milwaukee M12FIR38 M12 FUEL 3/8 inch High Speed Ratchet User Manual

M12FIR38 M12 FUEL 3/8 inch High Speed Ratchet

Cat. No.
M12 FHIR38 M12 FUEL 3/8″ High Speed Ratchet
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand operator’s manual.


·Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or


jewellery. Keep your hair and clothing away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or







long hair can be caught in moving parts. ·If devices are provided for the connection of dust

tions provided with this power tool. Failure to extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are

follow all instructions listed below may result in connected and properly used. Use of dust collection

Save all can reduce dust-related hazards.

warnings and instructions for future reference. ·Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of

The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your tools allow you to become complacent and ignore

mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-oper- tool safety principles. A careless action can cause

ated (cordless) power tool.

severe injury within a fraction of a second.



·Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark ·Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool

areas invite accidents.

for your application. The correct power tool will do the

·Do not operate power tools in explosive atmo- job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.

·Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn

liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks

Any power tool that cannot be controlled

which may ignite the dust or fumes.

with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.

·Keep children and bystanders away while operating ·Disconnect the plug from the power source and/

a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control. or remove the battery pack, if detachable, from

·Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock. ·Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded. ·Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.

the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally. ·Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. ·Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage

Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock. ·Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock. ·When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock. ·If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of a RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.

power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools. ·Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control. ·Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. from those intended could result in a hazardous situation. ·Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean and free from oil and grease. Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for safe handling and


control of the tool in unexpected situations.

·Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE

common sense when operating a power tool. Do

not use a power tool while you are tired or under A

manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type

moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury. ·Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as a dust

another battery pack. · battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may

mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries. ·Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch

·When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another.

source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying Shorting the battery terminals together may cause

the tool. switch or energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.

·Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally

·Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.

additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.

·Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance

at all times. This enables better control of the power

tool in unexpected situations.


·Do not use a battery pack or tool that is damaged or


Cat. No. ………………………………………. M12 FHIR38

risk of injury. ·Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or excessive temperature. Exposure to fire or temperature above 130°C (265°F) may cause explosion.
·Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the battery pack or tool outside the temperature
Charging im-

RPM……………………………………………………. 0 – 450 Torque Range …………………………………. 0-47.5 Nm Square Drive Anvil …………………………………….. 3/8″ Volts………………………………………………….. 12V DC Battery Type …………………………………………. M12TM Charger Type…………………………………………M12TM Recommended Ambient
Operating Temperature………………….-17°C to 51C



person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained. ·Never service damaged battery packs. Service of battery packs should only be performed by the manufacturer or authorised service providers.



·Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces,

when performing an operation where the fastener

may contact hidden wiring. Fasteners contacting a

“live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power

tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.

·Always use common sense and be cautious

when using tools. It is not possible to anticipate

every situation that could result in a dangerous

outcome. Do not use this tool if you do not

understand these operating instructions or you feel

the work is beyond your capability; contact

MILWAUKEE® Tool or a trained professional for

additional information or training.

·Maintain labels and nameplates. These carry

important information. If unreadable or missing, contact

a MILWAUKEE® service facility for a replacement.


Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other

construction activities contains chemicals known to

cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive

harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

·lead from lead-based paint

·crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other

masonry products, and

·arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.

Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on

how often you do this type of work. To reduce your

exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated

area, and work with approved safety equipment, such

as those dust masks that are specially designed to

Volts Direct Current No Load Revolutions per Minute (RPM)
Read operator’s manual.
Lock Switch Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM). This product meets applicable regulatory requirements. Do not dispose of electric tools together with household waste material. Electric tools and electronic equipment that have reached the end of their life must be collected separately and returned to an environmentally compatible recycling facility.
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To reduce injury, and

the risk product

of fire, personal damage due to

a short circuit, never immerse your tool, battery

pack or charger in fluid or allow a fluid to flow inside

them. Corrosive or conductive fluids, such as

seawater , certain industrial chemicals, and bleach or bleach-containing products, etc., can cause a short circuit.


Do not charge batteries.


1. Paddle switch 2. Lock switch 3. LED 4. 3/8″ square drive anvil
5. Forward/reverse toggle 6. Fuel gauge 7. Handle








charger –

manual supplied with your charger and battery.

Removing/Inserting the Battery To remove the battery, push in the release buttons
and pull the battery pack away from the tool.


Always remove battery pack before changing or removing accessories.

To insert the battery, slide the pack into the body of the tool. Make sure it latches securely into place.


Only use accessories recommended for this



may be hazardous.

Use only sockets and other accessories spe-

Using the Forward/Reverse Toggle

For forward (clockwise) rotation, rotate the forward/reverse toggle


counterclockwise. Check the direc-

tion of rotation before use.

For reverse (counterclockwise)

rotation, rotate the forward/reverse toggle clockwise. Check the direction


of rotation before use.

Lock Switch To lock the paddle switch, slide the lock switch to the locked position. To unlock the paddle switch, slide the lock switch to the unlocked position. The paddle switch will not work when the lock switch is in the locked position. Always lock the paddle switch or remove the battery pack before performing maintenance, changing accessories, storing the tool and any time the tool is not in use.

sockets and accessories might shatter or break causing injury.
Attaching and Removing Accessories These tools are intended only for use with accesso-

Starting, Stopping and Controlling Speed 1. To start
pull the paddle switch. NOTE: An LED is turned on when the trigger is

ries designed for impact tools. Other sockets could shatter or break, causing injury. 1. Use only appropriate Square Drive Sockets. 2. To attach a socket or other accessory, align the

released. 2. To vary the speed, increase or decrease the pres-
sure on the trigger. The further the trigger is pulled, the greater the speed.

onto the tool.

3. To stop the tool, release the trigger. Ensure the tool has come to a complete stop before laying

the drive anvil.



To reduce the always wear

risk of injury, proper eye

protection marked to comply with

AS/NZS 1337.1.

Always remove battery pack before changing

or removing accessories. Only use accessories

the tool down.



To reduce the risk of injury, always unplug the charger and

remove the battery pack from the charger or tool before performing any maintenance. Never disassemble the tool, battery pack or charger. Contact a MILWAUKEE® service facility for ALL repairs.
Maintaining Tool

may be hazardous. Fuel Gauge
To determine the amount of charge left in the battery, turn the tool ON. The Fuel Gauge will light up for 2-3 seconds. When less than 10% of charge is left, 1 light
To signal the end of charge, 1 light on the fuel gauge
the battery pack. If the battery becomes too hot, the fuel gauge lights
run. Allow the battery to cool down.

Keep your tool, battery pack and charger in good repair by adopting a regular maintenance program. Inspect your tool for issues such as undue noise, misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, or any other condition that may affect the tool operation. Return the tool, battery pack, and charger to a MILWAUKEE® service facility for repair. After six months to one year, depending on use, return the tool, battery pack and charger to a MILWAUKEE® service facility for inspection. If the tool does not start or operate at full power with a fully charged battery pack, clean the contacts on the battery pack. If the tool still does not work properly, return the tool, charger and battery pack, to a MILWAUKEE® service facility for repairs.


To reduce the risk jury and damage,

of personal innever immerse

your tool, battery pack or charger in liquid or

Cleaning Clean dust and debris from vents. Keep handles clean, dry and free of oil or grease. Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean, since certain cleaning agents and solvents are harmful to plastics and other insulated parts. Some of these include gasoline, turpentine, lacquer thinner, paint thinner, chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and household deter-
combustible solvents around tools.

Repairs For repairs, return the tool, battery pack and charger to the nearest authorised service centre.


Use ries.

only recommended accessoOthers may be hazardous.

For a complete listing of accessories, go online to or contact a distributor.


Please refer to Australian and New Zealand warranty supplied with tool. This warranty applies only to product sold by authorised dealers in Australia and New Zealand.
SERVICE – AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND MILWAUKEE® prides itself in producing a premium quality product that is Nothing But Heavy DutyTM. Your satisfaction with our products is very important to us! If you encounter any problems with the operation of this tool, please contact your authorised MILWAUKEE® dealer.
For a list of MILWAUKEE® dealers, guarantee or service agents please contact MILWAUKEE® Customer Service or visit our website. (Australia Toll Free Telephone Number 1300 645 928) (New Zealand Toll Free Telephone Number 0800 645 928) or visit

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation 13135 West Lisbon Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin U.S.A. 53005
Milwaukee Tool (Australia) 21 Kelletts Road, Rowville, VIC 3178
Melbourne, Australia
Milwaukee Tool (New Zealand) 274 Church Street, Penrose, Auckland, 1061, New Zealand


Documents / Resources

milwaukee M12FIR38 M12 FUEL 3/8 inch High Speed Ratchet [pdf] User Manual
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