1. Makita XBP01Z
Makita XBP01Z 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Band Saw (Tool-Only). Ergonomics – The XBP01 is superiorly engineered to meet the demands of the user with up to 27% less weight than the competition. A huge advantage when cutting in-place/overhead. Easy One-Handed Operation – The XBP01 includes a blade wheel cover that covers the blade outside the cutting area making the saw suitable for appropriate one-handed operation: meets ANSI Standard 6745-2-20. Makita is the only manufacturer that offer this feature with the preferred 18V platform. Makita System – Part of the World’s Largest 18V Lithium-Ion Platform 70 + and expanding. Bare Tool Only.
- Makita-built motor delivers 630 ft./min. blade speed for fast cutting
- Compact design at 18-1/2″” long; weighs only 7.5 lbs. (with battery) for convenient operation
- 2-1/2″” cutting capacity is ideal for cutting conduit, Unistrut®, copper pipe, threaded rod, angle iron and channel
- Includes a blade wheel cover that covers the blade outside the cutting area making the saw suitable for appropriate one-handed operation*
- Accepts standard 32-7/8″” x 1/2″” blades
- Built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the work area
- Protective bumper design for added durability
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2. Milwaukee 2629-22
Whether you work in the field or workshop, youll find the MilwaukeeÂ M18â”¢ Cordless LITHIUM-ION Band Saw Kit, a good design thats easy to use. Included in the kit are two powerful REDLITHIUMâ”¢ extended-capacity batteries that give you longer run times to complete the job. This metal cutting band saw handles job site abuse, with high impact polymer drop-resistant pulley guard engineering and a case aluminum gearbox that also helps maintain gear positioning. Use the convenient built-in LED light to brighten up dark spaces for better accuracy and safety. This electric band saw kit also includes a multi-volt charger that works with both M18 and M12 product lines. Use it to quickly recharge battery packs and get right back on the job.
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At only 10-1/4lbs and 18″ in length, the 2629-22 M18 Band Saw is the perfect tool for cutting metal in-place, overhead or in tight spaces. With 3-1/4″ cut capacity and low vibration, this saw delivers the cleanest cuts on the most common materials including strut, 2-1/2″ conduit, 3″ angle iron, 3″ copper and threaded rod without ruining the threads. The M18 Band Saw also features a work light, blade ejection system and a tool-free adjustable material guide that allows the user to make cuts flush to ceilings or walls.
45% Lighter than Deep Cut – 10.25 Lbs compact light weight design for cutting overhead and in tight places.
3-1/4″ Cut Capacity – cuts most common materials for Electrician, Plumber and Mechanical cutting applications. Single pass cut on 3″ copper, 3″ angle iron, 2-1/2″ conduit.
Tool-Free Adjustable Material Shoe – quickly adjusts the shoe and allows flush cuts when working with installed materials against walls and ceilings.
LED Work Light – illuminates the cut line in dark areas. Blade Ejection System-Quickly change the blade by moving the material guide into the up position and depressing the blade ejection button.
Drop Resistant Pulley Guard-Engineered geometries & high impact polymer. Cast Aluminum Gear Case-Withstands jobsite abuse & maintains gear positioning.
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3. DEWALT DCS371B 20V Band Saw
The DEWALT DCS371M1 20V MAX lithium-ion band saw (bare tool) features a 2-1/2″ cut capacity, and the ability to cut up to 2″ SCH 40 pipe. The centered handle position provides superior balance and ergonomics and allows for more accurate cuts and less user fatigue. A LED Work Light with 20 second delay illuminates dark work surfaces for accurate cutting. This unit has an integrated hang hook which allows users to hang the saw without damaging the front handle or base. The special blade tracking adjustment increases blade life by providing better blade tracking, and the tool less blade changing lever loosens blade tension to allow for easy blade changes. The dual bearing blade guide rollers provide increased durability in the blade support system. This band saw also has an ergonomic soft grip back handle which provides the user with comfort and flexibility. Common applications include: conduit up to 2″ dia., 1-5/8″ Unistrut, SCH 40 pipe up to 2″, threaded rod, square and rectangular tubing, and angle iron.
2-1/2″ cut capacity cuts up to 2″ SCH 40 pipe
Centered handle position provides superior balance and ergonomics
LED Work Light with 20 second delay
Blade tracking adjustment
Dual bearing blade guide rollers
Max capacity round: 2-1/2″
Max capacity square: 2-1/2″
Blade length: 32-7/8″
Cutting speed: 570 fmp
This kit includes:
(1) DCS371 20V MAX band saw
(1) 14/18 TPI blade
(1) blade tracking wrench
This is a bare-tool item; battery and charger sold separately.
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4. Bosch Bare-Tool BSH180BL
Bosch’s BSH180BL 18-volt band saw is compact, lightweight, and ideal for do-it-yourselfers and professional alike. This 18-volt band saw measures 17 1/2-inches in length, 14-inches in width, and 6.15-inches in height. This 18-volt band saw is the best-in-class for both it’s compact size and it’s weight. It is up to 60-percent lighter than any tool in it’s class and up to 40-percent more compact. It comes with an integrated LED work light that illuminates the cut line in dark areas, allowing you to always get the job done. Bosch has developed customer Exact-Fit tool inlays that are custom designed to hold individual tools in place with room underneath to store other tool accessories. The BSH180BL includes the 18-volt band saw, one Exact-Fit inlay tray, and L-BOXX-3. The battery is sold separately.
Up to 60-percent lighter than deep cut saws and up to 40-percent more compact
Integrated LED work light that illuminates the cut line in dark areas
Cutting capacity is 2-1/2-inch by 2-1/2-inch
Custom Exact-Fit tool inlay for ideal tool storage
Includes bare tool only (battery not included)
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