I have a variable speed on my Porter Cable but use it on high 99.00% of the
time. The thing I find the most convenient is the new no tools blade
change. The older style saws required an Allen wrench to change out the
blade. But to answer your question I think that a wheel would be better.
This would be more precise then trying to hold your finger on the trigger
with the same tension for the whole cut.
<< I'm planning to buy a reciprocating saw. >>
The best is always cheapest in the end. Don't even consider anything but the
Milwaukee Super SawzAll. None of the others even come close to it for balance,
power and smooth operation. A world class tool that will you serve you for
My dad used Milwaukee sawzalls for years and they are great. However, I
decided to go with a Porter Cable Sawzlaa because of the no tools blade
change option. I believe Wilwaukee offers this now tool. In any event I
love my POrter cable and believe it be as good as my old WIlwaukee. Either
one will work well for you.
Just as a clarification, my older Sawzall Plus, bought about 5 years ago,
has the quick change blade, as does my new Hatchet, and the Milwaukee jab
Porter Cable makes a fair saw, but we tried one, and it was worn after about
2 years....the old Milwaukee...still like new in the performance department.
Think of it this way...if Milwaukee is not the leader, why is everyone
attempting to copy them?
I think the big issue here is the difference between a DIY weekend warrior
and an all day, every day user. My Milwakee Super is well over 5 years old.
The non-super ones are moved to other trucks, but all still operate. The
plumbers meanwhile tried both Bosch and Porter Cable. They have learned the
hard way. Didn't get 2 years out of either one.
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
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