MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool is breaking barriers in the press tool market once again with the introduction of the new M18™ Short Throw Press Tool w/ PEX Crimp Jaws. The industry’s first press tool optimized for residential installations, the new tool is the fastest press tool on the market, pressing 40% faster than competition, delivering force optimized for PEX installation, and eliminating downtime caused by calibration intervals. With the introduction of the M18™ Short Throw Press Tool w/ PEX Crimp Jaws, Milwaukee is able to provide a solution that can accomplish the majority of residential installations seen today – reducing the cost of ownership and maximizing productivity for the residential installer.
“The residential space has largely turned toward PEX tubing due to its cost, speed of installation, and lack of corrosion versus copper. Today, in order to join many PEX fitting systems, users have pressed manually with large, cumbersome hand tools, or invested in hydraulic press tools designed to press metals,” said Alex Boll, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The lightweight, in-line design of the new M18™ Short Throw Press Tool enables the installer to press with just one hand. And, with a 3 second cycle time, and the ability to press 400 1” connections on a single charge, this new tool allows residential installers to do their job faster and easier than any solution they’ve had up until now – without paying for more force than is needed.”
The new M18™ Short Throw Press Tool delivers peace of mind, even on the most critical jobs. Whereas hand tools often cause difficult and inconsistent ring positioning on fittings, the spring-loaded design of the Short Throw Press Tool’s jaws assists in holding the ring for precise alignment to the fitting. With no calibration interval, the new tool delivers consistency in installation over the entire life of the tool. A pre-press battery check prevents the user from starting a press the tool cannot complete due to insufficient battery charge, while Auto-Cycle ensures a full press every time and indicates to the user via a green light that the connection is complete.
The new M18™ Short Throw Press Tool w/PEX Crimp Jaws is compatible with the F1807/F2159 copper crimp ring system, one of the leading systems in residential PEX installations today. The Short Throw Press Tool is also compatible with the Viega PureFlow™ Jaws, which are optimized for the PureFlow™ PEX Press System.
From commercial to residential installations, Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. These new tools are fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 125 power tool products.
M18™ Short Throw Press Tool w/ PEX Crimp Jaws (2674-22C)
Pipe Capacity: Up to 1”
Approx. Cycle Time: 3 Seconds
Auto Cycle: Yes
ASTM Standard: F1807 and F2159
Weight: 4.8 lbs
Jaw Warranty: 2 Year
Includes M18™ Short Throw Press Tool, ½”, ¾” and 1” PEX Crimp Jaws, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0 Compact Battery Pack, Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case.
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.