Milwaukee 2438-22 M12 Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander Kit

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Milwaukee 2438-22 M12 Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander Kit Model: miln2438-22

Product Features & specs :

Milwaukee 2438-22 M12 Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander Kit

Details
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
  • Part of the M12 System of over 90 tools
What’s Included:
  • M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed Polisher/Sander - 2438-20
  • (2) M12 REDLITHIUM CP1.5 Ah Battery - 48-11-2401
  • M12 Lithium-Ion Battery Charger - 48-59-2401
  • 3 in. Polishing Backing Pad
  • 2 in. Sanding Backing Pad
  • Wool Pad
  • Yellow Foam Pad
  • White Foam Pad
  • Side Handle
  • Carrying Case
Cordless
Yes
Length
19.1 in.
Width
3.31 in.
Height
4.1 in.
Weight
4.84 lbs.
Batteries Included
2
Battery Amp Hour
1.5 Ah
Battery System
M12
Battery Type
Li-Ion
Battery Warranty
2 Year
Bluetooth Compatibility
No
CSA Safety
Yes
Case Included
Yes
Case Type
Bag
Charger Included
Yes
ETL Safety
Yes
Motor Type
Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM)
2800-8300
Pad Diameter
2 in, 3 in
Power Source
Cordless
Speed Type
Variable Speed
Switch Type
Trigger
UL Safety
Yes
Voltage
12V
Wifi compatibility
No

Reviews :

2.7 / 5.0
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (4)
No (1)
Pros
Powerful (3)
Lightweight (1)
Cons
Not Durable (1)
Best Uses
Small Projects (2)
Jobsite (1)
Would you recommend this product?
No
Cons
Not Durable
better choice
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 needed a cordless tool to buff small automobile scratches. Not being able to find anything that I thought would work, I decided to give the right angle drill (2615-20) with (48-11-1852) batteries a try. I've been using it every day for 4 months with a 3-inch buffing pad and it works great.
October 21, 2016
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
great tool ! dissapointed on replacement head
this is a great tool however cannot imagine Milwaukee does not have the replacement heads for this tool and make it difficult and valuable use of time trying to reach a place where to get one , so far its been unsuccessful
July 26, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
M12 Cordless Lithium-Ion Variable Speed polisher/sanderkit
Bought it for polishing , does a job on my Harley.
January 24, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Slick little tool
Just received this a few days ago (reason for only 4 stars) so i have not got to really put it through any hard use. This is perfect for doing spot repairs and sanding in tight areas. My main reason for getting this one was for doing axle housing prep for paint on my truck. I have a 90deg air sander but sometimes its a pain dragging the air hose around. I have been using the 2" roll and lock with mini flap dics to sand and prep. Next its redoing the head lights on a 02 trail blazer. I love the M12 line of tools and have a few of them but i am really loving this mini sander/polisher, i can see 5 stars with a little more time with it. For someone who does any repair work in the field this tool is perfect. For doing light grinding and cleaning up welds with the flap dics this should work great, no its not a grinder but for cleaning them up it should work great for pre paint. Just know you need to use a threaded pad holder but they are included. Now if you will only offer a 3" roll and lock holder. Thank You Milwaukee for another great tool.
January 2, 2015
Describe Yourself:
Professional

Q & A :

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Hello CPO,

Will 5/16-24 5" or 6" backing pads fit. If not, what is the spindle thread on this tool. Looking to use this tool for auto detailing.

Thanks,
Jem Ledda
Jem on Nov 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Even if you could find one, the tool is not designed to use that big of a pad. As with most battery tools, using something like this would be way to big and will likely stall the tool out as soon as you hit the panel with it. You want to get the bigger 18v buffer if you want to use the bigger pads; it will work great for you.
What is the RPM?
aNYsurfer on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee 2438-22 has a sanding rpm of 8,300 and a polishing rpm of 2,800
Where will it ship from and what will be the shipping method?

Thanks
Michael on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This item will ship from Atlanta,GA via UPS
Is there a available wire wheel cup offered to fit this arbor?
And if not possibly a adapter arbor to use other wire ccup arbor styles?
rcair on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, a wire wheel option is not currently available for this item.
I need a replacement part for M12 polisher. Polishing backing pad 3". Where do I find this?
Timmy B on Aug 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-800-729-3878 for assistance with parts.
one part of the description states 1 battery and the other states 2 batteries. can you clarify? thank yo
Nancy The Newbie on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee 2438-22 comes with 2 batteries.
I want to buy the buffer pads only for this tool?
Tim B on Nov 13, 2017

Warranty:

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