Milwaukee® Introduces Most Compact Band Saw in the World – News


Milwaukee keeps expanding the M12 line with a new compact band saw that takes the top spot as the most compact cordless band saw on the market.  It truly is a one handed band saw great for overhead work and cutting 3/4″ conduit.  The variable speed trigger sounds like a nice added feature.  We hope to get our hands on one soon!

Press Release – 

MILWAUKEE, WI – 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 delivers 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.

Specifications (2429-21XC)
Cut Capacity: 1-5/8” x 1-5/8”
Length: 12”
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Includes 2429-20 M12™ Band Saw, (1) 48-39-0572 18 TPI Sub-Compact Band Saw Blade, (1) RED LITHIUM™ M12™  XC Battery, 30-Minute Charger & Hard Carrying Case

Specifications (2429-20)
Cut Capacity: 1-5/8” x 1-5/8”
Length: 12”
Weight: 5.8 lbs
Includes 2429-20 M12™ Band Saw & (1) 48-39-0572 18 TPI Sub-Compact Band Saw Blade

*REDLITHIUM™ Battery Technology
Milwaukee’s new REDLITHIUM™ batteries provide up to 40% more run-time, 20% more power and 50% more recharges than other Lithium products on the market. The new technology will also operate in extreme temperatures as low as 0°F/-18°C and will run 20% cooler, with fade free power and no memory effect.

About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or



  1. This is sooo cool! I looked at it and thought oh interesting a small M18 bandsaw. In my head i was like “dont they already have one of these?” then I looked closer and noticed it was an M12. Thats awesome.


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