Milwaukee is expanding their outdoor power tool lineup with a new modular tool head system, dubbed Quik-Lok.
The new Milwaukee Quik-Lok multi-head power tool system is powered by their M18 Fuel cordless battery platform. There is a power unit, powered by an M18 Fuel brushless motor, and interchangeable tool attachments that are swapped for different tasks. This means you get the capabilities of several tools at a lower cost and with less to store than with dedicated tools.
The system will be launching with 4 separate tools and an extension.
- String Trimmer
- 14″ to 16″ cutting swath
- .080/0.095″ line diameter
- Available as a kit (2825-21ST) for $329
- Available as a bare tool (2825-20ST) for $229
- Available as an attachment (49-16-2717) for $109
- Pole Saw
- 10″ bar length
- 80″ length
- Available as a kit (2825-21PS) for $399
- Available as an attachment (49-16-2720) for $164
- 8″ blade size
- 38″ length
- Available as an attachment (49-16-2718) for $109
- Articulating Hedge Trimmer
- 20″ blade length
- 1″ cut capacity
- 60″ length
- 13 operating positions
- Available as an attachment (49-16-2719) for $164
- 3′ Attachment Extension (49-16-2721) for $54
The extension is included in the pole saw kit, but can be purchased separately for use with the hedge trimmer and pole saw attachment.
The kits come with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Quik-Lok power head, the specified attachment (string trimmer or pole saw with extension), a multi-voltage rapid charger, and (1) HD 9.0Ah battery. The pole saw kit is also said to include a shoulder strap.
A shoulder strap (49-16-2722) will be available separately, for $20, and a replacement 10″ pole saw chain (49-16-2723) will also be available, for $18.
ETA: February 2019
What’s not to like?
Press materials summed up the benefits of the system:
Plus, the ability to switch out multiple attachments based on the application will make jobs quicker, easier, and more cost-effective.
This is a huge breakthrough for users who are frustrated with gas solutions or investing in multiple battery platforms to use higher voltage options.
They also say:
The System also achieves instantaneous throttle response while being up to 2 pounds lighter than the other options on the market.
And that it:
Delivers best-in-class power and run-time for landscaping and trade professionals.
I know a lot of you have been asking for something just like this. What do you think?
Raise your hand if you’re going to buy this in time for Spring.
Or, if you’re not a Milwaukee M18 cordless tool user, do you wish that these tools came out in your brand’s color instead?