Milwaukee® Introduces New M12™ Cordless PVC Shear

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its LITHIUM-ION system with the industry’s first cordless PVC shear.  Specifically designed to replace time-consuming manual cutting; the new M12™ Cordless PVC Shear cuts faster, cleaner and closer than traditional methods. Utilizing a super sharp stainless steel blade for burr-free cuts, the M12™ PVC Shear can slice through 2” PVC in as fast as 3 seconds with as little as a 1/4” of side clearance.

“ Whether the user is a plumber cutting PVC for drain and waste pipe or a mechanical contractor cutting PVC for condensate lines, approximately 80% of the material cut is 2” and below,” says Paul Fry, Director of M12™ for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.  “With the ease of use, speed and cut quality of this tool, users will be saving valuable time and money doing applications that they repeat frequently throughout the day.”

With up to 1900 in-lbs of torque, the M12™ PVC Shear also has enough power and versatility to cut through materials such as PEX, CPVC, low pressure hydraulic hose, vinyl, ABS, and PVC electrical conduit. Additional features include a variable speed trigger for a controlled cut in low temperature conditions and an offset blade to cut PVC mounted to a stud or close to a wall. Powered by the MILWAUKEE® M12™ LITHIUM-ION battery, the new PVC Shear is able to cut over 200 times on a single charge.

With the introduction of the new PVC Shear and plans to grow the M12™ cordless platform in the future, MILWAUKEE® continues to expand its leadership position in the sub-compact category.  The M12™ platform will include over 20 tools by the end of 2009 that offer innovative solutions in power, productivity, and portability.


Specifications (2470-21)

2-3/8” Max Capacity

3 Second Cut Speed

1900 in-lbs of torque

14” Length

4.5” Width

.25” Side Clearance

4.7 lbs

Variable Speed Trigger

Stainless Steel Blade


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 & V28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders, and a test & measurement line.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits plus many more.