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Home Depot has Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Hackzall Reciprocating Saw + Bonus M18 5.0 Ah Battery on sale for $159. Shipping is free. Thanks smithmal
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Very good deal on the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall (2719-20). This tool is regularly priced @ $159 so you're essentially getting the battery for free (which is a $70 value). I believe this is a web only price so you won't be able to do the "turn in" trick at a HD B&M store to get the tool cheaper.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa...cale=en-US

Can also get this same deal @ Acme Tools:
https://www.acmetools.com/shop/to...cating-saw (final price is $3 cheaper since there's no tax but you do pay for shipping; currently OOS but you can still order)

If you want it cheaper and don't want the battery you can save some money by getting it at Amazon (though Amazon is not an authorized dealer so you won't get a 5 year warranty, you'll only get a 3 year warranty):
https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-...B076JHJKR8

Tool specs:
  • POWERSTATE Brushless Motor: Increased cutting speed and power throught the toughtest applications
  • REDLINK Plus Intelligence: The most advanced system of cordless power tool electronics; provides optimized performance and overload protection using total sysem communication between tool, battery and charger
  • REDLITHIUM battery technology: Superior pack construction, electronics and performance deliver more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market
  • 1-Handed design provides superior control and versatitily over standard reciprocating saws
  • 7/8 in. stroke length removes more material with each stroke resulting in the faster cuts
  • Pivoting shoe provides constant contact with the work-piece resulting in smoother cuts with less bucking and vibration
  • REDLINK PLUS intelligence and POWERSTATE Brushless Motor combine to provide up to 3x longer tool life than competitive one-handed recips

This tool gets good reviews across the internet and compares very well to other leading hackzall tools.

Good video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfHC45kDiAw
Good video comparison review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l..._fS8&t=82s
Good web comparison review here: https://www.toolboxbuzz.com/cordl...d-to-head/

Pair this with the new AX carbide pruning clean wood sawzall blade [milwaukeetool.com] (48-00-5231 (6"), 48-00-5232 (9"), 48-00-5233 (12")) to do your end of the year pruning around the yard.
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I just ordered this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../309733583

I've never used or bought Milwaukee due to price but I've been looking for a 3/8 ratchet and have heard that mil's are the best. I also had a 15% coupon due to moving so I decided why not. I known the ratchet isn't fuel line but I figured since it was "free" I could slum it. It also came with a battery (only one though (my bosch and porter cable tools came with 2)) so entry price wasn't too steep.
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Yeah... was there a SD posted on that? I read that it went OOS very quickly.
It was a group post. The deal of the day had a bunch of Milwaukee tools.
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I just ordered this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../309733583

I've never used or bought Milwaukee due to price but I've been looking for a 3/8 ratchet and have heard that mil's are the best. I also had a 15% coupon due to moving so I decided why not. I known the ratchet isn't fuel line but I figured since it was "free" I could slum it. It also came with a battery (only one though (my bosch and porter cable tools came with 2)) so entry price wasn't too steep.
Some people actually prefer the non fuel ratchet
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I just ordered this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../309733583 [homedepot.com]

I've never used or bought Milwaukee due to price but I've been looking for a 3/8 ratchet and have heard that mil's are the best. I also had a 15% coupon due to moving so I decided why not. I known the ratchet isn't fuel line but I figured since it was "free" I could slum it. It also came with a battery (only one though (my bosch and porter cable tools came with 2)) so entry price wasn't too steep.
Hi, no offense, but you should see this vid at the time provided. It shows how slow the M12 Hackzaw is. I have the M12 batteries, but this vid comparison convinced me not to get the M12 NON-FUEL version of the Hackzaw. (Not enough power and blade movement.)
https://youtu.be/dGg1ePTdVmc?t=387 up to https://youtu.be/dGg1ePTdVmc?t=410

Correction: Your link was for the FUEL M12 Hackzaw... which the guy did not demonstrate and said it might be better. But not sure.
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FWIW

I have both the Hackzall and the Reciprocating saw (brush-less) from Milwaukee.

I almost NEVER reach for the Hackzall even though it's way more ergonomic, way easier to wield and can generally be used one handed. The reason? It just doesn't cut through anything. I originally bought it for tree pruning because the Sawzall is just too huge. The branches just vibrate and require a lot of pressure to start a cut. Even with Diablo Pruning blades. If u bust out the Sawzall it eats everything in seconds. It's an absolute beast and worth 5x it's cost.

Basically, get the Sawzall and go for a Dewalt pole saw for tree pruning (it's great).

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Not that this helps, but this same deal was $139 last week.
So idk but i JUST picked this up from my local home depot for $99 no battery or charger. Confused ..

Edit: not brushless version. Sorry.
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Got Milwaukee 2719-20 M18 for $126.45 at Amazon.
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Do you need an m18 charger or are the fuel chargers compatible with each other?
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The branches just vibrate and require a lot of pressure to start a cut. Even with Diablo Pruning blades. If u bust out the Sawzall it eats everything in seconds. It's an absolute beast and worth 5x .
The blade guard is there for a reason, if you don't want things to be shaken by the saw bring them firm agains the guard to get more stable and efficient cut, I have no issues cutting most of things with my fuel M18 hackzall, only in cases with cast iron pipes I would pull out sawzall to get better leverage. The fit of hackzall helps a lot where there are clearance restrictions especially if used with slimmer batteries like 2.0 or 3.0HD
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The blade guard is there for a reason, if you don't want things to be shaken by the saw bring them firm agains the guard to get more stable and efficient cut, I have no issues cutting most of things with my fuel M18 hackzall, only in cases with cast iron pipes I would pull out sawzall to get better leverage. The fit of hackzall helps a lot where there are clearance restrictions especially if used with slimmer batteries like 2.0 or 3.0HD
Yeah this is correct. I got this a month ago and it's my first reciprocating saw. Depending on rigidity of what you're cutting, if you don't use the blade guard it will shake to high heaven.

At first this was such a problem for me that I thought either my Diablo pruning blades were defective or that the locking mechanism on the Hackzall was screwed. I was also afraid that the shaking had put an indent in the locking pin, exacerbating the issue. If you haven't already guessed, I'm a little crazy. I'm so crazy that I took my pruning blade to HD and started trying it in different reciprocating saws... Everyone of them had vertical play in them, some even more than my Hackzall, so I was happy lol


If you're cutting something like PVC, you must use the blade guard unless you want in to slip and slide all over and not actually cut anything.

That being said, as a DIYer this thing is one of my best purchases. You can use it for everything.
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Got Milwaukee 2719-20 M18 for $126.45 at Amazon.
I saw that, at one point it was $124.XX or a bit less. However I looked up the 5.0 AH battery is really good and definitely worth more than $35 or so when you buy this, even when comparing to third party battery, not to mention this is a genuine Mil batt.
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Yeah this is correct. I got this a month ago and it's my first reciprocating saw. Depending on rigidity of what you're cutting, if you don't use the blade guard it will shake to high heaven.

At first this was such a problem for me that I thought either my Diablo pruning blades were defective or that the locking mechanism on the Hackzall was screwed. I was also afraid that the shaking had put an indent in the locking pin, exacerbating the issue. If you haven't already guessed, I'm a little crazy. I'm so crazy that I took my pruning blade to HD and started trying it in different reciprocating saws... Everyone of them had vertical play in them, some even more than my Hackzall, so I was happy lol


If you're cutting something like PVC, you must use the blade guard unless you want in to slip and slide all over and not actually cut anything.

That being said, as a DIYer this thing is one of my best purchases. You can use it for everything.
When you guys are talking about the "blade guard" are you talking about the non-adjustable shoe that the hacksaw comes with? Confused on the terminology here.
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Do you need an m18 charger or are the fuel chargers compatible with each other?
There are two basic chargers for the M12 & M18 tools that Milwaukee produces.
  1. If you get a M18 tool kit chances are you'll get the combo M18-M12 battery charger.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../303014191
  2. If you get a M12 tool kit chances are you'll get the M12 battery alone charger.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../205145430

The best charger is the super charger which charges Milwaukee's HD M18 batteries in half the time as the standard M18 battery charger. You only should get this if you have HD M18 batteries and need to be able to recharge them quickly:
https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Pro...48-59-1811

Would be nice if Milwaukee sold a charger that allowed you to simultaneously charge both M12 and M18 batteries.
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When you guys are talking about the "blade guard" are you talking about the non-adjustable shoe that the hacksaw comes with? Confused on the terminology here.
Looks like it might actually be called a "blade shoe", but we're talking about the flat part on the right of this image (https://www.ereplacementparts.com...gL3c_D_BwE)

If you rest that against what you're cutting, you will eliminate most of the wobble.
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When you guys are talking about the "blade guard" are you talking about the non-adjustable shoe that the hacksaw comes with? Confused on the terminology here.
Yes. They're talking about the shoe. Whether you have a flat shoe on a pivot point or a fixed shoe with a pair of surfaces at approximately 45 degree angles, you have to push it against whatever you are cutting or the blade will grab on and start shaking the shit out of the material.

PS you can cut into solidly fixed stuff (ie a nailed-in stud) without the shoe, but only with some practice. Sometimes you don't want to cut too deeply (ie cutting wood lathe out behind plaster) but eventually, those furring strips will start wobbling.
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