Milwaukee® M12™ Variable Speed Polisher/Sander Maximizes Productivity

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the new M12™ Variable Speed Polisher/Sander.  Optimized to provide the fastest and most precise detail work, the new tool performs the work of two tools in one by easily switching between polishing and sanding modes.

“As the most compact cordless polisher on the market, the M12 Polisher/Sander is the perfect complement to a full size polisher for a faster finish,” says Andrew  Plowman, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “In our field research with this tool, we found that automotive detailers were saving up to 20% of their detail time by going over small/thin/curved surfaces with the M12™ Polisher before coming back through to cover larger surfaces with a traditional full size polisher. By simply adding this step with the new Milwaukee product, the user could service another car every few days, ultimately getting a full return on their investment in less than three weeks.”

Featuring Dual Mode Control and a variable speed trigger, the M12™ Polisher/Sander delivers increased user control, regardless of the application. A tool-free accessory change allows the user to quickly change between polishing and sanding accessories.

Powered by any Milwaukee M12™ LITHIUM-ION battery, the new tool delivers the performance professionals have come to expect from pneumatic polishers without the burden of a hose and compressor. On just one battery charge, the M12™ Polisher/Sander can perform a full pass on exterior trim, which was not possible with cordless units in the past.

The new tool is also compatible with the entire M12™ System, now offering over 60 cordless Lithium-Ion products. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading reliability, performance and ergonomics.                


M12™ Polisher/Sander (2438-22X)

  • Polishing Mode: 0-2,800 RPM
  • Sanding Mode: 0-8,300 RPM
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs
  • Length: 5-1/8”
  • Includes M12™ Variable Speed Polisher/Sander, 5pc Accessory Pack, (1) Compact M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery, (1) XC M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery & Charger

*Also available as bare tool (2438-20) or with 2 compact batteries (2438-22)

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