Milwaukee designed this with a four pole motor to give it speed and power. In fact, this bad boy has a 28,000 rpm which makes this the fastest cordless cut out tool on the market. Now I am not sure how many feet you can cut with this cut out tool, but according to Milwaukee you can make up to 120 cuts per charge with a 3Ah battery. I am not sure how long the cuts are, so I guess this is something we will have to test and report back to you on. The tool has an LED light, belt clip (not reversible)and tool free guard adjustment. Another feature this tool has is a vent on top of the tool to blow debris away from the user.
Okay, now that you know a little bit about this tool, let’s talk about using it. As you know, this tool is really designed for the drywaller so when I talk about the following
I would have loved to seen a reversible belt clip as there is room for this, but for some reason they didn’t. So lefties, you are out of luck. The arbor lock is nice and big, plus easy to depress to change bits. Even with gloves on you can change bits with the provided wrench.
Okay, now onto something regarding safety. Yes, you always have to be careful when using this tool, but we all know that sometimes safety gets in the way and sometimes we bypass it. Now according to our lawyer (well if we had one), I have to disclose and tell you that you should always use all safety precautions when using power tools. What I am about to talk about would be in fantasy land only. One very cool feature to this tool is the tool free guard adjustment. I love how you can adjust the depth of the guard for a variety of reasons like expanding the life of your bit or not cutting too deep and ruining what’s on the other side of the drywall. But as we know, most drywallers remove this guard because it makes cutting much easier. I just love how easy it is to set different depths, but very easy to remove the guard.
So what about longevity of this tool? Well, only time will tell. We all know that drywall dust kills these cut off tools. Considering this is new to market, I am not sure how long they will hold up over time compared to the competitors. Considering it’s Milwaukee and they are designed for the pros, I am assuming that they will last just as long or even longer in these types of dirty environments.
Milwaukee Cut Out Tool Specifications
- RPM – 28,000
- Length 8.9″
- Weight 1.8 lbs
- Width 2.0″
- Warranty 5 Years
Bottom line this is a great addition to Milwaukee’s already huge line of M18 power tools. The tool is smooth and easy to use. Any drywaller or anyone looking for a cut out tool, the Milwaukee Cut Out Tool is a must have. As we know, drywall dust is the number one enemy of these tools, so time will tell how well they are built and how long they will last. If you have been abusing your Milwaukee Cut Out Tool, let us know how it has been treating you.