A day ahead of UFC 121, Milwaukee announced that they had stepped into the ring with Cain Velasque. The timing of the partnership was just right, as quite a few people saw his new Milwaukee-emblazoned shorts as Velasques absolutely destroyed Lesnar. The partnership will extend throughout 2011, with distributor appearances across the western and southwestern USA in the works. Fight […]
We talked a bit about Milwaukee’s new M12 cordless palm nailer last month, but its performance expectations have just been made available. Milwaukee claims that the palm nailer can drive a 16D 3-1/2” nail in under 2 seconds, and up to 100 nails per battery charge. That sounds pretty darn impressive – let’s hope that it can […]
Last fall we reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 cordless right angle drill, and found it to be a darn decent tool. It performed well, provided enough torque for RA applications, and had great ergonomics. It looks like a new M18 18-volt version is due to be released soon, so we compared the specs for the two tools.
The other day a buddy asked me to recommend a reasonably priced cordless drill kit. My personal choice would be to wait for a new Bosch combo to go on sale, but he wanted a kit for ~$200 right now. I ended up recommending Milwaukee’s M18 kit. This combo includes a fairly powerful drill and impact driver and two […]
The above-pictured Milwaukee drill/driver looks similar to their first generation 3/8″ drill/driver, but there is a huge difference between the two tools. This one is a hammer drill. That’s right, Milwaukee managed to cram the necessary hammer/vibratory mechanisms into their compact M12 cordless form factor!
Milwaukee is giving away Tattoo of the Month tool prizes valued up to $300, amd a grand prize winner will be selected in December 2011. The grand prize consists of Tools for Life, where the winner will receive their choice of tools valued up to $500 every year for 20 years! Here’s how to enter: Step 1: Get a […]
Milwaukee has released their new M12 cordless palm nailer. This is the first tool of its kind, and one of Milwaukee’s first to include a new backwards-compatible RedLithium battery. The nailer is designed to take the place of traditional palm nailers, which require air compressors and hoses for power. I’m hoping that Milwaukee’s new cordless hammer […]
Milwaukee is introducing new wood cutting blades in standard profiles and with a new Ax blade design. The Ax is designed to offer the fastest speed of cut, greatest durability against nails, and the quickest plunge cut ever. Taking a closer look at the blade reveals some really clever engineering.
Milwaukee announced their new REDLITHIUM battery technology today, which is said to provide their cordless tools with unmatched run-time, performance and durability. The new REDLITHIUM batteries will be fully compatible with all M12 and M18 cordless products currently on the market. These new batteries are expected to provide “upto 40% more run-time, 20% more power […]
Jay from CopTool was kind enough to share some photos of the new Milwaukee M12 Multi-Tool with us. Milwaukee’s version of this increasingly popular oscillating tool will come with a universal head which accepts other popular brands’ cutters, sanders and other accessories. It’s a good thing that Bosch is working to expand their accessory lineup! Following is the […]
Over at Amazon, there is an insane router bit sale going on. Milwaukee-branded bits, both 1/4″ and 1/2″ shanked, are selling for just $5 each. A handful of select styles are $10 each. These router bits are made for Milwaukee in Italy by Freud. Orders of $25 and up are eligible for free super saver […]
Milwaukee has started the transition from their V28 battery system to the M28 Lithium Ion system. Users who switch their cordless power tools over to the new battery system will experience more advanced electronics, higher performance, greater run-time, and upgraded durability. M28 batteries are completely compatible with current V28 tools.
Well, it looks like most of our Milwaukee M12 predictions were wrong. We’re not at Milwaukee’s press event, but ProToolReviews is, and they’ve provided early details about some of Milwaukee’s hot new releases. Milwaukee is expanding their already huge selection of M12 12-volt lithium ion compact cordless tools with a palm nailer, hammer drill, universal multi-tool, and a few […]
Thinking about the many compact cordless tools out there, I just realized that Mikwaukee’s M12 screwdriver is getting a bit long in the tooth. It’s still a highly successful tool that earned itself a very solid reputation, but spec-wise its age is starting to show.
Remember when we told you that Milwaukee was introducing new hand tools and promised that more were on the way? Well, they’ve now added an 8-piece screwdriver set (48-22-2008) to the new product lineup. This set will include 2 ECX bits (#1 ), 2 Phillips bits (#1 & #2), 2 slotted drivers (1/4″ & 5/16″), […]
Steve from over at the ShopNGarage blog & forum recently reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 cordless drill and driver. The review was overwhelmingly positive, confirming our expectation that the M12 3/8″ drill is a very solid performer. As we also noticed in our own review of Milwaukee’s similarly featured 3/8″ right angle drill, Steve mentions that the drill’s chuck felt […]
Milwaukee just announced that they will be launching a new line of electrical hand tools in April. The new line includes an 11 in 1 multi-tip screwdriver, a Fastback utility knife, a side sliding utility knife, and a rasping jab saw. Milwaukee promises that “additional innovative tools” will follow later in the year.
Milwaukee’s 2300-20 M-Spector AA Digital Inspection Camera is now $99 via Amazon. The M-Spector allows for the inspection and examination of difficult to reach or occluded areas, such as within walls, pipes, machinery, and other such places. This version is powered by four AA batteries, includes a 3′ water-tight flexible hose that fits through 3/4″ […]
There is a power tool clearance going on at Home Depot, with some tools selling for more than half-off. Following are some of the deals that you can expect to find: Milwaukee M12 3/8″ drill + radio $79 (compared to $180 on Amazon) Dewalt 4-pc cordless tool set $200 (hard to find in stock; $500 on […]
While cordless handheld vacuums such as Makita’s new model and the ubiquitous dustbuster are suitable for light duty cleaning or small messes, there may be times when you may need something a bit more robust. For medium duty cleaning tasks, what you’ll want to whip out is a cordless wet/dry vac. Although a traditional corded vacuum would typically be better suited for most […]