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Cord / cordless band saw ?


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There is no "better" it will depend on your circumstance. 

Are you used to Milwaukee fuel, is this why you ask? I don't know what your situation is, you just now posted your first, so welcome aboard, tell us a little about yourself eh?

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If you cutting a boat load of metal I would saw go corded or you may need quite the batteries, not sure how run time works out but if it's for here and there I would think cordless would be sufficient.

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I'm a plumber with mechanical contractor, and I vote the Fuel would be best in our line of work!! Coworker has one and it is extremely versatile, he just needs to put a new blade on it already! It isn't used for thicker metals a lot like a production shop, so if you can, get the Fuel definitely  

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If you have the 4ah batteries already, those will work perfectly fine, I have the same set of drill and driver and 4ah batteries too. Not like you really need to upgrade if you dont want to

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Personally I would wait until it is absolutely needed and then borrow one first. You are looking at dropping hundreds on a tool that as an HVAC tech would rarely get used. In my facility, an HVAC tech has needed to use a bandsaw exactly ZERO times in 20 years. An electrician would need one if it was new construction, but even then conduit can be cut quickly unless it is like 1"+ pipe. Heck, I just use a jigsaw for cutting all my copper and conduit. Does the same job much cheaper and has far more uses.

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Makita has a bench mount base that works with their cordless band saw also. It is available for order from Canadian sources but not in the US. Last I checked it cost over five hundred clams to acquire, so not worth chasing after. I had a bad case of sticker shock when I got the quote on it...

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