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M12 FUEL 12V Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw XC Kit with One 4.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag

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  • Lightest Compact Band Saw
  • 2-1/2" X 2-1/2" Cut Capacity
  • Part of the M12 System, featuring over 125+ tools
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About This Product

The Milwaukee M12 FUEL Compact Band Saw Kit utilizes a POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and Constant Power Technology, making it the fastest cutting compact band saw in Unistrut with a cut capacity of 2-1/2 in. x 2-1/2 in. The M12 FUEL Compact Band Saw offers a compact design and weighs only 6 lbs., making it the lightest compact band saw on the market. The M12 FUEL Compact Band Saw offers integrated blade covers, making it suitable for 1-handed use while offering a larger capacity than the existing M12 Sub-Compact Band Saw. The improved performance, lightweight design, 1-handed capability, and increased capacity enhance user productivity while lowering their fatigue. The compact, portable band saw is equipped with Jobsite Armor Technology, a proprietary composite material to better protect it from drops and debris and crush zone barriers that absorb impacts. A variable speed trigger and an LED work light provide maximum control. An integrated rafter hook allows for easy storage in-between cuts. The M12 FUEL Compact Band Saw is also compatible with the band saw reamer attachment (49-90-2029, sold separately), which easily attaches to the back of the tool, providing users the ability to cut and ream with the same tool. This band saw kit includes (1) 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Blade, (1) M12 REDLITHIUM XC4.0 batteries, (1) M12 Charger, and a contractor bag.

Highlights

  • POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers the fastest cutting speed in Unistrut of any band saw in its class
  • Lightest compact band saw: allows for more comfortable overhead cuts and less fatigue
  • Integrated blade covers allow for 1-handed use while having a larger capacity than the M12 sub-compact band saw
  • Rafter hook: easily store tool between cuts
  • Conduit reamer attachment compatibility: reamer attaches directly to back of the tool (attachment sold separately)
  • Jobsite Armor Technology: proprietary composite material and crush zone barriers provide long-lasting rugged protection
  • Variable Speed Trigger: Provides maximum speed control
  • LED light: illuminates work surface for increased accuracy and productivity
  • REDLINK PLUS Intelligence: the most advanced system of cordless power tool electronics, provides optimized performance and overload protection using total system communication between tool, battery and charger
  • Includes: 2529-20 M12 FUEL compact band saw 1 M12 REDLITHIUM XC4.0 battery M12 charger one 30-9/16 in. 12/14 TPI compact extreme thin metal band saw blade contractor bag
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Product Information

Internet # 315086962

Model # 2529-21XC

Store SKU # 1005879308

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 6 in, W 8 in, D 14.12 in

Dimensions

Maximum Blade Length (in.)30.56 inMaximum Blade Width (in.)0.5 in
Minimum Blade Length (in.)30.56 inMinimum Blade Width (in.)0 in
Product Depth (in.)14.12 inProduct Height (in.)6 in
Product Width (in.)8 inWork Table Length (in.)0 in
Work Table Surface (in.)0 in x 0 inWork Table Width (in.)0 in

Details

Band Saw TypeHorizontalBattery Amp Hours4 Ah
Battery Power TypeLithium IonBattery Size12-volt
Battery Voltage (V)12VCharger IncludedCharger Included
Color FamilyRedConditionNew
Construction MaterialAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)Cordless Tool TypePortable Band Saw
Cordless/CordedCordlessCuts ThroughAluminum, Metal, PVC, Plastic
Cutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (in.)2.5 inCutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat (in.)2.5 in
IncludedBlade(s),Tool BagIncluded AccessoriesBag, Blade(s), Charger, Hanging Hook
Maximum Amperage (A)0 AMaximum Table Tilt - Left (degrees)0 °
Maximum Table Tilt - Right (degrees)0 °Motor TypeBrushless
Number of Total Batteries Included1PortabilityPortable
Power Tool FeaturesKeyless Blade Change, LED Light, No Tool Blade Change, Sub-Compact, Variable SpeedProduct Weight (lb.)6 lb
Returnable90-DaySaw TypeCompact
Tools Product TypePower Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer Warranty5 Year Tool, 3 Year Battery Warranty

Questions & Answers

39Questions
caret
Q:Will this cut through 2” galvanized rigid steel pipe?
by|Feb 6, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, the M12 FUEL Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw has a cut-capacity of 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" and can be used with a thin metal (48-39-0631) or thick metal blade (48-39-0630). Thank you - Milwaukee Tool Social Team

by|Feb 6, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can I run the m12 3.0 battery with it
    by|Dec 23, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Ivan, the M12™ REDLITHIUM™ 3.0 Compact Battery Pack is compatible with the Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12V Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw. Thank you - Milwaukee Tool, Social Team

    by|Dec 26, 2023
      caret
      Q:Does this bandsaw come with the safety switch?
      by|Nov 6, 2023
      2 Answers
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      A:  You do have to push in a safety switch in order to operate.

      by|Feb 4, 2024

        A:  No, the M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw has no safety switch. It does have integrated Blade Covers for One-Handed Use. - Milwaukee Tool, Social Team

        by|Nov 9, 2023
          caret
          Q:Where do I get the reamer attachment
          by|May 15, 2023
          1 Answer
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          A:  You can find a Service and Parts list for your tool on our website or by calling 1-800-SAWDUST from 8:00am to 6:00pm CT, Monday-Friday. Thank you! - Social Team

          by|Sep 6, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            4.7 out of 5
            • 4.7 out of 434 reviews
            • 93% recommend this product
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            Works great, ive used everyday for 2 weeks now love...
            Works great, ive used everyday for 2 weeks now love it. A must have for somone in comercial electrical trade such as myself who is constantly cutting emt and all thread. Mch lighter weight than the fully size saws so i can 1 hand it and cut overhead if needed. Just remember to buy extra blades! This uses weird 30 9/16 blades your probably only gonna get a odd size like that from milwaukee
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            Great tool for cutting pipe
            Great tool.cut 1.25 thick wall pipe in 20 seconds near perfect straight with one hand.i built a pipe furniture coffee table and this bandsaw was the best tool i could ask for to do the cutting
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            • Recommended
            It's a Milwaukee. It just works!!
            Makes short work of anything you need to cut in bulk. Eats up some batteries however, gets the job done with its 2.5"x2.5" cutting dimensions.
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            4 found this review helpful
            Compact and powerful
            mutch better than none fuel version. I have no complaints. Blades are available in 4 out of 5 HD stores around me. Highly recommend if you have lot of overhead cutting.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Super handy tool
              I'm really impressed with how handy this tool is to have around. It's surprisingly lightweight, relatively quiet and easy to use. And because it is cordless I find myself grabbing this for multiple jobs (pretty much anything under two inches I need to cut). Also I love that it has its own bag, which makes it easier to transport. The original packaging has a hard cardboard base - I'd recommend keeping that in place to keep the saw stable in the bag and protect the blade. Note I had to cut a small section out to accommodate the blade when installed in the saw, but now it works perfectly.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Portable and Surprisingly Powerful
              Milwaukee's new M12 sub-compact bandsaw (model 2529-21XC, Made in China) is great tool for smaller metal cutting jobs. The description is incorrect in that the kit comes with a soft case. It's very easy to use except for the trigger lock – it's awkward to depress with any of the fingers of the hand holding the saw. The LED light is well placed to illuminate the cutting line, and stays on for several seconds after the trigger is released. I found it very challenging to get the blade through the two sets of guides and around the wheels because of the needed “twist” of the blade; by design the blade does not stay parallel to the wheel surfaces while it is cutting. It makes actually using the saw easier – easier to see the cut, easier to guide the saw and easier on the arms during the cut. The saw does not balance on the flat battery pack so must be laid horizontal. The spring-loaded belt clip can hold the saw on the user's belt but is better suited for a rafter or some other edge since the saw is fairly heavy. I was quite surprised to see that the rotating wheels that move the blade are exposed on the back, potentially grabbing something – though it hasn't happened in use. The saw uses a different size blade than most other saws and I found it difficult to source replacements or different tooth-counts, but I suspect that will change in time. With its power, portability, battery and charger it's a great value.
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              • Recommended
              Light and versatile
              I used this saw during my stoop refurbishing project. It was just what I needed to cut the posts to size. The saw is nice and light so it was great to just pick up and get to work cutting the wood. LED light is a good touch but the placement of the lock mechanism in the handle took a bit of getting used to; ended up using my thumb on the left side of the handle to disengage it. Cutting ease and power was what I expected: it had no trouble cutting the wood posts. It's got variable speed based on how hard you squeeze the trigger, but I just ended up using it at full power to do the cuts lickety-split. Insertion of the blade was also very easy: loosen the tightening mechanism, disengage the compartment locks and just inserted the blade through the guides. Very good addition to my tool arsenal.
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              • Recommended
              Quiet and works well
              This review is for the new Milwaukee M12 Compact Bandsaw Kit, 2529-21XC. This product is one I really appreciate. It is designed for one-hand use and is small enough to fit into cramped areas like those often found inside under-sink cabinets sinks, areas behind plumbing fixtures or piping between ceiling joists. With the furnished blade and Lithium-ion M12 battery installed, it weighs a light 7 pounds. It has a 2-1/2 inch cutting opening width, good for sawing 2-1/2-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe. I've used it to cut steel, plastic and copper piping as well as aluminum door sweep weather strip materials, it working very well on all of them, providing fast and clean cuts. It has a brushless motor and is surprisingly quiet during use. This tool has an LED light that illuminates the work area upon activation for cutting. It has a flip-out hanger that I find handy while working on a ladder. Included is a tough woven fabric (zippered closure) carrying case, one M12 XC 4.0 amp-hour battery, M12 charger and easily-undrstood Operator's Manual. Included is a 5-year tool and 3-year battery limited warranty. This has become my go-to saw for cutting piping and other metal and plastic shapes that have a cross-sectional maximum dimenstion of 2-1/2 inches or less. To say the least, this is an excellent tool for active do-it your selfters as well as professionals.
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              • Recommended
              I really like this tool. It includes the tool, a metal blade, charger, battery and carry bag. The...
              I really like this tool. It includes the tool, a metal blade, charger, battery and carry bag. The trigger allows for variable speed of the blade which gives maximum cutting control. The blade is very sharp and went through the wood I was cutting very quickly and easily. I know it’s a metal blade, but I didn’t have any metal to cut. The tool has an LED light which makes it easy to see where the blade is working. The shoe is adjustable which allows for variable sized cutting material. Installing the blade is relatively easy but I would recommend using gloves as it’s sharp. The tool only weighs 6lbs which is easy to hold and use.
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              • Recommended
              Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw XC Kit with One 4.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Hard (actually a soft) Case. This is a nice saw. I do a lot of projects using 1/2" EMT conduit and occasionally 3/4" and once in a while 1". I had previously cut the conduit with an abrasive chop saw, a cut off disc in a 4-1/2" grinder, or hack saw. I have also used a tubing cutter that is made for EMT, but it leaves a huge burr that requires a lot of filing or a die grinder. This cordless band saw is faster and leaves less of a mess than the other methods. I'm sure it will find other uses as well. The biggest complaint I have is that after a few whiplash injuries that resulted in loss of hand strength, I find it difficult to remove the M12 battery.
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