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Milwaukee M18 Metal Circular Saw 2682-22 Reader Review

A few weeks ago we did a quick post and video announcing the launch of the Milwaukee M18 2682-22 5-3/8” metal cutting circular saw. We had a little experience with the unit but still had some lingering doubts about how it would perform in the real world. Then last week one of our local contacts purchased one of these saws (tool only 2682-20, no Red Lithium batteries) so we pitched in a free blade and asked them to test its limits. Honestly we were a little nervous for the results because we knew they were not going to be nice to this tool.


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Free Milwaukee Tool Tee-Shirt with New Ax Sawzall Blades

Back in September we announced Milwaukee had upgraded their wood cutting Ax Sawzall Blades with several new features including “Nail Guard” and “Fang Tip”. We have had a chance to use these new blades and can say there definitely is a big improvement in terms of durability and usefulness in demo applications. To encourage everyone to give the new blades a try Milwaukee is giving away a Free Tee Shirt when you buy just two 5 pack of blades (6”, 9” or 12”). The Tees look pretty cool and for buying just $20-30 in Sawzall blades, a pretty nice freebie. Here is the PDF for the Mail-In Rebate information. Offer is good April & May.

**Warning** When ordering online make sure you are getting the new Ax Sawzall blades, Milwaukee kept the same SKU numbers as the previous Ax blades so double check you are not getting their old inventory or simply order from Ohio Power Tool who made the switch months ago.     

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New Milwaukee M18 5-3/8” Metal Cutting Circular Saw 2682-22


Last summer we were lucky enough to get to test out this new metal cutting circular saw 2682-22 ($349, Ohio Power Tool) and while it was still in its prototype form it was very impressive. For such a compact light weight tool it was very powerful for cutting through metal strut, threaded rods, pipe and others metals with up to a 2” clearance. Battery life is reported at 200 cuts per charge on the new Red Lithium XC batteries, up to 40% longer than the competition. Cutting visibility is also very well thought out thanks to the clear cutting window and LED light. While we probably won’t see one in every home in America this saw definitely has a place among several professional trades, and it appear Milwaukee remains committed to developing new products for those trades specifically.

Checkout all the Milwaukee M18 Tools at Ohio Power Tool and for more info on the Milwaukee Metal Cutting Saw 2682-22 check out the video below and the official Milwaukee press release below that.


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Milwaukee M12 Flashlight Challenge – Xenon vs LED

Our friend Stuart over at ToolGuyd recently asked us the question which is brighter, the Milwaukee M12 incandescent Xenon light 49-24-0145 ($22, Ohio Power Tool) or the M12 LED Light 49-24-0146 ($49, Ohio Power Tool)? At over double the price you would hope there would be some real advantages here. The lower power consumption on the LED give the flashlight significantly longer run time. Incandescent bulbs get very hot and also burn out leaving you literally in the dark and costing a few bucks to replace, not to mention a trip to the hardware store that might not have them. The light is also brighter and more natural white, but how much so is the question…


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Milwaukee M18 Cordless 3/8” Right Angle Drill Driver 2615-21

This new tool will be available shortly on the Milwaukee M18 page of Ohio Power Tool. Check out the video and official press release below. We will update again when we get our hands on one but looks like a nice addition to the line.



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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.



At 1:38 PM | Posted in Construction Tools, Electrician Tools, HVAC Tools, Milwaukee, Plumbing Tools | 1 Comment

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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