New Milwaukee Digital Torque Wrench with Motor – 2019 Release

Here is all you need to know about the industry's first-ever digital torque wrench with a motor from Milwaukee Tools that operates like a cordless ratchet.

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A digital torque wrench is a household name among tool enthusiasts today. To most of us, it simply means a torque wrench with a digital display for showing torque. Other features may include a menu and a few buttons for scrolling the menu and setting torque values. Everything else about the tool is manual.

But Milwaukee Tools decided to redefine what an electronic torque wrench means. In the #NPS19, they released the industry’s first digital torque wrench with a motor for fastening nuts and bolts automatically. This unique type of digital torque wrench also features a large display unit and a keypad for selecting torque and tweaking settings. It also has Milwaukee’s proprietary One-Key capability that allows you to connect to a smart device via Bluetooth to read and transfer data.

There are two versions of the new Milwaukee Digital Torque Wrench with One Key; 3/8 inch drive and 1/2 inch drive. They operate similarly but their torque ratings and build profiles are different. The 3/8″ is rated at 10 – 100 ft-lbs and has a small profile while the 1/2″ is rated at 10 – 150 ft-lbs.

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Interesting Torque Alert Features

The 3/8 digital torque wrenches have some fancy alert features to favor any handyman. They have audio, visual, and vibration alerts to let you know when the right torque is reached or exceeded.

These units also have LED strips that light Red to indicate that torque has been exceeded and Green to indicate that the nut or bolt has been fastened to spec. The theme of the display unit also turns red when torque is exceeded and green otherwise as shown in the pictures below

New M18 Milwaukee Torque Wrench Alert for Exceeding Torque
New M18 Digital Torque Wrench Alert for Torquing to Spec

Extraordinary Feature of the New Milwaukee Digital Torque Wrench

The extraordinary thing about the M12 and M18 milwaukee digital torque wrenches is the motor that enables them to operate like a cordless ratchet. You don’t need to manually ratchet a fastener to tighten it to spec. This can help reduce fatigue when checking the torque on multiple fasteners.

Coupled with other properties, this unique motor feature is a good reason why you should check out these digital torque spanners from Milwaukee.

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Digitial Torque Wrench with Motor Video Demo


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