Milwaukee’s 8-1/4 in. Panel Saw is an ideal tool for lumber yards with its quick and easy solution to cutting up to 4 ft. x 8 ft. sections of sheet goods to size. This unique saw has a cutting accuracy to within plus or minus 1/32 of an inch and a material thickness capacity of up to 1-3/4 in. The saw also features an innovative horizontal handle for convenient on/off saw operation as well as a 20 Amp, commercial-grade paddle switch for long life. The 6480-20’s frame is made from tough, electrically welded steel to ensure it won’t warp or twist. The powerful 15 Amp motor is mounted on a carriage that moves horizontally with minimal effort on graphite-impregnated nylon roller bearings which require no lubrication. The saw can also be turned 90 and fixed to make vertical cuts. Horizontal and vertical scales provide quick and accurate cuts. The material being cut can be loaded from either the left or right side and gently rolls through the saw on a smooth acting roller mechanism. The Panel Saw is not recommended for ripping panels larger than 4 ft. x 8 ft. The extension kit accessory, 49-22-8108, is recommended for cutting sheet goods over 6 ft. L.
- Rigid all steel frame, square tubing is electrically welded to prevent warping or twisting
- Comfortable horizontal handle for convenient on/off operation
- 20 Amp commercial-grade paddle switch for durability and long life
- Cutting accuracy to within 1/32 in. in either cross-cutting or ripping directions
- Powerful 15 Amp (3-1/4 max HP) Milwaukee motor (AC/DC)
- 20 ft. cord length for convenient operation
- Keyed blade changes
- Blade: 8-1/4 in.
- Arbor size: 5/8 in.
- 5-year manufacturer warranty
Not to complicated to put together . Accuracies could be better.Well built machine
This is the second one I purchased. The tool needs a lot of wok to calibrate. The saw plate bolt hits the back plate and you will need to correctt that. It is a manufacturing error. Not a deal breaker but annoying. For the money it is a good tool just takes more wok to set up than you might expect
I purchased the panel saw and was amazed with its accuracy. With a few minor adjustments the saw cut perfectly. All the parts were there and everything went together in a short period of time!I would reccomend this saw to anyone who has limited space and wants a quality saw! I t is well worth the money spent!
I have owned 3 of these and currently own one with all the attachments. I also own job site table saws, cabinet table saws, hand operated circular saws…..but the Milwaukee panel saw is the tool I cant be with out. This is my main cutting tool for large goods and I use it for everything from wood, plastic, PVC, foam, 48″X96″ sheets to 2″X4″s, deck planks, etc. currently using it with the red rollers on the inside and white high impact rollers on the out side. the flaw in this tool is the roller system which is hard to calibrate so that all the rollers are straight and in line. I have tried everything from 12ft angle iron to laser sighting to line up these rollers. Im at the point where I wish they were not adjustable and came perfectly aligned from the factory. when I need to make accurate cuts…i remove the rollers and install straight square stock tubing on each side of the blade. this allows perfectly straight cutting. with the rollers…the shorter the wood..the less wheels it rolls on…the accuracy falls. this is a great tool other wise and takes up little floor space. I use the mid fence kit a lot and the sliding stop. I have extensions on both and it really helps with large 48X96 sheets or long wood stock. this tool is worth every penny and will pay for itself with the time it saves to.
arrived in good condition . really helped speed up our crating process and much safer for our workers
works well easy set up I would recommend the accessory kit especially if your going to use 4×8 sheets of wood made my own extensions did not want to pay the 120 bucks for them same thing for the wheels they want 51 bucks I just went out and payed 6 bucks for them over all a great addition to my shop
Great tool. Easy to put together and cut production time down by half. GREAT INVESTMENT!!
Great saw, very sturdy machine lots of power.Not sure why the panel extensions are not included??? Most cuts are 4×8 sheets and you need the extensions to safely make horizontal cuts. Also, buy the wheel assembly makes rolling it out of the way very easy! Next I’m going to purchase the vacuum hose attachment, the machine can create a lot of saw dust.
Product is being used in production line. Great value and good product.
The saw itself is very cool, and is great for our school theatre department. My MS and HS kids use it, and it is more safe to me even than the sawstop we have. We cut a lot of plywood and Luan, so it made total sense. Setup of the actual saw itself was pretty easy. A couple of sections were a little confusing, even to me, but we figured it out. One Con of the saw setup is that at least on ours, the tape measures/guides were off and it took us a while to configure it so that it was right. There was also a minor struggle putting the cord holder in the top bars, you will need a couple of vise grips or large channel locks. We got the bottom extension wings, and those were really worth it. We also got the dust collection kit, and wheels, and I would recommend getting these accessories through CPOMilwaukee.com, they were great and by far the most competitive. I only mention this because Home Depot couldn’t order any of the accessories, which I found very odd, especially since the Milwaukee corp is only 15 minutes from my store. Oh well :-)All in all, a great tool, portable, and easy to use once setup right. Hope this helps anyone looking at it. Don’t think, just buy it! 🙂
Working with wood, HDPE, corrugated plastics, you name it and this beast will chew through it. Safer and faster than our table saw (which now generally acts as simply a table since we have also gotten the portable table saw from you guys) it has quickly become the go to for precise cuts and quick cleanup with the shop vac attachment.
Saw motor was outside of its box and parts were missing the inner and outer flanges. Not worth the hassle to send it back for $5 worth of parts that I ordered elsewhere.
I am a woman who owns and operates a sign shop by myself.I wanted a saw that was safe, easy to use and had decent accuracy. I cut a variety of materials…. wood, plastics, metal composites, foams, etc, and this saw has never let me down. It was easy to assemble and I get within 1/16″ of accuracy with this saw until I start cutting pieces smaller than 10″ x 10″ then it’s off a bit more, however, I have never tried to fine tune for better because I usually cut small pieces on my router.I have owned this saw for a year so far and no issues.Price was great too. A comparable panel saw brand that is commonly used in the sign industry would have cost me an additional $1000.Highly recommended..
I am please with the saw, it increased my production time greatly. However, Homedepot online cost me a loss in many sales as a result in not delivering at the intended time. My makeshift saw was dismantled 7 days after placing my order.
hard to find blades for other materials
great saw well worth the price. out of the box cuts 4feet at 1/32 off.
Have 2 of these and work just fine
Saw was pretty much assembled when picked up. Works great. Easier to use than a table saw.