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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches

Milwaukee M18 2861-20

It’s no secret among mechanics there is a large migrations away from air tools towards cordless options. New impacts can generate a ton of power in some case too much however they can also be bulky and don’t always offer enough control of the power. These new “Mid-Torque” M18 FUEL Impacts provide a solution with plenty of torque needed for most applications but much closer in size to their compact impacts with more options for control of the power. These new 2860-22 ($399, ½” pin) and 2861-22 ($399, ½” ring) both offer 450 ft lbs torque and should fill the need for many tradesmen.

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Milwaukee Introduces Industry’s First Utility Bucket LED Light

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Milwaukee expands on its commitment to utilities, linemen and innovates on its growing cordless lighting systems with their introduction of the new M18 Utility Bucket Light. The Bucket Light features a patented spring-loaded bucket clamp that fits all buckets and bucket liners up to 4” and allows for easy attachment, deployment, and movement and even works on the corner of the bucket.

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Milwaukee Targets High-End Everyday Carry Knives with Hardline

Milwaukee D2 Knives

Milwaukee Tool has introduced a line of higher-end knives called Hardline which can be found exclusively at your favorite local or online tool supply house. The Hardline knives are currently available in 4 options: 2.5″ (48-22-1997, $59.99), 3″ serrated (48-22-1998 $69.99), 3″ smooth (48-22-1994 $69.99) and 3.5″ (48-22-1999 $79.99). The feedback on these knives, at least for the first few months, has been extremely positive for quality, blade sharpness retention and overall value.

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At 3:26 PM | Posted in Hand Tools, Milwaukee | 1 Comment

Milwaukee Is Getting into the Drywall Market with a Screwgun and Cut-out Tool

M18 Screw Gun Cut-Out Tool

Milwaukee is expanding its M18 line with a brushless drywall screwgun and a cut out tool.

Milwaukee typically lists their “core trades” as being plumbing, HVAC, electrical and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) professionals. There isn’t a huge window for drywall hangers to fit in with those categories, so a foray into drywall tools wasn’t part of the initial FUEL release. Milwaukee is planning to rectify their neglect of drywall professions with an M18 FUEL Drywall Screwgun and an M18 Cut Out Tool.

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No Priming and Auto Shutoff with M18 Fluid Transfer Pump 2771

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The Milwaukee cordless fluid transfer pump 2771-21 ($271) seeks to provide a cordless solution for jobs that require water transfer. (more…)

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The Milwaukee M18 Rocket Tower Is Also a Charger

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The new Milwaukee M18 Tower Light has integrated AC Power and charges batteries.

The older Milwaukee M18 Stand light was a reasonable success, largely due to its runtime, brightness, and the fact that it collapsed down into an easily transportable package quickly and without tools. In September of 2016, Milwaukee will be launching their update to this product with a couple of key feature changes. (more…)

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The Milwaukee FUEL Sawzall with One-Key Knows More Than Me

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Milwaukee’s newest M18 Sawzall will use One-Key to optimize the tool for the material being cut.

When linked to the One-Key app, the user will be given the option to manually select a ramp-up speed and a maximum strokes per minute. The app will also give users the ability to choose the material they are cutting from a list provided by Milwaukee, then select the thickness of the material. The app will then make a recommendation for which blade the user should use, and dial in the ramp-up and speed accordingly. It wall also have all of the great One-Key tracking ability, which can act as a theft deterrent and help you find lost tools. (more…)

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The M18 Radius Site Light Wants to Show You the Way

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The Radius light from Milwaukee is engineered to provide an area lighting solution that replaces its halogen and fluorescent predecessors.

The M18 radius light  can be used as a cordless light or using Milwaukee’s M18 batteries, features a maximum output of 4,400 Lumens and a maximum runtime of 10 hours (with 9.0 high output batteries). The AC on the light is pass through, so at the worst you don’t totally occupy a cord you may want to use for something else (providing that other thing has low amp draw, like a radio or charger) and at best you are able to string multiple lighting solutions together.  Up to 12 lights can be strung together. However, the light is not a charger, and no power comes from the AC outlet when the light is running off of its battery.  (more…)

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Brushless Grinder Challenge 2015 – Milwaukee, Makita & Metabo

Metabo vs Makita vs Milwaukee 18v Grinders

Over the past several years we have seen some great leaps forward in cordless grinders. Until recently many would not even call them “cordless grinders” only “cordless cut-off” tools because they would stall almost instantly if you actually tried to grind with them. Thanks to the advances in brushless motors and new higher amperage 4Ah, 5Ah, 6Ah+ batteries we are now seeing cordless grinders start to outperform many corded models. If this trend continues and prices continue to come down we could see a big shift towards cordless grinders. For this comparison we are looking at the cordless brushless 18V grinders from Milwaukee, Makita and Metabo.

The goal of this test is to basically look at these 3 top grinders and compare how they perform in heavy applications, speed as well as battery life. Grinders are much tougher tools to compare side by side with stats because there are no torque ratings only RPMs which means very little without a solid motor behind it. Of course we will also look at costs, aerodynamic, safety features and other aspects of each tool.  (more…)

At 4:28 PM | Posted in Comparison Tests, Cordless Tools, Makita Tools, Metabo Tools, Milwaukee, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Milwaukee New Product Symposium June, 16th & 17th #NPS15

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We opened our Milwaukee Heavy Duty News email today, the same one any Red Team fan signs up for, and it was pretty interesting because they are already promoting their New Product Symposium which will be held in Milwaukee next week June, 16th & 17th. The event is very easy to follow real time from Coptool or any other tool news source on Facebook and/or Twitter using hashtag #NPS2015 so it makes sense they are doing a little more hype before the event. You can watch the video below from last year to get a better idea of what a huge production this is for Milwaukee Tool.

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At 3:56 PM | Posted in Cordless Tools, Milwaukee | 6 Comments