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The M12 Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw

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Compact Band Saw

The M12 Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw, from Milwaukee Tools, is the ideal solution for overhead or one-handed cutting applications. At 6.75 lbs. and 12” in length, the new tool is a light and compact cordless band saw.

The M12 can cut through 3/4” EMT in 3 seconds, and will deliver over 150 cuts per charge with the included M12 REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery. REDLITHIUM batteries will operate in extreme temperatures as low as 0°F/-18°C and will run 20% cooler, with fade free power and no memory effect.

With a 1-5/8” x 1-5/8” cut capacity and low vibration, the M12 Band Saw provides clean cuts on the most common small diameter metal cutting. Complete with a variable speed trigger and LED light, the tool is easy to use and provides fast cuts.

The M12 Band Saw will also include the new Milwaukee 48-39-0572 18 TPI Sub-Compact Portable Band Saw Blade and should only be used with this blade. The band saw is compatible with the entire M12 System, now offering over 40 cordless Lithium-Ion products.