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M18 FUEL Circular Saws: Blade Left or Blade Right?

M18 FUEL Circular Saw 2830-21

Does the circular saw blade belong on the Left or Right side of the saw? Its a question that has plagued mankind since the beginning. Shockingly the answer has little to nothing to do with what hand people use most and much more to do with what region of the country you’re from. Milwaukee Tools has solved the problem now with options for nearly every M18 FUEL cordless circular saw configuration, with the addition of the much anticipated M18 FUEL Rear-Handle 7-1/4″ Circular Saw 2830-21HD ($449) which has the blade on the left and mimics the design, power & feel of popular worm-drive corded saws.

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Milwaukee Packout Radio & Storage Expansion NPS19

When Milwaukee announced they were launching a storage system a few years ago most people, even Red Fans were somewhat skeptical. Once launched however PACKOUT has been nothing short of a runaway freight train in terms of popularity, the biggest issue is they just can’t get the products made fast enough or expand the line quickly enough to satisfy it growing fan base! There are a lot of dedicated micro-sites popping up, Packout design hacks and lots of 3D Print files shared on Thingiverse if you’ve got access to a 3D printer. No surprise the Packout rotation was a big hit at this year’s New Product Symposium NPS19 although of course not as many new products in Packout as everyone was hoping for. Pre-Sale for NPS19 tools & accessories are up at Ohio Power Tool with more being added as they come in. (more…)

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Next Generation of Milwaukee M18 FUEL Nailers

Milwaukee has completely outdone themselves at NPS 2019. There is just a laundry list of teasers with items coming out from now into 2020.  We are going to kick off our coverage with some long-awaited nail gun announcements, Pre-sale going on NOW at Ohio Power Tool.

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Every Impact Driver Needs A Right-Angle Attachment

Shockwave Right Angle

A decade or so ago there were no such thing as a cordless impact driver, today they are the most popular power tools on the jobsite. We’d argue nearly every single one of them should have a Right Angle Adapter within reach, getting into tight spaces, there simply is no better option. These have been around for some time from Milwaukee, Dewalt and others, however none of the right angle adapters designed 5+ years ago were built to handle the higher torque of today’s impact drivers. That is until now with the launch of the new Milwaukee Shockwave Adapter 48-32-2390 ($19) which is designed to handle the 2000 in-lbs torque or more from impacts like the M18 FUEL 2853-20 ($129)! Shipping in the next few weeks these should be a big hit for summer. (more…)

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Hands on with the new Milwaukee Pipe Threader (2874)

Today Ohio Power Tool called us because they had a special Milwaukee M18 demo tool on hand for one day, and thought we might want to see it. So we headed down to OPT, tried the tool out, and then stole it. This… is Coptool Special Coverage.

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New Milwaukee Utility Tools, Lighting & Hydraulics

Milwaukee Tool has really had a strong focus on developing new innovative tools for electrical trades, with some real focus dedicated towards utility and power distribution. Today Milwaukee announced several new expansions with a RedLithium USB Hot Stick LED Light, M18 Hydraulic Pump Power and M18 15 Ton Crimper. All 3 of these launches are aimed at a small group of users but are extremely important for the rest of us; well at least those of us that use electricity.

RedLithium USB Hot Stick LED Light 2119-22 ($199)

Milwaukee Hot Stick LED

“Linemen face some of the most demanding and hazardous conditions, and often a hot stick is all that separates them from energized power lines. Unfortunately, the most popular options for lighting the work area around hot sticks – ground base lights and headlamps – are limited at best because they’re not specifically designed for hot sticks and their light spreads are often obstructed by trees and poles. These users needed the ability to apply high output lighting directly to the application to eliminate shadows and allow them to efficiently finish their work,” said Jason Isaacs, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. (more…)

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Milwaukee M18 1” Impact Wrench 2867-22 Finally Launching

Milwaukee M18 1" Impact

At Milwaukee’s Big Hoopla Event #NPS18 we got the first look at the M18 1” Impact Wrench shown in video below, we waited on the edge of our chairs until 4th quarter 2018 for the big launch and that time came and went. Finally, the news has hit today, this is not just a magical unicorn but it actually is a real tool that will be launching in JUNE 2019!!! The kit version 2867-22 ($999) will feature 2x of the new 8.0Ah HD batteries with rapid charger also the bare tool 2867-20 ($699) which is certain to be a very popular way to go as well. This 1″ Impact will offer an impressive 1,800 ft lbs Nut Busting Torque, this is truly a first to world 1” cordless impact wrench!

Check out all the Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrenches on Ohio Power Tool. For more info on the new 2867-22 heck out our video and the Milwaukee Press Release below for more info!

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INSIDE LOOK: Milwaukee M18 3-in-1 Cordless Backpack Vacuum 0885-20

Milwaukee’s M18 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum gives tradesmen a cordless vac that can be worn, hung, or carried around the jobsite. With only 76 decibels of noise, it’s also one of the quietest vacuums on the market. But don’t mistake the lack of noise for a lack of power. This vac boasts up to 2 times the suction power of competing models and is OSHA compliant for silica dust collection. Complete with a HEPA filter and heavy-duty attachments, this shop vac is ready for the toughest of job sites.

To test it out, we asked Eric from Mechanical Hub to spend some time with it on the job, before taking it apart with Kris, our tool technician at Ohio Power Tool. This is your Inside Look at the Milwaukee M18 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum, model 0885-20.  (more…)

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Week In Review Ep. 135 | Best Tool Comparisons of 2018


Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool. Also, it’s Black Friday! Be sure to swing by ohiopowertool.com and check out some great deals running through the weekend! (more…)

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Week In Review Ep. 134 | New Skil tools, Drill Bits Tested, and a Milwaukee giveaway!

Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool – watch to the very end to see what’s our GIVEAWAY this week, and how to enter!  (more…)

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