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Old 03-11-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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Ridgid Orbital Recip Saw


I need to pick up a new reciprocation saw. The Ridgid 9 amp compact orbital reciprocating saw had caught my eye but I'm unsure about the orbital part.

I have never used a reciprocating saw with the orbital action before and what to know everyone's input on them.

This isn't a tool that I will be using everyday but it seems that I am needed one more often now so its time to add on to the back of the truck.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Yea that little sawsall a gem a real winner. I picked it up on sale and love it for small jobs that don't need the big bertha. The one handed action is great I hope we're talkin about the same one This the one
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That one up there is the model R3030 Feugo
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I was talking about this one


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There is only one Sawzall in my eyes....

and it is made in the U.S.


http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwauke...procating-saws
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There is only one Sawzall in my eyes....

and it is made in the U.S.

http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwauke...procating-saws
I got the baby version of it.. Works great! Less vibration then any other.
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You guys only love the Milwaukee because you haven't tried the Makita.

Not just any Makita, the jr3070ct. 15 amp, orbital action with anti vibration technology. I have used Milwaukee and Porter Cable for years, and this beats them both.
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Guys,, Looks like we've got a sawsall thread goin here
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I was talking about this one


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You guys only love the Milwaukee because you haven't tried the Makita.

Not just any Makita, the jr3070ct. 15 amp, orbital action with anti vibration technology. I have used Milwaukee and Porter Cable for years, and this beats them both.
Got it. Love it! Had the Milwaukees for years. One day I had to rip a triple header in place. That task killed my Milwaukee so I went out and bought the Makita. Its a beast though, so if ya don't need all that power but more finesse then look elsewhere.
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I have and like a Maikta, and don't even know what the adjusatments on it are. I assume one is speed. A few times I really don't know what I would have done without it.

I do wish I could slow it way down sometimes.
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Im a milwaukee fan thats all i use . Have many different amp models . Just depends on what you want to spend at the time you need new tool . It cost just as much for repair of old ones as it is to buy new one's . 95 dollars hour for shop time plus parts . Just did it to an old one wont do it agin thow .
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You guys only love the Milwaukee because you haven't tried the Makita.

Not just any Makita, the jr3070ct. 15 amp, orbital action with anti vibration technology. I have used Milwaukee and Porter Cable for years, and this beats them both.
I do have to admit I have never used the Makita. DeWalt's sucks. Porter Cable's I was not thrilled with. Didn't use Hitachi's but picked it up and thought it was too heavy for what it was. I will have to try out the Mikita some time.

About 2004 or so me and my boss at the time(arrogant jerk) snapped a chalk line on a roof we where going to tear out and start an addition. Maybe 60' long. He started at one end with his DeWalt and I at the other with my Milwaukee. I finished 2/3 and met him. He then laughed at me and said "No no no! You need to cut through the 2x6 top cord too." Well I did go through the shingles, plywood, and, top cord. He put that Milwaukee on his purchase list.
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Guys,, Looks like we've got a sawsall thread goin here
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  1. PortaCable10.5amp BigBertha she goes through it all
  2. DeWalt 6.5amp Good medium size saw,I like it
  3. Ridgid-Feugo 4amp Love this new baby for small stuff
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and it is made in the U.S.

http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwauke...procating-saws
I was looking at that one as I am a fan of Milwaukee but it feels like a beast. I'm not sure if I want one that big. I liked the 360 movement of the handle though


What about the orbital feature. Is it worth it to get one with that.
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I was looking at that one as I am a fan of Milwaukee but it feels like a beast. I'm not sure if I want one that big. I liked the 360 movement of the handle though


What about the orbital feature. Is it worth it to get one with that.
Most all of them have that now and a switch that will engage it or not.
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I was looking at that one as I am a fan of Milwaukee but it feels like a beast. I'm not sure if I want one that big. I liked the 360 movement of the handle though


What about the orbital feature. Is it worth it to get one with that.
I notice a difference when I use the orbital. I usually switch it to orbital on thicker wood then switch it off on metal or thinner stuff.
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The orbital action is for faster cutting in wood. Most good jigsaws also have the feature.
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Milwaukee all the way anything else is sub par IMHO !!!

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