Milwaukee Expands Woodworking Line With M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander
There aren’t many areas where Milwaukee’s cordless lineup isn’t deep, but cordless sanders are one of them. That’s beginning to change as the Milwaukee M18 Orbital 1/4-Sheet Sander joins the Random Orbit Sander in an expansion.
Milwaukee M18 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander: The Big Deal
Joining the rest of Milwaukee’s M18 line, this sander was designed to perform as well as a corded sander without the annoyances that come with corded tools.
There are several features that Milwaukee hopes will be on your radar when you consider the M18 1/4-sheet sander. First and foremost, the 11,000-13,000 OPM variable speed dial allows for increased sanding power and more control.
When you use a 5.0Ah battery, expect to get around 40 minutes of continuous runtime.
Milwaukee tells us the M18 sheet sander’s integrated dust collection bag gathers up to 95% of the dust output you create while in use. It also features a universal hose adapter, so you can hook up a vacuum hose for even better dust containment.
Furthermore, it keeps vibration to a minimum, which avoids discomfort when you’re sanding surfaces for a long period of time.
A two-step clamp system helps simplify the process of changing and securing your sandpaper.
- Hole punch
- Sandpaper size: 4.5-in x 5.5-in
- Orbital diameter: 1.6mm
- REDLINK Technology protects from overloads, heating, and over-discharge
- Compatible with all Milwaukee M18 batteries and chargers (sold separately)
Milwaukee M18 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander Price
The Milwaukee 2649-20 has a retail price of $119 as a bare tool. It includes a 5-year manufacturer warranty we expect it to land at Milwaukee retailers starting June 2022.
- Model: Milwaukee 2649-20
- Power Source: Milwaukee M18 battery
- Speed: 11,000 – 13,000 OPM
- Orbit: 1.6mm
- Vibration: 2.5 m/s^2
- Length: 5.3 inches
- Width: 5.8 inches
- Height: 5.9 inches
- Weight: 2.5 lbs
- Sander style: 1/4-sheet
- Warranty: 5 years
- Price: $119