History of Milwaukee
The Next Generation of Cordless


Work continued on the development of the next generation of Lithium-Ion technology, leading to the introduction of REDLITHIUM-ION batteries in 2010. Fully compatible with all M12 and M18 cordless products, the new REDLITHIUM-ION batteries provided up to 40% more run-time, 20% more power and 50% more recharges than other Lithium products on the market.

As the clear industry leader in cordless technology, Milwaukee continued to make advancements in motors, electronics and battery capabilities. With these advancements, came opportunities to challenge conventional wisdom on what types of tools could be effective cordless solutions.

In 2012, the company continued to revolutionize cordless power tools with the introduction of M18 and M12 FUEL– exclusive lines of extreme-performance cordless power tools designed to deliver unmatched productivity. Milwaukee integrated three ground-breaking technologies: the POWERSTATE brushless motor, REDLITHIUM-ION battery technology, and REDLINK PLUSIntelligence, to provide a new class in durability, run-time and performance for the professional tradesman.

In 2013, Milwaukee expanded their award winning M18 FUELline with game-changing new products. Each boasting performance that rivals their corded counterparts, the new products included an M18 FUEL SAWZALL Reciprocating Saw, M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Circular Saw, (4) M18 FUEL High Torque Impact Wrenches and (2) M18 FUEL 4-1/2″ – 5″ Grinders.

The mix of solutions Milwaukee is able to provide that increase productivity will continue to evolve as they drive breakthrough advancements in motors, lithium-ion batteries, and electronics, and as the industry explores alternative installation methods and materials. In 2014, Milwaukee will launch the Force Logic Knock Out Tool, the first in a series of high force tool solutions that will launch in the coming years to provide game-changing productivity to Milwaukee’s Core Users.

Milwaukee’s relentless cycle of product development and focused brand expansion firmly position the company as a leader in disruptive innovation, going beyond the requirements of the end-user and providing productivity enhancing solutions that are unparalleled in the industry.