Milwaukee Tool is breaking barriers in the press tool market with the introduction of the new M18™ Short Throw Press Tool, 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, the M18™ Short Throw Press Tool reduces cost of ownership and maximizes productivity for the residential installer. With the new press tool platform comes jaws unique to the new tool, the first of which are compatible with the Viega PureFlow™ Pex Press System.
“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. 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.
Powered by Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ batteries, the new M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Press Tool is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 100 power tool products.
*PureFlow Plumbing Systems offer three forms of ViegaPEX tubing: ViegaPEX, ViegaPEX Ultra and FostaPEX. Unlike copper, all forms of Viega tubing offer proven resistance to chemically aggressive water conditions and temperature aging for longer life expectancy. Viega tubing meets strict ASTM standards in addition to UPC and international codes for potable water systems.
M18™ Short Throw Press Tool w/ Viega PureFlow™ Jaws (2674-22P)
Pipe Capacity: Up to 1”
Approx. Cycle Time: 3 Seconds
Auto Cycle: Yes
Weight: 4.8 lbs
Jaw Warranty: 2 Year
For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com