Utility equipment: Utility cutter delivers one-handed overhead transmission cutting

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Utility equipment: Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its line of FORCE LOGIC™* High Force Tools for Utility Linemen with the introduction of the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 9T Utility Cutter. A self-latching jaw design enables opening with just one hand, enhancing alignment while delivering easiest operation with Class 3 Gloves. The wire automatically closes the jaw, providing hands-free jaw closure and the easiest mid-span cuts.

“Hand ratchet tools put strain on the body and are difficult to use. Cordless transmission cutters are large, challenging to align, and have a latch-style cutting head that is extremely awkward to close around the wire during mid-span cuts. This ultimately makes set-up a three-handed operation,” said Paige Bovard, Group Manager of Product Management for Milwaukee Tool. “Our self-latching design enables users to open the jaw with just one hand for easier alignment straight to the wire. During those mid-span cuts, the wire automatically closes the jaw so the user doesn’t need to juggle with pins or awkward reaching. Fully balanced and under 12lbs, this new solution delivers the best control for Linemen.”

The fastest transmission cutter on the market, the new 9T Utility Cutter makes up to 60% faster cuts in 1590 Falcon ACSR. Equipped with an M18™ RED LITHIUM™ XC 5.0 battery, it can deliver more than 200 cuts per charge.

As a complete problem-solving solution, the 9T Utility Cutter is compatible with the digital platform, One Key™, which allows the user to sync the tool wirelessly with their mobile device or desktop. Users will be able to monitor tool inventory, including tracking the location of missing tools and receiving alerts when lost tools are found. Furthermore, ONE-KEY™** will assist in tracking the utilization and service interval of the tools to maximize uptime and keep inventory lean.

From the power plant, through transmission and distribution, it is Milwaukee’s goal to improve reliability and productivity for Linemen by offering cordless solutions on one battery platform that will replace the heavy traditional corded, gas and truck hydraulic solutions used today. With a base of tools on the M18™ system already used by Linemen, the launch of game-changing 6T Utility Cutters in 2015, the introduction of a 12T Utility Crimper, and three uniquely innovative Utility Cable Cutting solutions this year, Milwaukee is committed to making this goal a reality.

*FORCE LOGIC™ is engineered to not only improve upon, but fundamentally change the way high-force tools are used in the field. Through thoughtful design focused on workflow, each tool simplifies a complicated process to deliver the best user experience of its kind and the smartest way to work.

**ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud based program, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionizes the way work gets done. The ability to customize, track, and manage through ONE-KEY™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools.


M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 9T Utility Cutter (2777-21)
• Hydraulic Output Force: 9 Tons
• Cut Capacity: up to 1590 Falcon ACSR
• Length: 16.75”
• Weight: 11.75 lbs

Includes M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 1590 ACSR Cutter, Side Handle, M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack, M18™ Lithium-Ion AC/DC Wall and Vehicle Charger, Milwaukee Carabineer, Manual, Utility Bag.

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 innovative hand tool products, 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.

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