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Old 06-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #31
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It's a saw that can prune trees and cut a car in half. How could you not need/want one?

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:33 AM   #32
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You guys done got off topic, what does your answers got to do with a cordless sawzall?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #33
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In my carpentry work I never needed one.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #34
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A reciprocating saw is definitely a more popular tool for remodeling and demolition, where you need to remove things. Probably not going to see a lot of action on a new construction site, but it definitely still has a place there too. I would be lost without mine, use it all the time. I have a couple corded and a cordless, the cordless gets a lot of use. It is only limited by the battery and has plenty of power for most jobs. I have several battery packs but unless I'm using it continuously the packs don't really discharge that fast.

At work a couple days ago I cut out over a thousand feet of old conduit out of the pipe rack on only 3 or 4 batteries. Perfect for this job as my work area was literally everywhere, high and low amongst a tangle of piping and conduit and over an area covering thousands of square feet. A corded saw would have been a nightmare.
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Loss leaders. Gets you into the store, to buy other junk with much higher margins. Sell enough crap with really high mark-ups and you can afford to lose a bit here and there.
No, everything there is like that. I also don't know how they do it. I literally could not make a box and a manual and ship it over here for some of the prices they put on tools.

Not everything is on sale every week, but if you wait, the thing you want will be on sale. And even when it isn't, it's still pretty cheap.

Now I have that recipro saw, and it's been great. The thing is this - you can buy 4 of their saws for the price of one "good" saw from a big name. If it breaks in a year, so what? And if it doesn't, then you're golden.

There are some tools where you just might want finer engineering and features. And there are some where you don't. Harbor Freight is especially good for tools where you're not sure how much you'll use it. I bought their demo hammer for less than it costs to rent one. I've been using it off and on for 3 years now.
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I prefer not to by good produced in China because you are feeding the economy of a country that does not like us and would like to see our country fail.
Our country failing would be the worst possible result for the people of China.
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In my carpentry work I never needed one.
Sure, for new construction there are certainly better tools. But for demolition and renovating a reciprocating saw definitely comes in handier than most other styles of power saws. But I certainly would insist it's THE tool to use, just one more among many worth having to help getting a job done.
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I prefer not to by good produced in China because you are feeding the economy of a country that does not like us and would like to see our country fail.
Hey Eric, Google and watch the short "Stuff" By the way, right on re the vent collars in roofing.
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Our country failing would be the worst possible result for the people of China.
The problem is that as incredible as it seems we are in the hole to them up to our necks. They are heading for a major melt down, and when that happens, there could be a world wide melt down in the economic system.

This is the corner to where the geniuses that we have sent to Washington over the years have gotten us by voting their wallets.
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In my carpentry work I never needed one.
Well then you do not do demolition or plumbing, or if you do, you are sure making it harder by not having one.
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You guys done got off topic, what does your answers got to do with a cordless sawzall?
You are correct.

Cordless: Forget it, buy corded.
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Our country failing would be the worst possible result for the people of China.
Yes and no. Their economy could be changed and adapted without our contribution or debt service.

They would continue to have their people build stuff they don't need, manipulate their monetary policy and export their goods.

They have taken an antagonist position on nearly every foreign policy issue in the world today. I am not stating that they should fall right in line with us because we are the "USA", but they are certainly at odds with us.

Between their cyber attacks, stealing the F-35 design, and manipulating their currency...they aren't exactly playing nice.

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I have seen it. It is scary and funny in the same breath.
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...back on topic.

I used my cordless sawzall to replace rotten fascia boards. It made it easy by being able to get behind them and cut the nails on the old boards.
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Nope I don't I do demolition or plumbing, but a sawzall is nice to cut out sills for framing.
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I bought a Made in USA cordless milwaukee 6516-02 sawzall about a year ago I wondering did I make a bad choice because its cordless? I have not really use it on any carpentry projects yet. Because I have not found a use for it yet.
If it's been a year and you haven't used it yet- give it to someone who will.
Then you'll wish you had it back
I use mine all the time. I broke my corded one 2 years ago and have yet to replace it- not that I haven't needed it, but I'm too lazy and cheap to replace it.
I cut bolts, prune trees, cut up scrap steel/pipe, cut nails, etc. there are lots of ways to use one.

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