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Old 07-29-2011, 04:46 PM   #16
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Before you go buy your Sawzall you might want to start a which one to or not to buy thread. There’s a lot of junk on the market these days.

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I'm looking at this one:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

Or maybe this one:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en


This one is also tempting, being on sale, but being only 6A I'm guessing I'm better off paying more for the 10A or 9A model:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:55 PM   #18
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I have used sawzalls from at least seven manufacturers. My top 3:

1) Makita JR3070CT 15 amp orbital anti vibration technology

2) Porter Cable Orbital

3) Milwaukee Super Sawzall 13 amp Orbital and super rugged

Not sure on the model numbers on the PC and Milwaukee. I don't think Dewalt makes an orbital sawzall, I could be worng though.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:00 PM   #19
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I'm looking at this one:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

Or maybe this one:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en


This one is also tempting, being on sale, but being only 6A I'm guessing I'm better off paying more for the 10A or 9A model:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
That 34.99 special is exactly the kind of junk Iím talking about.

All of the saws 6810 listed are good tools.
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What does orbital refer to in a sawzall? Is it the way the blade moves, it's more of a rounded movement so it does not get stuck or something? Is it maybe a feature I should consider?

What about that Dewalt one, is that good? Dewalt usually makes decent stuff.
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Orbital action means that the reciprocation is aided by an orbital motion. This results in faster cut speeds. I have used Dewalt sawzalls a couple of times. I am not impressed. I am not a Dewalt hater either. I have many of their tools and am happy with most of them.
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Think I will go with this one then:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

Not sure if it's the same model that sixeightten posted or not though but should that be good?
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That is the 12 amp model. See if you can find the 15 amp. I have seen a few on ebay. Sorry to inform you, but I bought two here in Ohio last year for $99 each. First I bought one, used it all day, and immediately went to Home Depot to see if the other one was still there. JR3070CT is the model you want if you can find it. The overall style is almost identical to the JR3050CT that you posted.
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Odd seems our HD does not even have Makita ones at all.

And yeah everything is cheaper in the states, things are usually double here.

This is my choices:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/search/se...08474396672077

And

http://www.homedepot.ca/catalog/reci...ng-saws/172090

We also have a Rona here but every time I walk in there it feels like it's a big garage sale that's almost over. I did manage to find a piece of 5" duct pipe there once.
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Saw the Makita used on ebay for $80 starting bid. I have seen them every once in a while there fairly reasonably. I looked for about 6 months before I stumbled on the clearance isle find. Porter Cable and Milwaukee are solid choices as well. Get the highest amp you can, and make sure to get orbital action.
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Cool that's what I'll do then. Maybe I'll see the 15amp Makita when I go in store too, sometimes the site does not have everything.
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By both, but put the chainsaw under glass in your living room.
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Ended up going with the 12a Makita (they did not have the 15a). I tried it a bit and it goes fairly well. Way too damn hot so I gave up, going to wait for a better day.
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Chainsaw! 6 HP, 20" bar. MORE POWER AR AR AR AR AR
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I would have recommended the Dewalt 18v cordless reciprocal saw....great tool....not cheap though.

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