Milwaukee is still putting the final touches on this bad boy, but that didn’t stop them from letting us play with their new compact band saw. Our homie Doug Mahoney, pictured above, models the new corded band saw doing its thing. Yeah, it’s as badass as it looks.
Milwaukee designed the rig to work above your head or in cramped areas — you know, somewhere other than a bench where you have plenty of room. Keeping the cramped areas in mind, Milwaukee also engineered a retractable shoe on the unit that allows you to flush-cut pipes against a wall.
Milwaukee says the unit is 45 percent lighter than their standard portable band saw and can handle about 85 percent of what its larger brethren can do. From the little we did get to play with it, we can say that certainly feels true. Our sample models easily plowed through everything we put in front of them, and they never bogged or stopped once.
At the event we heard that both the corded model you see here and the V28 cordless model will be available around October of this year. We’ll let you know more when we do.