Friday, April 27, 2012

Milwaukee® Introduces Most Compact Band Saw in the World

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation delivers the ideal solution for overhead or one-handed cutting applications with the introduction of the M12™ Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw. At only 6.75 lbs and 12” in length, the new tool is the lightest and most compact cordless band saw on the market with less than half the size and weight of deep cut band saws.

“The M12 Band Saw is not only ideal for one-handed cutting applications because of its size, it is the ONLY band saw on the market with a fully integrated lower guard that covers the blade outside the active cutting area,” says David Lincoln, Product Manager, Cordless for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “This addresses OSHA guarding requirements to make the tool suitable for one-handed use.”

This powerful saw can cut through 3/4” EMT in only 3 seconds, and will deliver over 150 cuts per charge with the included M12™ REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery. 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 applications such as 3/4” EMT, 3/8” threaded rod and 1-5/8” x 1-5/8” Unistrut.  Complete with a variable speed trigger and LED light, the new tool is easy to use and provides fast, clean 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. Replacement Milwaukee blades can be purchased separately as well.

Powered by revolutionary M12™ RED LITHIUM™ Battery technology*, the new band saw is compatible the entire M12™ System, now offering over 40 cordless Lithium-Ion products.  The M12™ platform is the largest sub-compact system in the industry, offering innovative solutions in power, productivity, and portability.

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