It is not easy to move and carry a large tabletop band saw machine. In fact, you would not think to move it, once you have set it in your shop, industry or garage. A large band saw machines are not easy to move that’s why now you can buy small and lightweight cordless band saw to complete various cutting jobs. Yes, these cordless and portable band saws offer the same accuracy and performance as the tabletop band saws. These are battery powered cutting tools, which you can buy in the market. There are some guidelines for buying a portable band saw, which you must follow to buy the best tool.
Consider the right type of blade
The most important thing you should consider, while buying the cordless or battery bandsaw, is the type of blade. The blade is the most essential component of any type of band saw. Almost manufacturers provide portable band saw with 45” blade that offers cutting capacity of 4-1/2 inches. Ensure that the blade is robust enough to cut different materials like wood, metal and glass. It should be easily adjustable and it should be too thick so that you can’t see the cutting line of the subjected object. Always apply the rule of thumb, when choosing the portable band saw with top-quality blade. You won’t choose a wrong product for the cutting job.
Always choose a battery powered band saw
Typically, you get two choices in the portable band saws, cordless portable band saw and electric powered band saw. The cordless band saws are powered by a battery and these can be available with 28 volt battery. You can carry this band saw at any job site and perform the cutting job without using electric power. The small band saws can be useful in a room or space, where an electricity outlet is available otherwise you cannot use it. So, always invest in battery powered portable band saws.
Speed of cutting
A top quality portable band saw would always allow you to change the speed of the blade to cut the subjected object perfectly. The experts would agree that different blade speed is required to cut different type’s materials like wood, metal and so on. The speed also depends on the speed and the hardness of the material. Obviously, you would not cut the same object always and that’s why you should buy a portable band saw that offers multi-speed setting.
Safety and the work light
The cordless would always offer two handles to hold and operate the cutting tool. One handle is used for holding the machine and another is used to manage the power knob. Such a cutting tool would be the safest tool for portable use and it should also have a work light to provide perfect cutting.
The top class portable band saws include most of the features, we have mentioned above. Another thing you should check is the price of the cutting tool. Always invest in a portable band saw, which provides the best quality, cutting experience and which costs an affordable amount.