Milwaukee M12 Tools | M12 Tools and Battery System

Milwaukee M12

About Milwaukee M12 Tools

If you are in the market for a cordless power tool system, then Milwaukee M12 tools are a great choice for you because of their power and durability. One major advantage is that the battery is small and manageable, which means you can use innovative tools in tight spaces. As Milwaukee puts it:

milwaukee m12 battery graphicM12™ defines cordless tool innovation, transforming inefficient manual tools – such as cable and copper tubing cutters – into advanced workhorses powered by Milwaukee’s REDLITHIUM™ battery technology. More than 50 unique solutions make the M12™ family the largest sub-compact cordless system on the market.

As mentioned, the durability is a major selling point. Milwaukee M12 tools are built to last. For example, the drilling tools have all metal gear houses. Another example is the sealed front end on the copper tubing cutters. The toughest jobs need tough tools and that's exactly what you get with Milwaukee M12.

What Is a REDLITHIUM Battery?

This is a very common question from customers. REDLITHIUM is a newer type of M12 battery. The superior lithium-ion technology makes Milwaukee M12 batteries "last longer, think faster, and work harder". They are built to withstand the harshest environments (as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit) with unmatched run-time. Milwaukee claims up to:

  • 40% more run-time
  • 20% more power
  • 50% more recharges

REDLITHIUM batteries are compatible with all M12 cordless tools. If you are looking to update your battery, there is no better time like the present, and there is no better battery.

What Is REDLINK Intelligence?

Milwaukee has come up with REDLINK technology which is a way to describe the advanced communication that the software and hardware accomplish between your battery and the M12 tools.

What Is M12 FUEL?

milwaukee m12 fuel drill in actionM12 FUEL includes specific tools within the Milwaukee M12 line of products. M12 FUEL tools offer features like POWERSTATE brushless motors, and the aforementioned REDLINK and REDLITHIUM technologies.

POWERSTATE motors offer more speed, torque, and durability, and this is all accomplished with a small design. An additional bonus feature is that they operate more quietly than traditional counterparts.

List of M12 Tools

Milwaukee M12 compatible tools consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Cable Cutters
  • Camera Kits
  • Caulk Guns
  • Circular Saws
  • Clamp Meters
  • Compact Vacuums
  • Compact Band Saws
  • Copper Tubing Cutters
  • Drills/Drivers
  • Flood Lights
  • FORCE LOGIC Press Tools
  • Grease Guns
  • HACKZALL Recip Saw
  • HAMMERVAC Dust Extractors
  • Heated Hand Warmer Kits
  • Hex Impact Drivers
  • Hex Screwdrivers
  • Impact Wrenches
  • Inspection Cameras
  • Infrared Cameras
  • Jig Saws
  • LED Underhood Lights
  • Multi-Tools
  • Multi-Voltage Chargers
  • Palm Nailers
  • Pipe Shears
  • ProPEX Expansion Tools
  • Radios
  • Ratchet Tools
  • Rotary Hammers
  • Rotary Tools
  • Square Drive Impact Wrenches
  • SUB-SCANNER Detection Tools
  • Thermometers
  • Thermal Imagers
  • TRAPSNAKE Augers
  • Variable Speed Polishers/Sanders
  • Vehicle Chargers
  • Work Lights/Spotlights
  • And more!

Milwaukee M12 vs M18

It should be mentioned that there is also the M18 battery system. M12 means 12 volts and of course M18 means 18 volts. In certain cases, some Milwaukee tools can work with either battery, but be sure to be aware that you are getting the right battery for your existing tools, and the right tools for your current batteries.

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