Picking The Right Milwaukee Press Tool For The Job
When working with copper piping, using a copper press tool can increase your speed and productivity in modifying and forming the pipe to the job you are completing. Press tools create a better seal on connections than soldering does. There are a lot of Milwaukee copper press tools available for purchase on eBay, so discover which one is right for the job you are doing.What Milwaukee press tools have compatibility with one another?
Milwaukee ProPress tools are compatible with all Milwaukee ProPress fittings, jaws, and rings. The pro press tools also work with accessories from a variety of other manufacturers. Most of the Force Flex tools will work with gas, copper, stainless steel, MegaPress, PEX press, and G-Press fittings, making them very versatile tools. Also, all jaws are compatible with all Pro Press tools, so you do not need multiple jaws of the same size.What comes in a Milwaukee press tool kit?
Milwaukee press tool kits come with everything you need to get started, although you can buy a Milwaukee Pex tool as an expansion kit to do more projects with. Some kits will include larger jaws, such as 2-inch designs. In addition to the press tool itself and a hard carrying case to keep the tool in top shape, a press tool kit includes the following:
- 3/4-inch jaws
- 1/2-inch jaws
- 1-inch jaws
- Lithium-ion battery charger
- Lithium-ion battery
There are several different Milwaukee press tools available and they each have different jobs they can be used to accomplish. If you work with various piping sizes often, it is to your benefit to have one of each tool available. If you only work with one size of piping, then you can choose the one tool that would work well for your common jobs.
- Milwaukee M12 Press Tool: This tool can handle limited fittings up to 1 ¼ inches. It is ideal for smaller jobs.
- Milwaukee M18 Press Tool: This tool can handle fittings between ½ inch to 4 inches, making it highly versatile. If you do larger-sized pipe jobs, this is an ideal choice.
- Milwaukee M18 Press Tool Long Throw: Like the regular M18, this tool can handle pipe fittings from ½ inch to 4 inches. Because it is a long throw, its length can be adjusted to reach pipe in hard to get to areas. Keep in mind that a longer reach may affect the size of the joint it can press.