Milwaukee 6238-21 Deep Cut Portable 2-Speed Band Saw
Milwaukee produces the best corded portable band saw around. This one has a 5-inch by five-inch material capacity, making it the biggest portable around. With an 11 amp motor, it’s got plenty of power to cut through that large metal as well. The motor is electronically controlled, ensuring constant blade speed, even under load. Since the motor is direct drive, it also eliminates problems with chains. They’ve also put a clutch in it, to absorb the high impact forces caused by blade lock-ups. This saw is powered by 120 volts, AC or DC, so if you need a good band saw to run off a generator, this is the one for you.
Although a bit heavy at 14.5 pounds, the tool is very well balanced, and easier to hold. The shoe is adjustable without tools, allowing you to go from an extended shoe to no shoe in mere seconds. Like the Makita, the blade guard is rubber coated to protect it from shock in case it’s dropped and comes with a carrying case. A slimmer case design increases visibility to the cut line while a debris protection system keeps the saw filings off of the wheels for longer wheel life.