The M18 FUEL Band Saw cuts faster than its corded counterparts, provides the same legendary durability of a Milwaukee corded band saw and delivers up to 2X more run time than other cordless options. A bandsaw is a toothed blade passed over two band wheels. It cuts material held between the wheels. The material may be wood, plastic, metal or meat. Bandsaws are set up in different ways for different materials. Operators cut metal into smaller sizes and slice various things. For instance, you would use a portable bandsaw to cut bolts, screws, bar stocks, and metal studs. Portable bandsaws are metal shop must-haves because they're high-quality machines and easy to use. Introduction. Bandsaws are typically used to cross-cut stock to a specific length, to rip material to width, or for joinery applications. The Bandsaw can be regarded as an advancement to manual sawing and helps speed up many operations that can also be done with a good handsaw. The M18 FUEL™ Deep Cut and Compact Band Saws both offer the fastest cutting band saws with the largest capacity in their class, while the addition of the M12™ Sub-Compact Band Saw rounds out the widest range of cordless band saws. For woodworkers, metalworkers, and others who require precision cutting , the Milwaukee Band Saw is one of the best options available. With its powerful motor and accurate cuts, this band saw is a must-have tool for any passionate hobbyist or professional. The bandsaw machine includes a drive motor and a drive wheel. The drive wheel is affixed to the rotor shaft of the motor and is driven by a belt and pulley drive. The drive wheel is stationarily mounted to the bandsaw machine, or it may be moved away from the idler wheel. Milwaukee Electric Tool is a subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI), ttigroup.com. Founded in 1985, TTI is a leading marketer, manufacturer and supplier of home improvement and floor care products, employing over 20,000 people worldwide.