Milwaukee® Adds New Bits to Shockwave™ Line with Lifetime Tip Warranty

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to re-define extreme driver bit performance and wear resistance with the introduction of SHOCKWAVE™ MATRIX CARBIDE, a new line of premium driver bits backed by a Lifetime Tip Warranty.

“When Milwaukee introduced SHOCKWAVE™ in 2009, the innovative shock absorbing shank, Shockzone, was the first of its kind and led to a revolution in industry-wide design. Since then, Milwaukee has continued to develop, innovate and fine tune the SHOCKWAVE™ line to ensure the very best fit, performance and wear resistance available on the market,” says Allie Jensen, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Driving up to 2800 more screws than other premium driver bits in testing, SHOCKWAVE™ MATRIX CARBIDE is the new industry benchmark.”


Through the disruptive engineering methods and new-to-world innovation in SHOCKWAVE™ MATRIX CARBIDE bits, users no longer have to sacrifice wear resistance to gain impact durability.  The combination of proprietary Matrix Carbide Steel and optimized Shockzone technology deliver extreme wear resistance while still being able to absorb the peak torque of an impact driver. This revolutionary advancement in driver bit technology is backed with a Lifetime Tip Warranty ensuring users that they will continue to be able to drive fasteners long after all other bits have failed.

“While Shockwave Matrix Carbide will outperform other impact bits across all applications, the extreme wear resistance will be the most valuable in highly repetitive tasks such as steel stud framing, drywalling, decking and pre-fabrication”, says Jensen.  “Applications where thousands of screws are driven lead bits to cam-out and wear overtime, but Shockwave™ Matrix Carbide™ will maintain their best fit longer than all other bits on the market.”

Like all SHOCKWAVE™ solutions, the new bits are optimized with a unique Shockzone™ geometry in varying lengths and thicknesses to absorb peak torque and prevent breaking. The new SHOCKWAVE™ MATRIX CARBIDE driver bits will include a variety of bit lengths and kit configurations in Phillips, Square, and Torx® tips.


In conjunction with the new premium line, Milwaukee Tool has also continued to innovate and optimize the original SHOCKWAVE™ Impact Duty driver bit line and will be rolling out a new generation in the Spring of 2019. The upgraded line was engineered to extend bit life with a Custom ALLOY76™ Steel for up to 50X more life, and will feature a new WEAR GUARD TIP™ to protect the fit over the life of the bit. An optimized Shockzone™ also absorbs peak torque and prevents breaking.

Milwaukee Tool’s SHOCKWAVE™ Impact Duty accessories are designed and developed to be the best performing impact accessory solutions in the industry.  Through disruptive new engineering methods such as proprietary materials, progressive heat treatments, and advanced geometry, Milwaukee® continues to focus on driving impact accessory performance forward and providing the best user experience for the application at hand. Milwaukee® is dedicated to saving time and increasing productivity for users and will continue to invest in and expand its SHOCKWAVE™ Impact Duty line.



Phillips – PH1, PH2, PH3  (Available April 2019)

3” Magnetic Bit Holder (Available April 2019)

Square – SQ1, SQ2, SQ3  (Available October 2019)

Torx® –T20, T25 (Available October 2019)


Suggested Sample List

48-32-3100: Shockwave™ Matrix Carbide™ 3" Bit Holder w/ 2 PH2 Insert Bits

48-32-3412: Shockwave Matrix Carbide 1” PH2 2PK

48-32-3912: Shockwave Matrix Carbide 2.25” PH2 2PK


About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.