Milwaukee Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw

By Robert Robillard on Tool Review Videos, Tool Reviews, Tools PLUS!

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!

First Impression:

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.

Video Review:

Overall Impression:

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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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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