Here’s a sneak peek at what Milwaukee has in store for the second half of 2013. Expect to see more complete preview posts once full specs and details are released.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Circular Saw
Models 2730-20 (bare tool), 2730-21 (1-battery kit), 2730-22 (2-battery kit).
The new Fuel circular saw is built with a brushless motor – a first for an 18V-class lithium-ion cordless drill. Compared to the previous M18 saw, this saw also features a complete grip redesign, magnesium blade guard AND shoe, and the maximum speed is slightly higher.
I REALLY like the look of the shoe on this new Fuel circ saw. As strange as it sounds, that’s usually the first thing I look at when judging circular saws.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw
Models 2720-20 (bare tool), 2720-21 (1-battery kit), 2720-22 (2-battery kit).
There’s a new brushless M18 Fuel reciprocating saw as well. The differences between the Fuel version and non-Fuel version are a bit harder to pick out at the moment, but one thing I did notice is that the Fuel Sawzall is about 1 pound heavier.
Milwaukee M18 Oscillating Multi-Tool
The guys at Tools in Action were kind enough to snap and send in this photo of two new Fuel? cordless multi-tools. *Thumbs up* to the dust extractor attachment.
I expect that these could (or at least should) be powered by brushless motors, possibly utilizing the same motor as the new grinders. There’s no visible Fuel designation, so perhaps not.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Grinder
There will be two new M18 Fuel grinders – one with a locking slide switch (2781-22/21/20) and one with a non-locking paddle switch (2780-22/21/20).
This one is definitely brushless, which means more power and greater runtime, something that every cordless angle grinder user longs for. As with the saws, the kits come with Milwaukee’s new 4.0Ah XC battery packs for maximized runtime.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Brushless Heavy Duty Impact Wrenches
I know a lot of users have been waiting for these – heavy duty brushless impact wrenches. Torque ratings are not available yet, but expect them to be significantly higher than for Milwaukee’s M18 compact Fuel impact models.
1/2″ drive with pin detent: 2762-22/20
1/2″ drive with friction ring: 2763-22/20
3/4″ drive with friction right: 2764-22/20
7/16″ hex quick change: 2765-22/20
(-22 refers to 2x 4.0Ah battery kit, -20 refers to bare tool.)
Milwaukee M18 LED Flood Light
Model 2361-20 (bare tool add-on).
Light output is intense – 1100 lumens and up to 1300 lux. If you need light at a different angle, just roll the octagonal worklight to another side. The impact-resistance lens is replaceable, and a hanging feature allows for hands-free use. It measures in at 8-3/4″ long and 6-1/4″ tall.
Milwaukee M12 Women’s Heated Jacket (Special Edition)
Makes sense, women get cold too. Previously they *could* have just worn the men’s jackets, but this special edition women’s version will provide a less baggy fit. The pink hand pocket zippers and zipper pulls are a nice touch.
Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodie
Model 2370. Colors: red, gray, khaki, high-visibility lime. Sizes: S-3XL.
Because most states have more seasons than just summer and winter. Although designed as a fall and spring solution, maybe this would be good as a layer to wear in the winter under a weatherproof shell.
You can see some of the other colors here:
Milwaukee M12 Heated Hand Warmer
Models 2321-20/1 (RealTree), 2321-20/21 (black).
Yup, it’s a Milwaukee Tools heated hand muff.
That’s right, and a range of size options as well. They’re said to last “up to 10x longer.”
Milwaukee Pocket Knives
I spy… new FastBack utility and pocket knives. The FastBack 2 just came out, and I’m hoping Milwaukee gives the knives unique names. They’re all FastBacks, but let’s just hope they’re not called FastBack 3, 4, and 5.
Closer look, thanks to Tools in Action:
Most of these products are expected to be released in the Fall or Early winter, or Q3 and Q4 2013.