Model # 2438-20

Internet #205433690

Store SKU #1001030102

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

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

  • Optimized to provide the fastest and most precise detail work
  • Change polishing and sanding accessories without a tool
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 70 tools
$14900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Optimized to provide the fastest and most precise detail work
  • Change polishing and sanding accessories without a tool
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 70 tools
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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Product Overview

  • Optimized to provide the fastest and most precise detail work
  • Change polishing and sanding accessories without a tool
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 70 tools
Model #: 2438-20
Sku #: 1001030102
Internet #: 205433690

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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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
12-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Red
Cordless Tool Type
Specialty
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Product Weight (lb.)
1.58lb
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

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
12-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Red
Cordless Tool Type
Specialty
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Product Weight (lb.)
1.58lb
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

Questions & Answers

Does this come with a case?

Asked by: eEzy
No case is included with this tool-only listing here. There are a couple of kit versions of this polisher available on the site here that do include a soft case, as well as batteries and a charger.
Answered by: Grogan14
Date published: 2017-02-13

this states that the toll only option comes with a carry case in the description but 2 answers of...

this states that the toll only option comes with a carry case in the description but 2 answers of 3 say it does not it come with a carry case, which one is it? yes a carry case or no carry case? if it is no, then the description needs to be corrected.
Asked by: guest
John, the description on this tool states it comes with a carry case, if not, home depot needs to correct that because people will think it does come with it, order it then be mad cause it didn't come with one.
Answered by: guest
Date published: 2017-08-01

will this work with M18 or M28?

will this work with M18 or M28?
Asked by: john
Thank you ...I wasn't familiar with Polisher's.......and I did find the M18
Answered by: john
Date published: 2017-04-08

Is this sander/polisher available in a brushless/ fuel model?

Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
Asked by: Mike
Not this 12v style, no. The larger M18 7" polisher is a Fuel brushless model.
Answered by: Grogan14
Date published: 2017-10-22
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Customer Reviews

M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Polisher/Sander (Bare Tool) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets a little hot and eats batteries for lunch but does the job well. Higher speed than a dril wi... Gets a little hot and eats batteries for lunch but does the job well. Higher speed than a dril with great torque to buff sand and polish.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great ... Works great
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WELL THOUGHT OUT TOOL WORKS WELL FOR ALL APPLICATIONS AND MORE GOOD VALUE FOR THE PRICE
Date published: 2016-04-12
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