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Old 09-03-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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12 amp recipricating saw, but from who?


Im looking at getting one from either DeWalt, Bosch, Hitachi or Makita.

Im leaning towards the Hitachi due to the price and I know their impacts and drills are very nice.

It will not see heavy use.

I have a few Makita lithium ion tools and I think the quality is top notch and those see heavy use so I was considering buying the tool only of their reciprocating saw but I think Id prefer a corded tool. With my experience with 18v tools on saws (using DeWalts at work) the charge just does not last.

You guys have any input?

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If I could only have one recip saw.....Milwaukee Super Sawzall or Porter-Cable Tigersaw. Corded.

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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Well, one of the Milwaukee's we have here at work is not what I would call a reliable tool. I know their older stuff is built like tanks. I have also heard and read that the quality of Milwaukee is not so great now with their newer stuff, so Im trying to avoid them all together now.

Also, Im not trying to spend too much money. The Hitachi is only a bill at Lowes right now.
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Go makita, they have made a lot of revisions and from what i hear the new ones are pretty reliable. You are right about milwaukee, but don't forget the possibility of finding a used one on craigslist, the old ones are hard to kill
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:01 AM   #5
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Now that's a darn shame I knew TTI bought the Milwaukee name a while back, but hadn't heard about the quality issues. Guess I better take good care of my old one.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:01 PM   #6
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12amp, I'm assuming you mean 110volt....
I have a Ridgid I picked up refurbished that is awesome and I highly recommend.

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