Milwaukee announced a LOT of new tools last year, during their 2015 new tool media event. Here’s a look at all of Milwaukee’s tools that we previewed or demoed during the event. Most of those tools are out now, some are due to be released soon.
Tomorrow, Milwaukee will be kicking off their 2016 New Product Symposium, NPS16. You can follow along on social media by searching for #NPS16. That’s the tag most reviewers and media outlets will be using.
I won’t be attending the event this year (regretfully, but for a good reason), but Benjamen will be there to check out the new tools and ask the tough questions.
Here are my predictions:
I think that Milwauke will be showing off a lot of their recently releases, such as their M18 Fuel nailers, tool storage solutions, cordless drain snake, and locking pliers, but I also expect for many new releases.
M18 Fuel Cordless Miter Saw – I expect for it to be a full-size brushless motor 10-inch sliding saw. I am hoping for a super-secret new innovative feature, but that would just be the cherry on top.
One-Key – I think that there will be an expansion this year, maybe at least a core tool or two, and maybe some specialty tools. Which tools would you want to be more customizable? Circular saw? Reciprocating saw? Jigsaw? Rotary hammer?
M12 One-Key? I think this would be a reach.
M12 Fuel refresh? The drills and drivers aren’t really long in the tooth yet, but perhaps Milwaukee found a way to improve them further.
New Empire AND Milwaukee Layout and Leveling products.
Milwaukee will be hitting carpentry and remodeling tool markets hard. Just consider for a moment all of the new tools they designed for electricians and plumbers in recent years, tools like tubing cutters, a cheater bar pipe wrench and other plumbing tools, wire cutters, 2 sizes of cordless knockout punch tools, plus
I know that Milwaukee has been funneling resources into Empire Tools, which they acquired in recent years, but would almost guarantee that you can expect to see some unique Milwaukee layout and measuring tool options. It would be foolish for them to not capitalize on some of Empire Tools’ assets, experience, and manufacturing capabilities.
To start, I think we’ll seem some fancy new Milwaukee levels. Why not?
Laser distance measuring tool? I’d like to see a One-Key laser distance measuring tool that communicates measurements to your smartphone.
One-Key tool control jobsite box. This is more of a wish than a prediction, and I’m not sure how the tech would work.
I hope their EDC pocket knives received some nice final touches and are ready for release.
M18 Fuel cordless table saw. We believe that Metabo is working on one, and saw evidence that Dewalt is as well. It would be great to see a Milwaukee cordless table saw. Maybe that will be the flagship next year; with this year’s star being the miter saw.
Outdoor power tools? I don’t think so.
Their 9.0Ah battery is soon due for release. Maybe there’s another tool or two optimized for the High Demand battery pack?
What are your predictions?