Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw Delivers Smooth Operation in a Lightweight Form The Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw (R8604B) answers the call from electricians and MRO crews for a compact portable model. From the reactions we’ve seen, they’re pretty excited. We’ve been cutting EMT, steel stock, and even rebar to see just how […]
Makita Compact Line Focuses On Lightweight, Fast Operation Band saws are an integral part of a lot of jobs, and particularly in pipework. Since a lot of those pipes exist in overhead spaces, the Makita 18V Compact and Sub-Compact line of band saws make a lot of sense. Not only are they more convenient with […]
We caught a sneak peek at a new Bosch Cordless 18V Band Saw in this month’s Popular Mechanics magazine. It looks to be a very compact unit that sports an ergonomic grip and weighs much less (just 7.7 lbs including the 18V battery) than comparable products from Milwaukee Electric Tool (about 10.5 lbs). For overhead use – common in electrical work, this is going to be an amazingly advantageous tool. The 18V lithium-ion battery sits above the handle, rather than below it, giving it a weight-forward feel and aiding in vertically-oriented cuts. Like most 18V tools, the Bosch Cordless Band Saw has a safety switch that needs to be pressed before the trigger releases to power the saw.
Ridgid Drops Size of 18V Band Saw for Better Accessibility In fall 2020, Home Depot will launch the Ridgid 18V compact band saw. This new cordless band saw promises a new tool targeting electricians and MRO professionals already on the Ridgid 18V platform. We’ve certainly seen similar designs from other manufacturers, however, Ridgid users have […]
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL Compact Dual-Trigger Band Saw takes the same safety feature found in the Milwaukee 2729S-22 Deep Cut bandsaw and brings it to a more compact design. In case you don’t understand the application, the dual-trigger function requires the user to place both hands on the bandsaw before it will cut. This not […]
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Band Saw Boasts Fastest Cutting in Class Milwaukee is introducing a pair of compact band saws optimized for the trades. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Band Saw and Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Dual-Trigger Band Saw are due out in February 2020 and Milwaukee claims that these new tools will offer the […]
Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Band Saw Fills a Long-Requested Need The Ryobi 18V One+ cordless band saw has been one of the most-requested in their lineup tools for years. The P590 is finally here and we’ve been cutting a whole lot of metal and PVC with it. Pros Good cutting speed Cordless convenience at a […]