Every year for over a decade Milwaukee Tool has invited members of the trade media and social influencers to their Brookfiled, WI headquarters for the first look at all the new tools coming that year. This is a two day event that has grown a lot o=ver the years, we here at Mechanical Hub are proud to say we have attended each year the traditional New Product Symposium (NPS) has happened in the past. NPS is the event we first learned of Milwaukee Tool’s now famous FUEL line of tools, even their M18 and M12 series known everywhere for their huge offering of tools and impressive performance.
This year NPS was in danger of happening at all because off the COVID-19 pandemic. Like everything and everyone these days, Milwaukee Tool was challenged with having to simply “figure it out”. Well, they sure did! The PIPELINE series of broadcast events debuted on August 20th to all of Milwaukee’s fans, not just the media and influencer crowd!
Here is a brief recap of some of the tools we all got our eyes on for the first time in episode 1. If you’d like to watch PIPELINE episode 2 on Sept 10, sign up here.
LAUNCH DATE: NOVEMBER 2020 FRICTION RING: 2854-20, 22, 22CT; 2855-20, 22 PIN DETENT: 2855P-20, 22
Milwaukee Tool continues to transform cordless expectations with the introduction of new go-to impact wrench solutions when accessing tight spaces. Measuring at only 4.8” in length and delivering up to 250 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, Milwaukee’s next generation M18 FUEL Compact Impact Wrenches deliver the performance needed in tight applications where larger impact wrenches cannot fit.
M18 FUEL SECTIONAL MACHINE FOR 5/8″ AND 7/8″ CABLE
2818A-21, 2818B-21, 2818-21
The M18 FUEL Sectional Machine for 5/8″ and 7/8″ Cable is the most portable and most powerful sectional machine for 1-1/4″ – 6″ drain lines. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence delivers the power to clear heavy roots up to 150 ft out, providing more power than corded even at the maximum capacity of the machine. The sectional machine ensures the easiest transportation and setup on all jobs by being lightest weight and most compact tool in its class, and offers carry strap connection points for hands-free transportation. The M18 REDLITHIUM High Output HD12.0 Battery Pack powers through multiple jobs on a single charge, and increases safety by providing power anywhere without the use of extension cords.
M12 FUEL 1.6 GALLON WET/DRY VACUUM
LAUNCH DATE: OCTOBER 2020 0960-20, 0960-21
The first 12V wet/dry vacuum of its kind, this new solution delivers 18V performance on a 12V platform. The most compact wet/dry vacuum available today, and operating up to 2X quieter, it provides up to 40% more suction to easily complete all quick and service-oriented clean-up applications.
M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 GALLON WET/DRY VACUUM 0970-20
Milwaukee Tool is proud to introduce the most powerful small capacity 18V wet/dry vacuum, fully compatible with the PACKOUT Modular Storage System. The M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum delivers up to 60% more suction than other 18V wet/dry vacuums, giving users the performance and power they need to quickly clean up a wide range of materials.
MX FUEL TOWER LIGHT
LAUNCH DATE: EARLY 2021 MXF041-1XC
The MX FUEL ROCKET Tower Light/Charger is the most portable 10′ light for both indoor and outdoor use, provides up to 27,000 lumens of task and area lighting, and withstands the harshest jobsite environments. Whether it needs to be moved across rough terrain during early phase construction or across pan decking for early morning concrete pours, the 8″ all-terrain wheels ensure you can easily roll across uneven ground. It can be set up in seconds to a max height of 10′ with a motorized mast, and collapses back down to 44″ for easy transportation and storage. Once it is in place, 4 outriggers can quickly be deployed to provide more stability on uneven surfaces. The four multidirectional light heads give users the ability to cast up to 27,000 lumens of TRUEVIEW High Definition Output in several directions.
MX FUEL DRUM MACHINE LAUNCH DATE: NOW! MXF501-1CP
The MX FUEL Sewer Drum Machine w/ POWERTREDZ is built with POWERTREDZ Lift Assist technology which makes it easier for one person to transport the machine up and down stairs, as well as in and out of service vans. In addition, the machine has the power to clear roots 200 ft out while containing the mess with a fully enclosed drum.
Keep an eye out on our social media and here on the site for coverage of episode 2!