Milwaukee Tools is on a tear and recently introduced a ton of new products as well as refreshed a few from their current lineup. Yesterday they held a media event to introduce some of these tools as well as share the news on a new partnership.
They are definitely focusing on the trades and their partnership with Uponor, Inc. is a good indicator that they are taking the plumbing and heating trade seriously. Uponor, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing and supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems.
As a result of this new partnership, Milwaukee Tools will launch two new tools specifically designed to work with ProPEX. The M12 and M18 ProPEX Expansion Tools offer features such as an auto-rotating head for accurate, one-handed expansion. They will also accelerate the speed in which these connections and fittings can be made.
The other tool that caught our eye is the one-handed Hackzall cordless recip-saw and the re-introduced M28 Hammer Drill.
The HACKZALL M18 Cordless One-Handed Recip Saw (shown at top) features a compact and light weight design for superior control and versatility. The motor delivers 0-3,000 strokes per minute and a 3/4″ stroke length allows for fast cutting through a wide range of material such as wood, metal and PVC. The dual gear anti-vibration system increases control and accuracy. The Hackzall also features a QUIK-LOK blade clamp which offers fast and easy blade changes.
The Milwaukee Cordless 28 Volt 1/2 in. Hammer-Drill uses the Milwaukee built high power motor to develop an 750 in. lbs. of maximum torque and 0-600/0-1800 rpm, ideal for drilling larger holes and driving larger screws faster. Powering the drill is a 28 Volt LITHIUM-ION battery pack exclusively from Milwaukee. The drill also comes standard with a 1/2 in. all-metal, single-sleeve, ratcheting chuck with all carbide jaws that keeps bits from falling out and drill bits from slipping. A comfortable non-slip, soft-grip handle reduces vibration and fatigue.
Most of these tools won’t hit the shelves until the fall but expect a lot more from Milwaukee Tools this year.