Milwaukee® Announces the First Lithium-Powered Soldering Solution

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver portable productivity by expanding the largest sub-compact system in the industry, the M12™ platform, with the M12™ Soldering Iron. The first lithium-powered soldering solution, the new tool heats quickly and maintains an optimized temperature throughout the most demanding applications, delivering unmatched productivity to users that make soldered connections. “The vast majority of soldering options available to users right now come with various drawbacks such as uncontrolled temperature, slow heat-up time, and limited portability. When designing the M12™ Soldering Iron, we focused on pairing the performance and temperature control of higher end benchtop soldering units, with the portability of butane,” said Brian Alves, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “By leveraging our M12™ technology, we’ve developed a soldering solution that eliminates the previous frustrations associated with current tools and ensures users experience improved productivity no matter the application.”

The new M12™ Soldering Iron heats quickly, reaching operational temperature in 18 seconds, minimizing downtime between applications. Utilizing REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence, the tool monitors the temperature of the tip to power through demanding applications and prevents against overheating or damaging wires. A heat indicator notifies users when the tool is ready to use and safe to store. When turned on, the status LED blinks green to indicate the Soldering Iron is heating up. When the tool reaches soldering temperature, the light turns solid green. The tip will continue to increase in temperature until it reaches max temp (750°F). When the job is complete and the Iron is turned off, the LED will remain red until the tool reaches a temperature where it can be stored. The M12™ Soldering Iron features a 3-stop pivoting head so users can lock the tool in multiple orientations to adapt the tool for the application. The slender design of the tool, paired with this 3-stop pivoting head and an LED work light, provides unmatched access and visibility to solder in confined spaces.

Available in November of 2017, the new M12™ Soldering Iron is compatible with the entire M12™ System, now offering more than 70 professional cordless solutions focused on power, productivity, and portability. With the introduction of the M12™ Soldering Iron and the recently announced M18™ Heat Gun, Milwaukee® now has a full solution for wire repair.



M12™ Soldering Iron (2488-21)

  • Heat Output: 90 watt
  • Heat-up Time: 18 seconds
  • Interchangeable Tips: Chisel & Pointed
  • LED Work Light: Yes
  • Run-Time: 45 minutes**
  • Length: 11.6”
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs
  • 5 year warranty 

Includes M12™ Soldering Iron, 1.5ah Battery (48-11-2401), M12™ Charger (48-59-2401), Pointed Tip, Chisel Tip, and Case.

*Also available as bare tool (2488-20)

**When used with an M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Compact Battery Pack

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.