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Old 03-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Best Reciprocating Saw?


I'm in between the DeWalt DW311K and The Milwaukee 6538-21 or the 6523-21 (with 360 degree rotating handle, but with less power than the most powerful sawzall in the industry, the 6538-21) Super Sawzall.



I've had nothing but great experience with DeWalt,
But how could I not consider the Milwaukee?

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I'm in between the DeWalt DW311K and The Milwaukee 6538-21 or the 6523-21 (with 360 degree rotating handle, but with less power than the most powerful sawzall in the industry, the 6538-21) Super Sawzall.



I've had nothing but great experience with DeWalt,
But how could I not consider the Milwaukee?

Advice?
I've burned up three Milwaukees and two Dewalts, the Bosch broke on day two.

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I've burned up three Milwaukees and two Dewalts, the Bosch broke on day two.

Well there you go...you're a plumber...aren't you supposed to use Rigid?

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Re: Best Reciprocating Saw?


Had 3 Milwaukee's (they don't break just get stolen) then 3 Milwaukee cordless. Milwaukee's cordless tools are crap, but so are the others.

Bought a Makita after one of the Milwaukee's had been stolen. Made one cut with it then gave it away. Makita is worse than crap. It's a toy, not a tool.
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Had 3 Milwaukee's (they don't break just get stolen) then 3 Milwaukee cordless. Milwaukee's cordless tools are crap, but so are the others.

Bought a Makita after one of the Milwaukee's had been stolen. Made one cut with it then gave it away. Makita is worse than crap. It's a toy, not a tool.
I just got a light duty Milwaukee that was left behind at a site. It had a broken piece in where the blade is attached and it's said that it'll cost me about 20 bucks to fix (which I'll do). I've used them before. Like them as well. Most likely, I'm leaning towards that 15 Amp Super Sawzall...no rotating handle, but 15 Amps...
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I used to be a Milwaukee Super sawzall fan. It died. Now I use the Makita AVT. It is AWESOME.

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I like the Milwaukee sawsall, it has served me well

Unless you are cutting metal you don't need the super sawsall, the regular one is fine for 90% of sawsall users.
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I used to be a Milwaukee Super sawzall fan. It died. Now I use the Makita AVT. It is AWESOME.
Tried that too, don't let it get wet.
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I used to be a Milwaukee Super sawzall fan. It died. Now I use the Makita AVT. It is AWESOME.

The AVT was rated best by ToolsOfTheTrade Magazine.
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I have the Dewalt- it's reliable, durable, easy to put the blade in, and powerful enough to get the job done, which puts it ahead of a lot of the brands, but it isn't as good as current offerings of Milwaukee or Makita.
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Well there you go...you're a plumber...aren't you supposed to use Rigid?

sounds like he needs a STILL.
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The Makita with the AVT is THE BEST recip saw on the market. It out cuts all the others by a longshot. End of story.
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i've used a milwaukee a few times and it's been really good, cordless. i like the center of gravity on it. my cordless 18v dewalt sawzaw jumps around too much. milwaukee cordless 18v is easier to control and is smoother.

i'd get a milwaukee cordless.
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Super Sawzall, hands-down.

I have a couple of Makitas, and they're Ok, but I've dropped Milwaukees off roofs, stood on them, had them soaked with water, and generally beat the crap out of them. New cord or brushes here and there, but that's it.

They do tend to get stolen more often though...
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My current inventory:

Milwaukee corded super sawzall--love it!!

Makita cordless 18V Li--worthless!!
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Who started it all? Milwaukee with the Sawzall. Go with a Milwaukee (not made any where near Milwaukee) unless you mean cordless and have a different brand.
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DeWalt works for me. 2 of them 10 years old and still working.
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quote=jiffy;390485]The Makita with the AVT is THE BEST recip saw
on the market. It out cuts all the others by a longshot. End of story.[/quote]

And this is based on a clinical study performed by whom?????

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