Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by richardearl33 Brothers-In-Arms: No military discount!
The product is fine. After considerable research I thought I had found that one could indeed purchase this product and then "return it" at the store in order to "repurchase it" in order to obtain the military discount. Turned out NOT to be true despite what has been stated online by Home Depot corporate. The reason is that the store doesn't have a "SKU" in order to sell it back to you if an item is returned that is not available on the store shelves. A calm discussion with the store manager was met with only a "I'm sorry; can't do." This situation I'm sure is true for ANYTHING that is only available for online purchase, so be forewarned. I'd shop elsewhere if you can obtain a discount.
As to the portaband itself, I'm sure it is a quality item - it's a Milwaukee product.
October 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jon, blacksmith/weldor/sculptor Great saw!
I love the compact size of this saw. I've used older Milwaukee saws before, as well as owned Makita and Greenlee saws. The Makita was similar in size and weight, but didn't have the power or cutting capacity of this saw. Also, the Makita's flourescent light was horrible. The Greenlee saw was strong and durable with it's all-metal case, but did not like the capacity, and the weight was way too much for the capacity and power. This saw with it's led light, coupled with narrow motor housing allows unmatched visibility. I also love the variable speed.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Best portable Bandsaw available
I love this saw. I've been using the Milwaukee brand bandsaw ever since the first portable model was introduced into the construction market. Each version becomes more user friendly, now we just need to expand the cutting width to 8" for wider and larger materials.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kdk3187 What took me so long...
Why I never got a portable bandsaw before now - I don't know. No matter what I throw at it in the metal shop, it cuts through easily, and cleanly. 1.5" stainless round bar, steel angle, tubing, plywood, etc., etc. The variable speed trigger switch and speed range dial were a huge selling point and glad I got a saw that has the feature. It does have a clutch-controlled soft start that takes some getting used to, but because of it you can easily start your cut with the blade on the material. The LED cutting light is a nice feature. Be advised, the kit with the case does NOT come with a blade, glad I had read that before though. Also, I bought the beautifully made SWAG Offroad vertical table for it and what a great addition.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FarmerW Approved For Farm Use
I used this saw to repair an implement on my farm. I needed to cut 2.25" solid bar (not tubing) in to several pieces. With the 14 TPI blade I was able to cut the bar 3 times before I needed to change blades. So in essence, this saw will cut through almost 7 inches of steel before you will need to change the blade. If I would have bought the 6 TPI blade as I wanted, I probably would have been able to cut all 8 pieces. The only thing negative I will say about this saw is that it is difficult to make a perfectly straight cut. Imagine a hacksaw with an electric motor on it. Other than that it did exactly what I needed it to do. Just go slow and let the saw do the work.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bodyshoped Great saw
I have only had this saw a short time and have used it on 3 projects so far. Works great. Wish I would have purchased one way back when. Easy to use and make straight cuts. I have made several cuts with the same blade and can't tell it's any worse for the wear. Cuts smooth, straight,fast and no sparks and the metal is not even warm to the touch. Really glade I pulled the trigger and bought this Miwaukee band saw..
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LH442 A quality tool from a quality company. A Milwaukee portable band saw from Home Depot.
I needed this kind of tool in a hurry. Home Depot had the exact one that I needed. I had found this tool at another company, but it required shipping time. Home Depot had one in stock and matched the other store's price and with my military discount I saved even more money. A great tool from a great store.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tamurlane6 Great portable bandsaw
The throat on these things could always be deeper but all and all this thing is great. If you are looking for a portable bandsaw this is as good as any.
December 27, 2013