?

It is simply a tool for anyone who wants the best tool in the class. Would certainly suit an automobile mechanic.

Milwaukee 2663-20 Pros and cons

A Compact size of just 8-7/8” and a light weight of only 5.2 lbs. makes this tool easy to use, immensely powerful and yet small enough to slip into tight spaces. The 4-Pole, frameless motor delivers utmost run-time, whilst the unique friction ring gives rapid as well as easy, single handed socket changes. The motor spins at between 0 and 1900 RPM whilst the hammer and anvil provide impacts between 0 and 2200 IPM meaning that the tool can free the most stubbornly rusted on nuts or remove lugs which you’d have thought were welded in. The variable speed throttle allows precise control, enabling nuts to be pre-torqued with a high degree of accuracy. This deal is for the tool only and does not include battery or charger.

The battery clips in easily and holds on well to the tool. The Li-Ion battery packs last ages between recharges and then top up very quickly indeed. The system for selection of forward and reverse is simple, effective and easy to use. The sockets go on and off without any struggle and remain in place as they should. This tool is fine for changing tires on the roadside.

The older style Milwaukee batteries and chargers won’t fit this impact wrench, and you may well get a better price deal by buying the tool with batteries and a charger.

Why should you buy it?

The only way you’ll get more power is to buy an air powered or electric wrench. Both of these are cumbersome and require cables or leads. The simplicity of use built in to this Impact Wrench makes it a first use option for multiple applications. The 18v Li-Ion battery has lots of power and lasts well too.

Final Verdict

This 2663-20 impact wrench is indeed a cool tool and one which you will find essential once you get it. It comes highly recommended as the best in its class.