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Milwaukee

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

  • 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 80+ tools
$ 154 99
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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 80+ 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
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries
  • Compatible with all M12 chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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 80+ 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
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries
  • Compatible with all M12 chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • 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 80+ 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
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries
  • Compatible with all M12 chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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 80+ 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
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries
  • Compatible with all M12 chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
1.58lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

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

Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
1.58lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

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

In the product overview it says this "•Includes: (1) M12 variable speed polisher/sander (2438-20)...

In the product overview it says this "•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" is this true? I know this is a bare tool only so if it don't come with everything the product overview states, then Home Depot needs to fix that.i would be mad if I ordered it and it didn't come with everything home depot stated
Asked by: guest
yes it does come with all that. "Bare Tool" is a standard term for cordless tools which specifically means it does not come with a battery.
Answered by: SawdustTX
Date published: 2018-09-19

Can I use this as a drill?

For instance, is there a way to attach a chuck to this? I have a random orbital attachment from Meguiar’s that connects to drills. The attachment is a circular rod. Will that work?
Asked by: Rick
Absolutely not.
Answered by: Beaux
Date published: 2018-08-15

I have a drill set with two battery packs will the work with this?

Asked by: Mattman
If there milwaukee 12v. Yes
Answered by: Worker
Date published: 2018-05-18

I need a random orbital polisher for polishing glass. And that requires special pads. What is the...

I need a random orbital polisher for polishing glass. And that requires special pads. What is the method of attachment of pads?....hook & loop? Will this accommodate other brands of 3" pads? Cuz that fluffy thing pictured isn't what I need. (I'm trying to find an alternative to a corded Griot's Garage random orbital polisher).
Asked by: ToolLoco
it is hook/loop and will accept other brads of hook/loop attachaments
Answered by: MilwaukeeElectric
Date published: 2019-04-29
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Customer Reviews

M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Polisher/Sander (Tool-Only) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second one. I liked the guest one... This is my second one. I liked the guest one so much, bought one for the ranch. Wife used it last weekend to buff wax off of a project.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I’ve used it for sanding and polish work... Great product! I’ve used it for sanding and polish work already and it has proven to be an asset for my shop.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from came without battery had to buy a charger and battery... came without battery had to buy a charger and battery
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good value and sweet addition to my small tools good value and sweet addition to my small tools
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is good ... This is good
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfec tool ... Perfec tool
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer This little polisher is super handy. I use it with abrasives for sanding and compounds for polishing; everything from headlight lens refinishing to gasket removal... This thing ROCKS! Uses the same 12v battery as the rest of my Milwaukee cordless tools. Yes, it's small, but don't let that fool you... It punches above its weight!
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Tool This little guy is amazing! It easily replaces my air die grinder while being more versatile. This is perfect for cleaning lenses on cars,trucks and even windshields for ATVs and Snowmobiles. The guy above, that kind find consumables obviously doesn't know how to use the internet.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for cleaning metal I use this with Roloc abrasive discs and sanding discs for cleaning aluminum and steel prior to welding. It has tons of torque even on the high speed setting. With agressive use it runs through the standard batteries fairly quick so best to get the high cap types.
Date published: 2016-09-14
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 Great Polisher! Was skeptical about this polisher, but having done the cockpit of my sailboat, I'm a big advocate. A 7" polisher is good for the hull, but way to big and cumbersome for the cockpit. The Milwaukee 3" polisher is perfect. Two batteries were enough to get everything done with power to spare. Surprised other manufacturers don't have a product in this "small polisher" category.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the tool only the first 1 i had lasted 3 years of everyday use in a body shop but the ba... I bought the tool only the first 1 i had lasted 3 years of everyday use in a body shop but the battery the tool comes with sucks. You want the XC. 6.0 and a fast charger not the standard one
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than I expected. Better than I expected.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet is awesome while I buff. Coming from an air... Quiet is awesome while I buff. Coming from an air buffer. You will be needing a large capacity battery. I bought a 6amp hr it works great.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for small touch ups ... Good for small touch ups
Date published: 2019-02-05
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 Milwaukee makes the best tools. I’m a profeauto painter and... Milwaukee makes the best tools. I’m a profeauto painter and this thing is great . I use on head lights Small dirt nibs. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-09-04
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality tool. Use mostly with the Roloc sanding disc. A nice alternative if you don't have a... High quality tool. Use mostly with the Roloc sanding disc. A nice alternative if you don't have an air compressor. variable speed allows precise control over your work.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great control and power especially paired up with a xc... Great control and power especially paired up with a xc 6.0. I just wish the backing plate threads were a more common size, so you are stuck with Milwaukee only backing plates which limits your options.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is awesome! Battery life is pretty good considering... This thing is awesome! Battery life is pretty good considering what you’re doing with the tool. Only regret is I should’ve bought one sooner.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this to use roloc pads to clean off gasket... Bought this to use roloc pads to clean off gasket surfaces on engines. Makes life so much easier.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used it to sand with and it works very well in small areas. Have used it to sand with and it works very well in small areas.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little buffer... Good little buffer
Date published: 2018-01-17
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