I’ve had the 12V 3/8 ratchet for maybe 6 years now. They did not make a fuel one when I got it. I’ll put it this way, I am not easy on it and use the hell out of it. Sometimes you might have to smack it with you palm to break something loose but no complaints. I will replace it with a Fuel model if I ever kill it.Thanks for posting this about the stubby 3/8" impact. I've been looking to add to my Milwaukee 12 volt kit as I have a half dozen or so of them. They are great for when we travel in the 5th wheel, as they are light and don't take up a lot of room. Does anyone have the Milwaukee 12 volt 3/8" ratchet? That has caught my eye also.
I made the jump from Dewalt NiCd to Milwaukee lithium when they came out. I have both Fuel and non fuel. Somethings I got before they had a fuel model available and others I didn’t want to spend the extra for something I might use little. I am most happy with all of it. The lithium was the biggest selling point to me.