Excerpt: I am a commercIal electrician & often have to use tools for cutting pipe. I.e. in the air or on the ground. I've used sawzalls, Hacksaws & nothing works as good as this bandsaw. Fast easy cuts. This thing is strong & light enough to only need one hand for cuts on ground or above head.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Cutting Speed, Good Design, Long Run Time, Safe
Summary: Bought this Bandsaw to replace my Reciprocating saw, I was tired of choppy cuts. One of my co-workers had this and I fell in love. 2 Weeks later received it in the mail and I was like a kid on xmas morning.
Pros: Light, Durability, Function, LED, Long Battery Life, works all day, easy blade changes, smooth cuts
Summary: If you are in the trades, it is only a matter of time before you buy this bandsay. I have all Ridgid tools and I am very please with this purchase. I'm an electrician and everyone I work with no owns one. Don't know how I did without for so long?
Excerpt: IF you buy the "tool only" it does not come with a blade!!! ... make sure you order a "compact bandsaw blade" in addition to the 18v bandsaw if you get "tool only." There's nothing worse than the feeling of opening a new tool being DESTROYED by the "[*]" I can't use it until I order a BLADE!!!!
Summary: Ok...muddy, dirty, and grumpy were I....but thanks to band saw, I was feeling better. I had to get through a steel pipe and a hacksaw was not a fun option. I don't do this all the time, but I like having tools. This band-saw rocked it.