Category Archives: Milwaukee

Milwaukee M12 Rocket 2132-20 OR M18 Rocket 2131-20 Work Light?

You’re working in the dark and some light would be greatly appreciated. Milwaukee recently introduced a new member to the lighting family, the M12 Rocket Dual Power Tower Light (2132-20). Is it worth skipping the new and approved M18 Rocket (2131-20)? Let’s shine some light on the differences of the two models to determine our decision.  (more…)

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Inside Look | Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7-1/4″ Circular Saws GEN 1 #2731 vs GEN 2 #2732

The new Milwaukee GEN 2 is here, complete with a number of upgrades. What upgrades? We’re going to show you! We take an Inside Look with the help of 3 pros, Foreman AJ Delancey, Design Builder Steve Gohring, and Tool Expert Kris Cousins. All three get hands-on with both the Gen 1 ($489, two 9Ah HD batteries 2731-22HD) AND Gen 2 ($399, one 12Ah HD battery 2732-21HD) models and provide feedback.  (more…)

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Inside Look | Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hammer Drill 2704-22 vs 2804-22

M18 FUEL Hammer Drills

Well the Red team is at it again updating their FUEL brushless Hammer Drills for the 3rd time, they say 3rd time is the charm! The 2704-22 generation 2 was a huge leap forward on the power side GEN 1 was 750 in-lbs to 1,200 in-lbs for GEN 2. When we look at the power change GEN 2 to GEN 3 2804-22 specs are pretty flat, with the same 1,200 in-lbs stated. That being said we weren’t really looking for more power here, already one of the most powerful in the market the 2804-22 really focuses on some other areas for improvement, going more compact and some other improvements.

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Inside Look | Milwaukee M18 GEN 3 Impact Driver vs GEN 2 Impact Driver

We took an INSIDE LOOK at Milwaukee’s GEN3 1/4” Hex Impact Driver 2804-22. This latest addition to the M18 Fuel lineup is only 4 and a half inches in length and boasts 2,000 inch pounds of torque (which is a 200-inch-pound increase-in-power over the previous GEN2 model from 2017). So here’s a look at Gen 2 vs Gen 3 and see what has improved in a year, in terms of Milwaukee’s engineering, design, and performance.  (more…)

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Milwaukee Tool | M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vac

Our feed’s are filled with kids all suited up with backpacks, going back to school. I figured now is good time to show off Milwaukee’s backpacks too! The Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum (bare tool) is shipping in a couple weeks (September 1st) and is available for pre order at Ohio Power Tool for only $299!  (more…)

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Milwaukee Tools | Lineman Utility Hand Tools & Storage Solutions

We’re STILL sorting through all of the content we’ve obtained from NPS18! The presentation above is an overview of  New lineman tools, Lineman’s Pliers, Hawk Bill Knives, Cutters, Utility Bucket Storage, Tool Bags and other Storage Solutions specifically geared towards Linesman.
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Milwaukee Tool M12 FUEL 3″ Compact Cut Off Tool | Cut Through Metal, Tile, Drywall and Cement!

I’ve been patiently waiting since NPS18 to get my hands on this. I’m the guy that uses a Grinder to cut everything. I rarely use a Grinder for what it’s intended for, which is, well, grinding. This 3″ Cut Off Tool from Milwaukee is a perfect addition to my toolbox. It’s compact design and rubber gripped handle make for perfect one-hand operation.  (more…)

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Cordless 9” Grinders: M18 FUEL 2785 vs Makita 18Vx2 XAG13

Cordless 9" Grinders

We’d had a few opportunities to run the Makita 9” cordless grinder 18Vx2 LXT XAG13PT1 ($419), both in metal cutting applications as well as in concrete cutting and concrete grinding applications. It has done fairly well for cordless grinder, very close to a large corded grinder. Milwaukee has now launched its own 9” cordless grinder in the 2785-21HD ($399) but with only 18V we look to see if it can keep up with Makita’s 36V grinder.

There is also a 3rd option for cordless 9” grinders worth mentioning in the Metabo WPB 36-18 LXT BL ($699, bare) which is a nice tool however at double the price, once batteries are factored, this puts is pretty far out of range when compared to the other two. (more…)

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Inside Look | Milwaukee M18 FUEL Table Saw

One of the most anticipated new tools to come out of the Milwaukee NPS this year was the M18 Fuel Cordless Tablesaw, running on Milwaukee’s new 12.0Ah HD batteries. A few weeks ago we got our hands on the saw, and immediately brought it over to AJ Delancey at AD Enterprises. We asked AJ to put the saw to work on the job site so we could get some real world feedback.  (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches

M12 Stubby Impact Wrench

The biggest thing to happen to Air Impact Wrenches over the past few years has been the stubby! We’ve seen the top air tool lines from IR, CP and other launch these compact tools with big success but nothing in a cordless versions, Until Now! Welcome the M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2″ versions. Super compact size at 5.1” with impressive torque at 250 ft-lbs, these are going to lead to even less air hoses on the shop floor.

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