Local stores have some on sale, but talking to people has shown me that
there are different types with some lower end ones not holding up to use.
How does one determine what will be good for them? I'm looking at a
Milwaukee Sawzall 3/4 stroke, 10 amps 0-2800 spm, quik-lok blade clamp at
$118.99 or Porter-Cable Tiger Saw 11.5 amps, 0-2600 spm, at $149.00. It
would be for "do it yourself" projects.
For "do it yourself" projects I suggest getting whichever name brand saw the
pawn shop has and spending the rest of the money on beer. Also, it won't be
as much of a blow when someone robs you and you have to buy it back from the
pawn shop again even though you swear it's yours but you just cannot prove
Hope this helps,
good luck finding one at the pawn shop for that much. Last time I looked
they wanted almost as much as the stores did.
I have purchased several power tools from Harbor Freight. Their house brand
is made in China but for the amount of use I give them they work just fine
for me. this one is $40.00 with an warranty
They have honored the warranty on the one tool I returned. Got another one
and been fine ever since.
This is Turtle
I use the Porter Cable Tiger saw in my hvac business and seem it is holding up
good for about 2 years now. I use it about 4 to 6 hours a week and it has not
messed up yet. I got it as a gift if I bought 6 -- 10 ton Roof top gas packs in
stead of 4 -- 10 ton gas packs. I was going to put in 4 of them in and then in a
week or so i was going to put 4 more in. I just bought two early of about 3
Now I do clean the saw up after using it and oil the slide shaft. Now the
plastic boot is gone for getting dropped and hit.
I have not tried out the quick clamp saw yet. Now like others have said I do
find these saws at the pawn shop at a pretty fair price but you better know the
price of it at retail before looking there. Some pawn shops want just too much
for them. The max. going rate would be 1/2 price and it better be new in the box
look to it. Some Pawn shops just don't know what they are worth and make up a
figure in their head as to the price. One thing about buy these saws in the pawn
shop. Never leave there before you see it run. Plug it in before you leave and
I've been driving by these pawn shops all my life so recently I
decided to stop and go in one and look for a torch.
I was lucky to get out alive. I'm sure I saw John Gotti in there and
maybe Al Capone. I couldn't tell but I think the big guy by the door
who was watching me had a sub-machine gun in his pants.
These two druggies came walking in with what I thought was all my
tools from my truck.
I got scared and ran.
The absolute standard of the recipro-saw world is the Milwaukeee Super SawzAll.
On sale at some our local discount places, it is about $180. Logical question
is "why pay that much?" Logical answer, "try it out, see the difference". The
Super has a unique antikickback action that means you can use it with one hand
atop a 24 foot ladder. It is similar in effect to the difference between a
straight shotgun and a recoil-operating piece. If all you ever do are crude
cuts, than save the money and buy something else (even beer). But if doing a
consistently tidy job is important to you, the Super SawzAll is the way to go.
I like the Sawzall for it's heavy duty construction. They make several
models with different strokes; check to make sure the one you buy isn't too
heavy for your comfort.
When you decide which model you want, buy it on eBay.
Depends on your use.
I have the plain jane Millwaukee Sawz-all, works fine for me. I have had it
for twenty years and only have replaced the cord. At work we have some of
both,the PC Tiger is a faster cutting saw, but a bit heavier.
If you are looking for occational use the Millwaukee would be fine.
Either is a good saw!
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