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Model # 2438-20

Internet # 205433690

Store SKU # 1001030102

M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Polisher/Sander (Bare Tool)

$149.00 /each

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Product Overview

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its 12-Volt 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.

  • Tool-free accessory change: quickly change between polishing and sanding accessories
  • Industry leading run-time: 1 complete pass on exterior trim on one battery
  • Variable speed trigger: greater precision for total user control
  • Compact design: easily navigate through tough to reach areas
  • Removable side handle: offers more control when the user needs it
  • Dual mode control: perform the work of 2 tools with 1 by easily switching between polishing and sanding modes
  • Polishing mode: 0-2,800 RPM
  • Sanding mode: 0-8,300 RPM
  • Battery fuel gauge: displays remaining battery life
  • REDLITHIUM batteries: delivers a full pass on exterior trim or two headlights on one charge
  • Includes: (1) M12 variable speed polisher/sander (2438-20), (1) 5 PC accessory pack: (1) 3 in. polishing backing pad; (1) 2 in. sanding backing pad; (1) wool pad; (1) yellow foam pad; (1) white foam pad, (1) side handle, (1) carrying case

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
2.2 
Product Height (in.) 
7.1 
Product Width (in.) 
5.1 

Details

Batteries Included 
No 
Battery Amp Hours 
0.0 
Battery Power Type 
Lithium Ion 
Battery Size 
Lithium Ion 
Charger Included 
No 
Color Family 
Red 
Cordless Tool Type 
Specialty 
Cordless/ Corded 
Cordless 
Number of Batteries Included 
Power Tool Product Type 
Cordless 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.58 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Yes 
Voltage (volts) 
12 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Year Limited Warranty on Tool, 2 Year Limited Warranty on Compact Battery, 3 Year Limited Warranty on XC Battery 

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Does this come with a case?

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March 18, 2015
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This tool only option (2438-20) does not include a case, however the kit options do include a carrying case (2438-22 & 2438-222X).
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March 17, 2015
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Yes, a case is included.
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Does the snader spin randomly ?

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I READ THE DESCRIPTION FOR THE TOOL AND IT SAYS THAT IT CAN BE SWITCHED FROM SANDER TO POLISHER MODE AND THAT CHANGES THE SPEED RANGE, BUT FOR A SANDER IT HAS TO SPIN RANDOMLY TO PREVENT DAMAGING THE SURFACE TO SANDED.
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August 19, 2015
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The sander does not have an orbital spin. It is a rotary spin.
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Where can I get polishing bonnets for this tool?

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January 22, 2015
I can't find them on your website.
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January 29, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, I need more information from you in order to properly address your question. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WELL THOUGHT OUT TOOL WORKS WELL FOR ALL APPLICATIONS AND MORE GOOD VALUE FOR THE PRICE April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WOW, portable advantage I am impressed with this little versatile tool and the advantage to do small panels at a time using the large cache of milwaukee batteries I have collected with many sets in past. It's great to offer a "tool only" option to save a little and justify a purchase more so than to keep buying kits with batteries. I used this for polishing and was so impressed that I could not stop with the "what else can I conveniently polish?" jitters. It works very well and gave me roughly 25 minutes of variable run time on the XC which is great for a small panel. I would say you need at least 3 batteries to charge cycle if you are using this to polish a larger surface so you always have a charged battery as one dies. The best is that it feels very well balanced and not heavy at all so you will have less fatigue in the hand compared to hand polishing with a buffing pad. With anyone curious about reverse, it does not have reverse as it is intended for polishing and sanding only. With that said, if you are looking for something to use effectively for polishing small surface areas, give this one a shot as long as you do not expect to fully polish a whole car in one charge. October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by These are great tools, Milwaukee ruggedness and battery convience Slowly replacing all my corded tools for the battery types. and the Milwaukee's are my favorites. Waited for the release of this polisher sander and am not disappointed its compact tough and works great. September 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Great Tool, Shabby Auto Buffer I purchased this tool because I wanted a powerful, cordless option for auto detailing, and it would be compatible with the other Milwaukee M12 tools in my toolbox. I really wanted to like this thing. It is sturdy, powerful, and feels great in-hand. Unfortunately, the wooly 2" buffing accessory is complete garbage. The attachment started shedding fibers immediately, even with a light touch. I hand washed it to shake out the worst of the loose fibers. I even vacuumed it with an upholstery brush. No dice. After I took it for its first buffing run, it looked like a white mouse had exploded on the hood of my car. Cleaning up after the tool far outweighed the time it should have saved me. This is undoubtedly a great tool for grinding, polishing, and sanding. However if, like me, you are just looking for something compact and powerful to help take wax off your car, this is probably not right choice. At least not until Milwaukee or a third party puts better quality accessories out there. Or unless you're really into a ride covered with white polyester fuzz. May 18, 2015
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