This is the new Milwaukee M18 cordless heat gun, and it is the hottest new tool announced at this year’s new tool media event. Literally!
It came as a surprise to everyone, but follows years of heavy user requests. I quite frankly didn’t think it could be done, and am eager to see what this first-of-its-kind cordless tool can do.
The new M18 cordless heat gun can reach an operating temperature of 1000°F, and Milwaukee says it can reach that temperature in half the time as a corded solution.
We have more to say about the new cordless heat gun at a later time; this was more of a teaser to have some fun with the title. =)
ETA: September 2017
The second hottest new tool release? A pivoting head cordless soldering iron that we’re just as excited about.
Update: Until our preview post goes up, here’s a quick look at the Milwaukee M12 cordless soldering iron too, from Dirck Van Lieu, @ack_workbench (via Instagram):
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There are always surprises at Milwaukee's New Product Symposia, among this year's are the M12 Soldering Iron and the M18 Compact Heat Gun. The soldering iron features LEDs that indicate when operating temperatures are reached. (Very quickly!) The business end pivots to reach tight spots or to simply reduce hand fatigue. I had the opportunity to solder some wire connections with it and will say that it was faster and easier to use than my old standby Weller used for years building slot car chassis and battery packs for RC cars. 😎 It will come with a pencil tip and a chisel tip, both of which will also be available separately. We are likely to see other tips added as accessories. – The M18 Compact Heat Gun is also quick to get up to temperature and do it more safely than my current corded model for at least two notable reasons. First, it doesn't have a cord! I have more than once dragged mine off the bench by catching the cord with my foot, or had the stiff cord move it after I've put it down. Second, the M18 can be stood on its battery or laid on its side without the hot outlet touching any surfaces. Milwaukee's current heat gun tips will fit this new model. I'm looking forward to putting both of these tools in the shop. – #nps17 #nbhd #milwaukeetool @milwaukeetool @rbrusca #nantucket #marinehomecenter