Does a larger battery make Milwaukee's M12 Jigsaw run faster?

Does a larger battery make Milwaukee's M12 Jigsaw run faster?

Ever wondered if a bigger battery would make the Milwaukee M12 Jigsaw run faster? Brad tests it out! Check it out on Amazon USA and Canada

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  1. kyle vossos on August 29, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I bought this jigsaw then saw ur review and was worried. I use it with a new Diablo blade and a 6.0 batt and I have no issues. I have a plug in Bosch as well but I tend to use this since I prefer cordless. I think it cuts good was very good on the turns and cut thru solid 1 3/4 wood doors like butter. I was expecting way less from it after watching your video but I was pleasantly surprised.

  2. Henry Cruz on August 29, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Didn’t use the same blade. Said because it was piping hot after it sat for over a min

  3. Andrew Wilks on August 29, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    I have this saw, but it has a coping foot on it and is dedicated to that use. It works fine with 2.0 battery. I have bigger jigsaws for bigger jobs.

  4. Ross Male on August 29, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I use the little milwaukee for scribe cuts, anything over 2" and I probably wouldn’t use a jigsaw anyway. It doesn’t oscillate its blade and that’s why it’s not as quick and aggressive as the dewalt. It’s great at what it was designed for πŸ‘ŒπŸ’ͺ

  5. davis2022 on August 29, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t think that adjustment on the dewalt is blade angle, but orbital action which means multiple angles throughout the stroke, which makes a HUGE difference in cut speed. Think off the way you might teeter a handsaw when cutting. The more orbital action, the more agressive the cut.

  6. Peter Passament on August 29, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    Would it be good to cut 1" mdf? Thats all i need it for?

  7. Samantha Maley on August 29, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    Yk(t kbThe k

  8. Nick Brandon on August 29, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    All tools have their use and application it’s up to the user to know when and what tool to use.
    This comparison is BS

  9. Aphony66 on August 29, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    How about you compare apples with apples? 12v vs 20v of course the Dewalt will outperform the Milwaukee.

  10. rcud1 on August 29, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    The M12 only has a 3/4" stroke vs the 1" stroke on the bigger jigsaws. Plus its just not as powerful.

  11. Brian Reinhardt on August 29, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Great video!

  12. Nick Brandon on August 29, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    You don’t use a sledgehammer on finish nails

  13. PHNTM JDM on August 29, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Given your opinion I think you should be comparing the m18 to the 20v max it’d be a better comparison

  14. Henry Cruz on August 29, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    As for size, there’s a 3 ah with the same foot print of the 1.5 ah

  15. Scott Elia on August 29, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    If that jigsaw was fuel, it would be a totally different animal with the 4,0 battery. The brushed tools do not take advantage of the bigger size.

  16. George DaVall on August 29, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    LOL @08:00. Sounds painful too. Some of the M12 tools are Little jewels, and others are just β€˜candy glass.’ Peace

  17. Mario Alberto Sierra on August 29, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    I agree with you. Milwaukee’s M12 Jigsaw is slow, cute little item.

  18. Edzon De Leon on August 29, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I literally bought this Milwaukee jigsaw yesterday. I guess ima have to return it :/

  19. George DaVall on August 29, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Hey yo Brad! The DeWalt 20 volt brushless jigsaw is one solid tool! Could be a little smoother, with a tad more power, but cuts well, and cuts accurately. Love it. Milwaukee has an interesting history with their saws. I believe some of their saws were rebranded AEG saws, from like 15-20 years ago (corded). Have not used M18/ M12 jigsaws much, as I am happy with the DeWalt, when I’m not using my 22 year old Bosch, or similiar AEG corded models. Peace! Hi to Mrs. Brad! πŸ‘‹ You’re such a lucky guy Brad, juss sayin πŸ˜‰

  20. Danny Meil on August 29, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    If you want speed try a circular saw

  21. Doug Perrenoud on August 29, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    No orbital action. That is why it is slow.

  22. Drew S on August 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Not 100% sure, but I think the only m12 tools that could get more power from a larger battery are the "Fuel" branded models with the RedLink technology. I’m with you on the Dewalt jigsaw, nice balance of power and weight. The M12 might be better for more delicate materials or cuts in tight areas

  23. Robert Adair on August 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Obviously, there is something bigger behind this video going onβ€”

  24. Mobile Disco Wirral on August 29, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    They make 3ah one now lasts longer more useful same size. Not like the 3ah you have now. Ill go for dewalt jig

  25. Paul Amarok on August 29, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    I think the M12 is not brushless could be why

  26. Danny Meil on August 29, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    It’s only 0-2800 spm

  27. Eng_ Alv90 on August 29, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    I have owned the M12 jigsaw for almost 2 years and it comes very handy due to its weight. I like it running on a CP 3.0 battery because it provides optimal run time w/o becoming too clunky.
    But it isn’t a powerhouse, not even with expensive blades nor an XC 4.0 or 6.0 batteries which I also own. And those two almost defeat it’s purpose because the jigsaw bare tool is only 1 lb lighter than an 18V jigsaw.

    Since Milwaukee hasn’t replaced this jigsaw (with a Fuel version) in almost a decade I’m replacing it with a bigger, more powerful model soon.

  28. KONAMAN Studio on August 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm


  29. Ray Rainer on August 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Is it really surprising that a 12 volt jig saw is less powerful than an 18 or 20 volt jigsaw? That’s why Milwaukee has the m18 volt jigsaw. You would use the 12 volt for smaller lighter projects and not a very thick piece of lumber. I would never use my m12 jigsaw on such a thick piece of lumber. For now, I just use my trusty 40 year corded Milwalukee Jigsaw. I will never give it up. It will cut through anything with no problem whatsoever. So if you are planning on using it on very thick pieces of lumber, don’t get the m12. Get the m18.

  30. joe long on August 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    It’s 20V vs 12V….

  31. Ted McDonald on August 29, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks BradπŸ˜ŽπŸ› οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ› οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ› οΈπŸ˜Ž

  32. Christopher Hoffman on August 29, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    I very much appreciate the honesty in your videos. This convinced me not buy the m12 jigsaw because I would be disappointed. Again, thank you very much.

  33. JazzMonk on August 29, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Facts! πŸ‘πŸ½

  34. Eng Darfat Galaly Electrical on August 29, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Your information is good, thank you

  35. W Orr on August 29, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    Comparing apples to oranges – 12v Milwaukee vs 20v Dewalt

  36. Tommy P Landscape on August 29, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    I just bought this m12 I’ll use it if I’m not satisfied after my job I’m just gonna return it at Home Depot and go with the M18 will see

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