Milwaukee® Brings Full Corded Power to Mid-Size Routers

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool introduces a versatile and powerful mid-sized routing solution with their new M18 FUEL™ ½" Router. With the ability to generate 2.25 peak horsepower, the cordless router provides the user with the best control and comfort, and over 225 linear feet of run-time per charge*.

“Corded tools continue to be a hassle and negatively impact productivity on the jobsite and in the shop,” said Tyson Apfelbeck, Vice President of Product Management. “Carpenters and remodelers are actively seeking a cordless solution to replace their old, corded routers. But many cordless routers on the market cannot provide the power, control, and run-time users need. Our M18 FUEL™ ½" Router delivers on these demands with the added benefit of being part of our growing line of M18™ solutions for the carpenter.”

The cordless M18 FUEL™ ½" Router is a complete replacement for a corded mid-sized router, delivering 2.25 peak horsepower. Generating up to 25,000 RPMs, the battery powered router delivers the fastest routing speeds with less bog down under load for clean, precise cuts and more material removed per pass. The body features BODYGRIP®, an ergonomic overmold pommel grip for one-handed use and the best control and comfort to enhance a user’s productivity and reduce fatigue. When paired with Milwaukee’s M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ XC6.0 battery pack, the mid-sized router provides best-in-class run-time with up to 225 linear feet per charge, when routing 5/8” roundovers in pine.

Meeting the demands of professional users, the M18 FUEL™ ½" Router features a variable speed dial to optimize cuts across a wide range of bits and materials. Equipped with a micro-adjust knob and macro-adjust button with over two inches of travel, the router provides users with fast, accurate depth adjustments. The dual-LED work light provides added visibility to the workpiece and a universal hose adapter and dust collection shroud cut down on clean up time. A spindle lock makes for quick, one-wrench bit changes and the modular console design is compatible with Milwaukee’s ½" router plunge base.

Milwaukee is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day's work on one battery system. The M18 FUEL™ ½" Router is fully compatible with the entire Milwaukee M18™ line, now offering more than 250 power tool solutions.

*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time, and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.


M18 FUEL™ ½" Router (2838-20)

  • Collet Sizes: ½", ¼"
  • Weight (tool-only): 8.8lbs
  • Length (tool-only): 10.9”
  • Height (tool-only): 10.5”
  • Maximum Speed (RPM): 25,000
  • Minimum Speed (RPM): 12,000
  • Variable Speed: Yes
  • Spindle Lock: Yes
  • Fixed Base: Yes
  • Dust Collection: Yes
  • Dual LED Light: Yes

Kit Includes: (1) M18 FUEL™ ½" Router (2838-20), (1) Fixed Base, (1) Plunge Base, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ XC6.0 Battery Pack, (1) M18™ & M12™ Rapid Charger, (1) Contractor Bag, (1) ½" Collet, (1) ¼" Collet, (1) Template Base, (1) Dust Shroud, (2) Spindle Wrench, (1) Edge Guide

Also available as Bare Tool.

Accessories (Available Separately):

  • Plunge Base (48-10-2838)
  • Guide Rail Adaptor (48-11-2838)

About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that increase productivity and safety. Milwaukee® is known for their world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their cordless innovations, safety solutions, battery-powered outdoor power equipment, jobsite lighting and clean-up, time-saving accessories, and innovative hand tool and PACKOUT™ Modular Storage products. The company is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions.

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.