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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 12:09 PM

I picked this beauty up off of Craigslist this week for $130

It's only 12 volt and doesn't cut anything real big but it's nice and light and works great for what I need.

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Its brand new !! Saw similar ones on eBay for 180 - 200.

Seller buys returns, damaged package items in bulk. Has great deals on lots of tools.

This will replace the bosch one that I has stolen a few months ago. Isn't as big but it is fine. Will cut up to 1" EMT, bolt rod

I bought this one on eBay last month it's just too heavy for little stuff. But will Handel up to 4.5".

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One can never have too many portable bandsaws rite ?

My milwaukee corded model won't be getting much use with these 2 in my arsenal.
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 12:11 PM

How often do you need to cut stuff larger than 1"?
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 12:23 PM

How often do you need to cut stuff larger than 1"?


Not very often lately. Was doing a lot of 2.5 & 4" EMT, but not much anymore. 1/2 & 3/4 EMT and strut mostly now.
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:54 PM

If you think you got a good deal and it will handle your jobs then it is a good deal.

 

 

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 02:07 PM

Very good.

We have a Milwalkee Porta-Band (120 VAC) and it is very handy.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Good deal on the saw. I'm not sure if the box stores still do this. When a power tool is returned it can't be sold as new. It has to be sent out to be inspected & brought back to be sold as a refurbished tool. I once knew a tool salesman that would call me about these deals. I have gotten tools as much as 50% off. Now most of these tools get intercepted by tool brokers & sold to suppliers on ebay. By the time this happens we might as well buy new. Each box store has a tool salesman that buys & keeps the shelves full with what is needed. He also has the permission to sell cheap for those items that don't move off the shelves quickly. Most of these deals go un heard of if you don't ask.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 04:57 PM

Nice looking pair of saws,that Milwaukee should be really handy in your line of work! :thumbs:



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Nice looking saw. I've been very impressed with the quality of Milwaukee portable drills. They can take a lot of abuse and just keep on running. I've had bad luck with Dewalt and Ridgid drills. 



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Looks like a great addition to the collection.. I have always wanted a portable.. not sure for what.. but i am sure i would find a use.. I do have a 6 inch meat band saw, a 14 inch wood band saw and a 14 inch meat band saw with a sliding table.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Nice looking pair of saws,that Milwaukee should be really handy in your line of work! :thumbs:

You seeing double again?


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 07:25 AM

You seeing double again?

Sure am one milwaukee and one makita! :thumbs: 

 

I normally don't experience double vision except for the occasional weekend outing. :smilewink: :rolling:


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 09:20 AM

Odd, piggy, that second saw pic didn't show up on my screen for some reason.

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Own a milk just like that one handy little tool



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 10:51 PM

I have the makita one. It works good. Heavy like you said. I got it out of a pile of stuff when my grandfather passed. I think I used it twice

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Posted January 02, 2014 - 04:37 PM

That looks pretty handy , I have several methods for cutting metal in my little workshop and I think my two Milwaulkee portable band saws I use the most. They are just so handy for me to grab up and cut something off in the vise. I have never owned a chop saw or maybe I would not use these so much.






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