MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver disruptive innovation with the introduction of a cordless band saw that cuts faster than its corded counterparts. A game-changer for the industry, the M18 FUEL™ Deep Cut Band Saw delivers half to a full days run-time on one charge and provides the same legendary durability that has made Milwaukee Corded Deep Cut Band Saws second to none for decades. This combination of performance, durability, and run-time eliminates the need for a cord in most environments.
“Milwaukee Band Saws have been the industry standard for professional tradesmen for years, but until now, there has never been a Cordless unit that could truly keep up with its corded counterparts,” says Andrew Plowman, Group Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “With the M18 FUEL Band Saw, users can seamlessly make the shift from corded to cordless units without sacrificing performance and durability.”
To achieve maximum durability, the new Band Saw focuses on a combination of external and internal components. Externally, Job Site Armor™ Technology protects the tool from drops and debris with a proprietary composite material and crush zone barriers to absorb impacts. Internally, an all metal direct drive system provides maximum tool life, and requires less servicing than the chain drive alternative. A gear protecting clutch extends gear and motor life by absorbing high impact forces caused by blade lock-ups, and the completely sealed design of the direct drive protects the internal gears from water and debris contamination over time.
As with all M18 FUEL™ products, the new Band Saw was engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software— that deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time.
The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power more efficiently. Coupled with Constant Power Technology, this gives the M18 FUEL™ Deep Cut Band Saw the ability to deliver faster cutting speeds than corded units. The motor is completely designed, engineered and built by Milwaukee Tool to deliver years of maintenance-free performance with no wearable components, no losses due to vibration and less heat build-up.
REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence hardware and software is the most advanced electronic system on the market. It integrates full-circle communication between tool, battery and charger to protect them from overloading, overheating, and over-discharging. These protections help maintain ideal conditions for maximum application performance.
Milwaukee REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 batteries provide up to 2X more run-time and recharges than standard Lithium-Ion batteries and deliver best-in-class performance in extreme job-site conditions. With Milwaukee® durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 battery operates cooler and performs in climates below 0°F/-18°C with fade free power. A battery fuel gauge also displays remaining charge for less down time on the job.
In addition, the new cordless tool features a tool-free locking adjustable shoe that can adjust from an extended shoe to no shoe in seconds. Other innovative features include a hang hook for easy storage in-between cuts, LED light to illuminate the cutting area, superior cut visibility, and a balanced body design that allows the tool to rest naturally and comfortably in the user’s hands.
Available in June of 2014, the new M18 FUEL™ Deep Cut Band Saw is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology. For more information on M18 FUEL™, please visit http://www.milwaukeetool.com/system/m18-fuel.
M18 FUEL™ Deep Cut Band Saw (2729-22)
5” x 5” Capacity
Includes M18 FUEL™ Deep Cut Band Saw, (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC 4.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack, (1) M12™ & M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, Blade & Carrying Case
*Also available as a bare tool (2729-20) and with one battery (2729-21)
About Milwaukee Tool Corporation
Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool Corporation has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovation new Hand Tool and Test Instrument product lines, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool Corporation is Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.