Milwaukee’s Paradigm Shift

Published: 4/3, 2020

An innovation the industry thought was years away is here in 2020 with Milwaukee Tools’ release of the world’s first battery powered professional diamond core drilling, a full-size power cutter for reinforced concrete and a powerful jackhammer.

To date, batteries have only been suited for small tools, or so it was thought. Among concrete cutters, demolition contractors, those who work with heavy handheld cutting machines or chisel hammers, the prospects for battery operation and lighter machines were good due to the units’ size and weight. Milwaukee Tools, owned by Techtronics Industries, has changed perceptions with a major product launch designed for core drilling with diamond tools in reinforced concrete up to a diameter of 5.9 in (150mm), as well as a battery-operated power cutter for blades with a diameter of 13.7 in (350mm), and a battery-operated chiseling machine.


New MX Fuel Series

A new and revolutionary series, Milwaukee MX Fuel, delivers many benefits including zero-emission machines and includes a battery powered lighting mast along with a battery powered drainage machine. The series has no exhaust fumes, starter cord and start-up hassles, gasoline/oil mixture, or engine maintenance, yet provides the same power as gasoline and cord powered construction machines but with less weight. In addition, the equipment can be used indoors in enclosed spaces without the risk of fumes.

All machines in the MX Fuel Series are powered with the same battery, the “Max Fuel RedLithium” battery. This has been patented with unique features such as protection against fall damage, vibration, water and extreme temperatures. The battery is equipped with “RedLink” electronics that allow the battery, machine, and charger to communicate with each other to create optimum performance and battery life. Its high performance and high-quality lithium-ion technology has been developed in close collaboration with the world’s leading battery cell developers and tested at Milwaukee Tools’ own battery laboratory.

Milwaukee has two battery sizes for the MX Fuel Series with both batteries fitting all machines in the series. The largest, the MXF XC406 has a capacity of 6.0A/h and can be fully charged in 90 minutes. It is equipped with battery indicator, RedLink technology, and is compatible with Milwaukee’s ditial “One-Key” system to facilitate tracking, handling, and customization in the workplace. The smaller battery, the MXF CP203, has the same characteristics, and can be fully charged in 45 minutes, with capacity of 3.0A/h as well as a MXF C charger. All products in the series are equipped with a carbon brushless “PowerState” motor, RedLink Plus electronics, and RedLithium batteries. They are also compatible with the One-Key system.


MXF COS350 MX Fuel power cutter

This is the world’s first handheld battery operated power cutter for 13.7 in (350mm) blades with enough power to cut reinforced concrete, starting in a few seconds, with cutting beginning immediately. Should something happen that risks user safety, such as the machine hitting the face, the “RapidStop” function stops the blade immediately, with a blade guard cover preventing blade exposure.

The machine has ‘petrol powered performance’ with a maximum speed of 5,350rpm and 4.9-in (125mm) cutting depth. The machine is quiet with low vibrations and well-balanced weight. It has a tool-free burst cap and built in wet cut tubing compatible with Milwaukee’s M18 “Switch Tank” water spray tank, which is also battery operated with no pumping required. The machine is equipped with safety features that prevent use in the wrong direction, simply switching off before anything happens. When the machine is switched off, the blade stops immediately and does not stand and spin as with a gas-powered cutter. It may be accompanied by Milwaukee’s recently launched new blade series trolley.


MXF DSD150 MX Fuel diamond drill

What is said to be the first battery powered diamond core drill system, which is capable of drilling holes up to 6 in (152mm), has also been introduced. This has a considerably shortened set up time, making core drilling easier. Performance is the same as for cord-powered machines and drills both dry and wet, with the machine having two gears with laser etched speed and capacity markings on the metal housing. Speed 1 is for up to 3 in (75mm) diameter wet and dry drilling at 1,600rpm; Speed 2 is up to 5.9 in (152mm) drilling at 800rpm. The machine is equipped with an “Autostop” clutch, which provides protection thereby preventing overstressing if the drill is stuck. Other features include a spirit level sensor, built-in pressure gauge to optimize speed, built in battery indicator and built in stroke connection compatible with the M18 “Switch Tank” with a battery powered water pump. The drill mount fits most core drills with a friction disk, enabling easy core drill replacement. The machine fits most drill racks, but Milwaukee has also developed its own, MXF DR255TV with a 2.4 (60mm) collar. All machines are equipped with carbon brushless motors, with an auto feed to be expected in the near future.


MXF DH2528H MX Fuel jackhammer

Milwaukee’s new battery-powered jackhammer provides high impact energy with lower vibrations than hammers with cord, gasoline or pneumatic power. With a 1.1-in (28mm) chisel, the 55-lb (25kg) machine can handle 39 ft (12m) of chiseling per charge. The hammer is well suited for tough demolition work, even indoors in confined spaces thanks to zero emissions. “Floating Body” anti-vibration technology makes it possible to work all day without being exposed to harmful vibrational damage. The service life of the jackhammer corresponds to cord-driven machines and is highly service friendly, with a service light indicating when grease should be added.


MXF TL MX Fuel lighting mast

Effective and powerful lighting in the workplace is an obvious necessity on construction sites. There is a plethora of suppliers but many light sources are powered by diesel or gasoline and cannot be used indoors. Milwaukee’s new battery-operated lighting tower is lightweight and quickly set up in the workplace. It is equipped with “TrueView” high-definition light source for both directional and area lighting. The lamp elements can be adjusted in different directions, while two large wheels allow the tower to handle tough terrain. Set-up time is only a few seconds with the mast being able to be raised up to 10 ft (3.10m) and being able to withstand wind speeds of up to 34 mph (55kmh).


And more battery-operated news

Another new release is the M18 FCOS230-0 concrete cap that can be used with blades up to 9 in (230mm). Also new is the M18 FMS305-121 cutter/gear saw, the M18 FN18GS-202X diving gun, and the M18 ONEPD2-502X drill machine. There’s also a new M18 ONESX-0 “tiger saw” that Milwaukee was the first to launch, and new M18 ONESLS-0 plant lighting. More battery-powered machines will be launched later this year.

See all news »

Cookies and Data Collection

This website is using cookies. A cookie is a small text file that the website requests to store locally on the visitor's computer. It contains a certain amount of information and a timestamp.

Cookies on this website

Temporary Cookies

We use temporary cookies ("sessions") in order to provide a functioning website. These cookies only contains a unique identifier and a timestamp, while any personal data is stored on our server. These cookies expires within one hour, and will be automatically deleted when you exit your webbrowser.

Less temporary cookies

In order to remember wether you have accepted cookies or not, we need to store a cookie containing a timestamp and a code. If you log in as a user on our website, you are also able to select wether you want to remain logged in or not. In case you decide to remain logged in, we will store another cookie on yuor device, also containing a code and a timestamp. No personal data is saved in these cookies. These cookies will expire and be automatically deleted within 30 days of your last visit, and you can delete them manually from within the webbrowser's settings.

Cookie for Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics in order to improve our vistor's experience on our website. We do not save PII (Personally Identifiable Information) using Google Analytics. To read more about the cookies stored, read more at Google Developers.

Inactivation of cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website (or others), you may turn it off in your webbrowsers security/privacy settings. You can also let your browser inform you each time a website tries to store a cookie, or choose to remove cookies that has already been stored.

See your browsers help pages in order to find out more on how to change these settings (the instructions will differ depending on what browser, operating system and what versions you are using).

Data Collection & Data Storage

The website may use Google Analytics and similar services to collect data about your visit on this website. No personal data is stored, only information about the visit itself, such as link clicks, page views, how long a certain page has been viewed and similar. The information can be used by us to analyze how visitors use our website, as well as to improve and optimize content and functionality on the website in the future. The information may also be used by Google (or an equivalent provider) to optimize information and ads, so that you receive more relevant/personalized search results or ads in the provider's other services.


This website use cookies
This website use cookies and data gathering to bring you the best possible experience.
You must accept this in order to get access to our content. - Read more »

Accept all Only necessary