Category Archives: Milwaukee

Valentine’s Day Gift from Milwaukee Power Tools

Is there really anything the special lady in your life would like more this Valentine’s Day than a shiny new red Milwaukee M12 cordless drill? Alright you probably shouldn’t answer that however with over 20 tools in the lineup including some very popular new editions like the Multi-Tool & Heated Jackets (most popular size thus far Medium, presumably for the ladies) Milwaukee M12 is arguably the single fastest growing tool line on the market today.  


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Milwaukee M28 Cordless Tools Are Here… And with a Bang

Over the past few months the industries first lithium-ion tool line, Milwaukee V28, got an overhaul to the Milwaukee M28. Many of the industry leading tools remained the same however all the battery systems now features the latest and greatest M technology to increase each tools power, runtime and prolong the battery life.

The nice guys at Ohio Power Tool were not happy to just let everyone know they had all the new tools in-stock however they also felt compelled to give a ton of stuff away. So until the end of the month or until supplies run out (most likely the second) Ohio Power Tool is giving away a M28 Battery 48-11-2830 ($159, Ohio Power Tool) with every 3 Tool ($599) & 4 Tool ($719) Combo Kit. Also with any individual tool kit (not including bare tools) they are giving away a one of the brand new M28 LED Flashlights 49-24-0187 ($59, Ohio Power Tool). This even includes the brand new hammer drill 0726-22 which features 750 in-lbs torque!


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New Milwaukee Sawzall Blades for Flush Cut & Rough-In

When we received this latest Milwaukee press release (see below) we were surprised nobody had made a similar flush cut reciprocating blade before. Last May we helped out on a local Habitat Blitz Build and personally cut all the doorway plates from the pre-made walls. We of course used the blade upside-down in the Sawzall to get it as close to level with the floor as possible but still required a little finesse to not hit the blade against the concrete more than necessary. This blade will make the job much easier and faster. It’s just odd that it has not been thought of before. The new blades also feature “The Fang” and “Nail Guard”, check out our recent post to see the videos on those new features. These will both be available shortly on the page for Sawzall Blades at Ohio Power Tool.



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Sawzall / Reciprocating Saw Blade Tourture Test for Demo

Somehow we missed this when it came out a few months ago in Fine Homebuilding Magazine. It is a very nice detail comparison of 15 major demo blades for wood. Looking at price, TPI, cut speed, cuts, flexibility, etc it really goes deep with each blade. It was pointed out to us while having a discussion about metal cutting blades in Garage Journal forum which is obviously a different kind of blade but though it was a good read anyway. For the full story check it out here at Torture Test – Demolition Blades

You can also purchase a wide variety of demolition and other Sawzall / Reciprocating Blades from the fine people at Ohio Power Tool.

At 4:36 PM | Posted in Bosch, Comparison Tests, Demolition Tools, DeWalt Tools, Irwin, Lenox Tools, Makita Tools, Milwaukee, Ridgid | 3 Comments

Milwaukee M28 Hammer Drill 0726-22 vs M18 Hammer Drill

Just before the end of the year Milwaukee Tool released the first wave of their brand new M28 Hammer Drill 0726-22 ($419, Ohio Power Tool). The new drill sports an impressive 750 in.lbs torque more than any other hammer drill of its kind in 18V-36V range. It also slimmed down in size to about the same size as the new M18 hammer drills (see our post M18 hammer vs M18 hammer for more on those). The difference in size in weight of the batteries is another story all together.


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Milwaukee M12 Cordless Oscillating OIS Multi-Tool 2426-22


True to their word Milwaukee has launched their cordless oscillating Multi-Tool 2426-22 ($149, Ohio Power Tool) prior to the 2010 holiday season. These have been flying off shelves everyday with more coming in each week, still plenty of time to get one before Christmas. Some cool features of the new tool are that they include 2 of the new Red Lithium M12 batteries which give it up to 40% better runtime against the competition but the same compact size.  These batteries will also give your other current Milwaukee M12 tools a boost in power, torque & runtime.


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The Milwaukee M12 Heated Jacket 2331 & Ohio State Tailgating


We were lucky enough to get one of the M12 Heated Jackets 2331-XL ($169, Ohio Power Tool) just in time for what we saw as the perfect testing grounds. The Ohio State vs Michigan football game and while not the rival it once was (because of the obvious overwhelming talent we see from the Buckeyes each year) never the less a few hundred thousand nice folks still show up each year to participate in game and merriment that accompanies just such an occasion.


At 5:56 PM | Posted in Construction Tools, Cordless Tools, Milwaukee | 4 Comments

The Official 2010 Holiday Gift Wish List

Right off the bat we’re going to say we are not going to include certain items (which could be wildly successful Christmas gifts) without knowing if they will be in-stock, as we can’t in good faith get you pumped up without actually seeing it on the shelf today. We have learned not to trust manufacturer estimates on product launches. We will do a follow up in early/mid December for those last minute tools that will hopefully come in soon, so stay posted. Items we are keeping our eyes on: Bosch MRC23 Routers, M12 Oscillating Tools, M12 Heated Jackets, M28 Hammer Drills, among others.

We will also be featuring 12 days of Bits & Blades Give Aways, perfect for stocking stuff gift ideas, coming November 29th – December 10th. Also keep in mind Ohio Power Tool is offering Free Shipping until the end of the year on most:  Bosch – Dremel – Rotozip – CST/Berger.


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Milwaukee Tool Booth Visit at STAFDA 2010 Trade Show

The folks at Milwaukee have been very busy over the past few years; currently it looks like they have as many as 30 different tools in the M12 line that didn’t exist at all 3 years ago. We have already talked about many of these new products after our recent trip to Milwaukee a few months ago. A few to mention again which are either just now out or coming very soon (before the holidays I’m told) would include: M12 ProPex Expansion Tools, M12 Palm Nailer, M12 Hammer Drill, M12 Oscillating Multi-tool & M12 heated Jacket all of which you can order from Ohio Power Tool at Milwaukee M12 

The newest items we got to see for the first time at the show from Milwaukee were from their full line of rotary hammer drills. A few years ago Milwaukee discontinued many of their older SDS-Plus, SDS-Max and Spline drills. Currently there are really only a few models and no spline drive hammers to speak of, which is pretty funny because they are apparently the second most popular brand of Hammer Drill Bits & Accessories. In 2011 it looks like Milwaukee will correct this by adding a Spline, 1-9/16” (most popular size), SDS-Max 1-9/16”, SDS-Plus D Handle 7/8” (think Bosch Bulldog), SDS-Plus 5/8” as well as an M18 cordless SDS-Plus 7/8” hammer. We haven’t seen any specs yet but we were told to expect these tools to be category leaders with anti-vibration integrated on all of these units.


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Utility Knife Showdown – Irwin, CH Hanson & Milwaukee


Recently we have seen some new features in the different Utility Knives out there so we thought we would take a look at what style of knives are available with different features. We had these 5 models on hand which we felt did a good job of representing a good number of the options out there. The several year old bulky orange box cutter will act as the base line for our tests but has already proven itself.


At 3:24 PM | Posted in CH Hanson, Hand Tools, Irwin, Milwaukee | 5 Comments