Model#: MILN2522-20
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Milwaukee 2522-20 M12 FUEL 3 in. Compact Cut Off Tool (Bare Tool)

  • Milwaukee 2522-20 M12 FUEL 3 in. Compact Cut Off Tool (Bare Tool)
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The M12 FUEL 3 in. Compact Cut Off Tool delivers multi-material cutting capability in an ergonomic package, optimized for one-handed use. Spinning at 20,000 RPM and featuring a POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, the 2522 delivers fast and accurate cutting performance in a wide range of materials. The unique reversible blade rotation feature provides users ultimate control over material removal, along with the ability to select their desired blade rotation for the direction they need to cut. For ultimate cutting versatility, the 2522 ships with three accessories: a metal cut off wheel, a diamond tile blade, and a carbide abrasive blade. The M12 FUEL 3 in. Compact Cut Off Tool also includes a tool free accessory guard & shoe that includes a vacuum adapter for dust mitigation as well as cut depth adjustment. Lastly, the tool also features tool free guard adjustment and an LED light.
Features:
  • POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers maximum power and long motor life
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence provides optimized performance and overload protection
  • Tool free guard adjustment for convenience and ease of use
  • Includes accessory guard and shoe with vaccumm port for dust mitigation and cut depth adjustment
  • Includes (1) Metal Cut Off Wheel, (1) Carbide Abrasive Blade, and (1) Diamond Tile Blade
  • Compatible with common 3 in. cut off wheels with 3/8 in. arbor
  • LED light for improved visibility in confined spaces and low light situations
  • Includes 7/16 in. flange adapter for compatibility with 3 in. Dremel Saw-Max accessories
  • Part of the M12 System of over 90 tools
Includes:
  • M12 FUEL Cordless Li-Ion 3 in. Compact Cut Off Tool - 2522-20
  • Accessory Shoe and Guard
  • 7/16 in. Flange Adapter
  • Blade Wrench
  • (1) Metal Cut-Off Wheel - 49-94-3000
  • (1) Diamond Tile Blade - 49-94-3005
  • (1) Carbide Abrasive Blade - 49-94-3010
  • Battery & Charger Sold Separately

Specifications

Series: FUEL
Cordless: Yes
Length: 7.05 in.
Arbor: 3/8 in. (7/16 in. with adapter)
Battery System: M12
Max Cutting Depth: 0.64 in.
Max Wheel Thickness: 1/8 in.
Max. Wheel Size: 3 in.
Speed (RPM): 20000
Tool Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
Voltage: 12V
Weight (lbs): 1.52

Recommendations

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
10 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
6
1
1
0
2
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
Pros
Easy To Use (3)
Lightweight (3)
Ergonomic Design (2)
Powerful (1)
Cons
Lack of Power (3)
Not Durable (1)
Best Uses
Small Projects (4)
Frequent Use (1)
Home Repair (1)
Jobsite (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Home Repair
Jobsite
Love it!
Extremely handy, versatile and torquey, tool! Some reviewers mention a lack of power, one even saying it won’t cut a beer can, LOL. I wonder what kind of batteries are being used in such a case. It’s important to pair the battery with the application as there’s a dramatic difference in the power supplied by a fully charged 6.0 and a partially charged 1.5 ah battery. I think there’s a good chance we’ll see new m12 battery(s) w/ the 2170 cells at NPS’19 this summer, providing more power! Like all cutting/grinding tools the feed pressure used is important. This is in my top couple new tools for 2018 and I love having it for clean, low vibration cutting of drywall, tile, fiberglass, acrylic, plastic, brass, etc. I’ve paired it with the m18 backpack vac with good results when cutting drywall but I find there’s some technique needed and the correct rotation direction used when starting the cut to minimize dust blowing out. Buy it with confidence, always pair a fully charged/sized battery with the application, Enjoy!
February 8, 2019
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Extremely versatile
I am a contractor. I do a lot of flooring, drywall,decks, etc. This tool cuts tile, stone, ceramic, frp, and cement board excellent and with more control. It's great for cutting cason tubes for decks also. I never imagined I would use this tool as much as I do. A vacuum hooks onto the dust shroud for cutting into drywall if you need to do a path or access electrical.
January 23, 2019
Originally posted at
Great for fiberglass
Sadly, I often have to cut fiberglass at work. I found this cut off wheel works great on fiberglass. Like a hot knife on butter. Mind you it does have it's limits on battery time. Overall very happy with this tool. Just wish they would make a M12 backpack vacuum such as the M18 vacuum. Would be a perfect match for this tool.
January 15, 2019
Originally posted at
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Not Durable
Lack of Power
Best Uses
Small Projects
Weak and powerless
Looked like the handiest thing since they put pockets on a shirt, ordered one as soon as I saw it. Very disappointed, it struggles to cut 20 gauge sheet metal. Destroys threaded rod, blade bound trying to cut a beer can. I couldn't afford borsch micro chain saw, so I use it to open cardboard boxes. AvE rocks
January 7, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Lightweight
Cons
Lack of Power
Best Uses
Small Projects
Like that it is reversible but thought it would have more power
December 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Handy little cut off tool
A handy tool for small cuts in small or tight areas. Beats a sawsall or hacksaw for small and easy cuts. Can hold & use tool to cut. Ideal tool when a hack saw, air grinder, sawsall or a larger tool won't fit or work.For the price can't beat it. No protection for the wheel when not in use.
December 19, 2018
Originally posted at
Go to cutting machine! I use it every day!
I know and I'm talking about this is a definite go to Tool I use it everyday in fact I have two of them one with the Shroud and one was just the little gaurd for

getting in different places
December 13, 2018
Originally posted at
Ergonomic, perfect tool
I use this for cutting sheet metal and miscellaneous cutting tasks on jobs. It is an excellent addition to the m12 cordless tools. I keep finding uses for it and I have only had it for a week. I love the fact its brushless and it won't burn up batteries like traditional cordless cut off tools.
November 24, 2018
Originally posted at
Recommendations
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Lightweight
Cons
Lack of Power
Best Uses
Small Projects
Not robust
This is the first M 12 tool, that I’ve ever given a negative review for. It simply doesn’t have the power to cut through 1/8 inch stock steel, the tool constantly binds, and stops. It simply doesn’t have the right torque to power through materials.
November 9, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Great for cutting at depths 1/2"or less,very quiet
Great for cutting at depths less than 1/2" (The Depth of cut is 0.64" falls between 1/2" and 3/4"

Quick Review: Very handy for small projects due to size and weight(very light). Pretty quiet, to me, my sound meter recorded about 72db when was not in contact with my work piece and about 76-80db when it was in contact with my work piece(MDF)

Cons: Shoe blocks the light, No accessory to protect the blade when it is attached to the saw and you are transporting it, you have to remove the blade every time.

Overall a very good product. Cuts well( I mainly used this for MDF and Polycarbonate for a project I am working on)

I do a lot of work with 1/2" MDF and this worked perfectly. Having this for small work pieces is nice and handy, especially since you do not have to bring out bigger saws.

Lefty Tighty, Righty Loosey. The first thing that I noticed is that in order to tighten the spindle for the blade, you have to turn it counterclockwise, to the left, and to loosen it turn it clockwise, to the right. I always forget when switching blades. I had some 3rd party blades and they fit this but one of them was a flush cut blade that protrudes further than the rest and the blade rubbed up against the included blade guard so I could not use it. There is a white bar(see the pictures below that indicates whether it is locked, in forward, or reverse mode.

This lost a star for me due to a few design flaws, when you have the shoe and guard attached, the LED light becomes useless as the base of the guard obstructs the LED. Also inserting and removing the shoe can be a bit bothersome as it does not always go on right away. The blade gets in the way a lot When dealing with MDF it is wise to use as much preventative measures for dust extraction as possible. Another gripe I had is that when the blades are attached there is no way to protect them while you transport it. You basically have to remove the blade each time you want to transport the saw to a different job site. Adding a cover to shield the blades during transport would be very helpful. Another issue, for me, is that the Depth Guide indicator for the shoe is the same color as the shoe, black. I felt like this should have been a different color. As a quick fix, I painted the arrow so the arrow is easier to spot.
How you use this product. Things that are great about it. Things that aren't great about it.
October 2, 2018
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which battery would be the best for this tool?
Ken on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The model number for the battery included with the kit is 48-11-2440. You can use a smaller amp hour battery. We attached the link for all the M12 batteries below:

https://www.cpooutlets.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-cpooutlets-Site/default/Search-Show?q=m12+battery&simplesearch=Go.
tool free accessory guard & shoe that includes a vacuum adapter for dust mitigation as well as cut depth adjustme?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the accurate information. The number to reach the technician directly is 1-800-729-3878 or online at www.milwaukeetools.com.