Milwaukee M12 Tools Review: Best Electric Ratcheting Tool?
The Milwakee, Wisconsin based company Makita was founded in 1884. They are one of the oldest companies still producing quality tools today. Their products have been used by millions of people worldwide since their introduction in 1954. The company has over 300 employees and produces a wide variety of products including power drills, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers and many others.
Makita is known for its innovative design and high quality tools. The company’s products are designed with safety in mind, which includes features such as automatic shutoff feature, overcurrent protection and over temperature protection. Makita has been awarded multiple patents for their products. Some of these include the “Safe Catch” system that prevents tool breakage when the handle is dropped onto hard surfaces or if it gets caught in tight spaces; the “Safety Stop” that stops the tool from turning if it falls off the table while working on something else; and the “Swing Out” feature that allows users to open up cans without having to pry them open.
In addition to their high quality tools, Makita is known for being environmentally friendly. They use only lead free materials and do not discharge toxic chemicals into water supplies. They also make sure they recycle all of their packaging materials.
Best Milwaukee M12 Tools:
M12 Fuel – The M12 Fuel is a cordless power tool that comes with either a drill/driver or impact driver. Both tools are the most popular and most used types, making these great for all types of jobs. The Fuel comes with two batteries which can be used for other cordless power tools, making this a great set for people who need more than one type of tool or have other M12 tools as well. With two batteries included, users can get up to 1,200 screws into hard wood with the impact driver and up to 1,500 2 inch screws into soft wood with the drill/driver.
The Fuel has an interchangeable bit tip storage, so users do not have to worry about misplacing any of their bits or tips. There is a built in LED light that allows users to work in dark or dimly lit areas. The Fuel is very versatile and comes with a ton of tool accessories, so it is perfect for a wide range of jobs around the house or on the job. The tools are very well balanced and super easy to control. There is also no exhaust, making these tools great for indoor and outdoor use.
M12 3/8″ Drill/Driver – The M12 3/8″ Drill/Driver is one of the best drills on the market. It is the perfect size and weight for most drilling jobs and can drill into most materials. The battery life on this drill is fantastic, which sets it apart from other drills and makes it a must have for many jobs. With a chuck that locks onto bits, users don’t need to worry about bits falling out while working.
This drill has a soft grip that is rubberized and easy to hold onto even when working for long periods of time. It has two speeds, 0-450 RPM and 0-1500 RPM, allowing the user to choose how fast or how slow they want the bit to go while working. There is also an LED job light that allows you to work in dimly lit spaces with ease. This drill is compact and very lightweight, making it easy to transport from one job site to another without hassle. With a long battery life and two speed options, this drill is perfect for both professionals and hobbyists.
M12 4V Job Site Radio – The M12 4V Job Site Radio is the perfect companion for working outdoors. The sound quality of this radio is great, even at higher volumes. It can get loud enough to overpower the sound of certain power tools. The speaker has great bass response and won’t distort the music even at high volumes.
There are multiple ports for plugging in music players, devices, other speakers, and more. There is also a plug that allows the user to plug in their cell phone or similar device and play music off of that. The radio can be charged by connecting it to a power source, such as a car or home outlet, or by using 6 AA batteries. The Job Site Radio is fairly durable and can sustain being dropped from 4 feet without any damage. It has a durable case that can easily be cleaned. This radio is great for people who do outdoor work and need music to pass the time.
M12 XP LED Light – The M12 XP LED Light is the perfect addition to any toolset. It has a convenient hand strap that allows the light to be free standing so it’s easy to move it around as needed. It can clip onto a pocket or a belt so it doesn’t get lost. The M12 Light has multiple light modes including an Hi-Low setting, a flashing setting for emergencies, and a setting that allows the user to adjust the brightness to their preference.
The light is very bright and will illuminate most work areas even in the dark. The M12 Light comes with 2 rechargeable batteries and a charger. It can also be run using 3 AA batteries in a pinch. The M12 XP Light is great for anyone who works in dark areas or needs a backup light source.
M18 FUEL 7-1/4″ Circular Saw – The M18 FUEL 7-1/4″ Circular Saw is one of the best and most reliable cordless saws on the market. It has a magnesium shoe and side plates for added durability. It has an adjustable shoe and anti-snag lower guard for smooth and easy cutting. It also has a built in laser for increased accuracy.
The M18 Fuel 7-1/4″ Circular Saw has a high capacity battery that will last up to twice as long as other brands. This saw can cut up to 1000 2x4s on a single charge. The M18 FUEL 7-1/4″ Circular Saw weighs only 8.8 lbs without the battery which makes it very mobile and easy to use all day long. The M18 Fuel 7-1/4″ Circular Saw is a great addition to any tool collection.
About M12 and M18REDLithium batteries are the latest in lithium ion battery technology. All Milwaukee M12 and M18 tools feature this state-of-the-art power source. The REDLithium Battery advances in technology make it 20% lighter than older model batteries, with up to 35% more run time. All REDLithium Batteries are protected by Original Equipment warranties.
About M18 FUELIt’s time to tear down the boundaries and remove the limitations. The innovative M12 FUEL series takes all of the best features from our most popular M12 & M18 products and puts them into one lightweight, compact system. The M12 FUEL series is up to 35% lighter than our standard M12 & M18 batteries. This offers a huge advantage when working overhead or in tight areas where every ounce counts.
About M12 and M18 FUEL Combo Kit AttachmentsThe kit contains the most popular Milwaukee bare tool accessories. Each item is designed to accomplish a multitude of tasks and can be used with all M12 and M18 FUEL series products.
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