Milwaukee recently announced two new corded portable band saws that they say are 2X more durable than competing models.
On the outside, Milwaukee uses a special composite to armor-up the saws, providing what they describe as impact-absorbing crush zone barriers. On the inside, there’s an all-metal drive system that should last longer and with less servicing than chain-drive setups.
Inside, there’s a clutch that absorbs high impact forces should the blade lock up, protecting the completely sealed direct drive gearing. The motors have also been redesigned with a new higher density winding configuration. This allows for a slimmer motor housing that leads to increased cut line of sight and improved tool balance.
ETA is Jan 2012.
- 11A motor
- 120V AC
- 5″ x 5″ cut capacity
- 14.5 weight
Models 6232-20 and 6232-21 will have 0-380 SFPM variable speed control, and models 6238-20 and 6238-21 look to have only two speed settings, 300 and 380 SDPM. Both -21 models come bundled with a carrying case.
Milwaukee Deep Cut Band Saws via Amazon