Milwaukee Tool has announced the expansion of their mechanics hand tools lineup with 4 new hooks and picks.
The new picks feature an all-metal core for up to 50% more durability, as well as a larger shank, and more durable tips.
If you’re familiar with other brands’ hooks and picks, the new Milwaukee tools are “hose pick” sized. Hose picks and removal tools are designed for greater durability and leverage.
These are larger picks for bigger tasks.
New Milwaukee Hose Pick Styles
- 90° bent hook (45-74-9213)
- Hook (45-74-9215)
- Flat (45-74-9211)
- 45° bent hook (45-74-9214)
Each of the hose picks will sell for $14.99 individually.
The comfort-grip handles are said to increase tool control and comfort, and also resist common automotive chemicals.
The new selection of hooks and picks will join Milwaukee’s existing 4pc mini hook and pick set (48-22-9215).
The existing mini hooks and picks feature knurling mid-shaft for increased control when doing precision work, while the new hose picks have thicker shafts, reinforced tips, and larger handles.
Each of the new hose picks will be available separately, or as part of a 4pc set. Milwaukee will also offer an 8pc tool set that includes all of their hose and pick offerings.
The flat hook stands out, as it offers puncture protection to help reduce damage to hoses. Milwaukee Tool says that the flat hose pick eases user frustrations and reduces the frequency of damaging hoses while loosening, pulling, and prying them.
I don’t know of any hose removal pick and tool sets that include anything like this, and so this could be an interesting addition for users who already own a broad selection of hooks and picks.
The new tools are chrome-plated for rust protection and easy cleaning.
Milwaukee backs the new hose picks with a lifetime guarantee.
Milwaukee Hook and Pick Sets
- 4pc hose pick set (48-22-9217) – $39.99 (NEW)
- 4pc mini hook and pick set (48-22-9215) – $17.97
- 8pc hose pick and mini pick set (48-22-9218) – $49.99 (NEW)
Price: $15 each, $40 for the 4pc set
ETA: April 2022
Retailers are listing a May shipping ETA.
The new hose pick offerings come as a surprise, given that Milwaukee launching their mini hooks and picks set nearly 5 years ago, in May 2017.
It’s also worth pointing out that Milwaukee is launching the new hose picks in two set configurations – a 4pc set and 8pc set including mini hooks and picks – and there will also be open stock options. You can buy any of the new hose picks individually.
When Milwaukee entered the mechanics and automotive maintenance hand tool market, they only offered sets.
Today, Milwaukee offers quite a few of their hand tools with “open stock” options, so that users can purchase individual sizes that they might need or want, duplicates, or replacements.
The flat hose pick seems especially interesting, and I’m curious if it will have applications and usefulness beyond automotive pulling and prying tasks.
Other brands’ hose removal pick sets are configured differently; it will be interesting to see how well mechanics and other users like Milwaukee’s chosen hose pick tip shapes and styles.