We previously discussed some of the new Milwaukee tools that will be coming out for 2014. Some of those tools will be released in the USA, some might be EU and UK exclusives.
Milwaukee’s annual new product showcase is this week, and while we weren’t able to travel out to the event, plenty news has been coming through Milwaukee’s Twitter feed. More details will follow, but here’s a quick look at the new upcoming tools that have been revealed thus far.
M18 Cordless Hole Hawg – That’s right, a cordless Hole Hawg. This is going to be jaw-dropping news for those that regularly drill large holes in tough materials.
Are there any bounds as to what Milwaukee can do with their Fuel brushless motor technology?!
Check out CopTool’s pic of the new cordless Hole Hawg!
M12 Fuel Brushless Circular Saw – Finally! This is the M12 tool that countless users have been asking for! We had to take a double-take and then a triple-take. Yep, that looks like an M12 circular saw!
M12 and M18 Rapid Charger – Milwuakee’s Six Pack charger is a very convenient way to charge multiple M18 battery packs without having to babysit your chargers, but users wanted more. Users wanted quicker charging times and M12 charging ports. The new Rapid Charger has 3 M12 ports and 3 M18 ports, and word has it that it can charge 6 batteries in as little as 74 minutes. It has a similar form factor as the Six Pack charger we previously reviewed.
It looks like the new charger offers simultaneous charging of 2 or even 3 batteries at a time, and accelerated charging, hence the Rapid Charger designation.
M18 Cordless Metal Shears – There will be new nibblers and shears that look to be designed primarily for HVAC applications.
M18 5.0Ah Li-ion Battery Pack – This is no surprise, seeing as how several competitors are already building their battery packs with the latest high capacity Li-ion cells, but it’s still welcome news.
M12 and M18 LED Lanterns – The new lanterns offer broad lighting and 4000K “TrueView” color temperature.
More Hand Tools! – So far we spotted new aviation snips, an HVAC sheet metal seamer, precision screwdrivers, a hammer tacker, a stapler, and new tape measures that are wider and more stable.
New Inkzall Markers – Milwaukee is adding to the original Inkzall markers with new red, green, and blue color options.
M18 Right Angle Impact Driver – The new RA impact has a very teeny tiny low-profile head that’s sure to please contractors, cabinetry installers, and others that work in tight areas.
M18 Right Angle 3/8″ Impact Wrench – It looks like there will also be a 3/8″ right angle impact wrench that techs are sure to love. Features include two speeds and an adjustable head for easier access.
Adjustable Hole Cutter with Debris Shield – The new accessory is aimed at tradesmen who often have to change accessories or saw sizes when drilling holes overhead for lighting and other types of fixtures.
Milwaukee Mechanic’s-Style Ball Bearing Tool Storage System – Dewalt’s not the only power tool brand venturing into the ball bearing tool storage combo market! Dewalt’s ball bearing tool boxes aren’t that impressive (I finally demoed one at the local Home Depot), but hopefully Milwaukee’s will deliver a better user experience.
Small Parts Organizer – The ball bearing tool storage combo isn’t the only new entry into the tool storage market! The teaser pic also shows a 12-compartment portable parts organizer.
8-in-1 Stubby Multi-Bit Driver – If priced right, this stubby driver could become a tool box must-have. There will also be a slightly longer ratcheting version.
M18 LED Stick Light – Milwaukee’s M12 LED stick light is bright, versatile, and very well designed. The M18 version looks similar, but likely offers much greater runtime.
All of the tools listed above were shown at the USA new product showcase, which removes any doubt as to their USA availability.
Also check out our previous 2014 new Milwaukee Tools Preview!
As a reminder, not all of the previously teased-about tools have been announced or revealed in the USA yet. Since those tools were seen in Milwaukee’s UK catalog, there’s no guarantee that they will all debut in the USA at the same time or later date.