There are few companies that can brag about their longevity and industry-leading innovations like Milwaukee Tools. Established in 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A., their dedication to the end user is unmatched. They strive to understand the demands you put on your tools by spending time in the field evaluating every cutting, drilling, or tightening process you need to do on a daily basis.
First in the industry, they developed the M18 cordless system for the professional trades, and then moved to the M18 FUEL lineup that gave the world many firsts like a cordless grinder, 7-1/4” circular saw, Sawzall, hole hawgs, and deep cut band saws. All built to outlast and outperform their predecessors and the competition.
While the brand is well-known, there are several commonly asked questions about Milwaukee Tools in the Canadian market. As industry experts, our tool talk experts here at Ottawa Fastener Supply are happy to answer these top frequently asked questions.
1. Are Milwaukee tools any good?
Are Milwaukee tools any good? Absolutely!
Milwaukee Tools is a legend in the industry and earned this honor by leading the way in the development of innovative solutions for the trades for more than 90 years. They specialize in working with real users to understand their needs on the jobsite. The results are ground-breaking tools that deliver the best solutions for professionals and DIY-ers alike.
2. Are Milwaukee hand tools good?
Milwaukee set out to utilize their attention to innovation through redesigning their entire line of hand tools in 2010. Today you can find Milwaukee wrenches that are thicker with rounded edges and an indent in the middle to rest your thumb. This gives you added comfort when you are required to use a lot of force to loosen a rusted bolt, unlike thinner wrenches that can hurt your hands.
3. What kind of tools does Milwaukee Tools make?
Milwaukee Tools produces an extensive line of innovative power tools, hand tools, and other systems including pneumatic tools and outdoor equipment. This industry-leading manufacturer is constantly releasing new innovations in the power tool industry. You can follow us on Twitter for automatic updates.
4. Is there a difference in quality between Milwaukee’s tools and accessories, and their competitors?
Milwaukee Tools’ accessories (saw Blades, drill bits, etc.) and power tools are designed and manufactured for use in the toughest conditions on the jobsite. While you may want to compare them with other popular brands on the market, the final choice really comes down to preference. Some key considerations to keep in mind when choosing one brand over another is the manufacturer warranty, tool variety and cost.
5. Must-have Milwaukee tools
This is another common question Canadians ask when building their toolboxes with essential, brand name tools. The experts at OFS recommend that no toolbox would be complete without these must-have Milwaukee tools:
- Milwaukee 2504-20 M12 Fuel Drill
- Milwaukee 2730-20 M18 Fuel Circular Saw
- Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 Fuel ½ Dr High Torque Impact
- Milwaukee 2625-20 2719-20 M18 Fuel Hackzal
- Milwaukee 2202-20 Voltage Detector with LED Light
- Milwaukee Wire Pliers
- Milwaukee 9” Lineman Pliers
- Milwaukee Pex/Tubing Cutter
- Milwaukee Deep Impact Sockets
- Milwaukee 11-in-1 Screwdriver
6. How to register Milwaukee tools?
There is no need to register a new Milwaukee tool because it automatically comes with a warranty. It is a good idea to keep your receipt handy since it lets you know the date you bought the tool, but if you don’t, no worries! The serial number can be used to determine the age of the tool.
7. What is the warranty on Milwaukee power tools?
Every Milwaukee power tool comes with a 5-year (limited) warranty. This covers manufacturing defects and does not cover normal wear and tear. No registration is necessary as the warranty is based on date of purchase. Ottawa Fastener Supply will keep track of the power tools that you purchase with us. See for a complete breakdown of Milwaukee’s Warranty policy.
8. What is the Milwaukee FUEL line of tools?
FUEL is an M18 system of cordless tools that features brushless technology, Red Lithium batteries, and intelligence software. You get a longer lasting and more powerful 18-volt tool, ready to handle the toughest jobs. FUEL is also available in various M12 (12 volt) Milwaukee tools.
9. Is Milwaukee FUEL worth it?
Yes. The FUEL line of tools was developed and engineered to withstand heavy-duty jobsites. They run cooler, deliver more power, provide longer runtime, and charge faster than Milwaukee’s M18 REDLITHIUM line.
10. Is Milwaukee FUEL brushless?
Yes. The M18 FUEL line of power tools are designed with their POWERSTATE Brushless Motor. Coupled with a REDLITHIUM Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence Hardware and Software, these tools can’t be beat.
11. Will my old M18 batteries fit the FUEL line of tools?
Yes. All M18 batteries will fit all M18 tools (FUEL or not). The same holds for M12 tools. Be careful though as Milwaukee once had a V18 system which was also 18-Volt, these will not work in the M18/M12 system and have been phased out.
12. What is Milwaukee One-Key?
One-Key is a digital platform for tools and equipment. A first of its kind, it allows users to track their tools, adjust preferred settings, and manage an inventory of tools across a network of users from their phone. It’s currently only available in the M18 line.One Key will be also available in the new MX Fuel Tools Being released This Summer.
13. Do Milwaukee tools have GPS?
No. Instead, Milwaukee already designed the tracking ability in the One Key Tools or you can add a Milwaukee Tick to other tools and items to use with the One Key Tracking App.
14. Which Milwaukee drill is the best?
One of our favourites is the Milwaukee 2804-20. It’s our biggest selling drill with a hammer drill feature. It’s more powerful and smaller than the previous models. It is important to point out however that the drill with the most features is the 2806-20 with One Key allowing you to control kickback.
15. Does Milwaukee make a lawn mower?
No, Milwaukee does not make a lawn mower. They have very impressive and versatile outdoor power equipment line that includes string trimmers, hedge trimmers, pole saws, leaf blowers, and chainsaws.
16. Does Milwaukee make air compressors?
Milwaukee makes a handy M12 compact air inflator to fill and top off tires quickly and easily anywhere you may need it. It has an auto shut-off technology to protect tires from overfill.
17. Why are Milwaukee tools so expensive?
Price is often a key consideration when purchasing equipment and machinery, but it should never be the only one. From our experience at OFS, we can tell you that Milwaukee tools are used under rugged conditions by professional mechanics, plumbers, electricians, and carpenters. They are supercharged with quality that is worth their price.
18. Where to buy Milwaukee tools?
Buy your next Milwaukee power tools at many different reputable stores across Canada including at Ottawa Fastener Supply.
Stuff your toolbox with the right equipment built by a legend in the industry. Whether you are in the market to replace or upgrade your power tools, check out the full line-up of Milwaukee tools. You will enjoy unprecedented innovation and years of power, packed in a bright red case. Get more done, faster, and with less fatigue when you choose Milwaukee Tools.
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