MILWAUKEE, WI - Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands their M12(TM) and M18(TM) Lithium-Ion systems with the introduction of the industry's fastest ProPEX installation tools with auto-rotating ProPEX Expansion Heads. Designed for easy one-handed use, the M12(TM) and M18(TM) ProPEX Expansion tools allow users to install Uponor ProPEX® fittings up to four times faster, and are compatible with over 25 tools on their respective battery platforms for added utility and value. This much anticipated product launch follows the April 2010 announcement of a new partnership with Uponor to deliver increased productivity to plumbing and heating professionals by developing a comprehensive solution for installing ProPEX.
"Feedback from ProPEX installers was to improve their current installation tool(s). Until now, contractors using the hand tool would be required to maneuver and expand the tube while rotating the head segments slightly, all at the same time. You can tell this would be awkward, especially in tight quarters," says Mark Senske, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. "Milwaukee's new auto-rotating head and continuous expansion design significantly increases productivity by delivering a fast and accurate method for installing ProPEX."
Inspired by Uponor's ProPEX® innovation and constructed with legendary Milwaukee® durability, the new tools are built with all-metal gears and an integrated metal frame to withstand even the toughest jobsite conditions. Each tool kit will come with three commonly used accessory heads: The M12(TM) tool kit will include 1/2", 3/4" and 1", while the M18(TM) tool kit will include 1", 1-1/4" and 1-1/2". The full line of accessory heads will also be sold separately: The M12(TM) tool will accept 3/8" up to 1" and the M18(TM) tool will accept 3/8" up to 1-1/2".
Among the first products powered by REDLITHIUM(TM) battery technology, the new expansion tools will deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time for the professional tradesman. With constant innovation in Lithium-Ion and plans to grow the M12(TM) and M18(TM) cordless platform in the future, MILWAUKEE® continues to expand its leadership position in cordless.
M12(TM) ProPEX Expander
Stroke Length: 14mm
Heads Included: ½", ¾" & 1"
Speed: 60 SPM
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Includes 2432-20 ProPEX Expander, (2) M12(TM) RedLithium Batteries, 30 minute charger, Accessory Heads (1/2", ¾" & 1") and carrying case
M18(TM) ProPEX Expander
Stroke Length: 25mm
Heads Included: 1", 1-1/4" & 1-1/2"
Speed: 45 SPM
Weight: 9.2 lbs
Includes 2632-20 ProPEX Expander, (2) M18(TM) RedLithium Batteries, 30 minute charger, Accessory Heads (1", 1-1/4" & 1-1/2") and carrying case
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(TM), M18(TM) & M28(TM) 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(TM). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
About Uponor, Inc.
Uponor, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing and a worldwide supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets. More than 12 billion feet of Uponor PEX is in service around the globe, enriching people's lives with comfort, convenience and peace of mind. Through training, innovative technologies and technical support, Uponor's mission is to partner with professionals to create better human environments. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.