We imagine the product folks at Milwaukee have a tough sell with some of the newest rollouts this year. The deep cut band saw, for instance, looks just like the old one at first glance, and “2x tougher than the competition” claims based on the copper motor and slightly reformed outer shell armor can’t be the easiest thing to explain when someone is holding both versions side by side.
The deep cut band saw, so named for its 5″ x 5″ capacity, is 14.5 lbs. of 11-amp cutting power encased by the aforementioned armor. The new motor technology, which we’re guessing is going to be making appearances in all the corded line to come, gets its added boost by fitting more copper into a smaller space. This in turn makes the motor housing smaller and allows for the new slimmer profile.
We can understand why Milwaukee is proud: a lot went into the new motor, and it is smaller and just as powerful. The unit as a whole will survive a ton of abuse and still keep kicking. They also went all low-key and didn’t stick a ton of badging on it or change the color to emphasize their point. They just made the changes, did some quiet high-fives around the testing lab, and went back to work — which we have to admit is a classy move.
6232-20_2 Bandsaw [Milwaukee Press Release]