Milwaukee highlights its automotive offering and explains why it’s more than just a supplier of power tools.
With the first of Milwaukee’s M18 range launched in 2008, the same battery platform powers more than 145 18V solutions over 10 years later. The cordless offer expanded further with the introduction of the Milwaukee M12 platform, now boasting over 75 tools powered by the M12 battery. The company claims to have more than 3,000 accessories and over 400 hand tools in its range.
These ranges are said to combine power, weight, performance and reliability. In 2013, the company launched its Heavy Duty M18CHIW Impact Wrench, a component that Milwaukee claims to provide its users with the performance standards of air tools combined with the flexibility of cordless technology. This helped to eliminate trip hazards in the worksite, lowered noise levels and reduced energy costs for end users, saving them money and ultimately producing consistent performance. The power tool range now covers 19 impact wrenches and four subcompact ratchets developed for the automotive market.
Milwaukee impact wrenches can be combined with the company’s One-Key technology, which offers the ability to customise, track, and manage your tool. This not only enhances the capability of the tools, with users able to customise torque and speed settings dependent on the application, it also allows you to track and lock your tool in case of theft.
The M12 platform brings power in the smallest form with the introduction of the Stubby Impact Wrench. The sub-compact wrench is capable of producing 339Nm of Torque, and the tool is just 121.9mm in length and only 1.1kg in weight. This provides the ideal solution for getting power down in tight and awkward spaces across automotive applications. The M12 Ratchets also provide an ergonomic solution capable of up to 81Nm of torque. The low profile head design allows for greater access in tight spaces, making it a useful fastening solution for automotive mechanics.
The Trueview lighting range also features a number of solutions suited to the automotive market. The M12 Under Hood light hooks under opened bonnets and supplies up to 1,350 lumens to provide a clear and safe working environment. Milwaukee tower lights are also useful for many automotive applications, providing up to 3,000 lumens without the risk of trip hazards, heat, or smashed glass. The lighting solutions are powered by the same M12 or M18 batteries as the impact wrenches, meaning you can streamline your toolbox using the same battery in multiple tools.
Power tools are not the only highlights within the Milwaukee automotive offering. Within the range of over 3,000 accessories and 400 hand tools, there are plenty of other solutions aimed at the automotive market. Milwaukee ratcheting spanners feature 144 ratcheting teeth, Max Bite open end – which provides 25% more torque – and ink-filled size labels for easy identification. The Shockwave impact rated sockets are engineered to give maximum performance with your Milwaukee impact wrench, allowing for optimum performance in all applications.