Milwaukee M12 Fuel Compact Band Saw 2529-21XC

At Milwaukee’s Pipeline event episode three we learned that they had a new cordless bandsaw and that is the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Compact Band Saw 2529-21XC ! It doesn’t replace the original M12 bandsaw but is a sibling model to be sold alongside the original while offering a more capable bandsaw in the 12 volt range.

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First of all the biggest upgrade to the newer model is the inclusion of a brushless motor as is designated by the Fuel naming. Brushless motors are more efficient that traditional brushed motors and in some cases they offer more performance as well and that’s what we’ve come to expect from Fuel branded Milwaukee tools. This new bandsaw delivers on that front with a larger 2.5″ x 2.5″ cut capacity yet still keeping the bandsaw compact overall.

This new M12 Fuel compact bandsaw is said to launch in January 2021 for $299 as a kit with XC 4.0 ah battery, charger, and tool bag. Check out the press release below for more info.

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver disruptive innovation by introducing the M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw to their band saw lineup. The lightest compact band saw on the market, users can easily maneuver this saw into the tightest spaces and use it one-handed. As the fastest cutting band saw in its class, this saw cuts faster than the 18V and 20V competitors within the 2-1/2” cut capacity class.

“Our current sub-compact and compact band saws are best in class, but in our research with users we discovered a need for a band saw solution that is not only compact, but delivers faster cuts and a greater capacity,” said Kevin Gee, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “To meet these needs, we created the M12™ Compact Band Saw with an increased cut capacity over our existing M12™ Band Saw and harnessed the power of FUEL™ Technology all within a 6lb band saw.”

A POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor enables the M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw to deliver the fastest cutting speed in Unistrut with a cut capacity of 2-½” X 2-½”. To minimize fatigue, the band saw is optimized for overhead use and weighs only six pounds, making it the lightest compact band saw on the market. For one-handed use, the band saw features integrated blade covers and a larger cut capacity than the M12™ Sub-Compact Band Saw.

Milwaukee® Pipe Reamer Attachment

The band saw is also compatible with a unique Milwaukee® Pipe Reamer Attachment, the only compact band saw attachment in the industry, that provides users with the ability to easily cut and ream with one tool, has tool-free installation, and reams ½”, ¾” and 1” conduit. For ease of use, the reamer attachment attaches directly to the back pulley of the M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw.

The new M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw joins the M12™ Cordless System, the largest sub-compact system on the market, focused on delivering industry-leading durability and power in the tightest spaces. Currently the M12™ System is made up of more than 100 solutions.

New Band Saw Blades Too!

This new M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw will also ship with Milwaukee’s newest band saw blades – the Extreme Metal Compact Band Saw Blades. Optimized for thin metal with 12/14TPI or for thick metal with 8/10TPI, these new 30-9/16” blades maximize the users’ band saw blade performance, allowing users to cut more with fewer blade changes. Milwaukee’s new lineup of Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades will launch early next year.

*M12 FUEL™ power tools are designed, engineered, and built to deliver extreme performance and productivity. All M12 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M12 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful sub-compact cordless tools in their class.

M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw (2529-21XC)

  • Cut Capacity: 2-½” X 2-½”
  • SFPM: 570
  • Blade Length: 30-9/16”
  • LED Work Light
  • Rafter Hanging Hook
  • Tool-Free Pipe Reamer Compatibility: Easily attaches to back of tool
  • Weight (w/out battery): 6lbs
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Kit Includes M12 FUEL™ Compact Band Saw, (1) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 4.0 Battery Pack, (1) M12™ Charger, Contractor Bag & Blade
  • *Also available as a bare tool (2529-20)


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