Bandsaws are the best way to go around achieving a superior cut. Traditionally bandsaws had to be mounted to tables or stands to deliver the best cuts possible. Makita changed this when they introduced the Makita BPB180 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Portable Band Saw Kit. This portable band saw has the cutting capacities for a round workpiece of 4-3/4″ and a rectangular workpiece of 4-3/4″ X 4-3/4″ with a no load speed of 275-530. The Makita Portable Band Saw has been built with a quality motor that delivers 50% quicker cutting and has a 6-setting variable speed dial. An adjustable foot protects the material being cut, providing support for your cuts and keeping them accurate. A revised body made in a compact design and weighing 14.1 pounds substantially minimizes operator fatigue. A supportive ergonomic grip shape fits your hand like a glove. A well balanced design delivers even pressure and superior control for your hands. This customer gave the Makita a five star review stating:
“This band saw is an absolute dream. the balance of the band saw is great and will allow you to cut with 1 hand if neccessary. The battery lasts a lot longer than I expected. The design of the band saw is set up great to the fact that it is easy to find your exact spot you need to cut and it is easy to align to acheive a square cut on you stock.. worth your money”
Battery and Charger
The LXT Lithium-Ion makes consumers happy as it offers the longer run time we need in our power tools and notably has a 5 times lower self-discharge. It provides consistent high power with 16 firm holding contact terminals. The LXT Lithium-Ion battery in correlation with the optimum charging system work hard as they produce an amazing 280% total lifetime of work for the power tool and back it up with 2x more cycles than previous band saw models. The handy 45-minute Optimum Charger along with the battery has smart technology as it communicates throughout the charging of the tool, it does this while using the built-in chip in the battery and the built-in CPU chip in the charger. the Lithium Ion-battery also has “Active 3 Control” this technology is made to stay on top of the current control, thermal control & voltage control. Makita also made a built-in fan to cool the battery in order to produce a longer total lifetime of work. The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Portable Band Saw Kit BPB180 also has two built in L.E.D. lights with an afterglow which illuminates the line of cut being made. The tool also has a built-in protective rubber bumpers and a built-in skyhook along with a 3-year warranty on the Portable Band Saw tool with a 1-year warranty on the battery.
The Makita BPB180 Kit comes with 2 LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0Ah batteries, a 45-minute optimum charger, a blade, and a tool case to keep it all in.