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I had a project that required lots of branch conduit and lots of 1-5/8 and 7/8 strut. I don't mind using a hacksaw for smaller projects but when making a lot of cuts all the time I want something to speed up the process. Well, I have always been a big fan of metal cutting circular saws, but they make a mess and cost a lot. Since I was looking to cut strut, rod and small conduit neatly and quickly I started looking at the M18 bandsaw... already had the M12 batteries and driver so I decided to give the little tiny 12v a try for 1/2 the price (or so). This thing is the best tool I bought all year, possibly the best value for the money I have ever gotten from a cordless tool. The first day I had it I made cuts all day for 3/4 EMT, deep strut and 3/8" rod. Battery lasted the whole day and into the next! And I was using the standard M12s, not the 4 AH fuel ones. I love this thing and highly recommend it. Its so small and light it looks like a joke. I assure you it's not!
 

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Did you buy yours as a kit with the extended batteries? And do you like any other M12 tools I should look into? If the M12 impact and drill motor are anything like the band saw I wouldn't hesitate to get them. The driver I have is 1/4" quick chuck only but it was basically free..
 

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Yes, the bandsaw is great. The M12 Fuel line is also really good, pickup the impact gun and the drill with a 1/2" chuck (not common on 12V tools) next.

I have the non-Fuel M12 guns and they are great, the Fuel are even better.
 

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I tossed my ryobi 18v set for m12 and never looked back. I have always used Milwaukee for corded tools and loved them. Time to get back to brand royalty.
 

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I don't even pull out my M18 tools anymore. The M12 line takes care of business. I wouldnt trade my fuel impact for anything. I work commercial cutting lots of pipe, strut, rod, etc. and unless I need a deeper cut the M12 band saw is all I use.
 

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I don't even pull out my M18 tools anymore. The M12 line takes care of business. I wouldnt trade my fuel impact for anything. I work commercial cutting lots of pipe, strut, rod, etc. and unless I need a deeper cut the M12 band saw is all I use.
I was thinking of picking up a m12 impact for bobby...his dewalt is going dead...
 

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Yes, the bandsaw is great. The M12 Fuel line is also really good, pickup the impact gun and the drill with a 1/2" chuck (not common on 12V tools) next.

I have the non-Fuel M12 guns and they are great, the Fuel are even better.
I love the M12 screwdriver but the impact has no comparison the the Dewalt 18 volt impact. On the other hand, it is very rare that I need that much power.
 

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I love the M12 screwdriver but the impact has no comparison the the Dewalt 18 volt impact. On the other hand, it is very rare that I need that much power.
The large Dewalt 18V impact gun has 1,330 in-lbs.

The little Milwaukee 12V Fuel impact gun has 1,200 in-lbs.

Not bad considering it's tiny.
 

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I love the M12 screwdriver but the impact has no comparison the the Dewalt 18 volt impact. On the other hand, it is very rare that I need that much power.
So what you're saying is the 18 volt impact is more powerful than the 12 volt impact? It's these types of astute observations that makes us lucky to have a man of your caliber around here.
 
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