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.
The angled battery on the grinder and oscillating tool is a real disappointment.
It doesn’t look much different than on the current non-Fuel versions. to be honest, I don’t think I ever paid much attention to battery placement on these types of tools.
Could you elaborate as to why you prefer other battery orientations?
I think they’re angled for a reason. If it were like the right angle drill(vertical) then it’d take up more room when needing to cut right tight to the floor. The battery would hit the floor created a non-square or a cut with a bit of a bevel.
But every other company uses the right angled battery design except panasonic, so I claim its just a cosmetic choice in this case. Remember that cosmetics and “design” are the not the same thing.
I like to stand them up on a bench, or floor, or where ever when I’m working. Yes they could be knocked over, but so could the drills and impact drivers…….I bet most of us use the battery as a base to keep the drill standing upright, “at the ready”. Could you even imagine a right angle drill with an angled battery? No, its obvious that the battery would be at a 90 degree angle to the grip axis of the tool. Its just a design that makes functional sense. The same should apply to a grinder and oscillating tool. MIlwaukee has made a mistake here.
Yes, minor issue, but the choreography of completing a task is part of how we all move around while working. I like the option of being able to stand up tools on their bases. Of course you can also lay them down. Actually was welding today, using dewalt 18 volt grinder, I keep it standing up when not using it.
I also like to keep my tools like this on a bench…..
Ah, I see your point now. I suppose that in these cases the choices were made to improve the clearance for flush-cutting and someone already mentioned.
Bosch’s upcoming 18V multi-tool has the battery rotated 90° into a completely horizontal orientation, making it look more compact than other 18V models I’ve seen.
With multi-tools and grinders especially, I hardly ever stand them up, even if I can balance them, since the tools are fairly top-heavy and myself somewhat clumsy. But I have seen others stand them up, possibly to keep them ready to pick up and go as you mentioned.
I personally like that the battery is angled, it looks like it’ll be usable as a wrist base. I think its more for safety standards, by osha standards i you have render tools in a safe position while not in use and the blades standing up could be a problem on jobs with safety standards. blades standing up would be thrown off the job so the angles will ensure it will never happen.
I think its a smart choice.
I’m glad I upgraded to the m18 Fuel & I was going to upgrade my circular saw until now.
That flood light is amazing but I don’t want to hear the price on it.
Heated sweatshirt is awesome.
The oscillators look interesting. Quick change blades maybe? I think that appears to be a depth stop so you don’t cut to deep.
Tape measures don’t appear better than my Fat Max’s.
Great Job Milwaukee!!!! They continue to take my money.
According to the tweets coming out of Milwaukee today the circ and recip are brushless.
Hoodies are machine washable.
Homedepot.com leaked the Fastpack Pocket Knife and the hooked blade one 3 weeks ago after an over-zealous web developer pushed the updates from test to their production site by mistake. There is a tactical looking one too with a red handle and black blade.
I really like that quick change blade change on the multi-tool.
I won’t use a multi-tool without one anymore.
I hear you. I have the original Milwaukee M12 multi-tool. I love it but with all the new multi-tools coming out with quick change I’m really envious.
Agreed, not to mention the battery doesn’t “snap” in like they do in the m12 drills.
I can hear my wallet screaming at me!
i am a dewalt fan but i think i am going to start buying Milwaukee too. i just can’t ignore the technology right in my face. i just bought dewalts xr brushless drill/driver not that long ago, and now i see this…from where does Milwaukee get all the money to bring out tools that quick.
Out of my bank account.
It might be more cost-effective for them to release new power tools in this manner, as it helps spread R&D and testing costs across similar products.
I just hope all these new tools and batts will be compatible with the first gen m18 batteries and chargers (not v18) because I’ve got like 12 m18 batteries lol. Thad be a real bummer if not. And I hope the hoodie can accept 18v slimpaks if I get an adapter, I though I saw one a while back on here…. Somewhere.
Yea all the fuel tools are backwards compatible with the older m18 batteries. To get 18v batteries your probably going to need to get the m18 usb/power pack for it to work its 20 bucks at home depot
It looks like the floodlight has three buttons on the top in that picture. Do you know if it has multiple output levels? 1100 lumens is going to be pretty bright. It would be great if it had lower mode for less output but also longer battery life.
I’d think so as well – looks like a low setting and full output buttons.
I really like that heated hoodie. I had looked at the jacket in the past but didn’t seem to fit my needs. But the hoodie would be a great base layer in the winter while skiing. Depending on the price I might have to check it out.
Argh!!! Darn you Milwaukee! I have mostly Bosch and Hitachi stuff, but man that cordless circular saw (brushless!) makes me want to scream at Bosch to get their act together….where are the brushless tools?
I want those knives!
I’ve been holding out on the M18 plunge (I’m fully into the M12 kit), but they are making it harder to resist.
Retired my Dewalt 18v Series to the garage, sold off the Milwaukee M12 collection I was building, now fully invested in Dewalt 20v Max (Grinder, impact driver, 1/2″ impact wrench, recip saw, SDS Rotary hammer, light, 7 batteries, 3 chargers)… I really hope Dewalt can catch up to Milwaukee in a timely manner. On the other hand, since I don’t have anything brushless in the dewalt lineup, maybe it’s a good time to sell them all off and start fresh with milwaukee FUEL 🙂
I think your going to be waiting at least another year to see brushless cutting tools from Dewalt. The one cool thing Dewalt will end up having is that brushless framing nailer when its eventually released if it hits as hard as everyone is saying Paslode should be worried I know there are other fuel cell nailer brands out there but they don’t seem to be nearly as popular.
The weak link in the 12v muliti tool is the bettery run time. So the 18v fuel version will be awsome.
Hope they come out with the 18v fuel angle drill soon.
It might not be worth it for anyone to come out with a brushless angle drill. Typically these drills only deliver a fraction of the power of standard pistol-grip drills, so the benefits of a brushless motor will be less impactful.
I’m excited about the heavy duty impacts. Hopefully they are gunning for the IR W7150. With several M12 tools already, I would prefer to keep everything in the Milwaukee family. They will even come with the M18/M12 dual charger- sweet!
The FUEL Sawzall looks like it has a light on it. One website talked about cutting speed that outperforms the 6519
Looks like milwaukee is serious about business. Seems like others will have to catch up with them on tech. Man do they have awesome brushless tools coming soon. My dewalt 20v tools are jealous. Dewalt needs a premium brushless drill soon. My premium dewalt hammer drill got a good workout last week cutting 6″ holes and since it was cordless made the job a breeze. Plenty of power but even with the fatpacks the run time was not enough while the spare was charging. So they need a premium brushless drill soon.
Cant wait till those m12 sweaters come out. I wonder if the battery pack bulk would be noticeable.
I want that SawZall ASAP. I see an adjustable shoe on it and I could use that.
I’m not sure if it is or not, but if you look at the overall picture at Tools in Action, it looks like there may be a M18 Hi-Press tool. Don’t know if that’s what it is but I sure want one if it is.
We need a m12 brushless right angle impact!!!!!!!!!!
need advice, I’m looking to add one more Cordless Circular Saw to my collection, I currently have the 6-1/2 in makita, works great and good dust collection, you have to buy an add on piece for around 8 bucks but well worth it. Then I have a 5 1/2 Ryobi that came in a kit I was basically just buying for the batteries. Not the best saw pretty much just something I keep in my car in case I need to cut something down really quick, actually has come in handy.
I am a big fan of Milwaukee and I am thinking about going in that direction, I already have several m12 and m18 tools with batteries so thats not an issue. I am just wondering everyones thoughts on the new 7-1/4″ BL and the 6-1/2 BL as well as the non bl model and how they may stack up against one another? Then there is the 5-3/8 m12 which I have confirmed take 5-1/2″ blades.
To me they are all fairly nice saws that come in at anywhere between $100 if you catch a sale on the standard 6-1/2 to 200$ but for arguments sake lets just call it 120$ to 200$ the 7-1/4 and 6-1/2 are now priced the same at 200. Is that extra blade depth worth it though?
Just looking for opinions let me know what you think