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Fred Werring
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thinking of buying one...could be awful handy on car dashes and whatnot.

For occasional home mechanic use...any real reason I should spring for the Fuel version?
It's about $50 more than the regular.

And how about your luck with knockoff M12 batteries for a spare?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Stay with the real milwaukee batteries. They don't cost excessively and seem to last forever. Get the 1/4 in drive ratchet first. They cost a bit more than the 3/8ths but you will find they do so much. You can get up to 9/16 sockets for them. Don't know that I've ever seen the 1/4 inch in a store but I love mine. Maybe someday I'll get a 3/8ths cause they are sure handy.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would stick with the Fuel. I don't have any M12, but use an M18 high torque 1/2 and 3/8 impacts professionaly. My XC 5.0 battery goes a week and a half on my 1/2, and the 2.0 goes a week in my 3/8.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think the fuel's are worth the cost. More power and longer battery life. No experience with aftermarket batteries.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:31 am    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have the fuel 3/8 ratchet, love it for those hard to reach places and it has a decent set. I would stick with Milwaukee battery’s. I also have the stubby 3/8” fuel 12v impact gun which is very impressive for its size. Everything I have I use in my home shop which is borderline professional use.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Milwaukee battery's last longer than I do Sad
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

we have one and I really like using it !! its got lots of power . smaller lug nuts and bolts come right off and bigger ones that are not stuck .stay with Milwaukee batteries. if it needs more power I get its big brother out.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wound up buying the 3/8 Fuel version, it claims about another 20 ft.lbs. of torque than the non-fuel version. Never know when you'll need more power.

Put together my own kit: new ratchet from ebay for $120 delivered, new milwaukee battery charger from ebay for $18, delivered.

Did go cheap on the batteries, pack of 2 2.5AH(claimed) knockoff batteries for $26 from Amazon...I have prime, so shipping didn't cost extra. And Amazon is real good about returns if needed.

So the "kit' got put together for $164...I'm happy. And I've got the batteries and charger if I "need" any more M12 powered tools.

Be Good
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Milwaukee cordless 3/8 ratchet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The fuel models are brushless. More efficient and longer lasting.

Milwaukee's warranty program is pretty good, get on the website, print out the ticket and shipping label, mail it in. The batteries even carry a couple year warranty.

Look up Jersey discount tool company.
 
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