Milwaukee Tool unveils the next generation of grinders with its newest M18 FUEL 4 1/2 in. / 5 in. Grinders — available with paddle switch, no-lock and slide switch, lock-on options.
Designed for the toughest grinding and cutting applications, the new grinders generate 11A corded power and deliver 135 cuts per charge in 1/2 in. rebar, the company says.
“In 2013, Milwaukee Tool revolutionized cordless power tools with the introduction of the world’s first cordless grinder that delivered true corded performance on a battery platform,” says Brian Alves, Milwaukee Tool group product manager. “This year, we are delivering the next advancement of power and performance with the new 4 1/2 in. / 5 in. grinders, the fastest cutting cordless grinders in their class.”
True to all M18 FUEL solutions, the new M18 FUEL 4 1/2 in. / 5 in. grinders combine three exclusive innovations – the PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery pack and RedLink Plus intelligence.
The PowerState Brushless Motor provides maximum sustained power and 8,500 RPM, allowing users to complete the toughest grinding and cutting applications and push cordless grinders harder than ever before on the on the jobsite, Milwaukee says. RedLink Plus Intelligence ensures unmatched levels of performance, protection, and compatibility. When equipped a RedLithium High Output XC 6.0 Battery, which delivers 50 percent more power and runs 50 percent cooler than standard XC RedLithium Batteries, the grinders allow users to get more done on a single charge.
For ease of use, the grinders feature tool-free adjustable guards and accessory changes to provide quick guard installations and adjustments. FIXTEC Nut technology allows for tool-free accessory changes while remaining compatible with the most common accessories on the market today, the company says.
Milwaukee is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. The new M18 FUEL grinders are fully compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 200 power tool solutions.
The M18 FUEL 4 1/2 in. / 5 in. Grinders will be available May 2021, followed by the M18 FUEL 4-1/2” / 5” Braking Grinders w/ ONE-KEY available Summer 2021. The new braking grinders will deliver all the same performance upgrades as the 4 1/2 in. / 5 in. Grinders with an added RapidStop Brake to enhance safety.