Top 10 Best Portable Band Saws

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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 undoubtedly our preferred Portable Band Saws. Having said that, there were a few other really premium Portable Band Saws we wanted to show you here that barely fell short.

DEWALT is yet another major manufacturer of Band Saws. They build the tool next on our list. DEWALT's Band Saws are one of their premier products. It was terrific to check out the DCS374B. I was very pleased with this tool!

The model DCS374B Band Saw by DEWALT, at $ is a particularly excellent Band Saw for the price. The DEWALT DCS374B is truly a sound alternative. Of you are unsure about our number one selection, I'd advise to opt for this Band Saw.

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

Apart from the option we already included, I would definitely take a look at the Milwaukee 6238-20 and the Makita BPB180Z. Both these tool manufactures are regarded as some of the leading suppliers of premium Band Saws. Each of these unique options received very good buyer ratings as well. Users awarded the Milwaukee an average score of 4.4/5 stars. You can liken that to the Makita BPB180Z which holds an average score of 4.1/5 stars.

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

I would be eager to suggest 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 you are thinking that the Portable Band Saws mentioned above don't do it for you, we have a few alternative choices that may be a better match. We found numerous superb Band Saws throughout our analysis. Through exhaustive study and testing, the choices mentioned above are our preferred Band Saws. However, the Band Saws shown below offer a number of special features on top of the fact that they are all premium 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.