September 10, 2015

The bits are designed to stay sharper longer and address other common pain points.

August 14, 2015

From Milwaukee Tool, a battery booster

July 30, 2015

A program that takes power tools to the cloud.

June 18, 2015

Milwaukee Tool went bigger than ever during its annual media event in Wisconsin this year.

April 27, 2015

Milwaukee Tool continues to grow its line of durable storage solutions with the introduction of the new Jobsite Organizer. 

February 17, 2015

Faster cuts and longer run times are the selling points behind Milwaukee Tool’s latest Sawzall.

January 20, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has added a new Hammer Tacker to its ever-expanding product lineup, one the company says can deliver three times the life of competing products.

January 16, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has added a 12V Circular Saw to its M12 FUEL product line, which touts the ability to cut 2x dimensional lumber and stands up to larger tools, the company says.

January 14, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced a new Staple & Nail Gun that the company says provides up to 75% more driving power, available this coming February.

January 13, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its tape measure offerings with the introduction of a new collection for general contractors featuring Nylon Bond Blade Protection, a 5-point reinforced frame for drop protection.

January 5, 2015

Milwaukee Tool introduced the Milwaukee Hole Dozer bi-metal hole saw, a product described as “the most durable hole saw on the market.”

The tool is equipped with a lifetime warranty against tooth breaks.

“Bi-metal hole saws are unique, as they are a trusted hole making solution across a broad range of users,” said Ryan Rudzinski, product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “These users demand bi-metal hole saws that can cut through a breadth of materials for many different applications. 

November 10, 2014

Home Depot’s efforts to court loyalty among its pro customers now includes a special Black Friday showcase.

The Atlanta-based retailer will showcase its pre-Black Friday savings for Pro customers at Pro Appreciation Events Nov. 20 at all U.S. stores. The company says pros will have access to exclusive pre-Black Friday savings on products from brands including DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, RIDGID and Porter-Cable.

The event is part of a quarterly commitment by the retailer to honor its Pro customers, which make up 40% of its business.

June 19, 2014

Milwaukee Tool has a new addition to its M12 line of lithium-ion battery-powered tools in the form of a variable speed polisher and sander. 

According to Milwaukee’s group product manager, Andrew Plowman, the company conducted research that showed the sander/polisher has the capability to reduce time spent on auto detailing by about 20% by using it for smaller surfaces before using a larger polisher.

The new tool will be sold either as a standalone product, or as part of a pack that includes a battery, charger, and five-piece accessory kit.


June 2, 2014

Milwaukee Tool announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

With a history dating back to 1919, Empire Level is a fully integrated solutions provider in the layout and measurement product categories. It’s also described as the leading U.S. manufacturer of levels, squares, layout tools, and safety and utility tape.

January 8, 2014

Milwaukee Tool Corp. expanded its hand tool offering with Inkzall Jobsite Markers, a new line of writing tools designed and optimized for jobsite use. Featuring clog-resistant tips and aptly named Inkzall for their ability to write through dusty, wet or oily surfaces, the new line will include fine and medium point permanent markers, as well as a stylus/marker combination tool that was designed for use with gloves on touch devices, such as iPads and iPhones.

The new Inkzall products will launch in February 2014.

December 27, 2013

Milwaukee Tool Corp. introduced the Diamond Plus Hole Saws that are engineered to stand up to the hardest, most abrasive materials on the jobsite. 

The Milwaukee, Wis.-based company said the new diamond grit hole saw range utilizes a higher grade of diamonds and heat-resistant braze to deliver up to 10 times longer life than other products.

September 26, 2013

Milwaukee Tool Corp. introduced the new M18 Cordless Multi-Tool. Designed to increase productivity and ease of use for professional users, the new tool advertises up to faster cutting and longer run time than competitive products.

September 3, 2013

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corporation is equipping consumers with its newest development in fuel  treatment — Advanced Formula Ethanol-Free Fuel.

The product is hitting shelves at Lowe's and offereing advantages over ethanol-blended gas, the company said. The formula is packaged in a line of premium stabilizer and fuel blends specifically designed to make operation of 2-and 4-cycle engines smoother while helping maintain performance. 

July 17, 2013

Milwaukee Tool says it upgraded key M12 Cordless Drilling and Fastening products.

The company will introduce six new drilling and fastening models this year, four of which will begin a transition to replace existing models on the market today.

One example, the 2462 M12 1/4-in. Hex Impact Driver will feature a new Milwaukee optimized mechanism, which delivers 1,000 in-lbs of torque and increases driving speed by up to 50%, the company claims.

June 18, 2013

Ace Hardware has announced the appointment of two new member directors to its board of directors: Stew Elliott Jr., of Elm Grove, Wis.; and Amy Kaplanis of Granby, Colo.

Elliott, 55, is a majority shareholder of Elliott Ace Hardware, a four-store Ace chain located in the western suburbs of Milwaukee. Prior to taking ownership in Ace Hardware, Elliott held a leadership sales role with Amerock, a vendor serving the convenience hardware industry, for six years.

June 11, 2013

Milwaukee Tool Corporation expanded its hand tool offering with the new Fastback II Utility Knife.

The company says the design was influenced by jobsite research and requests to include blade storage for added convenience. The Fastback II has features of the Original Fastback Utility Knife, with the addition of magnetic blade storage that folds into the handle for accessibility.

February 21, 2013

Back in June, Home Depot said it intended to defend its position as power tool market share leader. Now the giant chain finds itself a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Orchard Supply Hardware.

In a 43-page complaint, San Jose, Calif.-based Orchard said it's being iced by power tool makers Milwaukee and Makita at the urging of the world's largest home improvement retailer. "Orchard Supply vs. Home Depot, Milwaukee Electric Tool and Makita USA" was filed in December in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. OSH claims the defendants are running an unlawful group boycott.

November 27, 2012

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Annual Conference has been set for Sept. 17-19, 2013, in San Antonio. 

According to its website, the SFI is based on principles promoting sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

The 2012 conference was held in Milwaukee. 

November 26, 2012

Do it Best Corp.’s 2012 vendors of the year include a variety of companies representing categories from lumber to lawn and garden.

The Do it Best Vendor of the Year Award is based upon revenue growth, fill rates, new product innovation and other important criteria.

Three special category honorees were Simpson Strong-Tie for overall sales growth, Master Lock Co. for collaborative forecasting and replenishment, and Milwaukee Electric Tool for outstanding products and services.