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Old 10-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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It arrived today and within minutes I was outside cutting down overgrown shrubs.

First I wasn't pushing hard enough and it about vibrated the teeth out of my head.

I bought a pk of Diablo blades at H.D. only cause they said 'Pruning' and I got a pk of 5 for $15. I should have asked here how long a blade lasts. I may be set for life, now that my basic pruning is up to date.

The instructions weren't what I call clear on the WG of extension cords, but I used a 14, then 16 ea 50 ft. They talked about an Amp chart ? and I have no idea where that is.

I'm sure I read it "only" weighed 7 or 7.5 lbs but that thing is HEAVY. Altho it did a bang up job trimming shrubs which haven't been trimmed for about 6 yrs.

I was covered with sawdust and my hair was full of it from trimming branches over my head, but my yard looks great. I may not be able to move tomorrow but who cares.

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You're armed now and can destroy just about anything you want! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fph9U3-RP8

Which Sawzall did you get?

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We have found that the pruning blades also work well for demo of roof sheathing and shingles. They don't get gummed up as fast as the regular blades. The only downside is that they do not like nails at all!
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6-8-10, When blade shopping I noticed some blades are for "wood with nails", so that must be a common thing.

Someday I have plans to put a chair rail up in the guest room and this saw will come in handy. I already have a cheapo miter box.

The real test will come when I try to get roots out from some of these 30 y.o. shrubs, original to the house.

kwikfishron, I got a Milwaukee only cause Joe C. gave me a link. I'm glad I did after reading, here, that it's a good brand. I got it online for $15 less (including shipping), than the store, but the store had a 'case' which I don't need. Joe said 'act fast' as there was only one left, on the CPO site, and I did. Ordered it Tues. and got it today Thurs. I was going to wait and put it on my xmas list, for my kids, but wanted it now.
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Someday I have plans to put a chair rail up in the guest room and this saw will come in handy. I already have a cheapo miter box.
A Sawzall doesn't work well for finish work.

Now that it's off your list I think you might want to be hinting "chop saw" to your kids for xmas.
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it's not for finish work? Even with a wood blade? Interesting. That's okay, my miter box came with a hand saw. No idea what a 'chop saw' is but don't think my brain can handle any for DIY info
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it's not for finish work? Even with a wood blade? Interesting. That's okay, my miter box came with a hand saw. No idea what a 'chop saw' is but don't think my brain can handle any for DIY info
If you were even going to attempt cutting trim with a Sawzall and your miter box you'd want to use the the finest tooth metal cutting blade you could find (yes, metal cutting for wood).
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Please don't tell the kids you want a chop saw. You'll be disappointed. But a miter saw would be nice for wood.
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Please don't tell the kids you want a chop saw. You'll be disappointed. But a miter saw would be nice for wood.
A miter saw is still a chop saw, don't confuse it with a "cut off saw".
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A miter saw is still a chop saw, don't confuse it with a "cut off saw".
Google it and then call it what ever you like but don't confuse the general public.
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Google it and then call it what ever you like but don't confuse the general public.
No need for Google but here ya go.

https://www.google.com/search?q=chop...&bih=511&dpr=1

A cut off saw is also a chop saw.
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No need for Google but here ya go.

https://www.google.com/search?q=chop...&bih=511&dpr=1

A cut off saw is also a chop saw.
Do you think Startingover wants to cut a bunch of angle iron and re-bar.? I kind of doubt it.
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"Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw"

That eliminates any room for terminology error. The Double-Bevel is probably an unnecessary luxury, but who would complain about having it?

On-topic, my sawzall... err, reciprocating saw (mine is not made my Milwaukee)... is my favorite tool I never use. I really wish I came across more uses and needs for it. Beyond demolition though, it's a little too rough for things.
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Figured this would happen. After the fun yesterday with my Sawzall I could barely move this morning. Arms were not sore as expected, but back muscles were.

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