So, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping holiday outsold Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined this year with the latest edition of Prime Day. Millions in sales in the middle of the summer…you gotta love America!

Well, contractors, we say its time someone made up a holiday for you hard-working guys and ladies to make sure you’re getting some rewards during the grueling, dog-days of summer. Are you with us? It worked for Festivus, so why not?

Forget the standard Christmas in July. Let’s make this an entire month, and let’s dedicate it to those of you in the trades who make sure we get to enjoy the comforts of air conditioning after too many daiquiris in the backyard pool, hot showers after a day at the beach, or electricity after a vicious storm rolls through our town. We are ready for an annual “Contractor Christmas” from July 25 to August 25 where you hard-working folks are gifted during the time when you need your tools and toys the most. 

And perhaps because were biased or maybe because they pay us to sell their products, our team thinks “Contractor Christmas” is the perfect time for someone to buy you the latest Milwaukee tool you’ve been wanting.

Or you could always just treat yo’ self with that Milwaukee tool solution, so you spend less time on those pesky jobs and more time with your family this summer.

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Let’s look at some options you can hint towards when explaining to your mother-in-law why you’re busting out your best Santa hat for work this summer.

Make Your Indoor Job Work a Breeze

Does anyone actually like to clean drains?


We’re sure you have to clean plenty of them all summer long, and maybe, just maybe, if you had the Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ Drain Snake with CABLE-DRIVE™ Locking Feed System (2772A-21) these jobs would start looking more like dollar signs and less the next annoying to-do. This tool features a fully enclosed cable drum for unbeatable fixture protection and mess containment. The handheld machine has brushless motor technology and a locking feed system that maintains a selected feed speed with the cleaning power for tough jobs through 3” drain lines.

You can also read our full rundown of Milwaukee drain cleaning solutions for additional time-saving options.

Need some help actually seeing the drain you’re cleaning or working on that water heater in the basement? Milwaukee has personal lighting options to help. The slip resistant USB rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp (2111-21) delivers 475 lumens of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition output and is water, dust and drop resistant. If you prefer a simple flashlight instead, the USB rechargeable 700L flashlight (2100-21) delivers 700 lumens of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition output and can withstand submersion up to 1 meter.

A True Treat

What would “Contractor Christmas” be without a few splurge items?

Been eyeing a jump to Uponor PEX-a pipe? Milwaukee has all the ProPex Expansion tool solutions needed to help you maximize your labor savings with this innovative connection method. Not only does Uponor save you valuable labor hours on a job, but also it is the only fitting system in the world that cannot be dry fit. Talk about an insurance policy.

Most contractors start their Uponor tool collection with the M12™ ProPEX™ Expansion Tool Kit (2432-22XC), which features an auto-rotating head for convenient one-handed operation. The tool’s compact, right angle design makes installing Uponor PEX-a tubing (3/8” to 1”) fast and easy. Designed specifically for Uponor® ProPEX™, the M12™ ProPEX™ Expansion Tool is built to make effortless installations faster than any other tool in the Industry.

Make the Outdoors More Fun with These Solutions

Milwaukee has the perfect outdoor helper for clearing thick brush or maintaining a clean landscape. The M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer w/ QUIK-LOK™ (2825-20ST) reaches full throttle in under 1 second and delivers up to 1 hour of run-time per charge. Who wouldn’t want that kind of power? The string trimmer is just one of many attachments Milwaukee offers with their QUIK-LOK™ system, which is must-have for both job sites and your weekend warrior work. 

When it comes December and you’re working around the true winter holidays, the heated gear line Milwaukee offers is a perfect suggestion to your relatives. They want you to stay warm, don’t they? Milwaukee’s heated TOUGHSHELL™ jackets (202B-20 or -21) are made of a stretch polyester that is wind and water resistant to survive any jobsite. Their heated hoodies (302B-20 or -21) are made with a waffle weave thermal lining and fitted hood to keep the heat contained to your body instead of out in the cold.

Sometimes the Basics Are All You Need

What kind of list would we have without drills or impact drivers? The M18™ FUEL 2-Tool Combo Kit: Hammer Drill/Impact (2997-22) includes a hammer drill/driver, a hex impact driver, batteries for each tool, a charger and a case to carry it all. It’s the easiest gift of them all because it comes with everything needed. These tools are the latest technology from Milwaukee, which means they have smaller profiles and more power.

And speaking of batteries for when you’ve run out of ideas because you already own all of Milwaukee’s tools, ask for the new M18 REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ HD12.0 Battery Pack (48-11-1812). This battery pack provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler vs M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HD battery packs which is the perfect excuse to upgrade from your old batteries.

Lastly, embrace your inner organizer with the Milwaukee Packout modular storage system. Packout is the most verstile storage system in the industry, allowign contractors to fully customize their assortment to meet their needs. These innovative storage products will mximize efficiencies for everythign from storing job supplies to organizing service and install vans. 

Milwaukee Packout on a jobsite in Cleveland, OH.

So, who’s in? “Contractor Christmas” needs to become a thing every July and August because you all work too hard to not have your own celebration. To start your wish list, visit your local wholesaler to view their inventory of Milwaukee products.

If you have questions about any of the Milwaukee items mentioned in this list or other Milwaukee products, please contact our team at 724-981-5500.