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Milwaukee Knockout System: The Easiest Way to Punch
MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented innovation with the introduction of the new Milwaukee® Knockout System. Designed to make every step in the hole making process both faster and easier, the new Milwaukee EXACT™ Punches and Dies, M18 FORCE LOGIC™ Knockout Tools and Hand Ratchet Set will truly redefine productivity for the user by reducing the tedious steps of hole making and improving the speed of the process.
“Hole making is an important and time consuming application for the electrical contractor, and over the last 50 years, the incremental improvements to this category have been focused around making small parts of the step by step process easier,” says Corey Dickert, Director of Product Marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “Building our system from the ground up, Milwaukee brings a fresh perspective to the category that has not only improved, but actually redefined the process in a way that the user will experience breakthrough ease of use and productivity.”
Traditionally, the most challenging step in the hole making process is setting up the punches and dies on the material as alignment lines on competitive units are very hard to see and the weight of the tool that is attached to them works against the user as they try to align.
Featuring the clearest alignment in mild and stainless steel, Milwaukee’s EXACT™ punches and dies feature bold, laser engraved crosshairs and a clear view of the work surface to make alignment fast and easy. They are also set up separate from the tool for extreme ease of use, utilizing a quick connect alignment system that allows the user to snap the tool onto the punches and dies once set up is complete, and pull the tool trigger to punch the hole with ease.
In addition, Milwaukee is the only manufacturer whose standard punch and die sets cover both Mild and Stainless applications up to 4”. This provides unparalleled value as the competition sells stainless steel sets separately at a premium that can cost up to three times more than sets for mild steel. The punches and dies are also designed for optimal slug removal and compatible with competitive Knock Out Tools*.
Powered by Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ batteries, the new M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 10 Ton Knockout Tool features a powerful Hydraulic System to punch up to 4” holes in 12 gauge stainless steel. With a compact right angle design to operate in tight spaces, the tool is also compatible will all major brands of punches and dies** for users that have already made significant investments in other systems.
To round out the Milwaukee Knockout System, the new Hand Ratchet features 5 degree ratcheting that requires less clearance to punch, and a 20% longer handle than the competition to provide more punching leverage.
Available in June of 2014, the new Milwaukee® Knockout System is truly the easiest way to punch, and will redefine accuracy, durability, and productivity for the user. It is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology.
*Dies sizes 2-1/2”-4” must be used with adapter (model number 49-16-2684) for competitive adaptability.
**May require competitive draw studs and Milwaukee® Adapters
M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Knockout Tool Models
M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 10-Ton Knockout Tool Kit (2676-20) Includes: 7/16" Draw Stud, ¾" Draw Stud, Quick Connect Alignment System, Adapter, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC Extended Capacity Battery Packs, M18™ and M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case
M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 10-Ton Knockout Tool 1/2" to 2" Kit (2676-22) Includes: 7/16" Draw Stud, ¾" Draw Stud, Quick Connect Alignment System, EXACT™ ½" to 2" Conduit Punches and Dies, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC Extended Capacity Battery Packs, M18™ and M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case
M18™ FORCELOGIC™ 10-Ton Knockout Tool 1/2" to 4" Kit (2676-23) Includes: 7/16" Draw Stud, ¾" Draw Stud, 1-1/8" Draw Stud, Quick Connect Alignment System, EXACT™ ½" to 4" Conduit Punches and Dies, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC Extended Capacity Battery Packs, M18™ and M12™ Multi- Voltage Charger and Carrying Case
Hand Ratchet Set
Milwaukee EXACT™ 1/2" to 2" Hand Ratchet Knockout Set (49-16-2694) Includes: Wrench, 3/8" and 3/4" Ball Bearing Draw Studs, EXACT™ 1/2" to 2" Conduit Punches and Dies, Grease Tube and Carrying Case
EXACT™ Punches & Dies (Accessory Sets)
Milwaukee EXACT™ 1/2" to 1-1/4" Knockout Set (49-16-2692) Includes: 3/8" and 3/4" Ball Bearing Draw Studs, EXACT™ 1/2" to 1-1/4" Conduit Punches and Dies, and Carrying Case
Milwaukee EXACT™ 1/2" to 2" Knockout Set (49-16-2693) Includes: 7/16" and 3/4" Draw Studs, EXACT™ 1/2" to 2" Conduit Punches and Dies, and Carrying Case
Milwaukee EXACT™ 2-1/2" to 4" Knockout Set (49-16-2695) Includes: 1-1/8" Draw Stud, EXACT™ 2-1/2" to 4" Conduit Punches and Dies, and Carrying Case
EXACT™ Punches & Dies (Individual Models)
*49-16-2660 1/2" die *This item is intended for use with the Hand Ratchet in Mild Steel
*49-16-2661 1/2" punch *This item is intended for use with the Hand Ratchet in Mild Steel
49-16-2660S 1/2" Stainless Steel die
49-16-2661S 1/2" Stainless Steel punch
49-16-2662 3/4" die
49-16-2663 3/4" punch
49-16-2664 1" die
49-16-2665 1" punch
49-16-2666 1-1/4" die
49-16-2667 1-1/4" punch
49-16-2668 1-1/2" die
49-16-2669 1-1/2" punch
49-16-2670 2" die
49-16-2671 2" punch
49-16-2672 2-1/2" die
49-16-2673 2-1/2" punch
49-16-2674 3" die
49-16-2675 3" punch
49-16-2676 3-1/2" die
49-16-2677 3-1/2" punch
49-16-2678 4" die
49-16-2679 4" punch
49-16-2621 3/8" Ball Bearing Draw Stud
49-16-2622 3/4" Ball Bearing Draw Stud
49-16-2680 7/16" Draw Stud
49-16-2681 3/4" Draw Stud
49-16-2682 1-1/8" Draw Stud
49-16-2684 3/8" Adapter for EXACT™ 2-1/2" – 4" Dies to 3/4" Draw Studs
49-16-2685 Adapter for M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ Knockout Tool to other major brands of punches and dies
About Milwaukee Tool
Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee® continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovation new Hand Tool and Test Instrument product lines, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.