It seems that the milwuakee recipro. saw is the one to have. However, the
cost is quite high. Whats the general opinion about Bosch sawsalls? I can
get a bosch, 9amp, 1 1/4" stroke saw for just over 100.00 canadian right
now. As a refference, the Miwaukee saws are around 300.00 canadian.
Thanks. Also, I can get a tigersaw for about 179.00 candian.
What are you going to do with it?
If you are a contractor who needs to do demolition as an integral part of
your business, that's one thing.
If you are a hobbyist, that is quite another.
For as often as I use one, a Porter-Cable for about $100 USD does the job.
SFWIW, I refuse to use anything other than carbide or bi-metal blades.
Its funny. I thought I'd use my sawzall only rarely when
I bought it (5 years ago. Its the Porter Cable.)
Then we had an ice storm. Massive amounts of wood down.
Enough to form a pile roughly 8-10 feet wide, 7 feet
high, and about 50 feet long. Mostly 6 inches and under,
but some up to 12 inches. The blasted chain saw was of no
value - would not start, but I had a long extension cord
and a package of 5 sharp wood cutting blades. The sawzall
did it all.
Still runs like it was new too.
My e-mail address is composed of my name (derrico)
followed by an "at" symbol, then "flare", and finally,
What the others said but when comparing check the amp draw. You will find that
there appears to be two ranges on the market. I helped an electrician for a
while who had two versions of one brand. The more powerful model was amazing
while the lower draw unit was like a toy. JG
Michael Billings wrote:
Sometimes the short stroke is better, like
when you have to start a cut in a corner or make
a plunge cut. Of course, if you're ripping
through sheets of plywood on a roof, the
long stroke is the thing you want.
My choice for a reciprocating saw would be either the Milwaukee 11 Amp Orbital
Super Sawzall Model No. 6521-21 for approx. $185.00 US$ or the DeWalt DW309K
which sells for about $150.00 US$.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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Bosch is high quality and very smooth, but I've heard problems of durability
with the gears in them. Another thing to consider is that they're probably the
least-common recip saw out there, so support might not be great.
I'm guessing that $300 Milwaukee is the super fancy model. They also make more
basic ones that are just as durable.
I recieved a Bosch RS10 for Christmas. It's heavy but I suppose it's
because it has a 12 amp motor. The blade lock is slick. Stick a blade in
the slot and it snaps shut locking the blade. To remove, just rotate the
collar and the blade pops out. This could be a point of failure someday but
it seems to built pretty solidly so we'll see. The cord is long, really
long, and swivels. It's really smooth to operate and appears to be very
solid. I've only done a few test cuts so the jury is still out. If it's
like my other Bosch tools then I'll be very happy with it.
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