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Milwaukee Tool announces the next breakthrough for its M18™ Cordless System by extending its range of M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ Batteries and introducing the first M18™ & M12™ Super Charger.  The new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ XC8.0 and CP3.0 battery packs will join the company’s current HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 and XC6.0 offerings, establishing new top-tiers Read More

Milwaukee New HIGH OUTPUT Batteries and M18 & M12 Super ChargerMilwaukee Tool announces the next breakthrough for its M18™ Cordless System by extending its range of M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ Batteries and introducing the first M18™ & M12™ Super Charger.  The new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ XC8.0 and CP3.0 battery packs will join the company’s current HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 and XC6.0 offerings, establishing new top-tiers of performance for the XC (Extended Capacity) and CP (Compact) battery segments. All M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ batteries provide 50% more power, run 50% cooler, and offer increased run-time over standard M18™ REDLITHIUM™ batteries, all while being compatible with the entire M18™ System of more than 175 tools.

Milwaukee New HIGH OUTPUT Batteries and M18 & M12 Super Charger“In 2005 Milwaukee® turned the power tool industry on its head when we invented the technology that enabled the use of lithium-ion in power tools. This was an achievement like the industry had never experienced before and, while many other companies have utilized this technology to deliver their own cordless systems, we’ve remained at the forefront of lithium-ion technology innovation. We’ve marked each year since with continued advancements in REDLITHIUM™ Battery Packs – most recently the launch of our most capable battery ever, the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery in 2018. This year we mark the biggest update to M18™ since the introduction of REDLITHIUM™ as we elevate the entire M18™ System through HIGH OUTPUT™” — Babacar Diop, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. 

Milwaukee New HIGH OUTPUT Batteries and M18 & M12 Super ChargerM18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ batteries are engineered with the best combination of cell technology, pack construction, and electronics ever utilized before in a professional-grade battery system. This incredible stride forward in battery design delivers more power, runs cooler, and provides more run-time versus M18™ REDLITHIUM™ — ultimately allowing users to experience faster application speeds and fade-free power in all three segments of M18™ batteries (CP, XC, and HD) without having to invest in an entirely new system. M18™ HIGH OUTPUT™ batteries are also equipped with advanced charging capability, now realized with the new M18™ and M12™ Super Charger.

CP, XC, HD – A Battery for Every Need

Milwaukee’s extensive lineup of M18™ REDLITHIUM™ Batteries offer users valuable benefits. Given the breadth of line in the M18™ System, as well as users’ trades and preferences, it’s essential that they can pick a battery that’s best for them and their most common applications. Therefore, Milwaukee offers three segments of batteries, optimizing performance at every level:

  • CP (powerful, with less weight for reduced user fatigue and smaller size to better fit in tight spaces)
  • XC (more power and run-time versus CP, a great balance of performance and weight for a wide variety of tools and applications)
  • HD (the most power and run-time, ideal performance for high demand applications and stationary tools).

Tradesmen demand flexibility on the jobsite, so regardless of which battery they have at arms-reach, they can depend on battery packs in each of those segments (CP, XC, HD) to be fully compatible with their M18™ tools.

HIGH OUTPUT™ Raises the Bar

The new HIGH OUTPUT™ batteries have been upgraded in three key ways:

  • Cells
    • In comparison to the 18650 cells in REDLITHIUM™ batteries, the new 21700 cells provide a massive leap in performance. This advancement in lithium-ion unlocks new levels of power, run-time, thermal management.
  • Upgraded Electronics
    • To take full advantage of the high-power cells, Milwaukee advanced the power delivery system and communication in the pack electronics, ensuring full system compatibility, faster application speeds, and keeping our users productive with the M18™ System’s most advance charging components.
  • Pack Construction
    • This massive increase in power made it critical that Milwaukee minimize heat generation by optimizing the pack construction. These improvements help the pack run 50% cooler, so users can work harder and longer than ever before without the need to worry about overheating the pack.
Charge Up to 4X Faster

The advancements in power management not only dramatically improve how M18™ HIGH OUTPUT™ Batteries discharge, but how they are charged as well.  The M18™ HIGH OUTPUT™ CP, XC, and HD batteries are optimized for super charge, unlocking the ability to charge at faster charge rates when paired with the new M18™ & M12™ Super Charger.  This charger leverages Milwaukee’s REDLINK™ Intelligence to optimize the charge rate based on the battery type and temperature.  This provides up to a 4X faster charge than Milwaukee’s standard chargers, as well as the best combination of charge time and pack life. This all culminates in all HIGH OUTPUT™ batteries charging in 1 hour or less.  This one-hour charge is particularly game-changing for users of the REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0, raising their productivity to a whole new level.

Milwaukee New HIGH OUTPUT Batteries and M18 & M12 Super Charger

Milwaukee® M18™ HIGH OUTPUT™ Battery & Super Charger Lineup

M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ Batteries

Chargers Optimized for HIGH OUTPUT™

The new Ingersoll Rand® W5133P-C1D2 3/8″ Compact Impact Wrench is the first cordless impact wrench on the market certified for Class 1, Division 2 applications. Operators working in heavy equipment, infrastructure construction, oil and gas, petrochemical and mining rely on the W5133P-C1D2 impact wrench for power and durability in tough, hazardous environments. The tool delivers Read More

The new Ingersoll Rand® W5133P-C1D2 3/8″ Compact Impact Wrench is the first cordless impact wrench on the market certified for Class 1, Division 2 applications. Operators working in heavy equipment, infrastructure construction, oil and gas, petrochemical and mining rely on the W5133P-C1D2 impact wrench for power and durability in tough, hazardous environments. The tool delivers 550 foot-pounds of nut-busting torque and 365 foot-pounds of max reverse torque.

The W5133P-C1D2 impact wrench conforms to UL® and CSA Group® standards for use in areas where flammable gases, vapors or liquids are present under normal conditions.[1] The following are safety features of the Ingersoll Rand W5133P-C1D2:

  • The retention cage holds the battery in place to reduce the risk of sparks
  • A pin anvil holds the socket securely on the tool to keep it from dislodging while in use
  • The variable-speed switch and electronic brake increase control while using the tool
  • The safety-release prevents the drive from spinning when the operator lets go of the trigger

The W5133P-C1D2 impact wrench weighs 5.5 pounds. The tool is available with a 3/8″ or 1/2″ square drive. It has an all-metal drivetrain and hammer mechanism, so operators have the power they need without adding extra weight to the tool.

The tool is 7″ long and has a tapered front end for greater access in cramped spaces. The Chip-on-Board LED task light has four dimmable settings. The 360-degree ring of light eliminates shadows in the area that needs servicing.

The Ingersoll Rand W5133P-C1D2 has four power modes that operate at max reverse torque, so operators don’t need to switch settings or tools for different tasks. The four modes for forward control include:

  • Max Power: The max power setting reaches 280 foot-pounds of torque, so technicians do not have to switch tools when tightening bolts.
  • Mid Power: This setting tightens fasteners at up to 230 foot-pounds of torque for tasks that don’t require max torque speeds.
  • Wrench Tight: Instead of changing to a hand wrench, operators can use the wrench tight setting to tighten fasteners at 10-to-24 foot-pounds of torque. In this setting, the tool automatically shuts off so that bolts are not over-torqued.
  • Hand Tight: The hand tight setting turns slowly, creating a snug fit for light tasks at two to nine foot-pounds of torque. When the tool reaches the point of impact, it shuts off to avoid over-torqued fasteners.

The Ingersoll Rand W5133P-C1D2 withstands repeated drops and exposure to harsh fluids. The chemical-resistant composite housing and patented steel-reinforced frame increase durability. The spark-free brushless technology and reinforced bushing increase the lifespan of the motor.

To learn more about the Ingersoll Rand W5133P-C1D2 3/8″ Compact Impact Wrench, visit www.IRTools.com/W5133.

[1] https://industries.ul.com/hazardous-locations/atex-iecex-global-market-access/ul-and-c-ul-certification-for-north-america

The 1,200-lumen smart light is fully controllable via Bluetooth, delivering up to 17.3 hours of work lighting on a single 18V battery   Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected Read More

The 1,200-lumen smart light is fully controllable via Bluetooth, delivering up to 17.3 hours of work lighting on a single 18V battery

 

Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200CN is not only smart, but comes packed with features to withstand the most rugged jobsite conditions. Along with the area light’s protective roll cage, the tool’s IP64-rated cover is resistant to dust and water damage. Plus, it has five setup positions so pros can find the ideal angle to effectively illuminate a large work area.

The light produces 1,200 lumens, which is enough to illuminate dark work areas like corners or rooms. Despite its power, the GLI18V-1200C is compact enough to be a carry-along area light. It also has a fade-in function, allowing the light to slowly increase to full brightness to lessen the chances of temporary “flash blindness.”

In addition, the cordless Bosch GLI18V-1200C is a light that lasts through the day. It works with the rechargeable Bosch 18V system to provide outstanding runtime. The light intensity is adjustable, with a lower, dimmed mode setting for longer runtime – up to 17.3 hours on a CORE18V 8.0 Ah battery (not included). At 1,200 lumens, it provides 10.6 hours on the Bosch 8.0 Ah battery.

“Bosch is always looking to create a smarter, more efficient jobsite, and the new 1,200-lumen smart light does just that,” said Charlie Chiappetta, product manager, Bosch Power Tools. “Not only does the GLI18V-1200C make it easier than ever to illuminate an entire jobsite at the touch of a button, the CORE18V battery gives it enough juice to last throughout the workday, even at its brightest setting.”

The free Bosch Toolbox App, which is available at the Apple App Store® or the Google Play® Store, works with  both Android and Apple devices and allows connection to the area light from up to 100 ft. away via Bluetooth.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200C LED Area Light is a bare tool; the battery and charger are sold separately.

To learn more about the Bosch GLI18V-1200CN 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.

The most-used tool in the toolbox just became one of the toughest. Introducing the new OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives, specifically designed from one uniform piece of durable aluminum. The die-cast handles add a level of precision to the design that increases both user comfort and the knives’ rugged durability. Covering the Read More

The most-used tool in the toolbox just became one of the toughest. Introducing the new OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives, specifically designed from one uniform piece of durable aluminum. The die-cast handles add a level of precision to the design that increases both user comfort and the knives’ rugged durability.

Covering the stainless steel blade channel, the die-cast aluminum knife handles feature an anti-slip grip that wraps around the back of the tool. The knives come in two variations. The MXP-L features OLFA’s classic ratchet locking mechanism, with an oversized design for greater control. It’s designed as a single piece of metal, pressure-formed for durability.

The MXP-AL features an oversized auto-locking mechanism that slides to the perfect length and stays put. Its ultra-slim profile doesn’t interfere with the grip, making it comfortable to hold in the hand. Both knives also feature a tethering hole at the end of the tool, so securing it is easy.

“The aluminum die-cast bodies of the MXP-L and MXP-AL bring a new level of lightweight durability to our lineup,” said OLFA Brand Manager Cassie Donnelly. “The oversized grip fits comfortably in your hand and the rubber wrap-around grip helps wick moisture away from the handle and maintain control of the knife. Plus, their all-metal design makes them more durable than ever before.”

Both knives feature the OLFA Ultra-Sharp Black Premium blades, which are double-honed to be 25 percent sharper than standard silver blades. This precise angle and initial sharpness delivers a super clean and smooth cut for almost any application. Plus, each blade comes with eight snap-off edges, so the knife is always sharp. Each new cutting edge is quickly accessible without a user ever having to fumble with a blade change: Simply snap off the blade for a fresh cutting edge. Changing out full blades is always quick, easy and tool free. 

OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives are available in February 2019; contact your OLFA representative or call 1-800-962-OLFA (6532) for more information.

For additional product information, visit OLFA.com.

Milwaukee Introduces Line of Framing & Rafter Squares Milwaukee Tool has announced its first line of MEP focused framing and rafter squares.  Designed from the ground-up to address common user frustrations, the new Milwaukee® Squares are built to provide superior durability and versatility. The squares include features unique to the industry such as scribe notches Read More

Milwaukee Introduces Line of Framing & Rafter Squares

Milwaukee Tool has announced its first line of MEP focused framing and rafter squares.  Designed from the ground-up to address common user frustrations, the new Milwaukee® Squares are built to provide superior durability and versatility. The squares include features unique to the industry such as scribe notches on the framing square and a magnetic heel on the rafter square.

magnetic rafter squareMagnetic Rafter Square [speed square]

The 7” Magnetic Rafter Square is built with rare earth magnets in the heel which provides a secure hold on all ferrous surfaces. The 1-1/8” heel provides more grip while working with rounded stock. Moreover, the tool also has the most precision scribe notches (1” – 6”) of any rafter in its class, as well as a 1” pipe cutting jack. This feature is new-to-world for rafter squares, helping to elevate and tightly hold materials such as conduit, copper, and rigid pipe during cuts.  The square is also made with more aluminum for extreme durability.  This is the only rafter square truly designed for steel stud framers and mechanical, electrical & plumbing contractors.

Totally new framing square design

New framing square for pipe fittingThe 16” x 24” Aluminum Framing Square is constructed of more aluminum, reinforcing the frame and delivering the durability of steel but keeping it lightweight. This square is also the first framing square to feature precision scribe notches for marking in 1/2″ and 1/4″ increments. Finally, highly visible laser-etched markings will not wear off, providing trusted accuracy throughout the life of the square.

Warranty

Made in the USA*, the new Milwaukee® Framing and Rafter Squares are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Milwaukee continues to add to their layout & measurement offering.

*Except for the rafter square magnets.

Milwaukee Squares  

Milwaukee® 16” x 24” Aluminum Framing Square (MLSQ024)

Milwaukee® 7” Magnetic Rafter Square (MLSQM070)

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