Milwaukee Receives Patent On Lithium Ion Batteries

Milwaukee issued unique lithium-ion patent Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation has received a patent on its lithium-ion battery technology for cordless power tools.

The company’s patented lithium-ion technology represents the new generation of cordless hand held power tools powered by battery packs capable of producing an average discharge current greater than or equal to approximately 20 amps. This patent protects the Milwaukee® brand’s newly introduced M12 and M18 lithium-ion product lines as well as the industry’s first V28 and V18 lithium-ion product lines. More efficient and environmentally friendly, the Milwaukee lithium-ion technology is the result of many years of development by the company’s engineers around the globe, representing a multi-million dollar investment by Milwaukee.
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New Festool Domino Joiner Released

Festool has announced that they will be releasing their 2nd generation Domino Joiner on August 1st, 2009. The main difference between the new model and their incredibly popular original model is the square indexing pins on the face of the fence. Their is also a new base support bracket that features independent swinging stop pins for mortising closer to an edge. Their are also new smaller sized tenons available, with a size of 4 x 20mm with a matching 4mm cutter. these will be ideal for joining stock as small as 1/2″ such as butt joints in drawer stock.

Milwaukee New 12 Volt Tools

Milwaukee Electric Tool has expanded their line of pocket sized, hand held 12 volt tools with the addition of a 2 beam laser, drill driver, impact driver, and a USB power port to charge cell phone batteries. These tools join the already popular copper pipe cutter, hackzall all purpose saw and driver to make Milwaukee’s product offering the most diverse in the industry. To make a great category even better, Milwaukee promises dozens of additional additions coming in the near future!