I hope that you’ve been enjoying our Milwaukee NPS17 new tool coverage! We have already posted about our favorites and the most exciting of the new and upcoming tools, but there’s still much more to come.
There are actually a LOT more new Milwaukee tools to talk about. Since we’re pacing ourselves on the remaining coverage, I felt that there was room for a sort of teaser post that shows off a lot of the new tools you might not have seen yet.
Which of these tools are you especially interested in?
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Table of Contents
- M18 Cordless Tools
- M12 Cordless Tools
- Hand Tools
- Tool Storage
- LED Lighting
- Masonry Accessories
- Power Tool Accessories
- ETA/Availability Info
New M18 Cordless Tools
There’s a new M18 Fuel brushless miter saw with 7-1/4″ blade. This is one of our favorites of the new cordless tools.
And there will also be a new M18 Fuel Hackzall. It’s similar to the brushed motor version, but with longer cutting stroke and beefier mechanism.
There are new M18 Fuel and M18 One-Key heavy duty impact wrenches coming out. Both have some neat features, such as a “fastener loosening” mode on the Fuel model, and lug nut-specific selectable torque on the One-Key model.
We’ve already told you about the new M18 heat gun (on the right). We are very excited to see if it can perform true to its promise and potential.
There’s a new M18 Fuel mud mixer. It looks to be more ergonomic than a cordless drill, it offers easier speed selection and control, and has a beefed up mechanical design.
There’s a new M18 One-Key site light, and it holds a surprise…
It features a 2-position battery bay, for longer runtime.
This is the M18 Rover LED worklight, one of the standout new tools Ben recently posted about.
New M12 Cordless Tools
To start off, there are 3 new M12 Fuel brushless ratchets that Milwaukee says can take on leading air-powered models.
We’re also really excited about the new M12 cordless soldering iron, and eager to see if it’s as good as Milwaukee talked it up to be.
The new M12 Fuel brushless drills (drill/driver and hammer drill) are shorter and sport some smaller updates.
There’s also a new M12 Fuel 2nd generation brushless impact driver (right), which is noticeable shorter than the 1st gen model. It’s not just shorter, it has a different configuration and balance. There are also now 4 selectable speed modes, not just 2.
I briefly talked about the new M12 cordless stapler in my first NPS17 coverage. It’s a tool some attendees yawned about, but I for one really liked it. It drove the test staples flush, even at half power, and was quite a joy to test fire.
There was an M12 underhood LED work light on display.
I would have missed this if not for a Milwaukee product manager or VP pointing it out. It’s an M12 USB charger. It can charge an M12 battery pack via USB, or use an M12 battery pack to charge a device via USB.
It’s a neat idea.
There’s a new air snake pipe clearing tool, which blasts air through pipes or drains to blast clogs free.
These are all the One-Key-equipped tools Milwaukee has out now. The new LED site lite and heavy duty impact wrench are discussed in the M18 section, above.
This is one of the new combination wrenches.
I posted about them on the Garage Journal forum, and superautobacs pointed out that it looks very similar to wrenches made by Infar. Meaning, Infar could be the OEM.
The larger sets come with amazing space-saving trays.
There are smaller sets too.
The larger sets don’t skip any sizes!
There are new screwdrivers! These are the new ergonomic ones, with a tri-lobe design. There are some demo drivers mixed in.
These are the new cushion-grip screwdrivers. There’s a lot more going on than it seems. Milwaukee designed them to go head to head with competing designs, and expect these to come out in front.
These are the new demo drivers, extreme demo driver, and new multi-bit screwdrivers.
New mechanics’ pry bars, with I-beam shafts.
New tin snips with ergonomic handles!
There are new bolt cutters in 2 different styles – traditional, and with extendable handles. The extendable-handle bolt cutters were really interesting, and I liked how easy it was to adjust the handle length.
The extending handle bolt cutters had 3 handle positions – short, long, and an intermediate setting that almost no one will ever use. That middle setting might come in handy when you need more leverage but don’t have the space for full extension.
This is Milwaukee’s new [Insert your own liquid refreshment containment and delivery device caption here].
Ratcheting PVC cutters in 2 sizes.
New low voltage tools, centered around voice/data/video wiring tasks. Learning about these tools made me feel less intimidating about doing my own networking work.
New level cases. Maybe new levels too? Sorry, I was still drooling over the new screwdrivers, wrenches, and storage products and missed the presentation.
This little guy was so cute! It’s a mini level with adjustable angle settings. Magnetic, too, with a V-groove.
New screeding levels for smoothing and leveling concrete.
There’s a new Empire torpedo level with LED light. It seemed crazy-durable, and is probably the most solidly built torpedo level I’d ever seen.
Someone tossed it high enough that it punctured the tent, and it hit the ground without being worse for wear.
I don’t know if it’s considered a hand tool, but there’s a new thermal imager coming out. It offers decent resolution, a simple and easy to use “point and shoot” interface, it’s powered by a 9V battery, and costs a lot less than other standalone thermal imaging thermometers.
Tool tethers, and some nice ones at that.
Fixed blade knives. Some people were oohing and ahhing over the new Hardline knife. I feel indifferent towards it.
In case you missed it, Milwaukee is coming out with a line of Packout modular tool boxes, tote bags, and organizers.
While we’re talking about tool storage, there’s a new low profile backpack, an “Ultimate” jobsite backpack, and a cooler that keeps your drinks cold and also has a place for your tape measure.
At first glance, the low profile backpack didn’t seem small, just simply designed to be slimmer. I’ve actually been getting excited about it a little.
The Ultimate Jobsite Backpack just seemed to have a lot of pockets and storage capacity. I didn’t hear the presentation for these products either, I just kind of hit the station, poked around a little, took some photos, and moved on.
This is the cooler everyone wanted to liberate from the “meals” tent.
More gloves, these being cut resistant of varying levels.
I’d wear one of these cold weather hats.
New sweatshirt, non-heated.
There were new GridIron stuff, such as this bib overalls. QUICK – how many different Milwaukee workwear products is this mannequin wearing? I count… 4?
This is the new RedLithium USB rover LED worklight. AMAZING! Well, not really from an objective point of view, but I was really impressed.
Depending on the price, I want a couple of them!
This is one of several new personal LED flashlight and worklight products coming out, and one of several RedLithium USB rechargeable battery lighting products.
This is the handheld rechargeable flashlight. Like the LED Rover light, it’s packed with added conveniences.
This is the charger for the Li-ion cell the rechargeable lights use.
Sorry for the blurry image, the lighting is always pretty bad in the LED lighting room or tent. This is a standard penlight. It seemed unremarkable at first, but look at that tail cap. Is it specially biteable?
This is the new LED headlamp.
And this one’s for hard hats. I believe that it too is part of the new RedLithium USB product family.
This new Radius light is a temporary hard-wired lighting solution.
While I don’t understand a lot of the rules or regulations around temporary lighting, I can see it being popular with a lot of remodelers.
When we had our garage electricity updated, the electrician had a multi-socket lamp base contraption with several bulbs. I think one of these would have been easier to use, not to mention brighter and more durable.
Lots of new masonry stuff coming up, many involving the new vac and dust collection accessories.
On the left – a traditional chisel. On the right, one of Milwaukee’s new self-sharpening and edge-renewing chisels.
Here are the new dust port-equipped drill bits.
And these are the new chisels.
Power Tool Accessories
Ben recently discussed the new Big Hawg and Hole Dozer hole saws with carbide teeth. Carbide-toothed hole saws!! Why should you care? Because carbide wears a lot slower than bimetal blades.
There’s a new carbide-tooth Torch Sawzall blade for cutting metal.
There are some new augers aimed at power utility workers.
This was such a good pretzel. Look at the knife to get a sense of its size!
As far as I am aware, all of these tools are due to be released by the end of this year (December 2017). That’s pretty impressive, but also scares me a little bit. What’s coming starting in January 2018 that Milwaukee didn’t want to talk about yet?!
Which of these new tools are you most excited about?