STX-250B X-BAND SAW KIT is billed as the world’s only one-hand cordless band saw. The band saw, manufactured by Stout Tool Corp., is powered by an 18-volt Ni-Cd battery and is capable of cutting wood, metal, plastic, aluminum, brass and other materials, according to the company. The band saw measures 15" long x 9-5/16" wide, has a cutting capacity of 2-1/2" and weighs only 9 lbs., including the battery. Designed primarily for job-site use, the band saw features a quick-change blade release and top-mounted safety switch. The STX-250B Kit sells for approximately $179 and includes the cordless band saw, one battery, a trickle battery charger and nylon tool bag. The STX-250C Contractor Kit includes the saw, two batteries, a one-hour charger and molded carrying case, and is priced around $304. Contact: Stout Tool Corp., 46919 Liberty Dr., Wixom, MI 48393. Tel: 877-337-8688. www.stouttool.com
This article originally appeared in the March 2009 issue.