When it comes to commercial electricians and mechanical contractors working with threaded rod is a part of life, one thing is clear there is a lot of cutting that needs to be made. For an occasional user, no big deal bandsaw or even a grinder will get the job done, although might leave a burr and/or create unwanted sparks. For heavy users when dealing with large high rises or acres of data-centers a specialty tool is really a must have. The Milwaukee M18 Brushless Threaded Rod cutter 2872-21, launching in March 2019 for around $399 Kit, $329 Bare Tool 2872-20 could potentially pay for itself in a matter of days.
Saving a lot of time with quick, burr-free, nut ready, cuts this unit really is ideal for overhead use or lying down on any flat surface. Check out our video above as well as full Milwaukee Press Release below, more info to follow and Pre-Orders will be available on Ohio Power Tool under Milwaukee M18 Tools very soon.
MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool is proud to unveil a new dedicated solution for making cuts in the most common sizes of threaded rod. The M18™ Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter delivers clean, burr-free cuts for threading nuts on by hand. It also has the power to cut through 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2″ mild steel or 1/4” and 3/8″ stainless steel threaded rod in seconds.
The new tool features a unique, new-to-world, design with a 1-1/2” built-in trim length and one-handed center grip for making uniform, controlled overhead cuts. This also offers users the clearest line of site for the most accurate cuts. Not only is the tool optimized for overhead cutting, but it can also be laid flat on its back for pre-fab cutting.
A brushless motor and an M18™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0Ah Battery allow this tool to deliver over 400 nut-ready cuts per charge, reducing the need to file the threaded rod before applying the nut. The die includes 3 different cutting sizes, which can be changed by rotating the dies, allowing users to cut the most common sizes of threaded rod. The REDLINK™ electronics allow the tool’s jaw to auto-retract back to home after each cut so users are ready for the next cut right away.
All these features work together to prevent burrs, chips, and sparks – all common frustrations when using non-dedicated tools to cut threaded rod.
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. The new M18™ Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter is part of the M18™ System, now offering more than 180 power tool solutions, and is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology.
M18™ Brushless Threaded Rod Cutter Kit (2872-21)
- Mild Steel: 1/4”, 3/8”, ½” Coarse Threaded Rod
- Stainless Steel: 1/4”, 3/8 Coarse Threaded Rod
- Four-Sided Upper & Lower Dies
- LED Light
- Integrated Lanyard Hole
- Onboard Allen Key
- Battery: M18™ REDLITHIUM™ CP2.0
- Tool Length:11”
- Tool Weight (w/ battery): 8.7 lbs
Includes: one M18™ REDLITHIUM™ CP2.0Ah Battery, Upper & Lower Cutting Dies, a multi-voltage charger, Allen Key and a carrying case.
*Also available as a bare tool (2872-20)
1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ Replacement Cutting Die Set (48-44-2872)