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Milwaukee’s commitment to LED lighting continues with the introduction of the M12 LED Metal Flashlight. Targeting Maglite users, these flashlights sell at a higher price point (2355-20, $99) than non-rechargable flashlights, but the LED means you will never have to pay to replace a bulb, and the M12 means that you will never pay for another pack of D-cells again.
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.
The Milwaukee 9.0 batteries have been a hot topic of discussion among fans of their M18 lineup this summer, and it’s safe to say that they have an official release date.
The Milwaukee 9.0 Ah batteries (48-11-1890) with 162 Wh are scheduled to ship on September 1st and will be available for $199 alone or $$249 as a starter pack (48-59-1890) that includes the new Rapid Charger. These are probably the most highly sought after batteries in this release. The $199 price point is a little steep, but I expect them to be available as kits with some of their newer, higher powered tools (like the miter saw) which would make it much easier to add the high demand batteries to your arsenal. With double the gas tank the charge time is of course also greater which is why you’ll want to get that rapid charger for a 95 minute charge time, 180 minutes on a standard M18 charger. (more…)
Milwaukee‘s acquisition of Empire is starting to result in changes to their tried and true products.
Empire’s next generation digital box level is the e105. The e105 promises a best in class solution that provides the key features users look for in a digital level. Built on Empire’s mist advanced box level platform, it features dual screens and an audible indicator confirming the desired level position and allowing for sight-free leveling. AN IP65 rating protects the level from dust and water.
Milwaukee is preparing to introduce a cordless hedge trimmer, string trimmer, and blower to their M18 line.
Milwaukee‘s 9.0 Ah battery is on the horizon, and with it will come tools that would not have been possible (or maybe just not very good) with their lower capacity batteries. In early 2017 you can expect to see a hedge trimmer, string trimmer, and outdoor blower all running on Milwaukee M18 batteries.
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.
For a limited time, Ohio Power Tool is selling Milwaukee Heated Gear at deeply discounted prices.
While supplies last, Ohio Power Tool is offering $60 off in-stock Milwaukee Heated Hoodies, $80 off in-stock Milwaukee Heated Jackets, and $120 off in-stock Milwaukee Heated 3-in-1 Jackets. Because it is Christmas in July, Ohio Power Tool is also offering free shipping on the orders, as a special gift to you. This is the Season 6 version, so none of the updates that were discussed in the earlier blog post are present on these jackets. Why wait until September for the Season 7 stuff when you can get Season 6 for a steal now! Check out all the different jackets that have a discount here, and be sure to check back in the fall for the Season 7 gear here.
Most Stock Currently in these SKUs and Sizes:
2369 Grey Hoodie Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – L, XL, 2X, 3X
2381 Black Hoodie Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – XL, 2X, 3X
2171 RipStop 3-N-1 Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – 2X
2395 Black Jacket Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – S, 2X, 3X
2385 Camo Hoodie Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – L
2393 Camo Jacket Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – XL
Limited Stock Remaining in these SKUs and Sizes:
2392 Camo Jacket Only – L, XL, 2X, 3X
2382 Camo Hoodie Only – XL
2390 Red Jacket Only – XL, 2X, 3X
2399 Women’s Black Jacket Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – S, M
2387 Camo 3-N-1 Kit with M12 Battery & Chager – S, M
Other SKUs and Sizes still available in very low quantities Call Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 to confirm availability. Should go without saying but if you purchase a size that says SOLD OUT the item will not ship…
Milwaukee Tool has revamped their offering of battery powered apparel to increase its durability on and off the jobsite.
Milwaukee prides themselves on being more of a “solutions provider” than a “tool company,” but they never would have imagined themselves to be major players in the apparel category. The fact that Milwaukee Heated Gear has been successful is no longer a surprise, but success hasn’t stopped Milwaukee from continuing to innovate and improve their heated gear lineup.
The Milwaukee M12 LED Rover Floodlight is as powerful as a 250W halogen while being safer and more portable.
THe M12 floodlight is a great light for on-the-go use, perfect for replacing 250w halogen for the trades that go from jobsite to jobsite throughout the day like service MEP users and remodelers. The M12 Floodlight’s compact size paired with it’s variety of integrated hanging features allow the user to stick, clamp, hang, or carry it in multiple orientations. (more…)