Milwaukee has recently unveiled its second-generation brushless Fuel tools, signifying a major leap forward in the world of power tools. While the company has already released its new hand tool line for 2015 and 2016, the focus on the Fuel range is truly remarkable. With a clear emphasis on wireless technology, Milwaukee aims to redefine the standards of cordless tools, potentially making corded tools obsolete. Let’s take a closer look at some of the exciting new additions to the Fuel lineup.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-1/2″ Magnetic Drill
The innovative Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-1/2″ Magnetic Drill (Model 2787-22) and the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-1/2″ Lineman Magnetic Drill (Model 2788-22) were meticulously developed over three years, resulting in over a dozen category-defining innovations. These tools offer the freedom of portability that is typically lacking in corded drills. With the ability to eliminate the need for generators and power lines, drilling and working can now be done in an entirely new way. The magnetic grip of these drills remains intact even without power, ensuring both horizontal and vertical cutting applications are effortlessly handled.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Magnetic Drill Features and Specifications
- Forty (40) 13/16″ holes per charge
- Patented magnetic base for unparalleled magnetic strength on 1/4″ steel
- Permanent magnets keep the base firm even without electricity
- Automatic stop lift-off detection halts the motor if excessive rotational motion is detected
- 3/4″ Weldon quick change chuck
- 3/4″ Weldon to 1/2″ chuck adapter included
- Tool-less motor head height adjustment
- 2-speed gearbox
- Optimized for ring cutters up to 1-1/2″ and twist drills up to 1/2″
- Available from July 2015
Milwaukee Fuel Brake Grinder
The new Milwaukee Fuel Brake Grinder (Model 2783-22) introduces a wide range of safety features, including a dual drive switch and an advanced clutch and electric brake system. Milwaukee takes pride in being the first to offer this level of safety in a grinder. By eliminating the power cord, the risk of accidental deformation and injury due to wheel contact is significantly reduced. The “RapidStop” brakes bring the wheels to a stop in less than 2 seconds. Additionally, the tool’s paddle switch design enhances user convenience. The M18 Fuel Grinder sets itself apart by being completely tool-free, eliminating the need for a wrench to adjust the guard or change the puck. This impressive Fuel grinder will be available from July 2015.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Drill and Impact Drill
The latest addition to Milwaukee’s lineup is the Milwaukee Fuel 1/2″ Hammer Drill (Model 2703-22). This drill boasts a shorter length compared to its predecessors and offers an impressive 1200 inch-pounds of torque. Equipped with a 5.0 Ah battery, the Milwaukee Fuel drill guarantees exceptional performance. To ensure its superior torque endurance, rigorous testing against Makita, Hilti, and other competitors was conducted. The new Milwaukee Fuel drill rig and Milwaukee 2703-22 Fuel impact drill will be available starting from August 2015.
Milwaukee Compact M18 Fuel Impact Wrench and Impact Driver
The new Milwaukee Compact Fuel impact wrench and driver range presents significant improvements over previous models. These include the 2754-22 (3/8″) and 2755-22 (1/2″) impact wrenches, as well as the 2753-22 impact driver. Notably, Milwaukee has enhanced the handle design by sealing the electronics inside, thereby providing greater protection and reducing the handle profile. To further improve performance, a new lug design has been implemented, offering increased impact surface area. All these Fuel tools feature four-mode drive control and come with a 5.0Ah RedLithium battery. The September 2015 release of these new Milwaukee Fuel Impact Drivers and Milwaukee Fuel Impact Wrenches is highly anticipated.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg 1/2″ Right Angle Drill
The Milwaukee M8 Fuel Super Hawg Right Angle Drill with a 1/2″ and Quick-Lok collet surpasses the already impressive Milwaukee M18 Hole Hawg. This cordless drill enables plumbers to complete their tasks on-site before power is even available. With the ability to handle up to 4-5/8″ self-feed drills and up to 6″ hole saws, this drill provides unmatched versatility. Delivering up to 1000 inch-pounds of torque before the clutch engages, the Super Hawg ensures user safety while maintaining exceptional power. Users can drill up to seventy-five (75) 2-9/16″ holes in a 2×4 with just a single 5.0 Ah battery pack. This incredible tool will be available in winter 2015.
Milwaukee SDS Max Fuel Rotary Hammer
Introducing the groundbreaking Milwaukee SDS Max Fuel Rotary Hammer, equipped with a drilling capacity of 1-9/16 inches. This tool stands out as the first of its kind to feature such drilling capacity. With the 9.0 Ah RedLithium battery, the hammer can provide a full 20 minutes of continuous use in chip mode. To support this impressive capacity and runtime, Milwaukee has developed a new 9.0 Ah Li-Ion M18 battery pack. This highly anticipated tool is set to be released in January 2016.
Milwaukee’s second-generation Fuel tools represent a significant shift in the world of power tools. With their advanced electronics, improved quality, and wireless technology, these tools are set to revolutionize the industry. It is clear that Milwaukee aims to eliminate power cords in most applications, as seen in their wireless SDS Max tool and wireless Super Hawg. Stay tuned for our in-depth reviews of these extraordinary tools.