Cordless power tools, revered for their mobility, are getting more powerful and useful in commercial settings every day, due to advancing technology. The gap is quickly closing with regards to power and useful life between corded tools and their cordless counterparts. Cordless tools also come with the added benefit of reducing trip and falls, as there’s no electrical cord laying on the job site.
Milwaukee Tool has recently released the first to market cordless braking grinder, the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Braking Grinder. The M18 grinder is equipped with a rapid breaking feature that completely stops the blade in under 2 seconds, as well as a kick-back reducing clutch as an extra safety precaution. To reduce the fatigue of the user, Milwaukee has added an anti-vibration handle.
“While existing cordless braking grinders are effective as cut-off tools, this product is the ONLY cordless solution that can effectively grind, cut and surface prep,” said Andrew Plowman, Director for Milwaukee Tool Corporation in a press release.
By using an advanced Lithium battery technology, Milwaukee claims to be able to keep charge 4x longer and provide 20% more power. The grinder is also tool free, meaning adjustments can be made and accessories can be replaced without the use of a wrench by using a FIXTEC nut, keeping you productive on the job site.
The M18 braking grinder is available as both a kit, which includes the grinder, (2) battery packs, (1) charger, (1) FIXTEC Nut, (1) T27 Wheel Guard, (1) T1 Wheel Guard, and a carrying case or as a bare tool.