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Adventures in Tool Land

June 13, 2012
During this week's 2012 Milwaukee Tool Media Event in Milwaukee, 77 editors from seven countries saw the latest that Milwaukee had to offer in power tools, hand tools and related workplace accessories. New electrical products figured very prominently in ...
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[/caption]During this week's 2012 Milwaukee Tool Media Event in Milwaukee, 77 editors from seven countries saw the latest that Milwaukee had to offer in power tools, hand tools and related workplace accessories. New electrical products figured very prominently in the event as Milwaukee has really refined its focus to concentrate on the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades, as well as the remodeling market. Tool-crazy editors were treated to all sorts of new electrical products, including battery-powered cable cutters, test equipment and hand tools. Leading the parade of new electrical products was the 12 600 MCM Cable Cutter, which can deliver up to 150 cuts of 500 MCM copper per charge and is compatible with Milwaukee's lithium-ion M12 System, which now powers more 40 cordless Lithium-Ion products. [caption id="attachment_4296" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Milwaukee\'s heated jackets smashed sales forecasts last year."]
[/caption]Another big hit was the company's expanded line of High Visibility Heated Jackets which use battery packs to keep users warm during the winter months. This fall the product line will also include 18V battery packs to provide up to 18 hours of run-time on a single charge. And if your customers need to charge phones or iPods out in the field -- no problem. Some of the jackets will be equipped with USB Ports powered by the company's M18 18V power source that will charge portable electronic devices.