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Product Overview

Compact band saw with a variable speed design


Variable Speed Design

This band saw features variable speeds which are easy to control from the handle.

Band saw with a drop-resistant pulley guard


Drop-Resistant Pulley Guard

This band saw features a durable and safe design with a drop-resistant pulley guard.

Band saw with a compact and lightweight design


Lightweight, Compact Design

The lightweight and compact design makes this tool comfortable to hold and easy to fit into tight spaces.

The Milwaukee 6242-6 7 Amp Compact Band Saw weighs 9-1/2 lbs. and is 16 in. L to help you comfortably cut metal in place, overhead or in tight spaces. The saw features a 3-1/4 in. cut capacity and low vibration to deliver clean cuts on materials such as strut, 2-1/2 in. conduit and 3 in. angle iron, 3 in. copper and threaded rod. The tool-free, adjustable material guide helps you make cuts flush to ceilings or walls.
  • 45% lighter than deep cut 9.5 lbs. compact light-weight design for cutting overhead and in tight places
  • 200-360 SFPM variable speed dial adjusts the speed for more accurate cuts and hard materials
  • 3-1/4 in. cut capacity cuts most common materials for electrician, plumber and mechanical cutting applications, single pass cut on 3 in. copper, 3 in. angle iron, 2-1/2 in. conduit
  • Tool-free adjustable material shoe quickly adjusts the shoe and allows flush cuts when working with installed materials against walls and ceilings
  • LED work light illuminates the cut line in tight spaces and dark areas
  • Blade ejection system-quickly change the blade by moving the material guide into the up position and depressing the blade ejection button
  • Drop resistant pulley guard-engineered geometries and high impact polymer
  • Cast aluminum gear case withstands jobsite abuse and maintains gear positioning
  • Includes: one 6242-6 7 Amp compact band saw, 1-carrying case
  • Blade length 35-3/8 in. x 0.020 in.
  • Cut capacity 3-1/4 in. x 3-1/4 in.
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Ratings
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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCordless
Power Tool FeaturesKeyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable SpeedKeyless Blade Change,Variable SpeedKeyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable SpeedNo Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed
Cuts ThroughWoodAluminum,Metal,SteelMetalAluminum,Metal,PVC,Plastic,Steel
Included AccessoriesCaseTool OnlyCaseBlade Guard System,Blade(s),Charger
Voltage (volts) 18
Battery Amp Hours 3 Ah
Number of Total Batteries Included 2
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (In.)
3.25
Maximum Blade Length
35.375
Maximum Blade Width
.020
Minimum Blade Width
.020
Product Depth (in.)
16 in
Product Height (in.)
10 in
Product Width (in.)
4 in
Table Length (in.)
0
Table Width (in.)
0
Work Table Surface
0 in. x 0 in.

Details

Amperage (amps)
7
Band Saw Type
Horizontal
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Construction Material
Metal
Cord Length (ft.)
8.0
Corded Tool Type
Portable Band Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cuts Through
Wood
Cutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat(In.)
3.25
Included Accessories
Case
Minimum Blade Length
3.375
Portability
Portable
Power Tool Features
Keyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
9.5
Returnable
30-Day
Saw Type
Jobsite
Table Tilt Left Max (degrees)
0
Table Tilt Right Max (degrees)
0
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Tool Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 100% recommend this product
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To be honest here, I really wanted to get a cordless version of a tool like this. After much rese...
To be honest here, I really wanted to get a cordless version of a tool like this. After much research, and comparing various makes and models, I came to the conclusion the the prices on the cordless models were more than I was wiling to pay, at the moment anyway. I really don't need a deep cut version. I don't make a living with something like this, and put it the category of a right angle drill. Meaning a tool that I don't use all the time, but when needed it really comes in handy, and then some. When I looked at a few in the stores they were also much larger in size than I thought. So I more or less had to take a step backwards to my tech school days of the 70's, and decide what I had really learned back then. In those days we did everything with a hand held hacksaw, and you needed to gets the cuts right or start over. It did not take long to figure out that the blade selection was EVERYTHING. So my bottom line here is I made my selection on being able to get a nice saw, with case, the blades I needed, everything Genuine Milwaukee, all at the right price from Home Depot. I could not be more pleased with my selection.
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    Must have tool for cutting metal
    The days of spending hours with a hacksaw are over! This tool far exceeded my expectations. Everything feels well made and it is packaged in a sturdy case. The blade was easy to install and easily slices through thick and thin metal. I was able to cut a lot of angle iron for a metalworking project, some unistrut for a plumbing project, threaded rod for a deck, and even cut up some old ladders for disposal. Being able to quickly and precisely cut metal truly makes this tool worth it.
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      Lightweight, yet powerful. It has an l e d that illuminates the cutting ar...
      Lightweight, yet powerful. It has an l e d that illuminates the cutting area, with an on/off switch, very helpful.
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      Very good machine I would buy one if you need it.
      Very good machine I would buy one if you need it.
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      • Recommended
      Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
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      1 Star Review
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      Response from Milwaukee ToolNov 8, 2019
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      Fast delivery and no problems. What more can one ask?...
      Fast delivery and no problems. What more can one ask?
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      Nice saw, misleading advertising
      I had never used a portable band saw before this time. I really like this saw, it is fairly small and light weight, good for working overhead or small places. It cuts fast through mild steel and has a relatively large cutting capacity. The things I do not like about it are: 1. Home Depot canada and usa do not sell the new blades of any tooth count so you must order online so if you dont have enough spare blades that is an issue, the other models use standard blades but this model does not. 2. there is no bubble level to indicate when you are cutting straight vertically or horizontally and it is difficult to tell when the saw is at the correct angle so often the cuts are on an angle, some sort of a way to cut straight would be SUPER useful. 3. Milwaukeee says it is a flush cut saw, it does NOT FLUSH CUT. cutting down perpendicular it is about 1/8" from flush and cutting parallel it is about 1 5/16" from being a flush cut. 4. The variable speed does not go very slow, even at the lowest speed it is quite fast. Good luck!
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      • Recommended
      Best small band saw we have ever purchased.
      Best small band saw we have ever purchased.
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      • Recommended
      I would buy it again if this one does, not yet.
      Cut unistrut, pipe up to2 1/2", any pipe. Love this too! Easy to handle, clean.
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