Milwaukee M18 FUEL Rivet Tool with One-Key (2660-20)
Milwaukee’s cordless blind riveting tool offers more reasons to leave out hand tools
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Riveting Tool with One-Key Technology offers fast, cordless riveting. Compared to hand tools, the new Milwaukee 2660-20 M18 FUEL riveting tool looks extremely versatile and speeds up riveting significantly.
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- Model: Milwaukee 2660-22CT (Kit)
- Eliminates compressors and hoses
- The brushless motor provides 4,500 pounds of pulling force
- High quality 3-jaw design made from steel alloy
- Lower operating costs and less effort than with pneumatic riveters
- Installs 3/16 “, 7/32”, 1/4 “, and 9/32” aluminum, steel, and stainless steel rivets
- Installs up to 500 1/4 “aluminum pop rivets per charge of CP2.0 battery
- 12.5 “long including mandrel collector
- Available in March 2021
- Price: 999 USD (kit)
Milwaukee on the M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool
We remember the introduction of the Milwaukee M12 riveting tool in 2018. This wasn’t the first cordless riveting tool, but it was possibly the first designed specifically for professional craftsmen. The tool offered a viable (and much faster) alternative to hand riveting.
By redesigning the tool and upgrading the engine to the M18 fuel platform, Milwaukee can now deliver an even faster cordless riveting solution. In fact, this tool not only replaces hand-blind riveting tools, but also pneumatic riveting tools.
Cordless innovation in the riveting world
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool has a brushless motor that can deliver up to 4,500 pounds. the pulling force. This should be enough to produce high-strength blind rivets in almost all materials. Milwaukee is also doubling, claiming the M18 FUEL brushless motor works 50% faster than other cordless riveting tools on the market.
The Milwaukee 2660-20 also features a 3-jaw steel alloy design that provides better jaw life. Milwaukee built the M18 fuel rivet tool with an all-metal gear and plastics that are designed to withstand impact. They also use molded rubber parts that protect the tool from corrosive materials while increasing overall comfort.
Milwaukee includes a set of four retention nosepiece pieces to hold the blind rivets in place after insertion. These take 3/16 “, 7/32”, 1/4 “and 9/32” aluminum, steel and stainless steel rivets. They’re kept right in front of the handle on the right to keep them all in one place. There is an included wrench on the front that you can use to swap them out. You even get a hanging ring that pops up from the top of the tool when needed.
Like many of the tools coming out of the Milwaukee warehouse these days, the Milwaukee riveting tool 2660-20 includes one-key technology. That way, you can keep track of your tools and potentially increase productivity.
What about the term now? With the CP2.0 battery, this blind rivet tool can fire up to 900 3/16 “aluminum or 500 1/4” aluminum blind rivets on a single charge.
Milwaukee’s blind riveting tool is 12.5 inches long including the mandrel collector (10.13 inches without). When installed, the battery weighs 5.6 lbs.
The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool will be available in the first quarter of 2021. It comes either as a bare tool for $ 799 or with a CP2.0 battery and multi-voltage charger for $ 999. Both options include the 4-pack Retention Nose Piece, a wrench, a pin collector, a hanging ring and a belt clip.
Milwaukee also offers unrestrained nose pieces ($ 39), a protective boot ($ 44), and a 6-inch extension ($ 79) for adding rivets in hard-to-reach areas. You can also get a replacement jaw set for the 1/4-inch blind riveting tool.
Milwaukee M18 fuel blind rivet tool specifications
- Kit model: Milwaukee 2660-22CT
- Rivet sizes: 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32 inches.
- Rivet material: aluminum, steel, stainless steel
- Pulling force: 4,500 lbs.
- Stroke length: 1.18 inches.
- Nose reach: 3.13 inches
- Length with mandrel collector: 12.5 inches.
- Length without mandrel collector: 10.13 inches.
- Width: 2.5 inches
- Weight: 4.66 lbs. (5.6 lbs. With battery)
- Height: 9.5 inches
- Available: March 2021
- Price: $ 799 (naked); $ 999 (includes battery and charger)