The new Milwaukee cordless M12 & M18 copper press tools are just hitting store shelves now. Milwaukee has added a nice Mail-In Rebate promotion to help build a little excitement as well as help sell the whole copper pipe solution. The Milwaukee M12 Press Tool 2473-22 ($1799, Ohio Power Tool) and 2673-22 ($3099, Ohio Power Tool) or any of the copper pressing tools for that matter are serious investments, their thought is to automate the entire process it looks like.
We already looked at the features of these new Milwaukee Pressing Tools in a previous post and it looks like Milwaukee is really trying to create the complete system. They have broken down all the time spent on a job and tried to find a solution (tool or accessory) to maximize all of the time spent cutting, fitting, installing, reworking, etc.
The Mail-In Rebate Deal helps drive the point home by providing the M12 Copper Tube Cutter & M12 Battery ($150 Value) for FREE! By simplifying all the steps in the process at once the time savings can be significant and will ensure a uniform accurate job every time. If you are interested in the M18 Press Tool and wondering why there is not charger with the M12 tools you just walked right into the Milwaukee trap, as this M18 Tool comes with the new duel M12/M18 charger ($54, Ohio Power Tool) like you find with the M18 FUEL tools and will soon see with all the M18 tools.