reciprocating saws ?????


Old 07-31-03, 10:07 PM
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reciprocating saws ?????

Need your advice, I want to buy a good value reciprocating saw, one that will last for years to come, have looked at Craftsman, dewalt, Hitachi, B&D, Ryobi, Mastercraft, Milwaukee, some have 3 yr warranties, others 1 year only.

What are the characteristics of good saw. is it amp, rpm , blade length. etc.

My needs are general use, I am renovating my house so I am cutting drywall > pipes.

Don't want to spend more than $200.

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-31-03, 11:04 PM
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Hello wendl!

I could tell you all the things to look for in a reciprocating saw, but then again, I could just tell you to buy a milwaukee sawzall. It has everything you want in a recip saw, and they last for ages. Your great grandkids will think of you when they use it. Milwaukee is one of the few companies that still build stuff like it was meant to be used, and used for years. Anything less is just that.

I'm not affiliated in any way with milwaukee, I'm just one of those people who is tired of manufacturers making cheap junk, so when someone builds a good product, I reccomend it.
Old 08-01-03, 05:32 AM
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Go with the Milwaukee.
Old 08-01-03, 06:52 AM
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I bought a Craftsman Professional for about $70.00 with a bunch of coupons at Sears.

It is a Dewalt in disguise. It came with an extension cord, gloves, goggles and 5 blades, along with a case.

I'm very satisfied with it. Depending on your use, it will be fine.

Make sure you buy a USA made one, easier to fix and lasts longer.

I do agree, Milwaukee stuff is top notch.

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