Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 06:30 pm
During the 2019 Product Symposium (NPS19), Milwaukee treated tool enthusiasts, carpenters, HVAC technicians, plumbers, service electricians, DIYers, and other handymen to a bunch of great new innovative tools. Among them are the Milwaukee M12 surge Hydraulic Driver and the new Milwaukee Installation Drill Driver. Both of these battery powered tools are designed for increased versatility and more effective performance that will let you get more work done in a short period of time. They are lightweight and ergonomically designed to ensure that you get do not get fatigued before completing your tasks. The following sections are dedicated to discussing the tools in details so that you get an idea of why they should be a big deal!
Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge Hydraulic Driver
Designed for the same purpose as the standard 1/4 inches M12 Fuel Impact, the M12 surge also delivers 450 inches-pounds of torque and has the same length of 5.2 inches. The difference, however, is that the surge driver produces a noise that is twice as quiet as the predecessor which makes it ideal for use in occupied zones and cramped spaces. You can even use it without hearing protection because its noise when driving a 3-inch screws does not exceed 75 decibels. In addition, the tool is expected to offer a more consistent driving torque because of the surge technology incorporated in the design of the head. The surge technology, in a nutshell, is a hydraulic mechanism made of fluid that is built into the tool in place of the hammer anvil design. Instead of providing a metal-on-metal connection to bits, the hydraulic mechanism uses a fluid that expands and compresses to deliver a quieter performance and to ensure that the torque is nicely smooth, constant, and consistent. Besides helping you to install screws easily and fast in tight spaces like cabinets, the surge technology, due to its consistent torque, also ensures that you don’t keep on spitting the fasteners. It also ensures that you do not keep fishing screws from your pocket because you have lost some.
The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge is definitely a great upgrade from the standard M12 Fuel quarter impact especially because of its efficient torque delivery and its super quiet performance that won’t need you to have hearing protection. It also compactly designed and packs an amazing amount of torque that will let you get a lot of work done without straining your arms.
New Milwaukee M12 Fuel 4-in-1 Cordless Installation Drill Driver
The Milwaukee Installation drill driver is a new tool in the line-up. It is similar in functionality and purpose to the Bosch 12V Flexiclick 5-In-1 Multi-Head Drill Set. It is designed to give the user more access to tight spaces and more versatility to get a lot of different jobs done without having to damage existing solutions.
The tool has a nice multi-functional front handle that gives it a slim profile besides housing electronics and providing balance. During operation, the handle is meant to provide lateral balance so that you can have extra control, especially when working overhead. The handle also has a magnetic bit holder to keep bits on board so that you work more without digging through your pocket. The weight of this tool versus its power is unrivalled. Weighing right under 2 pounds with battery, the tool is capable of delivering up to 300 inch-pounds of maximum torque.
As far as versatility goes, the Milwaukee installation drill driver packs 4 dedicated heads that are capable of delivering 4 main dedicated solutions. They are an offset adapter, a right angle adjustment, a quarter inch (1/4″ hex) bit holder, and a 3/8 inch chuck. Each of these heads attaches quickly onto the tool in 16 different positions. The offset head allows you to access tight corners when installing cabinet screws while the right angle adjustment allows you to access between tight spaces. On the other hand, the 1/4 inch hex bit holder lets you convert the tool into a drill, therefore allowing you to leave the hole hog or the big drill in the truck when working on small projects. This adapter makes the tool ideal for service electricians. Lastly, the 3/8 inch chuck lets you use the tool as an impact driver.
To sum it all, these two tools will be hitting the market soon and there are reasons for HVAC technicians, plumbers, install team, service electricians, and remodelers to not settle until they have one or both. They will deliver to your hands the efficiency you need so that you can install stuff and fixtures on existing structures without damaging them.