Model#: MILN2653-22

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Milwaukee 2653-22 M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Driver Kit with XC Batteries

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Product Overview


Milwaukee M18 FUEL...A New Breed of Cordless Tool. Utilizing the Most Advanced Technologies in the World, FUEL Delivers Unrivaled Performance in a Compact Structure. Built for the Most Demanding Professionals in the World.At only 5-1/2 in. in length, the M18 Fuel 1/4 in. Impact Driver delivers maximum performance in a compact size. The 2653 features a PowerState brushless motor for up to 3X longer motor life and increased power. Redlink Plus electronic intelligence allows the operator to choose between three fastening modes with the drive control feature. Mode #1 is for precision work, mode #2 helps prevent damage to fasteners and material and mode #3 delivers maximum performance for the toughest applications. In addition, RedLithium battery packs provide up to 50% more run time so you can keep working on the task at hand.
  • Milwaukee PowerState brushless motor runs cooler, lasts longer and delivers up to 55% faster application speed.
  • Redlink Plus electronic intelligence allows the operator to choose between 3 fastening modes with Milwaukee's proprietary drive control feature
  • The Milwaukee RedLithium battery pack is the most durable pack on the market and provides up to 50% more run time
  • M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Driver - 2653-22
  • (2) M18 RedLithium XC High Capacity Battery Packs
  • Multi-Voltage Charger
  • Belt Clip
  • Carrying Case
  • Product Manual


Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 5.5 in.
Weight: 3.6 lbs.
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Amp Hours: 4.0 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Drive Size: 1/4 in.
Drive Type: Hex
Handle Style: Pistol Grip
Maximum Torque: 1,600 in-lbs.
No-Load Speeds (IPM): 0 - 3,600
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 2,900
Power Settings: 1
Voltage: 18V



4.8 / 5.0
125 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (15)
Powerful (15)
Easy To Use (13)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (1)
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Home Repair (5)
Frequent Use (1)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Large Projects (1)
mechanics dream
all they guys in my shop are impressed as I am that a "1/4" " impact can take LUG NUTS off a car! Not only does it handle the Toyotas at 76 ftlbs of tourque but it has taken off several truck lugnut that are tourqed to 150 foot pounds ! I have been experimenting with how many ways I can use it on an automobile and so far it is nearly as usefull as a 3/8" air ratchet ! gotta love this tool , no way my 3/8 air ratchet is gonna take off lugnuts from a tire!
November 20, 2012
Originally posted at
Brushless performance is great.
I've used this tool on No. 9. by 1 1/2" self tapping anchors, 3" self tapping deck screws, and all the way up to 1/2" x 6" lag bolts. I've also used this tool with a 1/2" speedbore bit. The run time with the compact M18 battery is surprisingly good and the batteries charge incredibly fast; I can have two drained batteries charged before my third battery runs down even halfway. Three batteries gets me through a full day's work easily, unless I'm abusing the tool on the lag bolts. The torque was solid enough to drive those 1/2" x 6" lag bolts through pressure treated 4x4 knee braces and pressure treated 4x4 rough cut timber columns, but motor heat became an issue after 16 consecutive drives. The compact battery handled about 8 lag bolt pre-drill and 8 lag bolt drives before it needed a charge. The motor handled 48 3/8" by 6" self tapping strong tie anchors with ease and had plenty of charge left.The LED light is more convenient than I thought it would be.The 3 torque/speed settings are more convenient than I expected, but I'd like a fourth option for fast speed with an automatic speed reduction upon sensing higher torque demand. (This would allow fast self tapping anchors to drill properly and then reduce speed to prevent an excessive countersink. This is just a minor improvement that could be made.I have yet to discover how many 3" deck screws it will drive on a full charge, but I expect it to be about 300 on the compact battery, if previous half charges at about 165 are any indication.I would have given 5 stars, except that this tool is [*] The battery is made in Japan, which is great, but "further finishing" on the battery is performed in[*].Bring the manufacturing to the USA or at least Japan, and I'd rate this package at 5 stars.
July 25, 2012
Originally posted at
great tool for building a deck
I recently built a 30 x 20 ft deck addition on my house and purchased a Milwaukee brushless impact driver with XC batteries for the project. The deck was built on 6x6 posts in concrete and 2x6 pressure treated wood for the decking to match the existing deck. I drove about 1200 3 inch screws, , approx 50 4 inch lag bolts, and 200 smaller screws. The driver was very comfortable to use and easily drove all fasteners. I did not run the batteries completely, but usually switched batteries when the last indicator was still visible. The tool fits my hand very well and although the motor became warm, it wasn't uncomfortable. I have a number of other milwaukee tools and this one is highly recommended.
December 26, 2012
Originally posted at
My new favorite toy. I mean tool
I am a union glazier and use a impact everyday. So its important to have something that has the precision to install hinge screws and powerful enough to anchor bolts for wind shear on curtain wall.
August 4, 2012
Originally posted at
Incredibly Versitile Impact Driver!!!!
They got it right on this one- MUCH better size compared to M18 impact, better torque AND ultimate versatility!!! LED light is better, but would eventually like to see something similar to the DeWalt BL lights. Other than that, this is absolutely awesome!! Replaces the need for M12 screwdriver and impact, as they would be similar to the first two speeds. Wow- very impressed!!! They even improved the chuck to a one handed design- finally!!!!!
May 31, 2012
Originally posted at
This thing is awesome
I bought this after falling in love with the 18v fuel hammer drill. This thing drives cement board screws through Hardie backer into hardwood so fast I can barely see it. It is so light too.
May 22, 2013
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
best impact ever
I use this tool 10 hrs a day 6 days a week never have an issue
February 2, 2013
Great driver
Great impact driver. It is not as fast as the yellow branded model I owned previously. Problem with that was that it regularly snapped bits, even expensive impact rated ones. Probably because of it's brutal, difficult to control speed and power.

This Milwaukee has plenty of power for my needs. I particularly like the 3 speeds which all have different levels of torque. This allows me to use it for jobs where I was unable to use the yellow branded model I had before.

I would highly recommend this tool to anyone.
August 2, 2014
Originally posted at
Amazing drill!!
I use a lot of tools in the trade, working res, commercial and industrial.. Milwaukee is a great product and the new fuel line is amazing!
August 15, 2012
Originally posted at
Exceeded my expectations in every way
I wish I had purchased this long ago instead of using my cordless drills which there is no comparison on the amount of power that the impact driver has. Wow! And it is more compact and easier to use. Thank you!!!
November 5, 2012
Originally posted at

Questions & Answers

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does this come with 48-11-1840 batteries? I want the 4.0 Ah batteries.
Dave on Mar 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Just to confirm, they are the 4 ah batteries: 48-11-1840. I ordered the kit, then was concerned when I read this that it wouldn't be, but I received the kit today (2/4/2014) from CPO and it was the XC 4.0 batteries. As another person noted, this matches what Milwaukee Tool's website says here:

Also, note, there is a 2653-22CT kit that does come with smaller 2 ah batteries (48-11-1820), if you were interested in a smaller/lighter kit for a few bucks less.
Does the M28 battery packs work on a Milwaukee 2653-22 18V Cordless M18 FUEL Lithium-Ion 1/4-in Impact Driver?
Jay on Aug 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not recommended to 28 volt batteries on an 18 volt tool.
where can I buy a replacement belt clip for this drill?
Ron on Sep 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You can contact Milwaukee directly. They will be able to assist you. Their phone number is 1-800-729-3878.

New Vs. Reconditioned

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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.
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Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Driver - 2653-22,
(2) M18 RedLithium XC High Capacity Battery Packs,
Multi-Voltage Charger,
Belt Clip,
Carrying Case,
Product Manual
M18 FUEL 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Driver - 2653-82,
(2) M18 RedLithium XC High Capacity Battery Packs,
Multi-Voltage Charger,
Belt Clip,
Carrying Case,
Product Manual
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