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Regular pistol-grip impact drivers and wrenches can come up short when fasteners are located in tight places. Milwaukee’s solution is these two new right-angle models—the 2667 1/4-inch impact driver (left) and the 2668 3/8-inch impact wrench—which require less than 2 inches clearance at the head and bring the brand’s impact fastening product line to a total of 18 tools. Features include an eight-position rotating head, a paddle switch that works with forward or rear hand grips, two speed settings, and an LED headlight.
Both tools will be available in October 2014. Bare tool prices are $120 for the model 2667-20 and $150 for the model 2668-20; kits include an M18 Redlithium compact battery, an M18/M12 charger, and a case, and sell for $180 (2667-21CT) and $230 (2668-2XC). —Updated from Michael Springer’s blog at toolsofthetrade.net.
Michael Springer became a tool user at an early age—rehabbing houses with his family in Milwaukee. He attended architecture school at the University of Colorado and then later operated a high-end remodeling company. Bit by the writing bug, he became a tool tester and technology writer, working as the Product Editor of JLC and Executive Editor of Tools of the Trade. Michael is currently self-employed, working from his office and shop in Boulder County, Colorado. He specializes in tool testing and industry coverage for professional construction, woodworking, and DIY publications. While not wielding a chain saw, axe, or drawknife for rustic woodworking projects, Michael seeks out and restores antique hand tools to add to his extensive “user tool” collection. Outside of the shop, Michael is a passionate rock drummer and pipe band drummer who enjoys both performing and teaching.