Tools and Equipment
Milwaukee delivers SDS+ rotary hammer solution on one battery system
By Anthony Capkun
January 14, 2015 – Milwaukee Tool says it has redefined the cordless SDS Plus rotary hammer market with the addition of two new M18 Fuel models that round out the line and “deliver the market’s first and only full SDS Plus solution powered by one battery system”.
“Users don’t want to manage multiple battery platforms; it’s a productivity killer,” said Andrew Plowman, director of product management. “By utilizing proprietary M18 and M18 Fuel technologies, we’ve developed a single battery system solution that meets the full range of user needs in each distinct SDS Plus rotary hammer market segment.”
The full solution includes an M18 5/8-in., M18 7/8-in. and M18 Fuel 1-in. for the medium segment, and an M18 Fuel 1-1/8-in. for more demanding applications. Milwaukee says it can deliver the goods because of several innovations: Powerstate brushless motor, RedLithium battery pack and RedLink Plus intelligence. The Powerstate motor converts energy into power more efficiently, says the company, with no wearable parts. RedLithium XC4.0 batteries promise a full day of work on one charge, while RedLink Plus integrates communications between tool, battery and charger to protect them from overloading, overheating and over-discharging.