Milwaukee 6230N Deep Cut Portable Band Saw - Nice SlicePosted in Product Reviews on August 1, 2010
Most home fabricators rely on an abrasive chop saw and a hand-held reciprocating saw for their cutting needs. Band saws aren't as common because most floor-mounted band saws are bulky and expensive. Milwaukee's hand held, variable-speed 6230N Deep Cut portable band saw is changing that notion. The saw is compact, affordable, and cuts quietly and cleanly.
Band saws are easy to use because the blade only goes in one direction, holding the material against the guide surface as it cuts. Cut quality is exemplary and requires much less clean up compared to an abrasive saw. Unlike an abrasive saw, the band saw is relatively quiet and doesn't throw sparks. Don't get rid of your abrasive chop saw or your reciprocating saw-they do things that a band saw can't. However, once you add a Milwaukee Deep Cut portable band saw to your home shop, we'll bet the other two saws will gather a lot more dust. It's a very nice slice.