Milwaukee to introduce FUEL line

Milwaukee Tool announced plans to unveil M18 FUEL – ­ an exclusive line of extreme-performance cordless power tools designed, engineered and built by Milwaukee to deliver unmatched productivity.

M18 FuelMilwaukee has integrated three new technologies: the POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM battery technology, and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence, to provide a new class in durability, run-time and performance for the professional tradesman.

"With advancements in the battery, electronics and motor, the new M18 FUEL products represent game-changing innovation for our entire lithium ecosystem that will provide unprecedented improvements in productivity for the user," says Steven Richman, president of Milwaukee Tool. "M18 FUEL begins with the best components, and maximizes their performance using world-class engineering and job-site testing."

The company says the new POWERSTATE brushless motor works harder and lives longer than all leading competitors, while reducing noise and cooling more rapidly to deliver years of maintenance-free performance. Milwaukee POWERSTATE brushless motors convert energy into power and torque more efficiently resulting in superior application performance.

Milwaukee REDLITHIUM batteries provide significantly more run-time, power and recharges than any other Lithium product on the market, Milwaukee says. REDLITHIUM also delivers best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions. With Milwaukee durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM battery operates cooler and performs in climates as low as 0°F/-18°C with fade free power.

REDLINK PLUS Intelligence hardware and software is the world's most advanced system of cordless power tool electronics that will maximize performance and protect the user's investment. REDLINK PLUS Intelligence is a best-in-class system that integrates full-circle communication between tool, battery and charger, and constantly monitors this internal network to maintain ideal conditions.

Available in the Spring of 2012, Milwaukee will launch the M18 FUEL system with the introduction of a new line of drills that offer breakthrough performance in a smaller and lighter size than all of its leading competitors. More information on the new M18 FUEL Drill/Driver and M18 FUEL Hammer Drill/Driver will be released in January 2012.