DeWalt vs Milwaukee portable band saw

by rp


I always enjoy you're stuff. Lots of good info. to be found on the website.

Over the last year, I have directed many other fabricator / welders to your website.

I would like to comment on the most recent email I got had to do with the Porta Bands.

I too have been a big Milwaukee fan for years and always thought that their Porta Bands were tops.

However, for the last 5 years, I have used the Dewalt DW328 portabands with much satisfaction.

So much so, that I sold all 5 of my Milwaukees and replaced them with the Dewalts.

They are tough tools and will stand up to a lot of use. Here are a few of their excellent qualities...

Costs less that a Milwaukee, is a deepcut, uses standard blade, oil filled gearbox w/ glass sight level.

Some of the best features are...

The LIGHT - See where you're cutting. Great for industrial field work, indispensable once you cut with it.

Especially for us older guys.

Hanging Hook - Great for working in a scissor lift, crane basket - keeps the saw out from underfoot.

Rubber Bumpers - I don't even want to think of how many Milwaukee saw "ends" I have replaced over the last 20 years when the saw get dropped.

Variable speed control is located where you can get to it. Not on the trigger.

Easy 1 hand usage - better center of gravity.
Better roller guides for the blade - More heavy duty.

Try one out sometime. You may be surprised at how easy they are to use.

Good "Wow and Cool" factor out on the jobsite when other contractors see them used for the first time.
Everybody wants the light !!!

You might want to check out the latest Porter Cable 9750 SawZall - Allows for variable angles for cutting !

Blade end rotates 360 degrees w/ 12 angle stops and the forward section swivels 180 degrees up and down w/13 angle stops.

It makes for a very versatile field tool - can get into places no other sawzall can even dream of. Great for carpenters and plumbers too.

It is a little heavy though. I wouldn't want to use it all day long. Only 8-1/2" long @ 90 degrees.

I have had mine for a couple of years now and no more Milwaukee sawzalls for me. Sold them too!

Keep up the good job !!!

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