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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Right Angle Die Grinder Video Review


The addition of the Milwaukee Tool M12 FUEL right angle die grinder may be the death of many mechanics favorite air tools. When it comes time for gasket removal, rust removal, and metal-prep (for welding, painting, etc.), it’s typically the air-powered die grinder that most reach for. This new M12 FUEL right angle die grinder offers more power and several more features than air. Many air tools may get their coup de grace over this.

Milwaukee 2485 Right Angle Die Grinder

See the Video for Great Action or our previous article for Features and Specifications: Milwaukee Right Angle Die Grinder Preview

Air Killer – Milwaukee M12 FUEL Die Grinder Preview

Milwaukee Tool M12 FUEL Right Angle Die Grinder Features

The Milwaukee 2485 die grinder includes a power button with 4 selections: 10,000; 15,000; 20,000; and 25,000 RPM. With just a push of the button, you select the proper RPM for the accessory you’re using. Furthermore, this just sets the max RPM, hence the variable speed paddle-switch allows you infinitely adjust the speed. The paddle switch includes a lockout feature just like most pneumatic die grinders. The lock must be slid forward before the paddle switch applies power to the tool.

M12 Die Grinder Power Modes

Power Modes

A bright LED casts light upon the subject area, but sometimes your hand may get in the way of the LED. The 1/4″ collet requires two wrenches (included) for accessory removal/replacement. Metal mesh screens protect the brushless motor on the intake ports of the M12 FUEL right angle die grinder. Two M12 2.0Ah batteries are included in the kit, along with the tool, charger, and wrenches.

Final Thoughts

Using this new Milwaukee 2485 M12 die grinder on our dismantled LS engine was a breeze. This easily removed old gasket remnants as well as paint and primer from an old fender. This new cordless right angle die grinder offers many more features than the typical pneumatic right angle grinder. Just the ease of use and the lack of need of a compressor and a hose will drive many mechanics and fabricators to this new M12 FUEL 2485 die grinder. Milwaukee Tool also plans to release the M12 FUEL inline die grinder in February 2020.

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 2485 Specifications

  • M12 FUEL RIght AngleVoltage: 12V
  • Motor Type: Brushless
  • Length: 4.5”
  • Collet Size: ¼”
  • RPM: 0 – 24,500
  • Power Output: 0.3 HP
  • Tool Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Width: 2″
  • Battery System: M12
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs
  • Height: 7.9”
  • Bare Tool 2485-20: $169
  • Kit 2485-22: $259
    • M12 Die Grinder (2485-20)
    • Charger
    • Collet Wrenches
    • Nylon Bag

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