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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Dec 8, 2005.
would it be worth spending the extra 50 on the MILWAKEE sawzall???
Look at what the stroke length of each is. MISF & I cut up his demo derby car. He was using his high amp Sawzall and my lowly Makita out-cut him. Turned out his only had a 1" stroke where the Makita had an 1-1/4" and that made a surprising difference.
longer stroke and more tpi will increase blade life.
i have the 100 dollar dewalt one and have done some incredible things with it its more about technique and blades than the saw (amps) although stroke does make a big diffferance
my makita finally gave up in the middle of an important job so i had to buy a new one. store had most of the brands makita/porter.cable/milwaukee. bought the milwaukee, so much smoother
I own a Makita and she works good for me. I've used a few Sawzalls and didn't notice a huge difference cut for cut.
mine is a craftsman 8 amp. i was used to porter-cable, dewalt and milwakee, so i was concerned it might not be enough, but i haven't found anything it won't handle. wood, steel, and even all the various fiberglass ats ducts. those pipes are hell on blades, but never bog the motor. and mine has adjustable speed, which i don't used much, but can be handy.
I haven't used a Mikta, so I can't comment on that one. A friend of mine has a Milwakee that has lasted for years. I've used it a few time and never had any problems with it. I've had a Porter Cable for about 4 yrs & its always worked fine.
I am in the construction industry and would have to say they all make a good product. The milwaulkee will far outlast any others and are relatively easy to get parts for (like brushes and cords). The makita brand is very nice as well but I have a Milwaulkee with detachable cord that was used by my uncle for many years. If I had to guess I would say it is at least 25 years old. That is a lot of abuse coming from a commercial general contractor.
My vote is for the Milwakee sawzall, Mine takes a beating and just keeps going
Definitely worth the fifty bones. I bought my Milwaukee Sawzall about 15 years ago and have abused the hell out of it repeatedly and it has never let me down. It has the high-amp motor and a 1-1/4" stroke and cuts with a vengance. The High Performance Super Sawzall is the only way to go. The only feature that mine doesn't have that I would like is the tool-less blade change.
porter-cable 11.5 amp. will cut 4x4s all day and costs only $140 at homie depot.
Milwaukee is what mine is, also made in USA IIRC.
seen the craftsman recipro. saw on sale for 100.00$. anybody have any experiance with this one?? 1 1/4" stroke. others are 1 1/8" stroke.
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