Over the past year we’ve seen a big move away from single use Outdoor Power Equipment trimmers, edgers and pole saws and a shift towards a single motor system with replicable heads. This is true for both residential use and professionals. It makes total sense, we’ve seen this work very well with other brands so for Milwaukee it’s no surprise they would take this next step. Launching closer to spring time, Pre-Sale up soon M18 FUEL OPE with Ohio Power Tool. This will not replace the existing string trimmer 2725-21HD ($299) or the Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD ($329) but will be interested to see how these are all promoted as we get closer to April & May. For more info in the meantime here is the full Milwaukee Video & Press Release:
MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its growing line of outdoor power equipment solutions with the versatile QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System. The new system is made up of multiple attachments including a string trimmer, edger, pole saw, and hedge trimmer. For the versatility to complete a wide range of applications, users can swap between attachments for use on the M18 FUEL™ Power Head. Powered by M18 FUEL™, the QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System utilizes the most advanced cordless technology to deliver best-in-class power and run-time for landscaping and trade professionals. The System also achieves instantaneous throttle response while being up to 2 pounds lighter than the other options on the market.
“Attachment systems are not a new concept, but what makes QUIK-LOK™ so remarkable is that, through our advanced M18 FUEL™ cordless technology, we’re able to deliver a versatile solution that not only achieves instant throttle response for more control, but it’s also fully compatible with the M18™ System which offers more than 180 other solutions. Plus, the ability to switch out multiple attachments based on the application will make jobs quicker, easier, and more cost-effective,” said Andrew Lentz, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “This is a huge breakthrough for users who are frustrated with gas solutions or investing in multiple battery platforms to use higher voltage options.”
Users can enter the QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System through the M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer w/ QUIK-LOK™ or M18 FUEL™ 10” Pole Saw w/ QUIK-LOK™. Once installed in the QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System, users can easily add on any additional attachments they need, when they need them.
M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer w/ QUIK-LOK™ (also available as attachment)
With increased power over Milwaukee’s original M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer, the M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer w/ QUIK-LOK™ has the power to clear thick brush, reaches full throttle in under 1 second, and provides up to 1 hour of run-time per charge. An adjustable 14” cutting swath maximizes run-time and offers ample power for grass trimming, while a 16” cutting swath maximizes clearing power and clearing capacity to trim more grass in a single pass, increasing productivity. Additionally, the Easy Load Trimmer Head provides a quick line-loading experience in under 30 seconds.
M18 FUEL™ 10” Pole Saw w/ QUIK-LOK™ (also available as attachment)
Optimized for tasks that require extended reach, the M18 FUEL™ 10” Pole Saw w/ QUIK-LOK™ has the power to cut hardwoods, reaches full throttle in under one second, and provides up to 150 cuts per charge. Capable of delivering up to 4,600 RPM, the pole saw has a 10” Oregon bar and chain which delivers smooth and fast cuts with minimal kickback. Additionally, the pole saw has an automatic oiler for proper chain lubrication, an easy access chain tensioner for quick adjustments, and a branch hook for extra cutting leverage and branch removal. A 3’ Attachment Extension is included for applications requiring even further reach.
M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Edger Attachment
Designed with an 8″ blade and adjustable wheel for optimal control of blade depth and tool angle, the M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Edger Attachment is ideal for creating a clean line of separation between vegetation and hard surfaces. Delivering 3,900 RPM, the Edger Attachment is built with optimized gearing to help maintain speed during demanding applications without bogging down. Due to its close contact with concrete, this attachment is also built with a high-strength metal alloy guard and skid plate to protect the gear box. In addition, mud flaps help prevent dirt and debris kick-back.
M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment
Designed with an articulating mechanism, the M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment allows 270 degrees of rotation for the ability to trim in different orientations. Its 20” blade trims more material in a single pass, increasing reach and productivity, and it has a cut capacity of 1”. Additionally, the hedge trimmer includes a tip guard to prevent damage to the blade and surrounding work area. An optional 3’ Attachment Extension will also be available for applications requiring further reach.
From landscaping professionals to trade professionals, Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. These new tools are fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 180 power tool products.
* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.
M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System
M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer Kit w/ QUIK-LOK™ (2825-21ST) – $329
• Cutting Swath: 14” – 16”
• Line Diameter: .080”/.095”
• RPM: 0-4,900/0-6,200
• Trigger: Variable Speed
• Feed System: Bump Feed
• Length: 73.6”
• Weight: 12.3 lbs
Includes M18 FUEL™ Power Head w/ QUIK-LOK™, M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ String Trimmer Attachment, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HD9.0 Battery Pack, and Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger.
*Also available as bare tool (2825-20ST) or just attachment (49-16-2717) – $229 and $109, respectively
Includes M18 FUEL™ Power Head w/ QUIK-LOK™, M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ 10” Pole Saw Attachment, (1) M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ 3’ Attachment Extension, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HD9.0 Battery Pack, Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger, and Shoulder Strap.
*Also available as just attachment (49-16-2720) – $164
M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Edger Attachment (49-16-2718) – $109
• Blade Size: 8”
• RPM: 3,900
• Length: 38”
• Weight: 5.25 lbs
M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment (49-16-2719) – $164
• Blade Length: 20”
• Cut Capacity: 1”
• Operating Positions: 13
• SPM: 3,500
• Length: 60”
• Weight: 5.8 lbs
M18 FUEL™ QUIK-LOK™ 3’ Attachment Extension (49-16-2721) – $54
• Comes in Pole Saw kit, but is also available separately for use with the Articulating Hedge Trimmer Attachment and 10” Pole Saw Attachment.
49-16-2722 – Shoulder Strap – $19.97
49-16-2723 – 10” Saw Chain – $17.97