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Sawzall Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, May 12, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Okay, I think every man should have a sawzall, but I don't have one YET. I noticed when I was online looking there were different models and whatnot. Is there any different in quality and duarabilty between them? Also, does 129.99 amer. sound expensive for a super sawzall? Thanks Im getting excited! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    i picked mine up at lowes for $70, its a skil brand. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I have an 18V cordless Dewalt "sawzall", I wish it wasnt cordless but I like the Dewalt brand. What are ya looking at?
     
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    I bought mine at Sears for $79.00, it has been abused very hard without any problems.
     
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    I just bought a 10amp Milwaukee SAWZALL (you know they're good when the model name becomes the name everyone calls them by - they're reciprocating saws). I got it for $120 from Home Depot.
     
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    Umm... the brand that originally came out with them... I can't come up with the name right now though /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Milwaukee, thats it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Milwalkee? I think those and Dewalt are the best on the market at this time, I believe on both of these brands that you can change blades without using a allen wrench too...
     
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    Sounds good... sadly I am getting ahead of myself and won't get one for a while though /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I have a dewalt. Da shits the bomb. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I have a Milwaukee that someone gave me a while back /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif works real good
     
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    Mine's a Milwaukee Sawzall. Picked it up cheap at Sears because the case was missing. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    Hey Steve, they have them on sale at Harbor Freight for $24.99, Chicago Brand.....el-cheapo but better than nothing if you need a reciprocating saw and dont have much $$$. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    maybe I'll get that until I can get enough money for a Milewakee (sp?) along with a 9.99 4.5" grinder /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have the Milwaukee Super Sawzall. I think I picked it up at Sears for $150 bones. I can't remember...but this thing will outperform any "reciprocating saw" out there... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    i think milwaukee is the best one out there
     
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    While I try to get the good stuff when I can, I will opt for a lessor brand if its something I'm not gonna use a lot. As for the reciprocating saw, unless you are doing construction and demolition, you probably don't need a top-of-the-line Milwaukee or DeWalt. Go for a $50-70 el-cheapo like Black and Decker or Skill ... better yet, get one used. I just saw an old used one at nearby hardware store for $25! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    I was gonna grab it at that price even though I didn't need it.
     
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    One feature you should try to get is the variable speed. We use Porter Cable Tiger saws on our Truck Companys at work with the no key lock, very nice saw. With the right blade we can go through "A", "B", and "C" pillars almost as fast as the hydraulic cutter we carry, aka Jaws of Life. I have a Makita at home, it cuts just as good, but not nearly as smooth or quite. I agree they all do the job, and think the blade is the most important consideration. Get a hold of the Lennox Fire Rescue blade. It will cut through anything on these trucks without a problem. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    I got a ryobi one from home depot on sale like $40. I cut apart a full K5 blazer body with it, it works good. I looks and feels solid to, go with dewalt if you got the loot though /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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