Top 10 Best Portable Band Saws

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Portable Band Saws Available Today
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2. DEWALT DCS374B Band Saw

  • (241 Points)
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Overall this is an awesome product. Cutting oak and pine is effortless. Hands down the best tool I own. I don't have any major complaints. Very impressed with the Band Saw.

The DEWALT DCS371B Band Saw B00IYB0O44 was really our favorite Portable Band Saws. That being said, there were several other really high quality Portable Band Saws we wanted to showcase here that only just missed the mark.

DEWALT is yet another major producer of Band Saws. They build the tool that is next on our lineup. DEWALT's Band Saws are among their top offerings. I was eager to try out the model DCS374B and I was not let down!

The model DCS374B Band Saw by DEWALT, at $ is a particularly great Band Saw for the money. If you not sure about our top pick, I'd check out the DEWALT DCS374B next. It's a premium quality tool at a terrific price.

Full DEWALT DCS374B Review

DEWALT DCS374B Features

5'' cutting capacity

LED Work Light with a 20 second delay

Variable speed trigger and dial allow for versatility and control

Integrated hanging hook

Battery sold separately

Battery & Charger Sold Separately

In addition to the selections we reviewed above, I would definitely evaluate the Milwaukee 6238-20 and the BPB180Z by Makita. Both tool manufacturers are known for their high quality Band Saws. Both of these two options are rated highly as well. Users gave the Milwaukee an rating on average of 4.4/5 stars. Compare that to the BPB180Z which holds an average score of 4.1/5 stars.

The 6238-20 by Milwaukee comes with several features you wont get on competing Band Saws. One example is Plastic / Metal. The Makita BPB180Z by comparison, is hard to beat with Makita-built motor delivers faster cutting with 275-530 ft./min. plus 6-setting variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application.

I can easily endorse either of these Portable Band Saws
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3. Milwaukee 6238-20 Band Saw

  • (32 Points)

I don't know what else to say. All in all, this is the tool for you. This Band Saw really makes work fun. No lights, no bells, no whistles. I’m very pleased with the Milwaukee 6238-20!

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4. Makita BPB180Z Band Saw

  • (24 Points)

I discovered this saw from Makita by accident. I'm very pleased with what I got. Gives the best bang for the buck. All the important bits are metal. Assembly was easy, and has no problems.

Honorable Mentions

If the Portable Band Saws above don't do it for you, we have a handful of additional choices that may better meet your needs. We found numerous fantastic Band Saws during our review. The Band Saws we graded above are the best we could find. That doesn't mean there aren't several more fantastic Portable Band Saws.

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5. DEWALT GID-298457 Band Saw

  • (23 Points)

The DEWALT GID-298457 exceeded my expectations. Cuts square right out of the box. Fit and finish is near perfect. All parts/manual were included. Assembly was not all that difficult.

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6. Makita 2107FK Band Saw

  • (16 Points)

Arrived early in perfect shape. Light weight, but solidly built. It is easy to move around the shop. Very reliable and just gets it done! Overall this is a very good Band Saw.

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7. Milwaukee 48-08-0260 Band Saw

  • (15 Points)

Would put it on par with other Band Saw. Milwaukee features are great! No lights, no bells, no whistles. I would highly recommend this Band Saw. The Milwaukee 48-08-0260 cuts straight and true.

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8. Milwaukee GS-728639265187 Band Saw

  • (13 Points)

Assembly was easy, and has no problems. All parts/manual were included. Adjustments were easy to perform. I’m very happy with this Band Saw. Great equipment for the price!

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9. Milwaukee 0729-21 Band Saw

  • (9 Points)

Really great value for the money. I'm very pleased with what I got. Finish of the Milwaukee 0729-21 was excellent. Appear to be excellent quality. Very impressed with the Band Saw.

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  • (8 Points)

Pretty good saw for smaller cuts. This machine has power to spare. Everything went together quite well. Assembly and setup was fairly easy. Overall this is a very good Band Saw.