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What’s New from DeWalt and Milwaukee

Milwaukeee 2725-21HD M18 FUEL String Trimmer Kit

New from DeWalt:

Three new high performance green and red beam rotary lasers that deliver advanced battery life and job site durability.

  1. Model DW074LR 20V MAX* Red Rotary Laser
  2. Model DW079LR 20V MAX* Red Rotary Tough Laser
  3. Model DW079LG 20V MAX* Green Rotary Tough Laser

These easy to set up and use lasers are designed for long run times and convenient use with rechargeable power tool batteries.

The included 2.0 Ah battery provides up to 17 hours of run time. All models run on the full range of 20V MAX batteries.

These new models feature an improved drop test rating of 2 meters (approximately 6 ft.) compared to existing DeWalt units – DW074KD & DW079KD.

All models come in a DEWALT® TSTAK® Storage Case (DWST17816) with inserts that keep the laser and accessories well organized.

The DW079LG DEWALT® 20V MAX* Green Rotary Tough Laser was awarded the 2016 Pro Tool Innovation Test & Measurement Award for Rotary Laser Levels, based on best-in-class innovation, power, and value.

Green wavelength is closer to optimal for the human eye – easier to see out to longer distances.

Green lasers come at a cost of higher energy consumption, but run time should not be an issue with the DeWalt 20V MAX battery platform.

New DeWalt 20V MAX Rotary Laser Comparison
Product no. DW074LR DW079LR DW079LG
Description Single Slope Red Rotary Laser Dual Slope Red Rotary Tough Laser Dual Slope Green Rotary Tough Laser
Laser beam color Red Red Green (for additional visibility)
Accuracy per 100 ft. 1/8″ 1/8″ 1/8″
Indoor visibility range 150 ft. 200 ft. 250 ft.
Range with detector 1,500 ft. 2,000 ft. 2,000 ft.
Laser class 3 3 3
Rotation speed 150, 300, 600, 1,200 RPM 150, 300, 600, 1,200 RPM 150, 300, 600, 1,200 RPM
Scan modes at: 15º, 45º, 90º 15º, 45º, 90º 15º, 45º, 90º
Self-leveling range
Water/debris resistance rating IP54 IP67 IP67
Drop protection 2 meters 2 meters 2 meters
Power supply 20V MAX 20V MAX 20V MAX
Weight 2 lbs 2 lbs 2 lbs
Kit includes: Detector

20V MAX battery

12V/20V Charger

Detector bracket

Ceiling bracket

5/8″-11 tripod adapter

Target card

Enhancement glasses

TSTAK® Compatible Storage Case

 

Detector

20V MAX battery

12V/20V Charger

Detector bracket

Ceiling bracket

5/8″-11 tripod adapter

Target card

Enhancement glasses

TSTAK® Compatible Storage Case

Remote Control

Detector

20V MAX battery

12V/20V Charger

Detector bracket

Ceiling bracket

5/8″-11 tripod adapter

Target card

Enhancement glasses

TSTAK® Compatible Storage Case

Remote Control

New from Milwaukee tools:

Milwaukee TICK™ tool and equipment tracker

From Milwaukee:

“…Using a proprietary Bluetooth signal, the TICK™ will take the same great functionality in our ONE-KEY™ enabled tools and extend it to any piece of equipment a contractor wishes to track.  The TICK™ is the most DURABLE, VERSATILE, and CAPABLE, tracking tag of its kind, and is designed to track the things that matter to you, both on and off the jobsite.  TICK™ boasts over 100 ft. range, and uses the ONE-KEY™ network to update your tool’s location any time it comes within range of a phone with the ONE-KEY™ app installed, whether the app is open or not.  This addition to the system expands tracking everywhere, and will be a welcome relief when it comes to managing tools.”

Milwaukee bills the TICK™ as the most versatile Bluetooth® tracker on the market and highlights the following features:

  • Designed with the job site in mind
  • Uses ONE-KEY™ app to track inventory items
  • Proprietary Bluetooth signal works with Apple iBeacon to wake up the ONE-KEY™ app anytime in range
  • Built to survive on the job use and abuse
  • Low profile design with multiple attachment options
  • Coin cell battery delivers over 1 year of run time
  • Size: 2.13″L x 1.88″W x 0.49″H

Lots of questions and concerns being posted on the internet focused primarily on:

  1. Limited range of Bluetooth limits the value of the TICK™
  2. Requires large number of Milwaukee ONE-KEY™ users to be useful beyond Bluetooth range
  3. Too large and expensive for individual power tools
  4. Concern that thieves could easily circumvent the device

Integrated Tool Security:

Milwaukee adds new functionality to its ONE-KEY™ app, adding Security to Customization, Reporting and Tracking.

Tool Security provides Theft protection features:

  • Tool lock-out
  • Hide a tool from nearby device screens so only you can see your tool when it is in range
  • Render lost tools useless by sending a remote command to the tool to shut itself off the next time it comes within range of any ONE-KEY™ app

New Outdoor Power Equipment

All run on REDLITHIUM High Demand 9.0 Battery Packs

Designed with the power and durability landscape professionals need.

1.  2725-21HD M18 FUEL String Trimmer

  • Powers through thick brush
  • 16″ cutting swath
  • Up to 1 hour run time per battery charge

2.  2726-21HD M18 FUEL Hedge Trimmer

  • Easily cuts 3/4″ branches
  • 24″ blade for great productivity
  • 30% faster than cordless competitors
  • Up to 2 hours run time per battery charg

3.  2728-21HD M18 FUEL Blower

  • Clears debris from 15 ft. away
  • Up to 30% quieter than gas-powered handheld blowers
  • Delivers 20 minutes of run time at maximum power

Milwaukee 2891-20 M18/M12 Wireless Jobsite Speaker

  • Combines job site durability with a premium sound
  • Delivers the loudest volume with the clearest sound
  • Easily pairs with smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices
  • 100 ft. Bluetooth range
  • Powered by M18 and M12 batteries or AC cord
  • Speaker only – does not have a radio

 

3 thoughts on “What’s New from DeWalt and Milwaukee

  1. Anyone know when the Dewalt Flexvolt 9.0aH batteries will be available in Canada? They’ve been available state-side, for close to two months now. Still nothing here in Canada. This is getting frustrating…

  2. just checking to see if any more news when Milwaukee redstick levels will be available? Milwaukee. ca told me ready for stores to order but no shipping date yet? if you have any news let me know.

    1. They are available for us to order, but Milwaukee has had some issues due to a system switch over so stuff has been delayed a bit

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