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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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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.
Thanks. So essentially push the shoe up against the material you're cutting at all times to reduce wobble/vibration (similar to what this guy did @ the 8:35 mark right? [youtube.com])
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Does this come with any blades?
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Thanks. So essentially push the shoe up against the material you're cutting at all times to reduce wobble/vibration (similar to what this guy did @ the 8:35 mark right? [youtube.com])
Yes, as you let more space between the shoe and the material the more chances of sawzall blade grabbing the material and start beating it against the shoe, so space = wasted stroke distance that could be used to cut material instead it slams it back and forth. Similar stuff would happen if someone tried using jigsaw not supported on the material it's cutting, in some cases with thinner and more flexible materials(thin plywood, PVC board, etc) it happens anyways due to them not being rigid enough to stand against blade stroke
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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).
If you're already in the Milwaukee M18 ecosystem, the Milwaukee QUIK-LOK system is really nice as well....I have the pole saw and string trimmer attachments, they work great.
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Just ordered from Acme Tools. No longer OOS.
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Irresistibly tasty and incredibly powerful
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Can't wait to combine this with the new Milwaukee Ax Carbid Clean Wood Pruning blades so see how well it does out in the yard:
https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Pro...20removals.
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