Milwaukee Adds New Shockwave Bits with Lifetime Tip Warranty

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)

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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