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How to Cut Corbels on a Bandsaw

How to Cut Corbels on a Band Saw

Often it’s the attention to small details that makes fine craftsmanship stand out. If you want to build a utilitarian table, bench, or shelf, there are plenty of ways to do it without going to the trouble of making it pleasing to the eye. But sometimes we’d like to build something that will be at […]

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Ridgid cordless band saw

Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw Review R8604B

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 […]

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Deep Cut Band Saw CB3612DA

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Deep Cut Band Saw CB3612DA

Metabo HPT Adds Deep Cut Band Saw to MultiVolt Lineup The Metabo HPT MultiVolt platform continues to expand its offerings for non-committal folks who can’t decide between corded and cordless power. The Metabo HPT 36V Deep Cut Band Saw offers smooth, accurate cuts up to 4-3/4″ deep in conduit, steel pipe, wood, and plastic. With […]

Makita Compact Band Saws

Makita 18V Compact Band Saws

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 […]

Bosch compact bandsaw

Bosch Compact Band Saw GCB18V-2N

Bosch Compact Band Saw Makes Pro Cuts in Tight Spots Working in corners and overhead is now a lot less taxing with the Bosch Compact Band Saw. That’s because the Bosch GCB18V-2N weighs 60% less and takes up 40% less space than your standard deep-cut band saw. The last compact band saw we saw from […]

Ridgid 18V Compact Band Saw R8604B

Ridgid 18V Compact Band Saw R8604B

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 […]

Milwaukee Compact Dual-Trigger Band Saw

Milwaukee Compact Dual-Trigger Band Saw Review | Model 2829S-22

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 Compact Band Saw

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Band Saw 2829/2829S

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 P590

Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Band Saw P590 Review

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 […]

Milwaukee Deep Cut Band Saw

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Deep Cut Dual-Trigger Band Saw

Safety the Key Focus of New Milwaukee M18 Fuel Deep Cut Dual-Trigger Band Saw Making its debut at the 2019 NECA show, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Deep Cut Dual-Trigger Band Saw promises a safer solution to its portable band saw that actually cuts faster than its corded counterparts. It boosts safety by adding a secondary […]