Milwaukee has added a new M12 Fuel 3″ compact cut-off tool (2522) to their ever-expanding lineup of M12 compact cordless power tools.
It’s said to be ideal for cutting:
- Light to medium gauge metals
- Metal conduit
- Threaded rod
- Tile (ceramic and porcelain)
- Fiber cement
- PVC and other plastics
- Other non-metallic building materials
Milwaukee also says that it’s optimized for one-handed use.
It’s also the only cordless cut-off tool with reversible blade rotation.
The new Milwaukee M12 Fuel brushless cut-off tool features a 20,000 RPM motor, 3″ blade size, 0.64″ cutting depth, and it comes with a dust accessory shoe, for cleaner work.
Sorry for my amateurish camera work – I’ll practice! The video answers some questions you might have about the new cut-off tool. For example, why a reversible blade? So that you can push or pull the saw, depending on how you want to control the cut.
Price: $129 for the bare tool (2522-20), $199 for the kit (2522-21XC)
The kit comes with a 4.0Ah battery pack, charger, and contractor bag.
Notable Features and Specs
- Compatible with 3″ wheels with 3/8″ arbor
- Adapter included for use with Dremel Saw-Max accessories
- Tool-free guard adjustment
- 20,000 RPM
- 0.64″ cutting depth
- 8.9″ long x 4.7″ wide x 3.5″ height
- Weighs 2.4 lbs with 4.0Ah XC battery
- Metal cut-off wheel (49-94-3000)
- Carbide abrasive cutting wheel (49-94-3005)
- Diamond tile cutting wheel (49-94-3010)
Replacement blades are $10.50 – $10.99 for the abrasive or diamond cutting wheels, 3 for $15 for metal cut-off wheels..
ETA: September 2018
We’ll have some more coverage up soon, but from what I saw at NPS18, it’s safe to say that this looked to be a very capable and versatile tool.
No, it doesn’t cut wood, but it looks to be able to cut nearly everything else.
The new cut-off tool is fairly compact, and it’s hard to imagine what Milwaukee could have done to make it better.
Interestingly, when used to cut tile, it can be used wet or dry.
At Milwaukee’s new tool media event, the cut-off tool was shown off being used to cut larger pipe, with the pipe rotated against the blade.