Milwaukee® Provides Improved Performance with Second Generation Die Grinders

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool unveils the next generation in cordless die grinding with the new M18 FUEL™ Variable Speed Braking Die Grinder, Paddle Switch w/ ONE-KEY™ and M18 FUEL™ Braking Die Grinder, Slide Switch. Delivering the next advancement in power, performance, and versatility, these new die grinders feature enhanced safety, precision, and control. Providing 11A corded performance without the frustrations of hoses, cords, and compressors, they are designed to help cut the cord of AC and pneumatic die grinding to drive more productivity.

“When faced with a situation that requires grinding in tight spaces or irregular surfaces, mechanical and metal fabrication professionals will most often turn to a die grinder to get the job done.” said Brian Alves, Director of Product Management at Milwaukee Tool. “We are committed to providing users dedicated solutions for each application. These new die grinders round out Milwaukee’s grinder offering and are a great addition to our current grinding options for those harder-to-reach applications.”

Both new die grinders feature RAPIDSTOP™ Brake for enhanced user safety, stopping most accessories in less than two seconds. Combining three exclusive innovations - the POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, REDLITHIUM™ battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence- these new die grinders provide users with the versatility and performance needed to remove material faster than a corded die grinder.

M18 FUEL™ Variable Speed Braking Die Grinder, Paddle Switch w/ ONE-KEY™

The M18 FUEL™ Variable Speed Braking Die Grinder, Paddle Switch w/ ONE-KEY™ delivers the runtime and performance to deburr up to 35 pipes per charge when paired with an M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery, allowing users to get more work done. With five speeds to provide increased control, the variable speed allows users to match the speed to the application ranging from 8,000 to 20,000 RPM.

This new die grinder is compatible with up to 2” accessories for material removal, maximizing productivity in various applications. It is equipped with spindle lock to provide one wrench accessory change and an LED work light to maximize visibility. The paddle switch design provides enhanced control and maximum material removal when operating in various positions. As an added benefit, ONE-KEY™,** provides the ability to track the die grinder with community tracking and alerts, complete inventory management, and industry leading smart-equipment technology to secure the user’s investment.

M18 FUEL™ Braking Die Grinder, Slide Switch

The M18 FUEL™ Braking Die Grinder with Slide Switch allows users to get more work done with up to 12” of weld bead removed per charge when paired with an M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery. The 27,000 RPM maximizes material removal rate and delivers user demanded performance allowing for continued grinding while in the tightest of spaces for enhanced productivity. Available with the slide switch, lock-on design provides users with reduced fatigue during operation. Compatible with 2" accessories, this die grinder features the spindle lock design for one tool accessory change.

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™ Die Grinders are fully compatible with the entire 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.

**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 FUEL™ Variable Speed Braking Die Grinder, Paddle Switch w/ ONE-KEY™ (2984-20)

  • Max RPM: 20,000
  • Sanding Accessory Compatibility: 3”
  • Cutting Wheel Accessory Compatibility: 2”
  • Switch Type: Paddle
  • Spindle Lock: Yes
  • Variable Speed: 8,000, 11,000, 14,000, 17,000, 20,000
  • ONE-KEY: Yes
  • LED Light: Yes
  • Length (Tool-Only): 16.22”
  • Width (Tool-Only): 2.99”
  • Height (Tool-Only): 3.267”
  • Weight (Tool-Only): 3.1 lbs

M18 FUEL™ Braking Die Grinder, Slide Switch (2939-20)

  • Max RPM: 27,000
  • Sanding Accessory Compatibility: 2”
  • Cutting Wheel Accessory Compatibility: 2”
  • Switch Type: Slide
  • Spindle Lock: Yes
  • Length (Tool-Only): 15.5”
  • Width (Tool-Only): 3.11”
  • Height (Tool-Only): 3.268”
  • Weight (Tool-Only): 2.9 lbs

Milwaukee® Grinder Line-Up

M12 FUEL™ 1/4" Right Angle Die Grinder


M12 FUEL™ 1/4" Straight Die Grinder


M18 FUEL™ Variable Speed Braking Die Grinder, Paddle Switch w/ ONE-KEY™

2984-20 – NEW!

M18 FUEL™ Braking Die Grinder, Slide Switch  

2939-20 – NEW!

M18 FUEL™ 4-1/2" / 5" Grinder Paddle Switch, No-Lock 


M18 FUEL™ 4-1/2" / 5" Grinder Slide Switch, Lock-On


M18 FUEL™ 5" Flathead Braking Grinder, Paddle Switch No-Lock


M18 FUEL™ 4-½" / 6” Braking Grinder w/ Paddle Switch


M18 FUEL™ 7” / 9” Large Angle Grinder


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