Milwaukee Copper Tubing Cutter – Pro Tool Reviews

Traditionally, copper tubing cutters are power tools. However, many of the powered options are electric, yet not cordless. These are generally heavier, and, obviously, less portable. But moving into a cordless age, battery packs have significantly improved power and runtime, making them a viable, if not preferable, platform. The Milwaukee M12 Copper Tubing Cutter (2479) is a case in point.

Let’s jump into what this unit offers in performance and design features. Perhaps it’s the next addition to your arsenal.

Milwaukee Copper Tubing Cutter Performance and Design

When it comes to a cordless copper tubing cutter, the biggest advantage is an increase in productivity. The combination of portability and power alone makes these tools assets on jobs where you’re repeatedly slicing and dicing.

And speaking of power, as part of the M12 series, the 2479 utilizes the brand’s REDLITHIUM XC4.0 battery. This should give you an estimated 100 cuts per charge.

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One thing I like about this system is the cross-compatibility, which is essential to competing in today’s market. Milwaukee has done a good job with this, as you can take this pack off the copper tubing cutter and use it on 125 tools.


  • Model: Milwaukee 2479
  • Battery: 12V REDLITHIUM XC4.0
  • 100 cuts per charge
  • Brushless motor
  • Minimum clearance: 1.7 in
  • Weight: 5.85 lbs

Now, there are several performance and design features that Milwaukee has aimed at boosting productivity. One is a proprietary technology that automatically adjusts the cutting diameter. This includes adjustments for Type K, L, and M pipes within a range of 1-3/8” to 2-1/8”.

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And, from what Milwaukee tells us, this copper tubing cutter has a rotating head that delivers faster, cleaner cuts. What’s more, it does this with little effort on your part, thus reducing muscle fatigue.

Finally, a few other features worth noting include an LED work light and an automatic home button for even faster cuts.

Milwaukee Copper Tubing Cutter Price

You can pick up the 2479 as a bare tool for $399. Milwaukee backs this model with a 5-year warranty.
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