I bought a Milwaukee 6527 on Ebay. It was advertised as 9.5a with a
tool-less blade change mechanism.
It actually is 8a and requires an allen wrench to change blades.
I don't care about the allen wrench, but I wonder how big a deal the
difference in amperage is. I don't plan on building a house with it, so if
I won't know the difference I won't make a federal case out of it.
(The bigger problem is that the shoe is missing, but I expect I can get him
to pay me for a replacement. Fortunately I picked it up locally and paid by
credit card (before being able to see it), so I have good leverage; the
issue is whether I am owed anything for the amperage problem.)
There was just a discussion on this board about buying on eBay.
First advice is know what you are buying.
I think you got taken. If you are near the seller, I would explain the laws
A big BUT. I did not come across a model that was not a -21. Of course, it
may be an older model, but he advertised it as the current one.
I have had the older version, allen wrench and 8a for years. It
performs well. The shoe that holds the blade on isn't expensive, I've
had to buy one or two over the years.
Aside from the fact that you were lied to the SawZall is a great tool.
Thanks for all your advice.
The seller is sending me a check for $20 to cover the problems.
After I buy a new shoe for $10, that will make my total cost $24. Aside
from the aggravation, it is a pretty good price for an 8a Sawzall in good
On most devices like this, the higher amperage relates to a
higher horse power. so, you got a milder, gentler saw.
If you're doing light work, this isn't a concern. Only if
you are doing heavy work, and in a hurry.
Sounds like you got the "medium" saw, not the "good" one.
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