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Old 09-20-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun



Milwaukee sent this over the other day... It's a cordless caulk gun. Of course, I thought all caulk guns were cordless. Hell, I didn't even know someone made a powered caulk...

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

That looks like a nice idea for someone that does a lot of caulking. It's way to pricey for the average DIYer. I want to say that I've seen other powered caulking guns. Could have sworn that Home Depot carried a Ryobi varient at some point.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

Here is the Ryobi version, sorry for the double post

Ryobi P310 18-Volt Caulk Gun
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

the caulk tube makes it so huge in the pic. My wife's response: "how phallic!"

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I could see this for a replacement window installer or aluminum patio builder.
I'll have to stick with my manual one.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

Panasonic has a cordless caulking gun for years. They're very popular with auto glass installers.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

i want one, i have a ton of caulking i hvae to do on the siding on my house, and doing it cleanly while on a ladder in some awkward spots with a hand tool doesnt seem like the best idea.

i think the 200 or so for the bare tool may be worth it
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I have an air caulk gun and it allows me to apply a more consistent bead. It took me a while to learn how much of the caulk tube tip to cut off and the PSI but now it's an indispensable item from the garage.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:22 PM   #9
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

From folks working on boats I have heard that air powered caulking guns are smoother than electric ones.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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I dont mean to pee on your parade but MILWAUKEE tools are junk ..the sawzalls and right angle drills break more then any other power tool i own. The idea is great but not this brand.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I have a ton of Milwaukee tools, including most of the V28 cordless line, several of the M12's, a corded drill, and the 12 volt cordless version of the caulk gun.

I haven't had a single failure on any of their tools in the last 15 years.

I think the weak point on milwaukee tools are the batteries. Nothing compares to Panasonic cordless tool batteries.

Now about the caulk gun. I think 18V for one is pretty much overkill. My 12V will empty a conventional tube of caulk in no time at all. It has a pretty good range of speeds, so it's not to hard to vary the bead size.

If you are doing a lot of caulking, it is a wrist-saver - it is significantly heavier than the manual caulk gun, so that takes away from the benefit somewhat. You can buy the big tube carriage shown above, but I never bought one.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #12
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Agree Milwaukee batteries are junk. I have the 18v lithium drill/ impact driver set and beats duhwalt every time but the batteries wear out too fast and need to replace them.(and not cheap either)
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #13
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I have a Ryobi gun that I bought when I put 18 new windows in my house.

I flat out dig that tool and the only thing I would improve is the balance. It's kinda unwieldy, even after you get comfy with it. A cool feature is how when you get off the trigger, it stops. Great control.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:15 PM   #14
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

these are used in the autoglass idustry as well not as big of course
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I found this on the Northern Tool web site:
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7679_200407679
Here is the owner's manual:
http://www.northerntool.com/download...als/245105.pdf

It is made in England! Probably has a special setting for caulk served at room temperature
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:08 PM   #16
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

This tool is ridiculous. Caulking application does not need to be sped up or powered. It needs to be done right.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:18 PM   #17
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I have a pneumatic caulk gun. It is great for a smooth even bead. And definitely can not be beat for dispensing construction adhesive especially on a cold day.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #18
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Default Re: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Caulk Gun

I purchased the older Milwaukee cordless gun about 4 years ago to do all of my windows around my house. I first tried the simple manual ones but he caulking I used was very viscous and after one window I could see a simple carpel tunnel syndrome creeping in so I found this item. It has saved my hands for the jobs that require lots of it, but for the simple door seals the manual ones work fine.
As for the Milwaukee batteries, the one I have on mine is great. It sat on the wall hanger for two years and when I went to use it, it had plenty of power to do the job.
Batteries sitting on the charger for long periods of time or charging half drained batteries is not good for them.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #19
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I dont mean to pee on your parade but MILWAUKEE tools are junk ..the sawzalls and right angle drills break more then any other power tool i own. The idea is great but not this brand.
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This tool is ridiculous. Caulking application does not need to be sped up or powered. It needs to be done right.
for small jobs yea, way over kill, but when you have to run through several cases of caulk thats the ticket.

i have to do alot of seam work on the siding on my house, the walls are 27ft, there are tons of corners and windows...just the time saved will make the money worth it
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