A while back Milwaukee introduced M12 Propex expansion tool, which makes life so much easier. Recently Milwaukee just announced the new introduction to their new M18 Forcelogic ProPEX expansion tool that is designed for 2″ – 3″ piping. So what does this mean? For job sites, it means consistency. This is the first tool of it’s kind, pretty cool. So the M12 ProPEX expansion tool really helped for the residential application. Now with the M18, they expanded into commercial applications.
The new M18 Forcelogic will feature a continuous expansion design and auto-rotating head for even pipe expansion and maximum installation speed. With an electronically controlled, powerful 10T hydraulic mechanism, the tool expands, rotates and resets automatically. While the tool can be used for overhead connections, it is also designed to sit directly on a workbench for extended use.
The tool will become avaliable in November and run about $2,500 for the kit.
M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 2”-3” ProPEX® Expansion Tool (2633-22)
Capacity: 2″, 2-1/2″, and 3″
Head Compatibility: M18™ 2″ – 3″ ProPEX® Expansion Heads
Heads Included: 2″, 2-1/2″, and 3″
Tool Length: 14.5″ (with 3″ Expansion Head)
Tool Height: 11.8″
Tool Width: 4.75″
Tool Weight: 12.5 lbs w/Battery and Side Handle
Includes M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 2″ – 3″ ProPEX® Expansion Tool, Side Handle, 2″ ProPEX® Expansion Head, 2-1/2″ ProPEX® Expansion Head, 3″ ProPEX® Expansion Head, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 4.0 Extended Capacity Battery Packs, M18™ & M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger, ProPEX® Expansion Tool Cone Grease, and Carrying Case.
ProPEX® Expansion Heads also sold separately
49-16-2614: 2″ ProPEX® Expansion Head
49-16-2616: 2-1/2″ ProPEX® Expansion Head
49-16-2618: 3″ ProPEX® Expansion Head