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Old 03-26-2006, 02:05 PM   #16
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Considering this thread is almost a year old I'm sure he's got one already.
I will say the Porter Cable saws are real nice, and VERY tough.
Hard to choose between them or a Super Sawzall.
I know this is an old thread, but since it's been re-ignited I'll weigh in.

I've used Dewalt, Makita, Milwaulkee, Portar Cable, Bosch, and Black and Decker (Dewalt is actually a B and D anyway.) In my biz, our Sawzall's get a lot of use and in tough environments.
I have to agree that the two I've had perform the best and hold up the longest are Porter Cable and Milwaulkee.

I use both DeWalt and Bosch cordless drills and have found they do pretty fair. Although the Dewalts have a habit of the nose gear seizing up.

My big rotary hammer is a bosch and it's real work horse. Love that thing.

My portable bandsaw is an old B&D (before they went cheap to attract the garage hobbist market) and it gave me years of service before finally the gears gave out. Any body got a suggestion on which one I should try next?
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:12 AM   #17
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Mine is a Milwalkee and it has done extremely well for me. Its a rugged tool and it has never failed to perform.

One note however is that on rare occasions it will fail to start and need a bump on the nose of the blade to get it going.

Milwaukee has offered to fix it for me but I have needed it too frequently to let them have it as of yet.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #18
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My portable bandsaw ... gave out. Any body got a suggestion on which one I should try next?
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Milwaulkee or Porter Cable
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:10 PM   #19
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I like Milwaukee sawzalls,they fit my hand the best.I have two of them,a corded and a cordless one.The Milwaukee models that are corded have a detachable cord you can switch out easier,the onefrom the factory ones come with an 8' cord and you can get a 25' cord.I have one thing to say about Dewalt sawzall blades:JUNK!They get dull very quick and have to be changed a lot.Milwaukee has the best sawzall blades.
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Has anyone used ridgid?
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WOW"" this thread must be ready for the history books as the longest running thread "LOL"
So what the heck, My father used to use his Milwaulkee for Furnace installs back in the 60's and that darn thing has seen so much use over the years and is still going. I just bought the Dewalt 10.5 amp quick blade change and works like a hot damn.
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:34 PM   #22
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Has anyone used the orbital sawzall?
What are the advantages?
What are the disadvantages?
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I also have 2 Milwaukee sawzalls,,, corded and cordless,, I baught the 13amp orbital last summer and it is an absolute bulldog!!! the orbital setting is wonderful for wood cutting,, just gives the blade kinda a circular motion cutting instead of the straight back and forth cutting,,, works great for wood,, and i use the straight setting for the metal cutting. I also purchased the V28 combo kit which also comes with a cordless sawzall,,,, have to say it is just as great as the corded. Milwaukee is the original maker of the "Sawzall". Very trusted and reliable name,,, but if you are going to get one ,, i'd get it real soon,,, within the next year or so they will be moving all production over seas and will no longer be made in the U.S.A.
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...but if you are going to get one ,, i'd get it real soon,,, within the next year or so they will be moving all production over seas and will no longer be made in the U.S.A.
So? After the rest of the world starts doing the jobs that Americans won't do for 20 cents a day, we can kick back and enjoy.
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EDIT *I just realized I wrote this backwards..*

FIXED:
My RIGID sucked. The "quick blade release" with the tiny ball got stuck on it after only a week. After I snooped around a bit, I found others having the same problem.

The DEWALT my father has is nice. A little more $$, but worth it. Smooth and comfy. No ide on longevity - he just got it.

Milwaukee - best I've personally used. When I did some work for a friend and used his, it felt like a different tool than the others. It was awesome! But you'll pay for it...

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I have had a Porter Cable for two years with no problems......has quick change too. I dont have a chain saw, but it works great on trees........just gets a little hot after a while.......
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These are my new favorite addition to my sawzall! http://www.tri-metalblades.com
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Yep I have one and its a milwaukee corded not cordless. I can't remember last time i used it though.

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miluakee super sawzall
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Milwaukee Tiger .... git er done!!!!

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