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May 14, 2021

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Rivet Tool with One-Key (2660-20)

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Blind Rivet Tool

Milwaukee Cordless Blind Rivet Tool Gives More Reasons to Ditch Hand Tools

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool with One-Key technology delivers fast cordless riveting. Compared to hand tools, the new Milwaukee 2660-20 M18 FUEL pop rivet tool looks extremely versatile and dramatically speeds up riveting.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: Milwaukee 2660-22CT (kit)
  • Eliminates compressors and hoses
  • Brushless motor delivers 4,500 lbs of pulling force
  • Premium steel alloy 3-jaw design
  • Lower cost of ownership and less hassle than pneumatic riveters
  • Installs 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, and 9/32″ aluminum, steel, and stainless steel rivets
  • Installs up to 500 1/4″ aluminum pop rivets per charge of CP2.0 battery
  • 12.5″ long, including mandrel collector
  • Available March 2021
  • Price: $999 (kit)

Milwaukee on the M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool

We remember the introduction of the Milwaukee M12 rivet tool back in 2018. That wasn’t the first cordless rivet tool, but it may have been the first designed specifically for professional tradesmen. The tool provided a viable (and much quicker) alternative to hand riveting.

By revisiting the tool and upgrading the powerplant to the M18 Fuel platform, Milwaukee can now deliver an even faster cordless riveting solution. In fact, this tool replaces not only hand blind riveting tools but pneumatic rivet tools as well.

Cordless Innovation in the Riveting World

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool features a brushless motor that delivers up to 4,500 lbs. of pulling force. That should be enough to create high strength blind rivets in nearly all materials. Milwaukee also doubles down—claiming the M18 FUEL brushless motor works 50% faster than other cordless rivet tools on the market.


Milwaukee Blind Rivet Tool

The Milwaukee 2660-20 also features a steel alloy 3-jaw design that provides better jaw life. Milwaukee built the M18 Fuel rivet tool with an all-metal gearcase and plastics designed to withstand impact. They also use rubber overmolding that protects the tool from corrosive materials while also upping the overall comfort level.

Milwaukee includes a set of four retention nose pieces to hold the blind rivets in place once inserted. These accommodate 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, and 9/32″ aluminum, steel, and stainless steel rivets. They store right in front of the handle on the right side to keep them all in one place. An included wrench slides in place on the front for when you want to switch them out. You even get a hanging ring that flips up from the top of the tool when needed.

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Like many of the tools coming out of the Milwaukee camp these days, the Milwaukee 2660-20 pop rivet tool includes One-Key technology. This lets you track your tools and potentially increase productivity.

Now, what about runtime? Well, using the kitted CP2.0 battery, this blind rivet tool can fire off up to 900 3/16″ aluminum or 500 1/4″ aluminum blind rivets on a single charge.

Milwaukee’s Blind Rivet Tool sits at 12.5 inches in length, including the mandrel collector (10.13 inches without). With the battery installed, it weighs 5.6 lbs.

Pricing

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool hits stores Q1 2021. It comes either as a bare tool for $799 or kitted with a CP2.0 battery and multi-volt charger for $999. Both options include the Retention Nose Piece 4-pack, wrench, mandrel collector, hanging ring, and belt clip.

Accessories

Milwaukee also offers non-retention nose pieces ($39), a protective boot ($44), and a 6-inch extension ($79) to install rivets into hard-to-reach areas. You can also get a replacement jaw set for the 1/4-inch blind rivet tool.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool Specs

  • Kit Model: Milwaukee 2660-22CT
  • Rivet Sizes: 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32 in.
  • Rivet Material: Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel
  • Pull Force: 4,500 lbs.
  • Stroke Length: 1.18 in.
  • Nose Reach: 3.13 in.
  • Length with Mandrel Collector: 12.5 in.
  • Length without Mandrel Collector: 10.13 in.
  • Width: 2.5 in.
  • Weight: 4.66 lbs. (5.6 lbs. with battery)
  • Height: 9.5 in.
  • Available: March 2021
  • Price: $799 (bare); $999 (with battery and charger)

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Scott

Check out the HILTI RT 6-A22 Cordless Rivet Tool
20 YEAR MFG/2 YEAR NO COST / 1 DAY TURN AROUND SERVICE
Available in the U.S. @ HILTI online (www.hilti.com) currently with 2 each 22V batteries and a 110V charger $618.50.
Ask for a demonstration on your jobsite @ (800) 879-8000!
YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH6-z47vtso

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