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Top 5 Cordless Bandsaws in 2020

Top 5 Cordless Bandsaws in 2020

Bandsaws have been around for quite a while, and over the years they have become one of the first stationary power tools purchased by DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike. Over time, cordless bandsaws have become increasingly popular which have started to replace their stationary counterparts offering users much more versatility.

Cordless band saws have given new meaning to woodworking and are best suited for cutting angles and other unique shapes in lumber and other types of material including metal and wood. The versatility of a band saw makes them a must have and when outfitted with the right blade you can get smooth cuts reminiscent of other types of power saws.

The following review details the Top 5 Cordless Bandsaws in 2020 and all the reasons why.

1.      Makita XBP02 18V Portable Band Saw Kit – 9.8

This is as close to a perfect cordless bandsaw as it gets as Makita introduced one that compares in power and performance to any similarly priced corded model. The Makita XBP02 is highlighted by a 6-speed variable control operation that gives users much more control than comparable models. The easy to use variable speed dial allows the user to match the speed to any application.

The Makita XBP02 has a built-in LED light which lights up the entire work area. Also, the protection circuit adds an element that’s missing in most models with added protection for the most vital part of the bandsaw. With a protective bumper and tool hook which allows you to hang up the tool to save space, it helps this Makita power tool gain a 9.8 out of 10.

Specs and features

  • Product dimensions: 11 × 30 × 22 inches
  • Weight: 20 pounds
  • Power: 18V
  • Battery: side-style lithium-ion

2.      DeWalt DCS371B 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Bare-Tool Band Saw – 9.7

Coming in at just over $200, the Dewalt DCS371B is a cordless model powered by a 20-volt Lithium-Ion battery. Available in four options with batteries or without or extra blades for those intending to get a great deal of use. With a max cutting capacity of 2 ½-inches which is more than enough to cut through a full 2-inch SCH 40 pipe.

The DeWalt DCS371B has a conveniently located handle on the center which provides great balance and ergonomics. There’s also a LED light and 20-second delay which help illuminate the entire work area making any place the perfect place to work. Other features include a guide rollers with dual bearings and a blade tracking adjustment.

Specs and features

  • Item Dimensions: 15.38 x 12.2 x 8.7 in
  • Item Weight: 10.2 pounds
  • Origin: China
  • Color: Yellow/Black
  • Style: Band saw
  • Power source: Cordless electric
  • Voltage: 20 volts
  • Max capacity round: 2-1/2″
  • Max capacity square: 2-1/2″

3.      DeWalt DCS370K 18-Volt NiCad Cordless Band Saw – 9.2

Deserving the 3rd spot in this review is an 18-volt cordless band saw which is operated by a NiCad battery. DeWalt introduced a heavy-duty cordless model which gained more than 20 all-positive reviews on Amazon. This model offers a ½-inch cutting capacity and is outfitted with an ergonomically placed top handle which makes it suited for rigorous, continuous use.

The DeWalt DCS370K kit has everything you need to rip material right out of the box. Included is the bandsaw, NiCad battery, charger that takes only 1 hour, and a 14/18 blade. Some of the highlight features include a blade change adjustment which doesn’t require a tool which gives you more life with the blade.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 10 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 16.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Origin: China
  • Color: Yellow
  • Power Source: cordless-electric
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Included Components: battery
  • Warranty Description: 3 Year Limited Warranty

4.      DeWalt DCS374B 20V Max Deep Cut Band Saw Baretool – 9.2

Scoring a perfect 5 out of 5 from consumers is this best-seller which claims the 4th spot in this review. The DeWalt DCS374B is a Max Deep Cut cordless band saw which is powered by a 20-volt battery. This bare tool model was built to last and is one of the more durable and stronger cordless models on the market.

The DeWalt DCS374B features a robust 5-inch cutting capacity and an LED light outfitted with a 20-second delay. For improved control, there’s also a variable speed trigger which allows the user to match the speed to the application along with a hanging hook which allows you to save space.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 16 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 13 x 8.3 inches
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: DCS374B
  • Power Source: Battery-Powered
  • Voltage: 20 volts
  • Included Components: (1) DCS374 20V MAX* Band Saw
  • Warranty Description: 3 year limited manufacturer’s warranty

5.      DeWalt DCS370B 18-Volt Cordless Band Saw – 8.8

Another great option is this 18-volt cordless band saws from DeWalt which scores an 8.8 out of 10. This bare tool model has nearly 100 all-positive consumer reviews and offers great balance and superior ergonomics which decreased user fatigue and improves control. This makes it simple to use for heavy-duty projects and longer, rigorous use creating a smoother operation.

The DeWalt DCS370B is a bare tool model which means it doesn’t include the battery or charger, but you can pick up an 18-volt battery relatively cheap. The battery itself can also be used with other 18-volt cordless power tools such as a drill allowing you to create a complete set of cordless tools. Highlight features include a blade tracking adjustment, tool-less blade change, and hanging hook for easy storage.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 15.4 x 8.7 inches
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Power Source: cordless-electric
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Foot per Minute: 570 fpm
  • Blade Length: 32-7/8 inches
  • Max Capacity (Round): 2-1/2 inches
  • Max Capacity (Square): 2-1/2 inches


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