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Milwaukee M12 Build Your Own Kit Promotion

m12 build your own

Until the end of the year, Milwaukee is letting users build their own kit in the M12 cordless tool platform. This is kind of a complicated promotion, so bear with me while I try to explain it. (more…)

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Makita Launches 18V Caulk Gun LXGC011, Competes Directly with Milwaukee M12 & M18

Makita vs Milwaukee Caulk

Milwaukee Tool seemed to have cornered the battery powered caulk gun for the past decade with their Nicd 14.4v tool 6562-21, which is actually still being requested. This original Milwaukee gun put out 620 lbs force and was the industry standard for a long time. Over the past 2 years Milwaukee has launched several M18 Caulk Guns as well as M12 Caulk Guns which have replaced the predecessor. Makita however is certainly not planning to leave the Red team untested in this arena and will be launching several of their own 18V Caulk Guns including the LXGC011 ($330) which are claiming the highest dispensing force at 1,100 lbs. (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 HammerVac 2306-22 Plays Nice with Others

m12 hammervac

The Milwaukee M12 HammerVac’s March release seeks to solve a problem that exists in the realm of dust extracting in drilling applications. While many tool brands have a vacuum/hammer drill combo, it only works with a specific drill or in a specific way. The Milwaukee M12 HammerVac 2306-22 is designed to be compatible with most existing SDS rotary hammers and corded and cordless hammer drills.

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Milwaukee M12 Fuel Eyes Bigger Competition

M12 Fuel vs 18V

Milwaukee Tools has slated the Milwaukee M12 Fuel series for a release in February 2013. These tools, which are an expansion of the already popular M18 Fuel series, not only feature brushless motors and other upgrades to the internal mechanics of the tool, but will be accompanied by the release of M12 REDLITHIUM batteries in new 2.0 Ah and 4.0 Ah capacities. These new features will combine to make a tool with significantly more run time, power, and torque that Milwaukee hopes will be able to compete with other brands’ 18V compact tools. (more…)

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Milwaukee Tool, What’s to Come Second Half of 2011

 

We are not sure how many times the words “disruptive innovation” were used in the single day Milwaukee press event but certainly it was much higher than we could have counted. While we are still not 100% sure how their new products are disruptive; it was clear the guys at Milwaukee have been hard at work on the innovation side of things. With a narrow focus on who they have identified as their core customers in the areas of Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC & MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) Milwaukee has really seemed to figure out who they want to be when they grow up. Below are just a few examples of new products we were not sworn to secrecy on.

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Milwaukee Red Lithium Battery Features Explained in Video

Here is a nice short video highlighting several of the features of the new Milwaukee Red Lithium batteries we first wrote about last September. For more specs on individual tools specifically visit Ohio Power Tool, either the Milwaukee M12 or Milwaukee M18 product pages.



   

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Milwaukee M12 PVC / PEX Shear Cutter 2470-21

How to cut PVC the easy way with this innovative tool, yet another addition to the Milwaukee M12 battery system. It is clear they are really going after the Plumbers, Electricians and other tradesman with their compact 12 volt tools and this is another perfect example. The M12 2470-21 ($199) is designed specifically for cutting PVC & PEX tubing and really isn’t made for much else, unless you wanted to remove an extra finger or two. If you are a plumber, install sprinklers or work with PVC a lot this could be a very handy tool. Currently the most popular alternative would be a manual ratcheting PVC cutter like the Ridgid RC-2375 ($87) which can get tiring if you are using it all day.

The cutter itself puts out 1,900 in-lbs torque which is plenty to get through 2” PVC in about 3 seconds. The 12 volt lithium battery is rated to make over 200 cuts per charge. Using the tool is very simple, hold down the safety and pull the variable speed trigger. Once the cut is made there is a separate quick release trigger, not sure why there is a reverse option on the cutter as the quick release works much better. The blade is very easy to change and the wrench for removing it is conveniently stored on the tool, another nice feature. Checkout this Photo Album for more images.

       

Will a tool like this be successful? The market for a PVC cutter is much smaller than for a handy tool like the M12 Hackzall and it will depend on if plumbers will adopt it. It is in a similar boat to the M12 Copper Cutter ($219) which seemed like a great idea but hasn’t seen a big shift away from the tried & true manual copper cutters like the Ridgid 118 ($28). However the manual copper cutters are significantly cheaper and can cut almost as quick with little effort. The price gap for the PVC cutters (manual vs M12) is much smaller, the 2470-20 (bare tool) is only $129 and the manual PVC cutters require much more effort. Hopefully the new Milwaukee 2470-21 will find lots of success among professional.

        

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Win A FREE Milwaukee M12 Driver with Facebook


You may have noticed we added a new Facebook page for Coptool which is a great way for us to upload lots of extra pictures from reviews, hopefully making for better reviews. It would also be a great way for other to comment and upload pictures from their own experiences. To encourage people to become Fans and use the new Facebook Page, Ohio Power Tool is donating a Milwaukee M12 2401-22 to be given away randomly to one of the Facebook Fans. If things go well an additional 2401-22 will be given away for each 100 additional fans (after the first 100). All you need to do to enter is Become a Fan by September 30th.

The Milwaukee M12 2401-22 is one of the most popular Compact Screwdriver and with the Milwaukee M12 tool line expanding as fast as it is, a great addition to anyone’s toolbox. Currently the 2401-22 is on sale for $99 and is also applicable for the free M12 battery 48-11-2401 Mail-In Rebate. That’s a total of (3) M12 batteries which currently sell for $59 each.

 

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Milwaukee Tool Heavy Duty Super Fan

I recently had the pleasure to visit Eric at his home and see where some of the Milwaukee Tools from Ohio Power Tool end up. By day a mild-mannered CPA, after hour a man of many talents equipped with the latest Heavy Duty gear. Some of his Milwaukee tools include: Right Angle Drill, Super Sawzall, Jig Saw, 7-1/4” Circular Saw, ½” Drill, Orbital Sander, M12 Drill/Driver, V28 Hammer Drill, 2-1/4” Router Kit, Radio, M12 M-Spector, M12 Hackzall, M18 Compact Drill, M18 Impact Driver, most of the accessory kits and currently waiting on some of the new 9” Diamond Grit Sawzall Blades. While his setup was cleaned up for the visit, he does keep all the tool kits and accessory kits on the wall as you see here. Eric said it keeps everything out of the way, maximizing space and when he needs a couple tools for a project everything is right at his fingers to grab and go. He has had many tools over the years but fell in love with the Milwaukee 7-1/4” circular saw he received as a gift several years ago, really impressed with how well it stood up he bought another Milwaukee and another. Now he doesn’t even consider buying another brand if Milwaukee makes a similar tool.    

Some of his recent projects include finishing the basement I was in, a real nice job by the way, adding a deck out back, finishing the garage and currently working on an IPE Wood deck at his father’s house.  He is also a bit of a mechanic and did some nice work on a 1991 Mustang 5.0 which he sold earlier this year. Another thing that really impressed me was his Ingersoll Rand compressor set up which can be used in the basement next to the workbench but he also ran a line and hookup in the garage, it is a nice system, I’m jealous.

Thanks again Eric, for letting me come over and checkout the digs. For all your Milwaukee Tool needs visit www.OhioPowerTool.com. Currently there are some amazing deals for Free Tools with the M12 & M18 lines but they end June 30th so get your orders in this weekend!      

  

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Milwaukee Tools 2009 Press Event


Last week Milwaukee Tools held their annual event to introduce new products to all the media outlets. We received an invite but unfortunately had to miss the event. We did however speak with some of those that were in attendance and apparently it was a really great event with a wide range of new innovative products. You might also want to checkout the review & photos from http://www.toolsnob.com/, who has some great coverage from the event. Below are some of the highlighted items from the show we will be featuring over the next weeks & months.

M12 line
- M12 AC/DC Charger: charges Milwaukee M12 batteries in the car or through a traditional outlet
- M12 M-Spector AV: the next generation of the m-spector records video, photo and audio on a 2BG memory card
- M12 Tool Holster: tool belt portability for your M12 tools
- M12 High Capacity Battery: fits all M12 tools to increase runtime and power
- M12 Radio: exclusive digital processor and weather sealed MP3 compartment
- M12 Right Angle Drill: 3.75" head for drilling and fastening in tight spaces
- M12 PVC Shear: cuts 2" schedule 40 PVC in 3 seconds
- Digital Contractor Radio: powered by 120VAC, M12, M18, V18, V28, and slide pack Ni-CAd batteries
 

M18 line
- M18 AC/DC charger: charges Milwaukee M18 batteries in the car or through a traditional outlet
- M18 Compact Band Saw: only 9.5lbs and 16" long, compact and light weight design for cutting overhead and in tight spaces
- M18 Flex Light: convenient hands free use
 

V28 line
- V28 1/2" Hammer Drill / Driver:750 in-lbs of peak torque and compact size
- V28 1/2" 3/4" & 7/16" High Torque Impact Wrenches: best in class torque, compact size, light weight

We can’t wait to see some of this stuff hit the shelves along with the tools and accessories we have already written about from Milwaukee. These guys are really stepping it up to fill out their power tool lines and thus far we have been extremely impressed with the quality and performance of their professional grade tools.

If you are interested in Milwaukee Tools you can visit www.OhioPowerTool.com, a premier distributor of all Milwaukee tools, accessories and parts. If you have any questions about existing products or products coming down the pipe you can also call 800-242-4424 or email sales@ohiopowertool.com  

  

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