New Jaws and Rings Increase Versatility of Press Tool

New Jaws and Rings Increase Versatility of Press Tool

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While the sheer number of raw materials that make up plumbing systems continues to increase, the room plumbers need to store and haul tools hasn’t. That’s why it’s important that the tools they do bring to the job are lightweight and versatile. With that in mind, Milwaukee Tool has increased the versatility of its FORCE LOGIC line of press solutions. The 2 1/2- to 4-inch IPS XL Ring Kit fits directly in the M18 FORCE LOGIC Long Throw Press Tools and gives it the ability to press Viega MegaPress XL Fittings without the use of tool extensions while vastly expanding the range of applications the tool can accomplish.

“This tool can tackle the broadest range of materials and pipe sizes,” says Alex Boll, senior product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “With the addition of these jaws, mechanical contractors can now make controlled, flameless connections on 2 1/2- to 4-inch Schedule 10 to Schedule 40 black iron pipe with the very same tool they use for pressing copper, PEX and stainless steel.”

The tool’s adjustable stroke length delivers optimized cycle time with minimal impact on its overall weight. In addition, its in-line design and 180-degree rotating head offers unrivaled access in tight spaces and for navigating around installed pipes.

The M18 FORCE LOGIC Long Throw Press Tool delivers a long calibration interval at 50,000 cycles and offers peace of mind, even on the most critical jobs. A pre-press battery check prevents the user from starting a press the tool cannot complete, while Auto-Cycle ensures a full press every time and indicates to the user via a green light that the connection is complete. The fittings available in the industry are approved for use in hydronic heating, compressed air, fire protection and cooling water applications, among others. According to Boll, users who have tried the solution are impressed.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” he says. “Contractors know that our press solutions have increased productivity during their current day-to-day applications and are very excited about having a solution that now gives them the ability to press up to 4-inch steel.”

Powered by Milwaukee REDLITHIUM batteries, the M18 FORCE LOGIC Long Throw Press Tool is fully compatible with all jaws and rings compatible with the M18 FORCE LOGIC Press Tool, as well as the entire M18 line, now offering more than 180 power tool products. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.



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