Milwaukee® Introduces an M12™ Version of Their Popular SURGE™ Hydraulic Driver

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to revolutionize the tool industry with the introduction of the new M12 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver. As the first 12V subcompact hydraulic driver in the market, the SURGE™ uses a technology called FLUID-DRIVE™ Hydraulic Powertrain* which delivers 2X less noise and vibration and maintains peak torque longer than standard impact drivers.

“Milwaukee® has always been at the forefront of fastening technology and with the launch of the M18 FUEL™ SURGE™ we were able to provide a better user experience through quieter operation and less vibration, while driving small to medium diameter fasteners equal to or faster than a standard impact driver,” said Eric Rusch, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “With the introduction of the M12 FUEL™ SURGE™ we’re bringing this same incredible technology to our M12™ subcompact line. The M12 FUEL™ SURGE™ will be ideal for current and future M12™ users that drive lots of small to medium diameter fasteners or perform high amounts of service work.” 

The new M12 FUELSURGE™ operates up to 2X quieter than standard impacts, which not only makes it an excellent option for quieter work environments such as maintenance in an occupied building or service work, but it also provides inherent hearing benefits.

Being the only subcompact hydraulic driver in the market, the compact design offers users a new solution for working in tight spaces. Its smaller size allow for it to be easily transported on a tool belt or in a backpack and allows the best access in confined workspaces.

With up to 2X less vibration, the smoother performance of SURGE™ provides more control and creates less fatigue and strain on the user. The exclusive FLUID-DRIVE™ Hydraulic Powertrain design essentially replaces the traditional hammer and anvil mechanism found in standard impacts with a hydraulic mechanism that generates the power necessary to create torque. Because there’s no metal-on-metal contact, the net result is smoother performance, with a decrease in noise and vibration, as well as longer sustained torque.

With faster driving speeds than standard impacts in certain applications, and 450 in/lbs of sustained torque, the new tool delivers unmatched performance.

  As with all M12 FUEL™ products**, the new tools feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software— to deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time.

            Available in August 2019, the new M12 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and dedication to game changing technology.

*FLUID-DRIVE™ Hydraulic Powertrain- When paired with the exclusive technologies in M12 FUEL™, the SURGE™ is in a class of its own. The “oil-impulse” options available today ask the user to choose between some pretty significant trade-offs. Some options focus on speed and torque at the expense of size and weight, while others focus on ergonomics at the expense of performance. With the new M18 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydrauli Driver users will experience the best of both worlds- all the holistic benefits of an oil impulse mechanism without the extreme trade-offs.

**M12 FUEL™ power tools are designed, engineered, and built to deliver extreme performance and productivity. All M12 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M12 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful sub-compact cordless tools in their class.



M12 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver (2551-20)

  • 5.2” Long
  • 450 in-lbs of longer sustained torque
  • 3,200 RPM
  • 3,400 IPM
  • 4-Mode Drive Control with dedicated Self-Tapping Screw mode


Includes M12 FUEL™ SURGE™ ¼” Hex Hydraulic Driver, (2) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Packs, (1) M12™ Charger, belt clip & carrying case.

*Also available as a bare tool (2551-20) and in 2-pc combo kit with M12 FUEL™ Hammer Drill (2582-22)


About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. 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.