Milwaukee® Delivers Ergonomic Solution to Press Copper Fittings with New FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tool Line

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Tool delivers the smallest, lightest and most intelligent solution for copper and steel pipe press connections with the introduction of the Force Logic™ Press Tool line, featuring both M18™ and M12™ Tools.  With a one-handed, in-line design, the new press tools offer not only the most ergonomic solution for navigating around installed pipes, but also deliver on the highest level of press accuracy and reliability available on the market.

 

Utilizing Milwaukee® Redlink™ Electronics, Force Logic™ Press Tools monitor the force output of the mechanism to ensure quality connections, and provide the user peace of mind, by visually indicating both a secure connection and when the tool needs calibration. Featuring the best calibration standard in the industry, the M18™ and M12™ Tools only require service every 40,000 and 32,000 cycles respectively. This allows users up to 4X more connections between calibration inspections, keeping the tool on the jobsite (making money) up to 4X longer than competitive units.

 

“In today’s turbulent market, plumbers and mechanical contractors must look to time and cost saving solutions like press to deliver significant productivity and profitability enhancements,” says Corey Dickert, Sr. Product Manager, Cordless for Milwaukee Tool. “The new Force Logic™ Press Tools take that mentality to the next level, delivering products that are more productive than other pressing options due to their size, weight, reliability and battery platform compatibility.  For example, utilizing the M12™ Copper Tubing Cutter and the M12™ Force  Logic™ Press Tool, a service plumber now has the ability to swap out a water heater faster than his competitors can even drain the system for solder connections.”

 

Powered by revolutionary M12™ and M18™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery technology*, Force Logic™ Press Tools are compatible with full lines of product designed with the professional tradesmen in mind.  The jaws for the 2673-22 and 2473-22 are designed to work with press fittings provided by Elkhart®, Viega®, Tyco®, and Nibco®, while the 2673-22XL provides more force for heavier press applications and is designed to work with Grinnell® Mechanical’s G-Press™ stainless steel press system. 

 

With the introduction of Force Logic™ Press Tools and an unrelenting commitment to grow the M18™ and M12™ cordless platforms, Milwaukee® continues to expand its leadership position in LITHIUM-ION cordless. 

 

M12 Force Logic Press Tool Specifications (2473-22)

Capacity: ½” – 1 ¼” CU

Press Force: 5400 lbs

Cycle Time: Approx. 5 seconds

Tool Weight With Battery: 3.8 lbs

Length: 12.6”

Width: 2.75”

Jaw Sizes: ½”, ¾”, 1", 1 ¼”

Launch Date: August 2012

Includes 2473-20 M12™ ForceLogic™ Press Tool, (2) RED LITHIUM™ M12™ Batteries, ½” Jaw, ¾” Jaw, 1” Jaw, 30-Minute Charger & Hard Carrying Case

 

M18 Force Logic Press Tool Specifications (2673-22)

Capacity: ½” - 4” CU, ½” – 1” SS

Press Force: 7200 lbs

Cycle Time: Approx. 5 seconds

Tool Weight With Battery: 8.0 lbs

Length: 16.8”

Width: 4.8”

Jaw Sizes: ½”, ¾”, 1", 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2”

Ring Sizes: 2 ½”, 3”, 4”, Ring Jaw 

Launch Date: August 2012

Includes 2673-20 M18™ ForceLogic™ Press Tool, (2) RED LITHIUM™ M18™ Batteries, ½” Jaw, ¾” Jaw, 1” Jaw, 1 ¼” Jaw, 1 ½” Jaw, 2” Jaw, Multi-Voltage Charger & Hard Carrying Case

 

M18 Force Logic Long Stroke Press Tool Specifications (2673-22L) 

Capacity: ½” – 4” CU, ½” – 2” SS

Tool Weight With Battery: 8.6 lbs

Launch Date: January; additional specifications available at launch

Includes 2673-20XL M18™ ForceLogic™ Long Stroke Press Tool, (2) RED LITHIUM™ M18™ Batteries, Multi-Voltage Charger, Hard Carrying Case and Jaws

 

*REDLITHIUM™ Battery Technology

Milwaukee’s new REDLITHIUM™ batteries provide up to 40% more run-time, 20% more power and 50% more recharges than other Lithium products on the market. The new technology will also operate in extreme temperatures as low as 0°F/-18°C and will run 20% cooler, with fade free power and no memory effect.

About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.