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M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw (Tool-Only)

  • Dual-latching lower guard covers the blade outside cutting area
  • Most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 100 tools
$ 149 00
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Product Overview

  • Dual-latching lower guard covers the blade outside cutting area
  • Most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 100 tools
The MILWAUKEE M12 Sub-Compact Band Saw is the most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market. The M12 Band Saw provides one-handed power and portability to electricians, maintenance professionals and other users cutting small diameter materials. This Milwaukee sub-compact band saw is less than half the weight and size compared to a traditional deep cut band saws. At only 6.75 lbs. and 12 in. in length, the band saw is ideal for overhead or one-handed cutting applications. This powerful saw can cut through 3/4 in. EMT in just 3 seconds and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge with an M12 REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery (not included). The M12 Band Saw has a 1-5/8 in. x 1-5/8 in. cut capacity and low vibration that performs clean cuts on the most common small diameter metal cutting applications. The M12 Band Saw meets OSHA guarding requirements featuring a dual-latching lower guard that covers the blade outside the active cutting area and is suitable for one-handed use. The Milwaukee band saw tool also includes a variable speed trigger and LED light. The M12 Band Saw Bare Tool comes equipped with one 18 TPI metal cutting blade and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The M12 Sub-Compact Cordless band saw should be used only with Milwaukee Sub-Compact Portable Band Saw Blades (48-39-0572).
  • One-handed cuts: most compact size and lightest weight of any cordless band saw
  • Dual-actuation trigger: providing enhanced control and productivity
  • Powerful motor: cuts 3/4 in. EMT in 3 seconds, up to 150 cuts per charge with the XC battery
  • 1-5/8 in. cut capacity: for a wide range of applications
  • Meets OSHA guarding requirements: suitable for one-handed use
  • LED light: highlights the cut line
  • Blade tension adjustment: adjustable blade tracking
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries and chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Dual-latching lower guard covers the blade outside cutting area
  • Most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 100 tools
Model #: 2429-20
Sku #: 380036
Internet #: 203349759

The MILWAUKEE M12 Sub-Compact Band Saw is the most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market. The M12 Band Saw provides one-handed power and portability to electricians, maintenance professionals and other users cutting small diameter materials. This Milwaukee sub-compact band saw is less than half the weight and size compared to a traditional deep cut band saws. At only 6.75 lbs. and 12 in. in length, the band saw is ideal for overhead or one-handed cutting applications. This powerful saw can cut through 3/4 in. EMT in just 3 seconds and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge with an M12 REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery (not included). The M12 Band Saw has a 1-5/8 in. x 1-5/8 in. cut capacity and low vibration that performs clean cuts on the most common small diameter metal cutting applications. The M12 Band Saw meets OSHA guarding requirements featuring a dual-latching lower guard that covers the blade outside the active cutting area and is suitable for one-handed use. The Milwaukee band saw tool also includes a variable speed trigger and LED light. The M12 Band Saw Bare Tool comes equipped with one 18 TPI metal cutting blade and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The M12 Sub-Compact Cordless band saw should be used only with Milwaukee Sub-Compact Portable Band Saw Blades (48-39-0572).

  • One-handed cuts: most compact size and lightest weight of any cordless band saw
  • Dual-actuation trigger: providing enhanced control and productivity
  • Powerful motor: cuts 3/4 in. EMT in 3 seconds, up to 150 cuts per charge with the XC battery
  • 1-5/8 in. cut capacity: for a wide range of applications
  • Meets OSHA guarding requirements: suitable for one-handed use
  • LED light: highlights the cut line
  • Blade tension adjustment: adjustable blade tracking
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries and chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Dual-latching lower guard covers the blade outside cutting area
  • Most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 100 tools
The MILWAUKEE M12 Sub-Compact Band Saw is the most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market. The M12 Band Saw provides one-handed power and portability to electricians, maintenance professionals and other users cutting small diameter materials. This Milwaukee sub-compact band saw is less than half the weight and size compared to a traditional deep cut band saws. At only 6.75 lbs. and 12 in. in length, the band saw is ideal for overhead or one-handed cutting applications. This powerful saw can cut through 3/4 in. EMT in just 3 seconds and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge with an M12 REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery (not included). The M12 Band Saw has a 1-5/8 in. x 1-5/8 in. cut capacity and low vibration that performs clean cuts on the most common small diameter metal cutting applications. The M12 Band Saw meets OSHA guarding requirements featuring a dual-latching lower guard that covers the blade outside the active cutting area and is suitable for one-handed use. The Milwaukee band saw tool also includes a variable speed trigger and LED light. The M12 Band Saw Bare Tool comes equipped with one 18 TPI metal cutting blade and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The M12 Sub-Compact Cordless band saw should be used only with Milwaukee Sub-Compact Portable Band Saw Blades (48-39-0572).
  • One-handed cuts: most compact size and lightest weight of any cordless band saw
  • Dual-actuation trigger: providing enhanced control and productivity
  • Powerful motor: cuts 3/4 in. EMT in 3 seconds, up to 150 cuts per charge with the XC battery
  • 1-5/8 in. cut capacity: for a wide range of applications
  • Meets OSHA guarding requirements: suitable for one-handed use
  • LED light: highlights the cut line
  • Blade tension adjustment: adjustable blade tracking
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries and chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Dual-latching lower guard covers the blade outside cutting area
  • Most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market
  • Part of the M12 system, featuring over 100 tools
Model #: 2429-20
Sku #: 380036
Internet #: 203349759

The MILWAUKEE M12 Sub-Compact Band Saw is the most compact and lightest weight cordless band saw on the market. The M12 Band Saw provides one-handed power and portability to electricians, maintenance professionals and other users cutting small diameter materials. This Milwaukee sub-compact band saw is less than half the weight and size compared to a traditional deep cut band saws. At only 6.75 lbs. and 12 in. in length, the band saw is ideal for overhead or one-handed cutting applications. This powerful saw can cut through 3/4 in. EMT in just 3 seconds and delivers up to 150 cuts per charge with an M12 REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery (not included). The M12 Band Saw has a 1-5/8 in. x 1-5/8 in. cut capacity and low vibration that performs clean cuts on the most common small diameter metal cutting applications. The M12 Band Saw meets OSHA guarding requirements featuring a dual-latching lower guard that covers the blade outside the active cutting area and is suitable for one-handed use. The Milwaukee band saw tool also includes a variable speed trigger and LED light. The M12 Band Saw Bare Tool comes equipped with one 18 TPI metal cutting blade and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The M12 Sub-Compact Cordless band saw should be used only with Milwaukee Sub-Compact Portable Band Saw Blades (48-39-0572).

  • One-handed cuts: most compact size and lightest weight of any cordless band saw
  • Dual-actuation trigger: providing enhanced control and productivity
  • Powerful motor: cuts 3/4 in. EMT in 3 seconds, up to 150 cuts per charge with the XC battery
  • 1-5/8 in. cut capacity: for a wide range of applications
  • Meets OSHA guarding requirements: suitable for one-handed use
  • LED light: highlights the cut line
  • Blade tension adjustment: adjustable blade tracking
  • Compatible with all M12 batteries and chargers
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Price
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Ratings (440) (148) (142) (177)
Power Tool Features Keyless Blade Change,Variable Speed Keyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change Case Included,Keyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Case Included,Keyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed
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Voltage (volts) 12 18 18 18
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (In.)
1.625
Maximum Blade Length
27 in
Maximum Blade Width
0.5 in
Minimum Blade Width
0.5 in
Product Depth (in.)
7.9 in
Product Height (in.)
8.1 in
Product Width (in.)
12
Table Length (in.)
0
Table Width (in.)
0
Work Table Surface
0 in. x 0 in.

Details

Band Saw Type
Horizontal
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
12-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Construction Material
Plastic
Cordless Tool Type
Portable Band Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Cuts Through
Metal
Cutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat(In.)
1.625
Included Accessories
Tool Only
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0
Minimum Blade Length
27 in
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Portability
Portable
Power Tool Features
Keyless Blade Change,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Table Tilt Left Max (degrees)
0
Table Tilt Right Max (degrees)
0
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Tool Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Cutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (In.)
1.625
Maximum Blade Length
27 in
Maximum Blade Width
0.5 in
Minimum Blade Width
0.5 in
Product Depth (in.)
7.9 in
Product Height (in.)
8.1 in
Product Width (in.)
12
Table Length (in.)
0
Table Width (in.)
0
Work Table Surface
0 in. x 0 in.

Details

Band Saw Type
Horizontal
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
12-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Construction Material
Plastic
Cordless Tool Type
Portable Band Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Cuts Through
Metal
Cutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat(In.)
1.625
Included Accessories
Tool Only
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0
Minimum Blade Length
27 in
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Portability
Portable
Power Tool Features
Keyless Blade Change,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Table Tilt Left Max (degrees)
0
Table Tilt Right Max (degrees)
0
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Tool Warranty

Questions & Answers

could this band saw be used to cut heavy 1 5/8" unistrut? (kendorf)?

Asked by: conan
Yes, but if you are doing a lot of it, I recommend the 18v saw.
Answered by: Mick
Date published: 2018-09-25

does this have a brushless motor ?

Asked by: Todd
M18 model ONLY have a brushless motor.
Answered by: Sergeydell
Date published: 2018-04-17

Does this have the ability to do a flush cut?

Asked by: Mocoastie
No, with the frame and guide, you would would leave +/- 0.25" stub beyond a finished surface.
Answered by: Mick
Date published: 2018-09-25

Will this saw cut 1 inch angle iron?

Asked by: ML
Yes slow and steady
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2018-05-08
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Customer Reviews

Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw (Tool-Only) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 440.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was on the fence about buying this tool because I really wanted a Fuel version of this tool, ho... I was on the fence about buying this tool because I really wanted a Fuel version of this tool, however, I bought it several weeks ago because it came with the free 2.0 battery on a promotion and I really needed a band saw for a job at work. Granted, this tool will eat the 2.0 fast so I use my 4.0 and 6.0 batteries and they really hold up for this tool. I use the 2.0 for some of my smaller M12 tools. I have cut bolts, brackets, 1.5 copper L pipe, EMT, CPVC and more. It has cut everything I have given it. My biggest issue with this saw is the throat size. At 1 5/8 it falls short for some jobs. I would like to see a 2" throat to accommodate more cutting options. Overall for small tasks it is great. I wish it had a ladder hook because even though it is one handed operation I still have to lay it when I am up in the air. I just work around it. This a great little tool in a great line of M12 tools.
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I won't be buying another. I am an industrial electrician and this tool is great for small stuff like 1/2in-1in emts or cutting 4/0 wire. But anything more than that and it sucks. Cant cut deep strut. I've burned up the motor in not one but 3 of them in a row. Definitely won't be getting another and I love all my other Milwaukee tools. Either you guys need to release a fuel version or one with a better motor on it. I'll stick to my m18 compact bandsaw from now on.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves us alot of time. This is a safe tool to use. It saves us alot of time in bringing a large cord connected tool. If you are cutting small diameter conduit and allthread it's great. Cutting in the ceiling needs a one handed tool. Of course we use the big bandsaws for bigger jobs.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is definitely a specialty tool but it excels in what it does. I used to use a vice and a re... This is definitely a specialty tool but it excels in what it does. I used to use a vice and a reciprocating saw or hand powered hacksaw for conduit, metal pipe, bolt, threaded rod, and rebar cutting. This makes all of those jobs much easier. Using a vice is still prudent small items like bolts, but this tool easily and safely cuts longer items held by hand or over any simple rest like a knee or sawhorse. It is also very compact and light making it both safe and easy to use when on an elevated platform or in a crawlspace. The only negative to me is the limited warranty, I wish they could compete with the orange tools and offer a lifetime warranty.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electrician Approved! Used this little guy to run 1500 feet of 1/2" and 3/4" EMT on a major remodel. Blasted through 1" EMT on a commercial job and 1-1/4" Rigid Pipe and Unistrut without any problems. The saw is so light and easy to use you can easily cut over your head or in a wall cavity without having to bring the work piece back down to the ground. Still on the first blade. Bought an extra 2.0 battery, but never needed to swap out during the day. The supplied extended battery has plenty of juice to make the full day. The light is perfectly located for finding your cut marks on materials. My shoulders and elbows are so happy I bought this saw, there is literally zero vibration transmitted back to you as you cut. I had recently moved to using my sawsall to cut EMT, but the vibration was horrible and it was only a matter of time till I would have injured myself. I have to say that Milwaukee has really stepped up their game recently, the M12 system is light, powerful and innovative. Great tool, would recommend to any one that frequently cuts light gauge metals.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have tool for any residential electrician. Called out for another bedroom switched outlets to ceiling box conversion. Bought this tool on a whim to see if it would make my attic pipe cutting and fitting any easier. MY NEW FAVORITE TOOL. Rips right through EMT. Easy to handle, manipulate, and use even in confined areas. Battery life with an old 1.5 is decent, a new 2.0 chugs along no problem with no fade. Cuts rigid pipe and threaded rod. Still on the original blade, still cuts true.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little saw for most small metal cutting needs. The... Great little saw for most small metal cutting needs. The blade that came with it had the teeth facing the wrong way so had to turn it inside out or it wouldn’t have cut much, hard to believe Milwaukee would ship it like that. Other than that, does what I need it for.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw works awesome. It works better than expected. I... This saw works awesome. It works better than expected. I use it to cut the metal housing around shade mechanisms. It's better than a jig saw or hack zall because the blade is only traveling in one direction. Which makes it easier to hold the piece being cut.
Date published: 2019-08-20
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