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A few months ago, we were able to check out some new products from Milwaukee and Makita and I’m excited to share them with you today!
Milwaukee M18 FUELSawzall + Milwaukee M18 CP3AH BATTERY 2PK
The new Sawzall from Milwaukee boasts up to 30% faster cutting, 2x longer runtime, and 5x longer tool life. We have an old Sawzall that doesn’t even come close to comparing. This new tool is part of the M18 battery system and the result is a more lightweight tool, without the sacrifice of power. With the advancement of today’s battery technology, there’s no reason to be limited by a corded tool.
The brushless motor on this M18 FUELSawzall provides the same kind of cutting power that has, in the past, only been associated with corded tools. Paired with the M18 CP3AH BATTERY 2PK, you get 2.5 times more runtime with more work per charge than competitive batteries. The saw’s REDLINK PLUS Intelligence feature keeps the tool from overloading, overheating, and over-discharging. There’s also an adjustable shoe, integrated LED light, and a hanging hook for convenience.
Milwaukee 6 in. 7 TPI Torch Carbide Teeth Metal Cutting SAWZALL Blade
The carbide teeth on the 6 in. 7 TPI Torch Metal Cutting Blade has 50x life over standard blades, with 25% more carbide per tooth and 7 TPI for fast, efficient cutting in thick and extreme metals. We had no issues cutting through this thick angle iron with this blade. This blade can cut a wide variety of metals ranging from black pipe and angle iron to cast iron, stainless steel, and high strength alloys.
MAKITA 18V LXT® Lithium‑Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw
Speaking of metal cutting, now that I’m incorporating more metal into my work, we’ve been using this MAKITA 18V LXT® Lithium‑Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw a lot and it cuts through metal like a hot knife through butter. I was a bit intimidated at first by this tool, but quickly realized how easy it is to manage despite it’s bulky size. It has a 2 1/2-inch cutting capacity which makes it ideal for cutting conduit, copper pipe, threaded rod, angle iron, and channel steel. The wheel cover encloses the blade outside the cutting area so it makes the saw suitable for one-handed operation.
Milwaukee M12 FUEL Cut Off Saw
Let’s take a closer look at another saw that cuts metal. Introducing the Milwaukee M12 FUEL Cut Off Saw. We love the compact size of this tool – it makes one-handed operation easy and quick. The brushless motor delivers maximum power and motor life and is part of the M12 battery system. The thing that’s unique about this tool is that the blade rotation is reversible – you can select to move forward or backward, depending on the direction you need to cut. This tool also has REDLINK PLUS Intelligence, which keeps it from overloading. The compact cut off tool, 1 metal cut off wheel, 1 carbide abrasive blade, 1 diamond tile blade, accessory shoe and guard, blade wrench and flange adapter is included in the kit.
Milwaukee 56pc 3/8” Drive Ratchet/Socket Set – SAE/Metric
Adam has claimed this Milwaukee 56-piece Ratchet and Socket Set for himself – he loves it and keeps it in the trunk of his car. This ratchet and socket set is designed to offer better access in tight spaces. The 90-tooth ratchet tool offers 4 degrees of arc swing and a slim profile design, so you can work in tighter spaces. Adam also noticed how the the sockets have flat surfaces so that they don’t roll around or off his workspace. We appreciate thoughtful design features like these. The sockets are also stamped into the flat surfaces, which make it easy to read. This kit includes a removable inner tray and a durable carrying case for great portability. This set is backed by a Mechanics Hand Tools Lifetime Guarantee.
Milwaukee #2 Phillips Shockwave 2 and Bits (15-Pack) – Shockwave 3.0
Finally, let’s take a look at the little bits. (That sounded naughtier than I intended.) We love these Phillips Shockwave Bits by Milwaukee. I love the little Tic Tac case the bits come in, so it makes it harder for me to lose in the bottom of my toolbox. I have a lot of trouble with normal phillips bits stripping screw heads, but I’ve had a great experience with these bits. The machined tip seats firmly into the screw head and they don’t strip the screws! It also reduces ‘drill wobble’ and maximizes resistance to shock and wear. These bits are extremely durable and we use them whenever we need a reliable Phillips drill bit.
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Lawrence Barnett says
I’m so happy to read this. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. If you don’t mind I have a question for you. Is there a specific brand of drill driver you prefer? Milwaukee always good. Are they really that much better than something like a Makita? I just got a job where I need a Lithium Ion tool kit.