July 19, 2013
Milwaukee Tool Corporation releases its Shockwave Expand impact tool duty line, designed to eliminate the number of tools a moving technician must carry in a toolbox.
“While in the field over the last year, we saw on multiple occasions and across many trades, users were stacking several short bit holders together for extended reach into tight spaces and often through small holes to gain access. In many situations, we saw them add a nut driver on the end as well,” says Brian Dieck, senior product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Seeing this led us to explore low-profile, extended length driving solutions, and while doing so, we uncovered another key frustration for users — the sheer amount of accessories they often need to carry with them to complete a job.”
With Shockwave Expand, Milwaukee says it is launching new 6 in. and 12 in. magnetic bit holders to complement its existing 2 in. and 3 in. holders. Along with the innovative 30-degree knuckle pivoting bit holder, Milwaukee says Shockwave Expand offers a holder for virtually every impact application.
“The beauty of Expand, is that by combining our 26 insert bits and insert nut drivers with these five bit holders, a user can replace over 130 individual items,” says Dieck.