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 definitely our number one Portable Band Saws. Even so, there were a range of other truly premium quality Portable Band Saws worth showcasing here that just barely fell short.

The next in our tool break down is built by DEWALT which is a very respectable tool manufacturer. DEWALT's Band Saws are one of their top offerings. It was terrific to test the DCS374B. I was very pleased using this tool!

The model DCS374B Band Saw by DEWALT, at $ is a particularly excellent Band Saw for the money. The DEWALT DCS374B is definitely a solid alternative. Of you are unsure about our number one pick, I would pick 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 tools we researched above, I would evaluate the Milwaukee 6238-20 and the Makita BPB180Z. Both Milwaukee and Makita are regarded as some of the leading manufacturers of superior Band Saws. Each of these distinct selections received very good end user ratings as well. Users gave the Milwaukee an score on average of 4.4/5 stars. Compare that to the Makita BPB180Z that boasts an average rating of 4.1/5 stars.

The 6238-20 by Milwaukee gives some truly choice features including Plastic / Metal. The Makita BPB180Z however, is very competitive offering 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 recommend both 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 fail to do it for you, we have a handful of other selections that might better fit your needs. We found numerous superb Band Saws throughout our review. Through extensive research and testing, the choices above were our favorites. Read on however. We listed several additional terrific 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.