Most plumbers, heating contractors, and electricians can’t live without a portable bandsaw because the tool’s versatility and utility are unmatched. What other tool lets you cut through Unistrut like butter, or multiple pieces of threaded rod at the same time? As plumbing contractor John Myrtle says in his initial review of portable bandsaws, “If you're in the field and have to cut any amount of metal stock on a regular basis, these tools will cut your production time and make cleaner and squarer cuts than a reciprocating saw or abrasive blades.”
For a time, cordless band saws had a smaller cut capacity than their corded versions. The cordless saws are more compact, often lighter in weight, and are more mobile than full-sized larger versions. DeWalt recently released a cordless band saw with a deeper cutting capacity than its previous cordless model, and one that’s equivalent to its corded counterpart, the DWM120.
Deemed a “Deep Cut Bandsaw”, the DCS374 features a 5” x 4 ¾” capacity when cutting strut, pipe, angle iron and other materials. When equipped with a 5.0 Ah battery this cordless bandsaw weighs 13.8 lbs., which is 1.2 lbs. lighter than the corded DWM120. Magnesium housing contributes to the light weight and a brushless motor to an impressive runtime. According to DeWalt, the DCS374 can make 149 cuts of 1 5/8” strut with a 14 TPI blade. The saw comes equipped with an LED light, toolless blade changing and variable speed control.
The kit comes with a DCS374 Band Saw, (2) 5.0Ah 20V Max batteries, (1) charger, carrying case and (1) 18 TPI blade.
Cost: $ 579
|Voltage||20 (18V under load)|
|Max Capacity (Round)||4-3/4''"|
|Max Capacity (Rectangular)||5'' x 4-3/4''"|
|Max Capacity (Square)||4-3/4'' x 4-3/4''"|