Category Archives: Milwaukee

M18 FUEL Bandsaw is the Next Milwaukee Brushless Tool

M18 FUEL Portaband

As soon as Milwaukee released their FUEL line of 18V bushless tools, they vaulted themselves into position as one of the front runners for “best bushless tools on the market.” Their existing M18 and M12 lines of cordless tools had already been widely adopted, robust, and diverse, so there is always speculation as to which tool will be the next to make the jump to FUEL brushless motor. We’ve seen circular saws, high torque impact wrenches, M12 FUEL Hackzalls, and now, the latest announcement to the M18 FUEL lineup, the M18 FUEL Cordless Deep Cut Bandsaw 2729-21 ($479).


The new cordless bandsaw comes with all the claims that we are used to hearing when a FUEL tool is released – basically that you will be looking at a cordless tool that will rival and/or exceed the performance of its corded counterparts. I have personally spoken to a variety of end users that have said the same thing about previous FUEL tools, so these are not necessarily outlandish claims. What can be said with absolute certainty is it will outperform any existing cordless bandsaws and probably compete with most corded bandsaw on the market as well.

18 volt brushless portable band saw

The cordless bandsaw will have a lot of the features that have made the Milwaukee 6123-20 deep cut corded bandsaw such a popular tool, such as the jobsite armor, gear protecting clutch, and sealed drive. It will have a 5” x 5” cut capacity, and feature a newly designed, tool-free, locking, adjustable shoe that can adjust from an extended shoe to no shoe quickly and easily.

The M18 FUEL Bandsaw is available now, and will also come in a kit that includes two of the 4.0 batteries as kit 2729-22 ($578). For anyone that is already invested in the M18 line up there will also be a bare tool option available 2729-20. If you are looking for any of Milwaukee M18 products or have a question you’d like answered feel free to call the pros at Ohio Power Tool, 800-242-4424.

At 3:52 PM | Posted in Cordless Tools, Milwaukee | 1 Comment

Milwaukee Tool to Acquire Empire Levels

Milwaukee Acquire Empire

We recently got wind of this Acquisition from our friends at Contractor Supply Magazine. It looks like the Empire brand will continue to stand as an independent brand similar to Milwaukee’s Stilleto Hammer Line. This after their recent acquisition of one of the largest measuring tape manufacturers sure makes it seem like Milwaukee is serious about being in the hand tool manufacturing business. No word yet on if Milwaukee will also launch their own full line of levels to accompany the torpedo levels they launched last year. Certainly the trademark “TRUE BLUE” vials used on the Empire Levels will not match the color scheme if so. Can’t wait to hear more on the Milwaukee Tool and Empire Level!

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL vs Makita 18Vx2 Cordless Circular Saw Showdown

Milwaukee vs Makita Cordless Circular Saw

The number one question we’ve gotten about the new Makita 36V (18Vx2) 7-1/4” XSH01X ($429) cordless circular saw is, how does it compare to the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 6-1/2” 2730-22 ($399) circular saw. Both of these saws aim to address the issue that 18V cordless circular saws have just never had the power or runtime to truly replace their corded counterparts. After we finally had both in hand we visited several folks in the field who build concrete forms and have been looking for a better cordless circular saw answer for sometime. These guys needed a powerful cutting solution that would not involve dragging a cord around, easy to maneuver and good runtime so they do not have to run back to the charger every few minutes. (more…)

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Milwaukee FUEL M12 & M18 FREE Battery and Charger with Bare Tools

From now until the end of this month (April ‘14) you can take advantage of some very sweet deals from Ohio Power Tool & Milwaukee on M12 & M18 FUEL cordless tools.

Milwaukee M12 Promo

On EVERY Milwaukee M12 FUEL bare tools you purchase you will get a FREE 1.5Ah battery and M12 charger. This will ship out with the M12 products, not a mail in rebate. The only exception is the PRE-Order on M12 FUEL Hackzall 2520-21XC but you can get a free 2.0Ar battery free with the Kit (also expires at end of month). On all the FUEL kits you can also get a FREE LED stick light instantly so pretty good either way.    (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Hackzall 2520-21XC, Big Power Little Package

M12 FUEL Hackzall

Milwaukee has been hinting around all week that there was going to be big news coming from the Milwaukee M12 lineup, cat’s out of the bag now. The launch of the M12 FUEL Hachzall 2520-21XC ($199) may be a turning point for some folks to drop their 18V tools and go all M12. It’s hard to get the full understanding because there’s not a great way to measure saw power, like you can with torque in drilling applications. Milwaukee product Manager Tom Simeone says against the competition it is 70% faster cutting, 4x runtime per charge (using 4.0Ah), reduced vibration, all while getting 6x longer tool life. (more…)

At 10:00 AM | Posted in Cordless Tools, Milwaukee | 5 Comments

Milwaukee M12 Cordless March Madness Sale

M12 March Madness

For the next 2 week until Monday March 24th is offering some very aggressive deals on all the Milwaukee M12 Tools. To start with all the M12 FUEL brushless tool kits will receive the new LED Stick light 2351-20 ($80) FREE instantly with each kits purchased. Everything left with a brushed motor will receive an additional 10% already low internet pricing.

In addition to these great offers if you use coupon code = MADNESS during the promotion on any M12 order over $100 you will also receive FREE SHIPPING as well as a 12 piece SHOCKWAVE bit set 48-32-4507 ($13). If you have any questions feel free to call the Milwaukee Tool experts at Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 and they will be more than happy to answer any tool or application questions. (more…)

At 6:23 PM | Posted in Milwaukee, Top Deals | 1 Comment

Ohio Power Tool Pits Bosch Against Milwaukee with Free Tools

bosch vs. milwaukee

A lot of people seem to question which brand makes the best tools, and a lot of people have very different (and very strong) opinions about which tools they are going to keep on hand for whatever job they may see themselves doing. In being an authorized dealer for both Milwaukee and Bosch, Ohio Power Tool has found themselves on the forefront of the Red vs. Blue battle. Both companies make some very good tools, and both companies’ tools get both good and bad reviews once they get out in the field, so it is hard for me personally to not sit on the fence and let the big boys duke it out to see who out there is going to walk away the heavyweight champ in the electric tool world. (more…)

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Happy Valentine’s Day and/or President’s Day Milwaukee Tool Sale

Milwaukee Tool Sale

We at Coptool would certainly like to wish you both a Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Presidents Day! This weekend (actually goes until the 19th) Ohio Power Tool and Milwaukee Tool have teamed up for some very aggressive promotions! Of course since the promotion encapsulates two holidays which way do you go with the sale? Valentine’s Day is a holiday of gift giving that celebrates love and passion which many folks do have for their Milwaukee tools and probably what a lot of guys would want most. It’s also sort of girly holiday which don’t go very well with power tools. Then there is president’s day which normally would be associated with gift giving for any reason but there are a lot of good sales on mattresses to be had. In the end Ohio Power Tool and Milwaukee have gone the way of a President’s Day Sale but feel to take advantage of the deals and give them to a tool lover in celebration of Valentine’s Day. (more…)

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Milwaukee Free 11-N-1 Screwdriver with any Tape or Knife Purchase

11-N-1 Screwdriver

We have been very impressed by the new Milwaukee Fastbacks and Heavy Duty Tape Measures however it is also understandable when a new product is launched there might be some reluctance to trash your old tools to trade up. Ohio Power Tool has hopefully come up with a pretty nice program to help you make the switch. They are providing a FREE 11-N-1 Screwdriver 48-22-2113 ($10) with every Milwaukee Knife or Milwaukee Tape Measure that sells in month of February.  (more…)

At 5:44 PM | Posted in Hand Tools, Milwaukee | 1 Comment

EPA Lead Free 2014 Mandate Means No More 50/50 Leaded Solders

EPA Lead Free Water 2014

According to regulations January 4, 2014 marked the date when, nationwide you could no longer use leaded solder on plumbing pipes. Since that date has come and gone we would hope nobody is still using leaded wire. According to websites like Get The Lead Out it looks like there are some exceptions to this rule including nonpotable applications in industrial, irrigation, bath/shower drains, toilets and other purposes not intended for human consumption. So if you do have a supply of leaded wire left there are still some opportunities to use up what you’ve got, legally. This is probably also how big box stores and plumbing suppliers are still even allowed to sell the product but the rumor is these products will not be available much longer from the larger suppliers. (more…)

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