Back in August, Milwaukee hosted their annual Pipeline event where they highlight a variety of exciting new tools that they have planned to come out soon. You know… in the pipeline! One thing that really caught everyone’s attention was their announcement of an all-new line of hand tools that they will be made right here in the United States (you can read all about it in our article from the initial release here). We’ve been waiting patiently for any additional trickle of information since then, and finally, after all this time, we’re thrilled to announce that several of Milwaukee’s new American made hand tools are now available for pre-order!
A SUPERFLUITY OF SCREWDRIVERS!
First on the list of new releases, let’s talk about all of the screwdrivers that Milwaukee will be manufacturing at their new US manufacturing facility in West Bend, Wisconsin. Each of the screwdrivers feature a cushion grip designed for ultimate comfort while also supplying maximum gripping power for added torque, and custom-machined tips to deliver precision fits and reduce the stripping of screws during intense fastening applications. To begin, Milwaukee is releasing 4 different sizes of Phillips head screwdrivers to ensure coverage for any sized Phillips screw you’ll come across, with 3″, 4″, 6″, and 10″ shafts to provide the exact amount of reach you need. See the table below for the part numbers and listings for the new Phillips head screwdrivers.
|MT201||#1 Phillips 3″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT202||#2 Phillips 4″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT203||#3 Phillips 6″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT204||#2 Phillips 10″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
Milwaukee is also releasing 3 sizes of flathead screwdrivers, sometimes called slotted screwdrivers, which include laser-etched tips to increase the gripping surface when fastening or unfastening. The 3 different sized shafts allow for maximum reach in those harder to access areas that you may come across during the day. Along with these, 4 sizes of cabinet point screwdrivers provide much of the same coverage for 3/16” and 1/4” fasteners, with even longer shafts for added reach in harder to access areas.
|MT206||1/4″ Slotted 4″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT207||5/16″ Slotted 6″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT209||3/8″ Slotted 8″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT211||3/16″ Cabinet Point 3″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT212||3/16″ Cabinet Point 6″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT213||3/16″ Cabinet Point 8″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT214||1/4″ Cabinet Point 10″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
Finally, 2 ECX and 3 square screwdrivers will round out this new line for those few occasions you find yourself using ECX or square fasteners. Milwaukee will also be releasing a 4-piece and 6-piece screwdriver set along with the individual screwdrivers for those that need an assortment of several different types.
|MT215||#1 ECX 4″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT216||#2 ECX 4″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT217||#1 Square 3″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT218||#2 Square 4″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT219||#3 Square 6″ Cushion Grip Screwdriver|
|MT200-4||4Pc. Cushion Grip Screwdriver Set|
|MT200-6||6Pc. Cushion Grip Screwdriver Set|
A PLETHORA OF PLIERS!
Up next in the new Made in the USA hand tool line from Milwaukee are several new pliers. Their 9″ Lineman Pliers are designed with an optimized pivot point to provide the best leverage for cuts through tougher material like ACSR and hard wire, and can cut through soft wire like a hot knife through butter. For additional versatility, Milwaukee is also offering pliers with added bolt cutters for #6 and #8 bolts, along with a crimper for both insulated and non-insulated terminals, and a pair of Lineman Pliers with an integrated thread cleaner.
|MT500||9″ Lineman’s Dipped Grip Pliers|
|MT500C||9″ Lineman’s Dipped Grip Pliers w/ Crimper & Bolt Cutter|
|MT500T||9″ Lineman’s Dipped Grip Pliers w/ Thread Cleaner|
Additionally, Milwaukee will be releasing 3 sizes of Diagonal Cutting pliers, which use their optimized pivot point to provide maximum leverage when cutting through tougher materials like wires, screws, or other hardware. Engineered to deliver the best open and close experience without any breaking-in needed, the pliers are tether ready and laser-hardened to ensure as long a life as possible.
|MT506||6″ Diagonal Dipped Grip Cutting Pliers|
|MT507||7″ Diagonal Dipped Grip Cutting Pliers|
|MT508||8″ Diagonal Dipped Grip Cutting Pliers|
Rounding out the pliers are the all-new Long Nose Pliers, which will be available in a single 8″ size at release. With cross-hatched, laser-hardened teeth for maximum grip when pulling or twisting, and again with the optimized pivot point for the best possible leverage during cuts, the pliers also feature a reaming head for ½” to 1” conduit as well as a fish tape puller. Each of the new Lineman, Diagonal Cutting, and Long Nose pliers are available with an optional comfort grip for added comfort throughout prolonged use as well as a boost in torque and leverage during use.
|MT505||8″ Long Nose Dipped Grip Pliers|
|MT550||9″ Lineman’s Comfort Grip Pliers|
|MT550C||9″ Lineman’s Comfort Grip Pliers w/ Crimper & Bolt Cutter|
|MT550T||9″ Lineman’s Comfort Grip Pliers w/ Thread Cleaner|
|MT556||6″ Diagonal Comfort Grip Cutting Pliers|
|MT557||7″ Diagonal Comfort Grip Cutting Pliers|
|MT558||8″ Diagonal Comfort Grip Cutting Pliers|
THAT’S ALL…FOR NOW!
And there you have it, folks! There are over 30 fantastic new Milwaukee items made right here in the United States to add to your ever-growing and never-ending collection of hand tools (it’s not a problem, it’s a lifestyle; we get it, don’t worry). And the best part is, all of them are available for pre-order right now at Ohio Power Tool for shipping later on this spring! Nab yours from one of the links above, and feel free to reach out at 614-481-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or comments, and be sure to follow us on all your favorite social media sites to stay up to date on all the new releases, announcements, deals, and more!