Milwaukee has been busy pumping out new and improved tools and platforms this year, so with the Holiday season quickly approaching, we put together a 2015 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Milwaukee Tool Lover. The items below are organized by highest price to lowest price.
M12 FUEL™ 5-3/8” Circular Saw Kit
Power and longevity are a combined feature to this circular saw. Milwaukee's POWERSTATE brushless motor promises 2x longer motor life and their lithium battery pack promises more work per charge and lifespan than their competitors. The saw has a 1-5/8" cut capacity, so you can cut thin sheets or boards with a nominal thickness of up to 2".
Milwaukee M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Heated Jacket Kit
Not all work stops just because it's cold outside, so make sure you stay warm with this M12 heated jacket, powered wirelessly with a battery pack, which provides up to 8 hours of heating. The outside shell is wind and water resistant, while the inside is fleece lined to keep heat in. This jacket is also available in ladies sizes for the same price from Home Depot for the same price as the men's ($199).
Milwaukee M12 FUEL™ 12-Volt Brushless ½” Drill/Driver Kit
With 350 in-lbs of peak torque, this drill/driver provides just about all the power you'll need for tough jobs. The kit, priced on Amazon at $179.95, comes complete with the drill/driver, a lithium 2.0 battery pack, an extended capacity 4.0 battery pack, a battery charger, belt clip, and carrying case. The brushless motor design keeps the motor running much longer than older technologies and keeps the operational heat down, as well.
A good work belt should be comfortable and durable and that's exactly what Milwaukee promises with this tool belt with suspension rig. The belt contains 24 pockets, including one that's plastic lined, which will stop sharp objects from puncturing the material. The suspenders also have a smart phone pocket to keep your phone accessible, but out of the way. The work belt fits a large range of waists sizes, from 30" to 53".
This radio is much smaller and lighter than many other job site radios, but still provides the toughness that's needed to keep it operational in tough conditions. The speakers are weatherproof, so it can be kept outside and is shock resistant for the clumsy Milwaukee Tool lover. It also contains a weather proof compartment to house your MP3 player and keep it safe from the elements.
For the construction worker who also embraces technology, this backpack will not only house drills and cords, but it also has a padded compartment to keep laptops and tablets safe. Built with impact resistant material, this bag can stand up to the job site and keep moisture out with it's water resistant base.
M12™ Compact Vacuum
Sure, cleaning is boring, but it's still necessary. This M12 compact vacuum provides roughly 30 minutes on a single battery charge, so you can clean wherever you need to without cords getting in the way. Clean up wood chips or even metal shavings with ease with this 2.25 pound tool, so you can get back to doing all the fun stuff that made the mess in the first place.
Milwaukee 26 in. Jobsite Work Box
A work box is just a container to store your tools in, right? Wrong, at least not with this heavy duty job site work box. With the durability to sustain 1000 drops with a 50 pound load inside of it, it can pretty much handle anything you throw at it. It also contains corner pocket storage to keep tools organized. The top of the box is also customizable, with several screw mounting bosses, so you can secure and mount items to it, like battery chargers. The handle also folds to become a Clamping Cut Groove, so you can safely and securely cut a variety of materials.
Milwaukee 8-Piece Screwdriver Set
Every tool box needs a variety of sizes of screwdrivers. Complete with a 3" and 4" phillips head, 4" and 6"slotted demolition , 3" and 6" cabinet, and 2 different 4" ECX screwdrivers for wire stripping, this set will pretty much cover you on most applications. Shock resistant steel caps provide extra durability when they are struck on the handle end. The bit size is also clearly marked on the top of the screwdriver for quick and easy identification, no more fumbling through your tool box to find the size you need.
Staple & Nail Gun
The often overlooked staple and nail gun is a great tool to have around any work space, especially when it's well made. This heavy duty, 2.61 pound, gun provides a hi and low power switch for driving control, a tilt and fire mechanism that allows you to drive nails at an angle and an integrated staple puller, so you don't need to carry an extra tool around for when you mess up. It's compatible with staple sizes of 9/16", 1/2", 3/8", 5/16", and 1/4" and brad nail sizes of 5/8" and 1/2".
Get your life in order with this jobsite organizer. Features (8) small bins and (2) large bins for small items like screws, nails, and caps, which allows you to avoid the mystery box of screws method. Bins also come with pre-cut screw holes, so they can be easily mounted to your jobs site for quick access.
8” Long Nose Pliers
Pull, cut, and ream with these multi-functional pliers. The 2" gripping nose allows you to pull wires through rough-ins. It can also cut wire up to 1" in diameter and its reaming edges can remove sharp burs from inside of cut metal pipe.
Milwaukee 10-in-1 Multi Bit Driver
This 10-in-1 ratcheting driver features 7 different bits, including: Phillips #1 and #2, slotted 1/4" and 3/16", and #1, #2, and #3 square drives for versatility. The handle is a storage unit for the other 6 bits when not in use and the bit head shows through the top, so you can make your selection quickly. Each bit is 3 1/2" and is marine grade rust resistant. Bits allow wire stripping of up to 10 gauge.
30’ Tape Measure
Sure, everybody has a tape measure, but, chances are, you probably bought the first one you saw and have regretted it ever since. For something that is used so often, it's time to buy one that will last. With a 5-Point reinforced frame and 9' standout, this tape measure also (ingeniously) has measurements printed on the back of the tape for easy measurements when the tape is bent. Also is included is a finger stop which protects your fingers when the tape is being retracted, as well as a heavy duty hook to hang the tape out of the way.