Milwaukee Tool continues to eliminate the need for pneumatics by delivering high-quality cordless performance. The company recently introduced the M18 FUEL, 1/4-inch Blind Rivet Tool with ONE-KEY — currently, the industry’s fastest cordless rivet tool. Plus, ONE-KEY provides the ability to track, manage, and secure the rivet tool.
Engineered with Milwaukee’s advanced M18 FUEL technology, the new tool installs rivets up to 50% faster and delivers up to three times longer life compared to cordless rivet tools. Additionally, it eliminates the hassle and maintenance of pneumatic compressors and hoses.
“Over two years ago, our M12 Rivet Tool disrupted the market as the world’s first cordless rivet tool for the professional trades that created a viable replacement for outdated and, frankly, strenuous hand-tool riveting solutions,” said Eric Rusch, group product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “By capitalizing on our M18 FUEL technology, we are now capable of delivering an even faster and far more productive cordless riveting solution for users to fully replace air tools.”
True to all of the company’s M18 FUEL solutions, the new M18 FUEL blind rivet tool combines three exclusive innovations:
- The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor: delivers 4,500 lbs. (20kN) of pulling force for high-strength blind rivets in all materials
- The REDLITHIUM battery pack: with batteries that deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the pack, installing up to (900) 3/16-inch aluminum or (500) 1/4-inch aluminum blind rivets in one charge
- The REDLINK PLUS Intelligence: ensures maximum performance and protects against overload, over-heating, and over-discharge
Complete with a three-jaw design that’s built with premium steel alloy materials, the rivet tool jaws last longer than alternative solutions on the market to minimize downtime and deliver more work between jaw changes.
The blind rivet tool is built with an all-metal gear case, impact strength plastics, and a protective over-mold to withstand harsh shop, plant, and field environments while maintaining a lightweight feel.
The rivet tool comes with a set of four retention nose pieces (3/16-, 7/32-, 1/4-, and 9/32-inch) to hold blind rivets in place once inserted into the tool. Complete with onboard storage, the tool allows for all four retention nose pieces, as well as the wrench for switching between sizes to be stored on the tool.
For versatility, non-retention nose pieces are available separately. For added utility, a protective boot is available to offer a lightweight, durable solution for tool and workpiece protection and an available 6-inch extension allows users to install rivets in hard to reach applications.
The new M18 FUEL i/4-inch Blind Rivet Tool w/ONE-KEY is fully compatible with the entire M18 line, now offering more than 200 power tool solutions.