Cat. No.
M18 CBS125-0
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand operator's manual.
follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. Save
all warnings and instructions for future reference. The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
•Remove any adjusting key or wrench before
turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left
attached to a rotating part of the power tool may
result in personal injury.
•Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better control
of the power tool in unexpected situations.
•Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
•If devices are provided for the connection of
dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure
these are connected and properly used. Use of
dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
work area SAFETY
•Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or
dark areas invite accidents.
•Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
•Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause
you to lose control.
electrical safety
•Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never
modify the plug in any way. Do not use any
adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power
tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
•Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
•Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase
the risk of electric shock.
•Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
•When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use
of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk
of electric shock.
•If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of an GFCI
reduces the risk of electric shock.
POWER Tool use and care
•Do not force the power tool. Use the correct
power tool for your application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
•Do not use the power tool if the switch does not
turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be
controlled with the switch is dangerous and must
be repaired.
•Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or the battery pack from the power tool
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting
the power tool accidentally.
•Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with
the power tool or these instructions to operate
the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
•Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts
and any other condition that may affect the
power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the
power tool repaired before use. Many accidents
are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
•Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
•Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits
etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and
the work to be performed. Use of the power tool
for operations different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
personal safety
•Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool.
Do not use a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
•Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Protective equipment such
as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection used for appropriate conditions
will reduce personal injuries.
•Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off-position before connecting
to power source and/or battery pack, picking
up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with
your finger on the switch or energising power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
Battery Tool use and care
•Recharge only with the charger specified by
the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for
one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire
when used with another battery pack.
•Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery
packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
•When battery pack is not in use, keep it away
from other metal objects like paper clips,
coins, keys, nails, screws, or other small metal
objects that can make a connection from one
terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals
together may cause burns or a fire.
•Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact
accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid
contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help.
Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation
or burns.
Functional Description
•Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical replacement
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
1.Speed dial
2.Trigger lock
5.Hang hook
6.Guide adjustment button
7.Material guide
9.Tension lock handle
10.Front handle
•Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where the
cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring.
Cutting accessories contacting a "live" wire may
make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live"
and could give the operator an electric shock.
•DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting area
and the blade. Keep your second hand on
handle. If both hands are holding the saw, they
cannot be cut by the blade.
•Maintain labels and nameplates. These carry
important information. If unreadable or missing,
contact your local authorised MILWAUKEE®
dealer or service centre.
•WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
•lead from lead-based paint
•crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
•arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending
on how often you do this type of work. To reduce
your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well
ventilated area, and work with approved safety
equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
Cat. No.
M18 CBS125-0
18 DC
Direct Current
125 mm
125 mm x 125 mm
WARNING Do not touch blade immediately after use. Blade will be hot.
WARNING Recharge only with the
charger specified for the battery. For specific
charging instructions, read the operator’s
manual supplied with your charger and battery.
Changing Blades
1.remove battery pack before changing or removing BLADES.
2.Turn the tension lock handle located on the front
of the saw 180° counterclockwise. This releases
the tension on the blade for easy removal.
3.Remove the blades from the pulley first and then
from the guides.
4.To install a new blade, with the pulleys facing up,
insert the blade between the rollers and the faces
of the guides, making sure that the teeth on the left
side of the tool point towards the rear of the tool.
5.With one hand, hold the blade in place between
the rollers and the guides and use the other hand
to position the blade around the pulleys. Be sure
that the blade lies freely within the guard channel
before starting the tool motor.
6. Turn the tension lock handle 180° clockwise to lock
the position. This will secure the blade on the pulleys.
Inserting/Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, push in the release buttons
and pull the battery pack away from the tool.
To insert the battery, slide the pack into the body of
the tool. Make sure it latches securely into place.
WARNING Always lock trigger or
remove battery pack before changing or removing accessories. Only use accessories
specifically recommended for this tool. Others
may be hazardous.
Blades and Blade Selection
The blade dimensions required for this band saw
is: 0.5 mm thickness, 12.7 mm width and 1139.80 mm in
length.The special 0.5 mm thickness reduces flexure fatigue
and provides maximum tooth life. To maximize cutting life, use a blade with the correct pitch (teeth
per inch) for the specific cutting job.
Blades are available in several pitches. To select the
proper blade, three factors should be considered:
The size, shape, and type of material to be cut.
The following suggestions are for selecting the
right blade for various cutting operations. Keep in
mind that these are broad guidelines and that blade
requirements may vary depending upon the specific
size, shape and type of material to be cut. Generally, soft materials require coarse pitch blades and
hard materials require fine pitch blades. Use coarse
pitch blades for thick work and fine pitch blades for
thin work. It is important to keep at least three teeth
in the cut (see "Typical Application").
Fig. 1
6 Teeth per Inch
8 Teeth per Inch
Adjusting the 3-Position Material Guide
1.Remove the battery pack.
2.Press in the guide adjustment button and slide
the material guide to the desired position detent.
LED Worklight
The LED worklight is turned on automatically
when the trigger is pulled. The LED will go off
• For tough stock 13 mm to 86 mm in
diameter or width (available in
carbon steel only).
• For tough stock 10 mm to 25.4mm
in diameter or width (available in
carbon steel only).
10 Teeth per Inch
•For tough stock 5 mm up to
120 mm in diameter or width.
14 Teeth per Inch
•For tough stock 4 mm to 19 mm
in diameter or width.
18 Teeth per Inch
•For thin-wall tubing and thin
sheets heavier than 21 gauge.
24 Teeth per Inch
•For thin-wall tubing and thin
sheets heavier than 21 gauge.
Typical Application
1.Keep the blade off of the workpiece until the
motor has reached the selected speed.
2.Start cutting on a surface where the greatest
number of teeth will be in contact with the workpiece at one time.
WARNING Always remove battery
pack before changing or removing accessories. Only use accessories specifically recommended for this tool. Others may be hazardous.
Fig. 3
WARNING To reduce the risk of injury,
wear safety goggles or glasses with side
shields. Keep hands away from the blade and
all moving parts.
Trigger Lock
To lock the trigger, push the Trigger Lock to the
right. The trigger will not work while the switch
is in the locked position. Always lock the trigger
and remove the battery pack before performing
maintenance and when changing accessories.
Lock the trigger when storing the tool and when
the tool is not in use.
3.Place the material guide against the workpiece
and lower the moving saw blade into the cut.
4.Do not bear down while cutting. The weight of
the tool will supply adequate pressure for the
fastest cutting.
5.When completing a cut, hold the tool firmly so it
will not fall against the workpiece.
Speed Dial
These Band Saws have a speed dial located on
the side of the handle to set the maximum speed.
Rotate the speed dial to “5” for maximum speed,
“1” for minimum speed.
Starting and Stopping
1.To start the tool, grasp both handles firmly and
pull the trigger.
NOTE: The LED is turned on when the trigger
is pulled.
Fig. 2
2.To vary the speed, increase or decrease pressure on the trigger. The further the trigger is
pulled, the greater the speed.
3.To stop the tool, release the trigger. Allow the tool
to come to a complete stop before removing the
blade from a partial cut or laying down the tool.
WARNING To reduce the risk of injury,
always unplug the charger and remove the
battery pack from the charger or tool before
performing any maintenance. Never disassemble the tool, battery pack or charger.
Contact a MILWAUKEE ®service facility for
ALL repairs.
WARNING Always remove battery pack
before changing or removing accessories.
Only use accessories specifically recommended for this tool. Others may be hazardous.
For a complete listing of accessories refer to your
Tool catalogue or go online to or
To obtain a catalogue, contact your local authorised
MILWAUKEE® dealer or service centre.
Maintaining Tool
Keep your tool, battery pack and charger in good repair
by adopting a regular maintenance program. After six
months to one year, depending on use, return
the tool, battery pack and charger to your local
authorised MILWAUKEE® dealer or service centre for:
•Mechanical inspection and cleaning (gears, spindles,
bearings, housing, etc.)
• Electrical inspection (battery pack, charger,
•Testing to assure proper mechanical and electrical
If the tool does not start or operate at full power with
a fully charged battery pack, clean the contacts on the battery
pack. If the tool still does not work properly, return the
tool, charger and battery pack, your local authorised
MILWAUKEE® dealer or service centre for repairs.
WARNING To reduce the risk of personal injury and damage, never immerse your
tool, battery pack or charger in liquid or allow
a liquid to flow inside them.
Clean dust and debris from charger and tool vents.
Keep tool handles clean, dry and free of oil or
grease. Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to
clean the tool, battery pack and charger since certain
cleaning agents and solvents are harmful to plastics
and other insulated parts. Some of these include
gasoline, turpentine, lacquer thinner, paint thinner,
chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and household detergents containing ammonia. Never use
flammable or combustible solvents around tools.
For repairs, return the tool, battery pack and
charger to your local authorised MILWAUKEE®
dealer or service centre.
Please refer to the Techtronic Industries Pty. Ltd. Warranty Terms and Conditions for
MILWAUKEE® products and accessories which is supplied with the tool or kit. This warranty
applies only to product purchased from an authorised MILWAUKEE® dealer in Australia or New
MILWAUKEE® prides itself in producing a premium quality product that is Nothing But Heavy
Duty®. Your satisfaction with our products is very important to us! If you encounter any problems
with the operation of this tool, please contact your authorised MILWAUKEE® dealer or service
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
13135 West Lisbon Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin U.S.A. 53005
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (Australia)
Techtronic Industries (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
Doncaster, Victoria, Australia, 3108
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (New Zealand)
Techtronic Industries (New Zealand) Pty. Ltd.
Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand, 2022
Professionally made in China for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation