American Woodworker

Important Information >>

Syndication

Tool News - Milwaukee Hand Tools

RATE THIS:

Milwaukee has just introduced a line of heavy-duty hand tools. The new 11 in 1 Screwdriver is one of the first offerings.  The only screwdriver with the patented ECX bit and hardened tips, the Milwaukee 11 in 1 Screwdriver was developed for the professional user. The Milwaukee ECX bit prevents bit wear from hardened screws and extends bit life when fastening specialty screws found in electrical boxes, conduit couplers, outlets, and other common job site fixtures.



This new Rasping Jab Saw is also part of Milwaukee's new line of hand tool products.  Eliminating the need for separate rasping and reaming tools, the new saw utilizes grating holes along the side of the blade to rapidly expand holes or smooth rough edges of sheetrock after a cut has been made.



The line also includes two new utility knives. Designed to activate the blade 3X faster than a 2-handed opening, the Fastback Utility Knife features a one handed blade opening for easy activation. In addition, a tool free blade change allows for fast and efficient adjustments, while a thin body design makes it easy for a user to store the knife in their pocket. An integrated gut hook and wire stripper also increase utility by allowing the user to make cuts without exposing the blade and eliminates the need to look for another tool to accomplish the task at hand.



Activated by a side sliding mechanism rather than a cumbersome top button, the Sliding Utility Knife also features a tool free blade change and wire stripper for increased efficiency. Complete with rubber over mold to increase comfort and reduce hand slippage, the new tool also includes on board blade storage to avoid looking for blades on the job and is designed to fit in a tool pouch for added convenience.



The tools are expected to launch in April 2010 and come with a limited lifetime warranty.