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Learn how DEWALT's Dual Switch Band Saws Reduce On-Site Accidents

DEWALT’s 20V MAX* 5" Dual Switch Band Saws easily cuts up to 5 in. x 4-3/4 in. rectangular material and up to 4 in. round material while providing the operator with the best safety measures. Available to Electra Sales of North Texas and Tennessee customers, these band saws require dual switch activation to ensure two hands are used during tool operation, reducing on-site accidents.

This dual switch design was created in part with the help of Rosendin, one of the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firms. Rosendin began noticing that as the size and weight of power tools decreased, it became easier to operate a band saw with one hand, allowing the free hand to rest on the pipe. Once the pipe was cut through, the saw would jerk downward until the operator could remove his fingers from the blade’s single trigger, creating a risk of the saw striking the worker’s free hand if they tried to reach across or under the moving blade in an attempt to catch the falling cut/unsupported piece of material potentially resulting in significant injuries to the wrist or hand. With their help, DEWALT came up with the 20V MAX* 5" Dual Switch Band Saw you see today. Check out the full case study by visiting DEWALT online at

Although important, there is much more to these band saws than user safety. They offer features to make every job as easy as possible. A blade speed control dial allows users to tailor the speed of the unit to each application and an LED Work Light helps to illuminate dark work surfaces to allow for more accurate cutting. The brushless motor is designed for performance and durability and it has a tool-less blade changing lever that loosens the blade tension for easy blade changes. It also has an integrated hang hook that allows users to hang the saw without damaging the front handle or base.

Visit DEWALT online at or contact your Electra Sales of North Texas or Tennessee representative for additional information.


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