Making nut ready cuts 08 April 2019

Milwaukee Tool’s new tool for cutting the most common sizes of threaded rod, the M18™ brushless threaded rod cutter, delivers clean, burr-free cuts for threading nuts on by hand. It also has the power to cut through ¼ inch, ⅜ inch and ½ inch mild steel or ¼ inch and ⅜ inch stainless steel threaded rod in seconds.

The new tool features a unique design with a 1½ inch built-in trim length and one handed centre grip for making uniform, controlled overhead cuts. This also offers users the clearest line of site for the most accurate cuts. Not only is the tool optimised for overhead cutting, but it can also be laid flat on its back for prefab cutting.  

A brushless motor and an M18™ REDLITHIUM™ 2.0Ah battery allow this tool to deliver over 400 nut ready cuts per charge, reducing the need to file the threaded rod before applying the nut. The die also includes three different cutting sizes, which can be changed by rotating the dies, allowing users to cut the most common sizes of threaded rod. In addition, REDLINK™ electronics allow the tool’s jaw to auto-retract after each cut so users are ready for the next cut right away.

All these features work together to prevent burrs, chips and sparks – all common frustrations when using non‑dedicated tools to cut threaded rod. The new tool is also part of Milwaukee’s M18™ system, which now offers more than 180 power tool solutions focusing on the user.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.