Category: Reciprocating Saw

Makita LXT Reciprocating Saw Review – BJR182

  The Makita built Reciprocating Saw model number BJR182 has a D35 high torque motor that delivers 50% faster cutting than most of it’s competition, cutting with a 1-1/8″ stroke that cuts 2900 SPM.  This saw can be bought separately or as in the combo kit LXT 702.  The design of the tool is very compact with the length coming in at 17-3/4″ and the weight being 8.1 lbs. This combination of compactness and light weight provides the perfect tool to combat fatigue during a long demo job. The design provides one-handed, fast tool-less blade changes and shoe adjustments. The saw also has two-piece armature and field along with externally accessible brushes for serviceability and longer motor life. The maximum cutting capacity depends upon the material involved. For pipe (w/6″ blade): 5-1/8″. For wood(w/12″ blade): 10″. The stroke length is 1-1/8″. The strokes per min. (SPM) 0-2,900. The reciprocating saw delivers 54 Watt hours, and has a battery (Ah) of 3. Putting all these quality features together gives you a tool with a Ergonomic shape that fits like a glove when in use with even pressure and easy control. When we tested the saw, boy did we like it! We have always been big fans of the Milwaukee Sawzall, but after testing Makita’s reciprocating saw, we realize that the competition is pretty tough also.  We cut through an oak 2×4 with...

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Milwaukee V28 Sawzall Review 0719-20

The Milwaukee Sawzall is one of the all time great power tools, and this review covers this amazing power tool.  This V28 Sawzall came in the Milwaukee combo kit.  The kit number is 0928-29.  You can also buy this Sawzall separately, the model number is 0719-20. The Milwaukee V28 Sawzall harnesses a lot of power and comes with some of the same features you are accustom to with their corded version.  Some quick specs are – 0-2000/0-3000 SPM, Keyless shoe adjustment and the famous Quik-Lok blade clamp.  The stroke lengh is 1-1/8″ and weighs only 7.1lbs.  Over all, when you pick up the V28 Sawzall, it doesn’t feel any different than the corded version.  The saw has a great balance and feels good in your hands. Since it has a lot of the same features as the corded version, we figured we would put it through a test and compare the Milwaukee V28 Sawzall to the corded Sawzall model number 6521-21, which is the 11 amp version.  For this test we just wanted to check the cutting action, vibration in hands and over all performance.  So we took two solid oak 2×4’s, we embedded some nails and put a metal stake in between the wood.  My intial thought was the corded version would perfom much better, but the power tool test would tell us the truth. We ran the test using the V28...

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Milwaukee Sawzall Power Tool Review

    Specifications – Milwaukee Sawzall Model – 6521-21 Amps – 11 Watts – 1,300 Volts – 120 Stroke Lengths – 1-1/4 in. Strokes Per Minute – 0 to 3,200 SPM Cord Length – 10 Ft. (Quick-Lok) Weight – 8.9 Lbs. Other Features Ball and Roller Bearings Orbital Action Linear Counterbalance (Reduces Vibrations) Tool Free Blade Change Adjustable Shoe Carrying Case This is one of my favorite power tools and that was one of the reasons we did a power tool review on the Milwaukee Sawzall.  I truly love everything about this and can not find one item to complain about.  The Milwaukee Sawzall is a power tool used to destroy, so it is even more important to buy a good quality tool as more accidents happen during tear down.  The body is put through more stress during tear downs, which can cause fatigue quickly without the right tool!  First impression when picking up the Milwaukee Sawzall power tool is “Solid”.  It has some good weight to it, but not to much, (8.9lbs) which helps in this type of application.  The rubber grips feel nice in your hands which means your hands will stay in place and not slide around.  The variable speed control is on the lower part of the “D” handle which is nice because your not going to accidentally change speeds.  Another item we noticed from...

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