DEWALT DWM120K 10 Amp 5-Inch Deep Cut Portable Band Saw Kit Review

Ratings
  • Battery - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
  • Ease of Use - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Value - 9.6/10
    9.6/10
  • Cutting - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Durability - 9.8/10
    9.8/10

Summary

The DWM120K is one of the most versatile band saws on the market today. It comes in at a relatively low price for what it is. When you consider it has the power to cut through thick tubing and its portability, you are getting a great deal of value.

9.7/10
DeWalt makes some of the best and most reliable power tools in the world. Their name has been synonymous with excellence and durability for decades. Everyone from professional contractors, to housewives have trusted DeWalt brand power tools to help get their jobs done quickly and efficiently.

Of the many tools that DeWalt makes, their band saws are some of the best on the market. They offer a wide range of models that will suit any need. From industrial strength setting power, to more cost effective, every day use band saws. There’s a model for everyone.

The DeWalt DWM120K is the perfect tool for cutting larger diameter metals. If you want to learn more about all this band saw has to offer, this review will cover all aspects of the DWM120K.

Features

  • 10 Amp Motor
  • 5” deep Cut
  • LED Light
  • Protective Steel Shroud
  • Portable
  • Variable Speed Control
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Ergonomic Design

Specs

  • Motor – 10 Amp
  • Weight – 15 lbs.
  • Power Source – Electric Cord
  • Volts – 120
  • Speed – 100 to 350 sfm

10 Amp Motor

The DWM120K boasts the most powerful motor in its class. The 10 amp motor will cut through the toughest metals without getting bogged down. It has a top cutting blade speed of up to 350 sfm. This powerful motor should be more than enough for anything you need to cut.

It’s ideal for commercial use and tougher jobs.

5” Cut

If you are looking for a band saw that can cut larger metals and is portable, this is the right tool for you. The DWM120K has a 5” maximum diameter cut. It will cut through both round and rectangular tubing with ease.

LED Light

The bright LED light makes it easy to see what you are cutting. IT also acts a cutting line to help guide you through the perfect cut by shining on the object you are cutting.

Protection

If you are on the job, it’s likely your tools will get banged around a good bit. You need something that ca handle the everyday abuse a tool will undoubtedly encounter. Lucky for you the DWM120K has rubber bumpers on the outside to help protect it when dropped, bumped or other mishaps.

It also features a serviceable metal shroud that adds to its protection and durability.

Portable

While many band saws that have the same power are stationary, the DWM120K is light enough to move around. Whether you are cutting on a bench, or above your head, it’s light enough to go anywhere you need it to.

Variable Speed Control

One of the more slick features on this band saw is the variable speed control. You can adjust the speed of the blade from 100 to 350 sfm. This allows for more versatility and accurate cuts.

Easy Maintenance & Long Blade Life

The blade is integrated with an easy tracking adjustment that enhances the blade alignment for more accurate cuts that help keep the blade sharper for longer periods. There’s also a dual bearing blade guide to add even more control and durability over the blade.

When you need to replace a dull blade, the blade lever loosened allows you to quickly and easily swap out the old one for a new one in minutes.

Ergonomic

The grip on the DWM120K is designed to fit comfortably in your hands. Since you’ll be using this tool all the time, you don’t want to get fatigued. It features a wide grip that allows plenty of room to make adjustments and keep full control of the blade. The grip also pivots if you need to re position your angle while cutting.

For complete ease of use, the band saw is balanced just right so that you can handle it with ease.

Pros

  • Portable
  • Strongest Motor in its Class
  • Rugged Design and Protection
  • Large 5” Cutting Diameter
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Comes with a Case
  • Long Lasting Blade Life

Cons

  • Although it is portable, you are limited since it is corded.
  • A bit on the heavy side for a portable band saw.

Conclusion

The DWM120K is one of the most versatile band saws on the market today. It comes in at a relatively low price for what it is. When you consider it has the power to cut through thick tubing and its portability, you are getting a great deal of value.

When it comes to band saws that are built to last, not many can come close to the DWM120K. Backed by a 3 year warranty, you can have peace mind knowing that your band saw will be working right alongside with you.

If you are looking for a portable band saw that has the cutting power of a table mounted band saw, yet portable and easy to handle, the DWM120K is the perfect choice. It’s designed for professional and commercial use, while still maintaining features that would make ideal for around the house.