The newly re-designed Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Brushless Press Tool facilitates the plumbing industry’s shift from sweat and solder to press connections. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor thanks in part to a brushless motor and offers a long calibration interval at 50,000 cycles.
The full-sized press tool features a pre-press battery check to prevent the user from starting a press the tool cannot complete while Auto-Cycle ensures a full press every time and indicates to the user via a green light that the connection is complete. The kit includes several jaws designed to work with all major fitting manufacturers although this fall the tool, battery, and charger will be available without jaws. Powered by Milwaukee REDLITHIUM batteries, the The Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Brushless Press Tool is compatible with the entire M18 line.
“FORCE LOGIC is all about revolutionizing traditional processes so our users can be significantly more productive and profitable. When we introduced the first FORCE LOGIC Press Tool solutions a few short years ago, we achieved that for plumbers and mechanical contractors. With the introduction of the new M18 FORCE LOGIC Press Tool we’ve reset the standard for productivity. State of the art brushless motor technology enables the tool to run faster each cycle, run more cycles on each battery, and run longer before calibration. And it’s able to accomplish all of this while being the lightest and smallest in the industry, allowing the users to get the job done where other press tools can’t.”
– Alex Boll, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool
The Bottom Line
When we talk to plumbers about shifting to press methods of making pipe connections, they get excited. It’s an easier process than sweat and solder and when you are able to work with a cordless tool the size of Milwaukee’s Force Logic, life just gets easier. Milwaukee addresses one of the main concerns for press connections by giving you a successful connection indicator and stopping the tool is there isn’t enough juice remaining to complete the fitting.
The downside is still cost. Many of the guys we’ve talked who run their own plumbing businesses aren’t quite ready to pull the trigger on the investment. We’d say the time savings speak for themselves – more efficiency on the job is more work you can do in a day and more income for your business. It’s up to you to decide if the extra productivity is worth it.
Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Brushless Press Tool Specifications
- Model: Milwaukee 2773-22
- Power Source: Milwaukee M18 Battery
- Force: 7,200lbs
- Pipe Capacity: ½” – 4” (varies by material)
- Approx. Cycle Time: 3.7 seconds
- Calibration Interval: 50,000 cycles
- Length: 14.1”
- Weight: 6.5 lbs
- Tool Warranty: 5 years
- Jaw Warranty: 2 years