Bosch GCB18V-2N 18V Compact Band Saw

Bosch announces a new lightweight and compact cordless band saw with the Bosch GCB18V-2N 18V Compact Band Saw.

The Bosch GCB18V-2N 18V Compact Band Saw is very compact and actually looks to be the size of a 12V bandsaw yet it still has a large’ish 2-1/2″ cut capacity in a single pass which is larger than the 1-5/8 in. x 1-5/8 cut capacity of Milwaukee’s M12 bandsaw. The only thing that gives this Bosch compact band saw that it’s an 18 volt model is the 18V battery and large second handle, other than that it looks very small, even for 18V standards.

A new addition to the Bosch 18V cordless offering, this band saw is ideal for professional MEP and mechanical ductwork (HVAC) contractors, mechanical sprinkler fitters, mechanical equipment installers, as well as plumbing and electrical contractors.

“With this band saw, we set out to deliver the same level of functionality and power that we promise in every innovative Bosch product tool within a flexible, compact design,” said Bosch Power Tools product manager Mitch Burdick.

“We are continuing to expand our 18V cordless portfolio and we’re confident this compact band saw will be an asset to professionals seeking a lightweight option that does not compromise precise cutting capabilities even in tight, constrictive areas.”

Other tech specs include a cut rate of 530 feet per minute, 7.3 lbs weight, LED light and and offers a

tool-free blade guard and tool-free blade change, protecting the blade from debris and facilitating easy access for blade installation or removal. It will launch late August – early September 2020.

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  • Corey Moore says:

    I’m a big fan of the ergonomics on compact portabands like this, which place the handle centered’ish above and perpendicular to the blade. One handed operation really plays into the purpose of a compact band saw, and the offset or rear situated handled compacts tend to feel like slightly less heavy regular 5″ saws, being awkwardly balanced one handed from center of gravity, and a poor line of sight which correcting can hamper attention on handling the tool. Any mention of this is brushless?

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