As I’ve mentioned often here on Toolmonger, I love my portable band saw. This simple-looking tool can simplify — and often make possible — endless jobs. So what makes the DeWalt model pictured above newsworthy? Easy: the extra space between the handle and blade allows you to cut objects a full 1/2″ to 1″ larger than most similar saws. And while that 1/2″ may not sound like much, I’ve run into numerous situations where whatever I needed to cut wouldn’t quite fit in the mouth of my saw. This one would’ve saved me some hassle.
Other than its gaping maw, DeWalt’s DW120 is similar to their other (and competitors’) offerings, including a 10A motor, steel blade shrouds, and rubber bumpers to protect the jobsite (and your truck bed). Pricing is about what you’d expect: around $300.