March e-News

Power up with these cordless tools 

As a contractor, you know that power tools are essential to getting almost any job done. Innovation in the product category of power tools is ever-evolving and improving year over year. For example, they are lighter, faster and sharper than in the past.

Here are 3 of the latest products that will help you get the job done faster.

  1.        Milwaukee's M18 FUEL™ 12" Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw - (Tool Only)

According to Milwaukee, M18 is its largest lineup, with over 200 solutions that all work on a single battery platform.  “We launch up to 50 M18 tools every year, which demonstrates the commitment that we have towards this group of products.  We try and drive as much innovation in this space as possible and bring industry-leading performance to every new product that we launch,” says Mike Owen, Product Manager, Milwaukee Tool.

M18 FUEL™ 12" Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with ONE-KEY™ generates the power of 15amp corded saws and is designed for the professional carpenter, remodeler, and general contractor. The miter saw is up to 15% lighter than competitor saws and delivers up to 330 cuts per charge. It has the same capacity as corded a 12-inch miter saw, providing you with the ability to perform all of your critical applications while increasing your portability, efficiency, and productivity on the job site.

Find out more here.


  1.        Makita XFD12R 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Brushless Cordless 1/2" Driver-Drill Kit

The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless cordless ½” driver-drill (XFD12R) combines 530 inch-pounds of max torque with an efficient brushless motor that delivers up 50% more work per charge, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. This means more drilling and driving force,  greater productivity, and fewer trips up and down the ladder to get to the battery charger. It weighs only 3.4 lbs. (With 2.0Ah battery) for increased comfort. The kit includes two efficient batteries, and each reaches a full charge in only 25 minutes for less downtime and increased productivity.

This is a highly rated drill. One of the reviews even claims it's “like a hot knife in butter!”


  1.        Makita's First Cordless Clipped Head Framing Nailer

The cordless clipped head framing nailer utilizes industry-standard fuel cells. It also includes an LED warning system to let you know when the battery is low or if there's a tool malfunction. Many reviewers commented that they like the ergonomics of the rubber grip and antislip sure grip spikes provide extra hold against the material.

Find out more about this tool here.

These are a few of the excellent cordless power tools on the market. New innovations are always around the corner, so it will be interesting to see what's next in this category in the years ahead.

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