We just found out that Milwaukee is coming out with a new cordless band saw. They released a new deep-cut band saw back in January, and Bosch came out with a new cordless model last summer. It has become trendy to make portable band saws smaller and lighter.
What is most surprising is that the model is a compact 12V band saw, the first of its class. Actually, Milwaukee is calling the new M12 band saw a sub-compact model, which actually seems appropriate given its 12″ length and 6-3/4 lb weight.
Here are a couple of notable product details and specs:
- Ideal for one-handed cutting
- Fully integrated lower guard that covers the blade outside the cutting area
- Meets OSHA guard requirements for one-handed use
- Cuts through 3/4″ EMT conduit in 3-seconds
- Delivers over 150 cuts per charge with M12 XC battery
- 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ cutting capacity
- Variable speed trigger
Due to the band saw’s size, you can only use Milwaukee’s 18 TPI replacement blades, model 48-39-0572.
There will be two configurations: 2429-21XC, which includes the saw, 1 blade, 1 Red Lithium M12 XC battery, 30-minute charger, and hard carrying case; 2429-20, which includes the band saw and 1 blade.
Pricing and release date are not yet available.