Milwaukee introduced a new nailer into their M18 platform that is sure to excite carpenters everywhere. There are very few things more amazing than a good Brad Nailer, and at first glance, this new one from Milwaukee fits the cordless bill without losing any performance. Let’s take a closer look in the New Milwaukee Brad Nailer.
New Milwaukee Brad Nailer – Standout Features
The M18 FUEL 18ga Brad Nailer has the capacity to hold 110 nails, from 5/8 inch to 2-1/8 inch.
The Powerstate motor combines a brushless motor with advanced electronics for optimum power consumption, allowing up to 1500 nails to be fired on a 2.0 Ah battery.
Compatible with both hardwoods and softwoods, the M18 FUEL Brad Nailer is optimized for clean nail holes- allowing minimal patching or filling to be required.
The firing speed is designed to mimic the original pneumatic nailers, for quick sinking of nails with no delays.
Additional features- both Sequential and Contact Actuated Firing Modes, Dry-Fire lockout, and an LED light.
New Milwaukee Brad Nailer – My Thoughts
Brad Nailers are one of my favorite tools and one of the most used tools in my shop too. They encompass a great balance of material hold and require minimal effort to hide. For finish carpenters or furniture builders, brad nailers are a great option for the fastener needs.
When I saw this nailer at NPS I was fairly shocked by the amount of speed it could drive nails. In everything from Poplar to Red Oak and even Hard Maple, this nailer kept up much like a pneumatic nailer would. Of all the nailers I have used, this one seems to hold the most promise as a cordless option that has no compromise in power and speed.
For devout Milwaukee users, this Nailer is a welcome update to their first generation Nailers. Like many others at the show, there was a collective jaw drop in testing. While quick testing at a show isn’t conclusive, I would definitely say this Nailer impressed me at first use. I am certainly one of many eager to get this bad boy in the shop and put it to work.
New Milwaukee Brad Nailer – Additional Details
The Milwaukee Brad Nailer will be shipped in August and will be available in August and can be purchased now from Ohio Power Tool for Preorder.
Bare Tool (2746-20) is available for $279.00.
Kit, including a 2.0 batter, charger and a bag is available for $399.00.