Milwaukee 2438-20 M12 Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander (Tool Only)

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Milwaukee 2438-20 M12 Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander (Tool Only)

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Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its 12V lithium-ion system with the introduction of the new M12 Variable Speed Polisher/Sander. Optimized to provide the fastest and most precise detail work, the new tool performs the work of two tools in one by easily switching between polishing and sanding modes. As the most compact cordless polisher on the market, the M12 Polisher/Sander is the perfect complement to a full size polisher for a faster finish. Featuring Dual Mode Control and a variable speed trigger, the M12 Polisher/Sander delivers increased user control, regardless of the application. A tool-free accessory change allows the user to quickly change between polishing and sanding accessories.
Features:
  • Functions like two tools in one to tackle a variety of sanding and polishing applications
  • Tool-free accessory change allow quick changes between sanding and polishing jobs
  • Dual mode control and variable speed trigger for complete control
  • Powered by lithium-ion technology for longer run times (Batteries sold separately)
  • Part of the M12 System of over 90 tools
What’s Included:
  • M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander - 2438-20
  • 3 in. Polishing Backing Pad
  • 2 in. Sanding Backing Pad
  • Wool Pad
  • Yellow Foam Pad
  • White Foam Pad
  • Side Handle
  • Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
Series
FUEL
Cordless
Yes
Length
19.1 in.
Width
3.31 in.
Height
4.1 in.
Weight
1.58 lbs.
Batteries Included
0
Battery System
M12
Battery Type
Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility
No
CSA Safety
Yes
Case Included
No
Charger Included
No
ETL Safety
Yes
Motor Type
Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM)
2800-8300
Pad Diameter
3 in
Power Source
Cordless
Speed Type
Variable Speed
Switch Type
Trigger
UL Safety
Yes
Voltage
12V
Wifi compatibility
No

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Reviews :

3.7 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (10)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
Pros
Powerful (7)
Easy To Use (2)
Lightweight (2)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Cons
Lack of Power (1)
Uncomfortable to Use (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (3)
Small Projects (1)
Home Repair (1)
Would you recommend this product?
No
Cons
Lack of Power
Uncomfortable to Use
Underpowered and difficult to use
It's underpowered and the angle of the polishing head is wrong so it's difficult if not impossible to polish more than a few square inches. It just wants to hop along the surface. Bought this for car detailing touch up but I'm afraid I'll do more damage than good using it.
July 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
I recommend this tool.
Great for polishing headlights and removing light scratcher on paint and wood. Plenty of pads available (4" pads work fine at online auto detailing sites.
June 26, 2018
Originally posted at
Great concept but no pads and accessories!
I bought this to spot polish scratch repairs on automotive paint but once you've used up the foam pads supplied, good luck in finding any replacements.
June 22, 2018
Originally posted at
Great concept but no pads and accessories!
I bought this to spot polish scratch repairs on automotive paint but once you've used up the foam pads supplied, good luck in finding any replacements.
June 22, 2018
Originally posted at
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Lightweight
Best Uses
Small Projects
Home Repair
Milwaukee 3" buffer
This works great for small buffing needs and small sanding and surface prep jobs. Only downside is the
lack of Roloc type 2" discs in the original equipment. Finding 2" sanding discs was a bit difficult but not
impossible.
October 5, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Awesome tool
Does everything from sanding to cleaning gaskets. Love the 2 speed operations.
July 28, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
No
Very Disapointed -Returned -Milwaukee what were you thinking
As a former electrician I have a great respect for Milwaukee tools. Now I do paint touch-up work for a car dealership. I was looking for a cordless tool to use out on the lot. The problem with this tool is the thread is M9x 0.75. There are NO backing pads available for this tool other than what you can get from Milwaukee which are not that good for professional work. Would be great if it was available with a quality 3" backing plate in a standard thread so that you could use for polishing & sanding. after much research to try to adapt it to something useful I sent it back.I will keep using my Rupes mini. Hope to find a cordless someday.
May 3, 2016
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Great Little Tool
Great compact tool. Fits in my hand(s) perfectly. RPM's are a little lacking. Bogs down if you bare down pretty hard. I have the small M12 battery and it drains pretty quick. Planning to upgrade to the bigger M12 battery. Haven't use the polisher yet on have used the roloc style abrasive pads to smooth a freshly cut metal edge but it did the job.
April 8, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Nice sander!
Used it a couple times and worked great for gasket removal, there needs to be a 3" roloc pad included since there arent any provisions for that size.
March 18, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Nice tool, needs more universal attachments
Great tool, compact. Needs a more universal accessory line, i wanted to use 3" roloc pads but the threads arent universal so for now im stuck using 2".
March 10, 2016

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What is range of rpm??
Brandon on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: imo this is one of the VS speed (daul speed dill?driver Fuel M12 versions)a HEX version that might be labled as a subcompact two speeddriller. with a resersing option and going off the #2" for the polishing pads and wool on there now you would like to get close to a higher rpm (like 2500 least to a 4000rmp polishing buffing max speed.but the whole time within your control probable once set to gearVS done so by feel and trigger VS sanding application or a material prep as I see it has it uses the 3m Roloc system which us great!for two appliactions in my world but to attach a pad and HNK system on one and have a choice of soft backings, this alone will allow for needed counter the complete roloc or even 3M bristle disces can not do for you with a vertical push(you pushing down from center spindle)I personally would be looking at a very hard yellow condence "pad H&L and from their have aside me quality foam all just judged off hardness.medium to supersoft max 2000rpm MAX but w/ VS down
Will the M12 be good for polishing alm. wheels on a truck.z
Suds on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 2438-20 can be used for your needs listed
I wanted to know the thread size,i want a extra 3" backing pad for sanding with auto body sanding paper .but dont know thread size please help
Jairo on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The operators manual states that the spindle thread size is M9 x 0.75.
Has the tool been updated to fit standard roloc sanding and polishing disc?
Joseph B on Feb 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the accurate information. The number to reach the technician is 1-800-729-3878.
Does Milwaukee plan on releasing an orbital polisher compatible with the M series batteries? I have the full size rotary buffer and love it, would be great to have an orbital to go with.
Captain Penis on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Your question would be answered best by the manufacturer directly. Milwuakee can be reached at 800-729-3878
What sanding accessories can this sander / polisher be used with. Can't find any on the CPO site
Artacme on Dec 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Those items can be purchased at a Milwaukee service center.Please call Milwaukee direct @ 1-800-729-3878 to purchase accessories.
HOW DO I BUY REPLACEMENT SANDING DISCS / BUFFING PADS FOR THE M12 POLISHER / SANDER?
dcosta on Nov 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Those items can be purchased at a Milwaukee service center.Please call Milwaukee direct @ 1-800-729-3878 to purchase accessories.
Do they make an extended cookie holder for this?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2018

Warranty:

The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

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