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New Milwaukee M12 Brushless Copper Tubing Cutter for Larger Pipes

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Milwaukee Tool has launched a new M12 brushless copper tubing cutter, model 2479, which features increased cutting capacity.

The Milwaukee 2479 cordless copper tubing cutter can be used on Type K, L, and M copper pipes 1-1/4″ to 2″ (nominal), with diameters from 1-3/8″ to 2-1/8″.

It automatically adjusts to the size of the pipe.

Milwaukee M12 Brushless Copper Tubing Cutter 2479 Used on Pipe

The new larger diameter M12 copper tubing cutter is designed to eliminate the need for manual cutting and reducing user fatigue.

It can deliver over 100 cuts on a single charge when powered by a Milwaukee M12 XC 4Ah battery.

Milwaukee says the cutter produces quality, square cuts and benefits productivity by reducing the amount to deburr.

Milwaukee M12 Brushless Copper Tubing Cutter 2479 Pipe Clearance

The cutting head rotates within the housing, and can be used with as little as 1.7″ of clearance.

Milwaukee M12 Brushless Copper Tubing Cutter 2479 Front Pipe Access

From the product images, you can access pipes from the front or side.

Milwaukee M12 Brushless Copper Tubing Cutter 2479 with Battery

Features & Specs

  • Type K, L, M copper pipes
  • 1-1/4″ – 2″ nominal cutting capacity
  • 1-3/8″ – 2-1/8″ outer diameter capacity
  • Automatic size adjustment
  • Automatic “home” button
  • Inline design for balance and control
  • LED worklight
  • View window for line of cut visibility
  • 325 RPM (max)
  • Brushless motor

Price: $399 (tool-only, 2479-20)


Milwaukee says this is the first battery powered tool with the capacity to cut up to 2″ copper pipes. It joins its smaller sibling, the M12 2471 ($149 at Home Depot), which can cut copper pipes with 3/8″ to 1″ nominal diameters.

The new model, 2479, looks to offer similar functionality but with much greater cutting capacity; the 2479 picks up where the 2471 leaves off.