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M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Orbital Detail Sander Kit with (1) High Output 2.5 Ah Battery

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  • 2X faster material removal with the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor
  • REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence ensures maximum performance
  • Orbital sanding motion with a 1.5mm orbit diameter
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Product Details

The M12 FUEL Detail Sander Kit includes (1) M12 FUEL Orbital Detail Sander (2531-20), (1) M12 2.5AH Battery (48-11-2425), (1) M12 Charger (48-59-2401), and (1) Carrying case. This kit is designed for the professional carpenter, remodeler, or general contractor; the M12 FUEL Orbital Detail Sander is optimized for precision and designed to complement larger sanders on the jobsite. The M12 FUEL Orbital Detail Sander delivers faster detail sanding, stain grade finish, and more access in corners and contours. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and REDLINK PLUS intelligence provides the power to remove material Up to 2X Faster than traditional hand sanding solutions on the market and protects from overload, overheating, and over discharge. The detail sander features an orbital eccentric motion with a 1.5 mm orbit diameter to deliver a clean, consistent stain-grade surface finish. The new-to-world pad shape provides sharp, straight edges for greater accuracy and access into confined corners. The sponge pad allows the abrasive to contour to the work surface when working with complex trim profiles, while the pad saver protects against excessive heat buildup to extend the life of the backing pad. The lightweight and ergonomic tool design at 1.3 lbs. provides unmatched maneuverability when used across multiple orientations. The innovative counterweight mechanism minimizes vibration to reduce user fatigue and maximizes comfort when used at long durations.
  • POWERSTATE brushless motor: generates the power to deliver 14K max OPM under load for faster material removal
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence: ensures maximum performance and protects from overloads, heating, and over-discharge
  • Orbital sanding motion with 1.5 mm orbit diameter delivers a scratch-free stain grade surface finish
  • Compatible with the full lineup of new Milwaukee POWERGRID mesh sanding sheets
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design at 1.3 lbs. and low vibration minimizes user fatigue
  • Variable speed trigger with lock on button provides unmatched control across 4-speed settings
  • LED light illuminates the work surface to provide maximum visibility on the jobsite
  • Pad saver protects against excessive heat buildup to extend the life of the backing pad material
  • Sponge pad allows the abrasive to contour to the work surface when working with complex trim profiles
  • Fits all M12 battery packs
  • Includes: (1) M12 FUEL orbital detail sander (2531-20), (1) M12 2.5AH battery (48-11-2425), (1) M12 charger (48-59-2401), (1) bag
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Does the kit come with sand paper?
by|Feb 16, 2023
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A:  Hi Diane! This kit will include (6) 80 Grit Mesh Sanding Sheets, (6) 120 Grit Mesh Sanding Sheets, (6) 180 Grit Mesh Sanding Sheets, (1) Pad Saver, (1) Sponge Interface Pad, and (1) Hex Key.

by|Feb 16, 2023
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    Q:What comes in the box for the tool-only option? Are the pad saver and/or the sponge pad included?
    by|Feb 6, 2023
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    A:  Hi Kevin! The bare-tool version of the M12 FUEL Orbital Detail Sander (2531-20) includes: (1) M12 fuel orbital detail sander (2531-20), (3) 80 grit abrasive, (3) 120 grit abrasive, (3) 180 grit abrasive, hex wrench, sponge pad, pad saver.

    by|Mar 6, 2023
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      Q:Can this be used to polish as well as sanc
      by|Feb 6, 2023
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      A:  Hi Bill! The M12 FUEL Orbital Detail Sander is optimized for precision and designed to complement larger sanders on the jobsite, delivering faster detail sanding, stain grade finish, and more access in corners and contours.

      by|Feb 7, 2023
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        Q:Has anyone used this to refinish a paint job on a car?
        by|Jan 30, 2023
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        Customer Reviews

        4.9 out of 5
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        A Must For Detail Sanding
        Love this tool. I use to struggle with sanding in corners. Mouse sanders and multitool sander always resulted in dents to the wood from the sanding pad beating into wood. Hand sanding took forever. This oscillating sander is awesome. The multi speed selector and variable speed trigger make this invaluable when doing a lot of corner and detail sanding. Battery life was great. The sand paper is expensive. But I got good life out of it and to me the time savings, efficiency and control out way the sandpaper cost.
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          Where has this tool been??
          How have I survived without this for so long? It's a dream to use. It's light-weight, quieter than my electric orbital sander, and easier to maneuver. It fits into tight spaces and no cord gets hung up on edges or the work bench. Squeezing the trigger for any length of time is awkward on my wrist, but the trigger lock button fixes that problem. The 4 speed ranges give me everything I need – the variable speed trigger is unnecessary for me, so locking in one of the four speeds with the trigger lock works great. It generates a lot of fine dust though, and there's no dust collection. The mesh sanding sheets are highly effective and easy to change out. The printed grit values on the sheets remain visible even after use. By the time I can't read them it's time for a new sheet anyway. Did I mention dust? This unit generates a lot of it. As a result I either use it for outside projects or touch-up work when its unique pad shape is really beneficial, such as inside corners. I think Milwaukee made the right choice in not including dust collection though; it would detract considerably from the convenience. It's still an excellent tool for carpentry and cabinet work.
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          Milwaukee Crushed It - Great Little Sander
          I got this finish sander to do some detail work on a mantel, window sills, and some shelves I was putting in around the house. Overall I'm thrilled with how it performed. In the box you are presented with the standard Milwaukee kit package, and the sander comes with 18 mesh sanding pads (80,120,180 grit) a velcro saver, and a soft pad for corners and trim pieces. While I do wish it had some sort of dust collection accessory, I love the performance and how the main backing pad is replaceable.
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            Effective, with a small form factor, random orbit, with an unusual pad shape
            This is a relatively small battery operated sander that has four speeds and a variable speed trigger. The trigger can be locked in the on position at the maximum speed for each speed setting. It has a 4-level battery power meter to help the user know how much power is left in the battery. It has a work light which will illuminate the top end of the sanding pads. This sander is effective and a fine choice for someone needing a detail sander. Included: 1. An extra hook/loop pad. 2. A foam pad that can conform to curved surfaces. 3. A good number of sanding sheets with a design that helps prevent the sanding sheets from clogging as much as standard sandpaper. Good to Know: 1. The sanding sheets are attached with a hook and loop system. 2. It seems like Milwaukee is the only company supplying sanding sheets for this at this time. 3. The balance of the tool is just behind the power trigger (towards the back of the handle). With limited use thus far, it seems that the balance helps the user very finely control how much pressure is placed on the sanding pad. Because of the balance point, the tool can be easily used with one hand. 4. It is a little heavier than you might guess just by looking at it. The handle though is long enough for me to put nearly both hands completely on it but most people will find it will fit two hands comfortably (I wear an XL glove). I’m guessing that two handed use would offer greater fine control as well as more comfort throughout long periods of use. 5. The tool does not vibrate much which will make it more comfortable to use during periods of longer use.
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            7 found this review helpful
            Lots of Feautures
            The variable speed trigger is very helpful. You can select from one of 4 speeds on top of the sander by pressing the push button in the middle. The speed selected is indicated by LED's that light up the numbers 1, 2, 3, or 4. The speed can be changed before sanding and also while you are sanding. I found the trigger lock to be very helpful. I tried the sander out by sanding the painted wood on my utility trailer. It worked well for that. I think that the orbital motion of this sander is better that my oscillating multi-tool. On my oscillating multi-tool the sanding motion is more on the outsides of the sanding pad whereas with this Milwaukee orbital sander the whole pad is sanding equally. Overall, this is a nice tool with lots of features.
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            Nice tool for Small Pieces or Tight Spaces
            I use my other cordless orbital sander for most jobs because it has an integrated dust collection system. I always finish with light hand sanding, and I prefer to hand sand pieces with radiused profiles, but for small, flat pieces and/or tight spaces this tool saves a lot of time. I love the compact size of Milwaukee’s M12 tools, but I find it almost impossible to remove the battery with my arthritic thumbs. I really wish there was a way to recharge them in the tool. I am also delighted that Milwaukee decided to use sanding screens for this tool. The sanding screens are extremely easy to clean and last a lot longer than sandpaper sheets. This tool came with 80 grit, 120 grit and 180 grit sanding screens but my job required 320 grit. I had some Sanding Screen Sheets from a different brand on hand so I cut a piece to fit my new Milwaukee Detail Sander. It worked fine, but the hook/loop side wasn’t quite the same as the Milwaukee Sanding Screens so it tended to work its way off center. Home Depot carries Milwaukee Sanding Screens all the way up to 400 grit. I now have 3 of the finer grits on order. This tool feels good in my hand; it has enough weight and size to stay stable yet it is easy to guide and light enough so my arms don’t get tired. The handle has a nice grip surface. It also has several helpful features. There is a power switch with 4 speeds on top of the sanding head. You can either use the trigger to control the motor or lock it on with the circular button just above the trigger. It has a small headlight to help illuminate dark corners. The head locks on with an octagon pattern so you can rotate the head in 22-½ degree increments (see photo). It has a 4 LED power gauge for the battery.A Milwaukee M12 2AmpHr or 3AmpHr battery is trim and fits almost completely inside the handle. These small batteries lasted long enough for my task, but, if you need longer battery life, the M12 4AmpHr batteries also fit; the foot that hangs out is not so large that it would hit the workpiece. I just wish it wasn’t so difficult to remove the batteries from the tool.
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            Good reach and easy to control
            This Milwaukee M12 detail sander Is compact and has a nice reach to get into tight corners. It’s got a nice grip and four speeds that you can adjust with just a quick touch. It comes with several different grit papers that attach with Velcro so it’s very easy to change depending on the job. I did a quick test removing some paint inside the bookshelf and reach the corner quite easily. Another winner from Milwaukee!
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            Great small work tool!
            Definitely a handy tool! I have other larger sanders for ‘heavier’ work, but this is will be a great ‘detail’ sander, getting into tight places. It comes with everything, ready to go to work. Included are, several various grit sanding pads the necessary pad to attach to the tool to accept the sanding pads, an extra foam rubber pad, for more gentle work, Included is the appropriate size Hex Wrench to remove from the tool and replace with the replacement, if/when that should occur. Not only do my spare M-12 batteries go to work immediately, but the tool also has an orbital speed dial on top of the tool. Depress the button to move the speeds through 1-2-3-4 seeds. The trigger is a varying speed, and has a Lock button on the left side of the tool. Lock in the speed you want, and go! It also provides a ‘headlight’ on the front of the tool to light up your workspace, and a ‘fuel gauge’ on the left side of the handle to check the level of your battery. It works great, and I’m really glad that Milwaukee knows what we DIY people need! And don’t forget, this is TOOL ONLY. An M-12 battery is required.
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            Amazing little sander
            After using this to finish up the edges of some picture frames I can’t imagine going back to a palm sander for sanding small parts. There’s barely any vibration and the sander is so light and easy to hold. Finish quality seems excellent - just as good as a random orbit palm sander and far far better than an oscillating multi tool.
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              Light weight and high output
              This Milwaukee 12 Volt battery is very light weight and has a high output in when used on a 12 Volt Milwaukee tool. They are lightweight and allow for use in a tool where use requires a strain on the arm, such as when having to reach out one to two feet off a ladder to use the tool. I used my drill for on and off for about 3 hours then again for about one hour the next day and the battery still had adequate power. After the two days of use I recharged the battery and it took about 2-2.5 hours to complete its charge. I would recommend this battery for use with all Milwaukee 12-volt products.
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              Cordless/CordedCordedCordlessCordlessCordless
              Power Tool FeaturesLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedBuilt-In Light,LED Light,Lock On Switch,Orbital Action,Variable SpeedNo Tool Disc/Pad ChangeNo Additional Features
              Dust collection typeBag
              Speed (rpm)120001400014000
              Voltage (volts) 12.0 V20 V20 V
              Battery Amp Hours 2.5 Ah2 Ah
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