Tag: cordless reciprocating saw

Milwaukee Sawzall 2621

Milwaukee released the Sawzall model 2621 which will replace the 2620.  So what is so special about this new Sawzall and why did they replace it.  First let’s talk stats.  There is a little difference with the weight and length.  The new saw weights about one pound more and a little longer.  You will also notice a difference in Strokes Per Minute.  The old saw had 3,200 spm while the new saw has about 3,000 spm.  So you may be asking your self why are they making a new tool that that is heavier, longer and slower? Well that’s a...

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Dewalt DCS387 20V MAX COMPACT Reciprocating Saw

The DCS387 is basically a 20V cordless version of the DeWALT DWE357 compact reciprocating saw.  Instead of focusing on a 12V line DeWALT is bringing 20V power down to the size of a 12v.  Apparently this is working quite well. While Milwaukee’s 12V Fuel Hacksall got bigger the 20V DeWALT got smaller.  They are getting close in size and obviously 20V has more power. The DCS387 weighs 5 lbs and is only 14.5″ long.  This means it can fit in tight areas like between studs.  A variable speed trigger produces 0-2900 spm with a 1-1/8″ stroke.  An LED light...

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall Review

Milwaukee has been going crazy with their new Fuel line.  They started with drills and impacts, then moved over to cutting tools like the circular saw, grinder and now the Sawzall.  Milwaukee has built a reputation from this reciprocating saw.  A reputation of being tough and reliable.  In fact, most people call other manufacturers reciprocating saws, Sawzalls.  Well with the new Fuel, Milwaukee just broke through some barriers and made it even better. Before we start you should know that anything Milwaukee calls “Fuel”, basically means it is powered by a brushless motor.  A brushless motor has a lot...

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Metabo ASE18 LTX 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw – Review

I feel experienced enough with Metabo now to know that they are a working man’s tool.  They provide power and comfort for the user and the air cooled charging system means less downtime.  Add the new 4.0 Ah battery and you have longer runtimes which means more productivity.  You wont find any gimmicky features on this saw it is built to be abused and work when needed.  The 7.9lb saw puts out 0-2700 SPM with a 1 1/16th stroke length. The blade can be inserted normally or rotated 180 degrees.  A lever on the side allows for a tool...

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DeWALT DWE357 10 Amp Compact Reciprocating Saw – Review

The reciprocating saw has to be one of my favorite tools.  You can use a reciprocating saw for almost anything from cutting down trees to cutting though pipe.  It will cut anything including my work bench which Eric cut up in the video below.  Most reciprocating saws are of a D handle design with a few exceptions.  The DWE357 isn’t feature packed, it is designed to get into tight areas and can get 10 amps of power into the tightest of areas. DeWALT has made the DWE357 a compact design that is only 14.5″  long and 6.8lbs.  It uses Dewalt’s...

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DeWALT DCS310S1 12V Max Cordless Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw Kit – Review

2 years ago the 12V Max line was all the rage of the tool world.  Still today it is a fresh design away from the standard pistol grip style battery packs.  The balance and ergonomics in my opinion are the best in the business.  Throughout 2011 not a single new 12V Max tool was released, but I have come to learn that good things come to those who wait.  For 2101 so far they have released this saw and a Thermal Imager which we hope to review asap. The first thing that I thought when I saw this tool...

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DeWALT DCS380L1 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Reciprocating Saw Kit – Review

Everyone has their favorite brands, I like certain brands for certain things.  For reciprocating saws I usually lean towards a Milwaukee Sawzall. In fact I call every reciprocating saw a Sawzall out of habit.  Recently we were starting to see a trend with fail safe electronics in reciprocating saws that prematurely cut the power due to overheat or or excessive load.  This is fine and we like that idea, but some of these tools in our opinion cut power way to early.   Well, we finally found a saw that didn’t cut out on us. The 7.35lb DeWALT DCS380L1 20V MAX*...

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Milwaukee M18 Sawzall – 2620-20

What’s more fun than destruction?  I don’t know, but if anyone can tell me I am open to listening.  That’s why I love reciprocating saws.  I get to destroy things.  I really don’t like the clean up, but I guess that comes with the fun.  I am sure by now you have at least tried a Sawzall and you know what I mean when I say these things rock. The cordless Sawzall 2620-20 came in my new M18 kit.  I currently own a corded 13 amp Sawzall which I love and always reach for when I need to do...

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Porter Cable Reciprocating Saw 18V Review – PCL180RS

A reciprocating saw can be fun, it means destruction.  Who doesn’t like tearing down things?  We recently did a review on the Porter Cable Kit model PCL418C-2.  This is the reciprocating saw from that combo kit.   Specifications of the Porter Cable PCL180RS Powered by either the EX/LX Lithium-ion battery Shoe – Pivots 3,000 SPM Length 15-1/2″ Stroke Length – 3/4″ Weight – 5 lbs 13oz.  That’s with the EX battery       Features The saw works with either the LX or EX battery.  Unless you are making one simple cut, we would recommend using the EX battery...

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RIDGID Fuego One Handed Reciprocating Saw Review – R86447

We think the reciprocating saw is a fun power tool to use. You get to rip and destroy things, so how could it not be fun. Ridgid makes it not only fun, but practical with their one-handed reciprocating saw. Power Tool Review– Ridgid One-Handed Reciprocating Saw Power Tool Model – R86447 Pros: One-handed, powerful, easy to use Cons: Back end heavy, two-handed blade change   Specifications of the Ridgid One-Handed Reciprocating Saw – R86447 Tool free blade change No Load Speed – 0-3,500 SPM LED Work Light One-Handed grip   Nuts & Bolts of the Ridgid Specifications The idea...

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