Milwaukee continues to launch tools whenever they feel like it, and today, they feel like launching 4 new tools, including a Chop Saw that’s an industry first. Let’s go.
First up, Those of you like us who are big fans of the new Milwaukee line of Green Lasers, are getting a new way to use them. This is the Milwaukee 72” Laser Tripod. Unlike 70” tripods, this one is 2in taller. BOOM.
It includes both top and bottom connections, and 15” of precision adjustment which will be a welcomed feature. The Tripods reinforced gearing and aluminum frame live up to the Nothing but Heavy Duty mantra, but remains lightweight.
It’s compatible with all lasers featuring a ¼”-20 thread and comes with a 3 year warranty. The Tripod will arrive in June for $69.99.
Next up are the new Milwaukee 2882 and 2883 M18 FUEL 4 ½ to 5” Breaking Grinders. Power is where these start, with 11A corded equivalent power, but they stop with the RAPIDSTOP Brake, bringing the disc to a complete stop in less than 2 seconds. They’re both FUEL, so you get Powerstate Motors, Redlithium Batteries and REDLINK PLUS intelligence. Fancy.
That motor, provides a maximum sustained power and 8,500 RPM, aiming to take on the toughest grinding jobs yet. They also feature tool-free adjustable guards and FIXTEC Nut technology means you can easily swap accessories, even if they’re not from Milwaukee.
The only difference between the 2882, and the 2883 is the 82 comes with a no-lock paddle switch while the 83 comes equipped with the lockable slide switch. Both will be available in June for $199 bare or $449 in a kit with 2 6.0 High Output batteries and Rapid charger.
Finally, the industry first, 18V Chop Saw. This is the Milwaukee 2990 M18 FUEL 14” Abrasive Chop Saw, which claims to match the power from a 15A corded saw, but at just 42lbs, the most portable solution ever.
The POWERSTATE brushless motor pushes this beast to 4,000 rpm, and with their huge 12AH High Output HD redlithium battery, you know what. That name was so long I forgot what I was saying… that’s right you can get up to 200 cuts per charge through 3 ⅝” 20-gauge steel studs.
It’s also got tool free blade changes and fence adjustments, and a prominent overload led indicator that tells you when you’re pushing a bit too hard. And with up to 45 degree miters, this saw seems to be up to whatever task you put in front of it.
And the price might just surprise you. You can get one yourself in June for $399 for the bare saw, or $599 with kit that includes one of the huge 12AH batteries, and a rapid charger.