Milwaukee Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw
Milwaukee Band Saw Model # 6232-21
Milwaukee’s new Deep Cut Band Saws promises deliver on the job-site! It’s 11 Amps, superior cut visibility and the largest cut capacity all help this Pro tool live up to many difficult job-site tasks. All these features are delivered in a slimmer housing that has a better line of sight!
What A Big Mouth!
The Milwaukee 6232-21 has a huge cutting capacity – it will cut a 5″ by 5″pipe or stock in one pass. Milwaukee designed this band saw with what they call “Job Site Armor.” The Armor features an all metal direct drive system which requires less service than a chain drive, proprietary composite materials with crush zone barriers to protect the tool and a gear protecting clutch that helps absorb impact forces caused by blade lock-ups. A tool free, adjustable blade shoe easily and quickly adjusts to the desired depth and allows for less tool rotation when cutting big material.
Using The Milwaukee Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw:
I found the Milwaukee 6232-21 well balanced and the handles were smartly located. This band saw is fairly light at 14.5 Lbs. and is easily wielded around. Compared to competitor models this saw cuts deeper and weighs less than competitors -that two huge pluses towards finding a spot in my toolbox!
A well placed LED light lit up the cut line nicely but I did not like the LED power switch – I found the switch operation clumsy which caused me to pause to get it to operate.
The Milwaukee 6232-21 cut easily and accurately, I was able thin slice angle iron with no effort. Later on a job I used it to cut through metal pipe the result was like a hot knife through butter.
The Milwaukee 6232-21 becomes available this month and is sure to be a huge hit with professional contractors. The deep cut feature is a game changer when comparing band saws – the LED, Adjustable shoe, light weight and better line of sight are great as well.
This one’s a keeper.
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