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Best New Milwaukee Tools 2018: NPS 2018 Show Coverage


One of the highlights of our year is the annual Milwaukee New Product Symposium. It’s where we get a chance to see and put our hands on the newest Milwaukee tools for the upcoming year. At NPS 2018, we were promised something big. We always take that kind of claim with a grain of salt, but Milwaukee delivered on it. The big news is – as usual – on the cordless side of things. Let’s jump right into what impressed us as the Best New Milwaukee Tools 2018.

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Best New Milwaukee Tools 2018 from NPS 2018

Milwaukee RedLithium High Output Batteries

  • 12 Ah and 6 Ah packs will be available
  • Can deliver more power than a 120V, 15A wall outlet
  • 50% more power, runs 50% cooler, and 33% more runtime than HD 9.0 battery
  • 21700 lithium-ion cells
  • 12 Ah pack delivers 216 watt hours
  • 12 Ah pack $199
  • 6 Ah pack $149
  • 6 Ah 2-pack $199
  • A handful of products will require a modification kit that Milwaukee will provide for free to install yourself or at a service center

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 9″ Grinder

  • Model 2785-20/-21HD
  • 7″/9″ wheel diameter
  • Delivers the power of a 15A corded grinder
  • Up to 2 lbs lighter than leading corded grinders
  • Small diameter rat tail style handle
  • No brake
  • 6600 RPM
  • Line lock-out
  • Tool-free accessory changes
  • Tool-free guard adjustment
  • Electronic clutch
  • Anit-vibration handle
  • Up to 178 cuts in 1/2″ rebar
  • Up to 10 bevels on 4″ schedule 40 black pipe
  • 11.95 lbs w/ 12 Ah pack
  • $279 bare, $399 w/ one 12 Ah pack, $579 w/ two 12.0 packs
  • 5-year warranty
  • Available July 2018

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Sawzall

  • Model 2722-20/-21HD
  • 3000 SPM
  • 1-1/4″ stroke length
  • On/off orbital action
  • hang hook
  • Adjustable shoe
  • LED light
  • Outperforms 15A corded Super Sawzall
  • Up to 150 crosscuts in 2 x 12 SPF
  • 12.2 lbs w/12 Ah pack
  • $399 w/ one 12 Ah pack
  • 5-year warranty
  • Available July 2018

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16″ Chainsaw

  • Model 2727-20/-21HD
  • 16″ Oregon bar and chain
  • 0.043″ chain gauge
  • 3/8″ low profile chain pitch
  • Automatic oiler
  • Dual stud design
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Metal bucking spikes
  • 13.9 lbs w 12 Ah pack
  • Up to 150 cuts in 6 x 6 cedar
  • 3-year warranty
  • $399 w/ one 12 Ah pack
  • Available July 2018

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1″ Impact Wrench w/One-Key

  • Model TBA
  • Max torque TBA
  • Up to 8 lbs lighter than corded models
  • 4 mode control
  • One-Key enabled
  • Dialed in for construction, road & bridge
  • Supplementary tool for mechanics – not a direct D-handle replacement
  • Price TBA
  • Q3/Q4 launch

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Drill & Hammer Drill Gen 3

  • Model 2803-20/22 (drill/driver), 2804-20/22 (hammer drill)
  • 1200 in-lbs torque
  • 2-speed motor
  • 0 – 550/ 0 – 2000 RPM
  • 0 – 32,000 BPM (hammer drill only)
  • Redesigned all-metal chuck
  • 6.9″ long
  • 4.8 lbs w/ 5.0 Ah pack
  • Replaces 2703/2704 models
  • 1-1/2″ shorter, 1/4″ smaller diameter with new Small Frame Powerstate brushless motor
  • Available July 2018
  • One-Key model with kickback control coming Q4
  • 5-year warranty
  • Same pricing as current models
  • Drill/Driver: $129 bare, $279 kit
  • Hammer Drill: $149 bare, $299 kit

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Impact Driver Gen 3

  • Model 2853-20/-22
  • 2000 in-lbs of torque
  • 0 – 3600 RPM
  • 0 – 4300 IPM
  • 4 mode control (3 + self tapping screw mode)
  • Self-tapping screw mode dialed in for #10
  • Single hand bit insert
  • 4.59″ long (1/4″ shorter than 2753)
  • 3.8 lbs w/ 5.0 Ah pack
  • $129 bare, $229 kit w/ 5.0 and 2.0 packs (same as current bare tool pricing)
  • Replaces 2753
  • Available July 2018
  • One-Key model available in October 2018
  • 5-year warranty

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 8-1/4″ Table Saw w/One-Key

  • Model 2736-20/-21HD
  • 6300 RPM
  • 8-1/4″ blade diameter
  • 24-1/2″ rip capacity right
  • 12″ rip capacity left
  • 2-1/2″ cut depth at 90°
  • 1-3/4″ cut depth at 45°
  • One-Key enabled (lockout and tracking features)
  • Dado ready (6″ x 3/4″ max)
  • Easy release/install lever for riving knife/blade guard
  • 45.8 lbs
  • 5-year warranty
  • $549 w/ one 12 Ah pack
  • Scissor-style stand optional at $79
  • Available July 2018

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7-1/4″ Circular Saw

  • Model 2732-20/-21HD
  • 7-1/4″ blade diameter
  • 5800 RPM
  • 2-1/2″ cut depth at 90°
  • 1-7/8″ cut depth at 45°
  • 12.0 lbs w/ 12 Ah pack
  • Hang hook
  • Dust port accessory included
  • Magnesium shoe/housing
  • 5-year warranty
  • $399 w/ one 12 Ah pack
  • Available July 2018

Milwaukee M12 Dual Power Tower Light

  • Dual power source: extension cord or M12 battery pack
  • 1400 lumens (high), 700 lumens (low)
  • Up to 4 hours (high) or 8 hours (low) with M12 6.0 Ah pack
  • 210° vertical pivot, 270° horizontal pivot
  • 30-1/2″ collapsed for transport/storage
  • 3′ – 5’8″ deployed
  • Does not charge batteries
  • $149 bare
  • Available October 2018

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vac

  • Hiking backpack style with chest and hip straps along with a rigid frame
  • Frame comes off to make a standard vac
  • Hang hook
  • 57 CFM
  • 75″ water lift
  • 74 dB(A)
  • Designed for job site cleanup, not as a HEPA dust extractor
  • $299 (bare), $449 (kit)
  • Available September 2018

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Milwaukee M12 Fuel Stubby Impact Wrench

  • 3/8″ and 1/2″ sizes deliver 250 ft-lbs nut-busting torque
  • 1/4″ size delivers 100 ft-lbs nut-busting torque
  • 4-mode drive control (3 standard modes plus auto-stop)
  • Auto-stop feature stops driving between 0 and 10 ft-lbs to prevent over tightening
  • 4.8″ long
  • $159 bare (3/8″ and 1/2″)
  • $149 bare (1/4″)
  • Available August 2018

Milwaukee Stud Tape Measure

  • EXO360 technology (360° exoskeleton coating) prevents blade tear
  • 5-point reinforcement
  • Impact-resistant housing
  • 16′ (~ $16), 25′ (~$25)
  • Available July 2018

These are some of the best new Milwaukee tools 2018, but this is far from everything. Head over to our Instagram page for our full social media coverage and watch a special edition of Pro Tool Reviews Live with more video highlights!

 

 

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Why no mention of the mini-cutter?

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Weren’t there M18 Fuel jigsaws, too, in two handle configurations? I’ve been waiting for a Fuel jigsaw for a long time, wondering why they didn’t get much attention.