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#1 posted 09-20-2011 03:07 PM

Wait until this fall when Stihl comes out with their version, the MSA 160 C. The others on offer are little more than a cruel joke. Stihl has a large enough battery to give some kind of run time.

The only other contender is the Makita BUC250RD which isn’t available in the USA. You could go gray market as Makita does have a 36v charger available in the USA. They do offer a 12v NiMh saw that I feel is really underpowered.

18v or less just isn’t really enough battery to make it worth upgrading from a reciprocating saw. If your happy with Black & Decker quality tools, you might find some joy in their current offerings. Ryobi also offers a saw. For me, I can’t justify spending money on a cheap tool like them, only to be disappointed in the operation and durability of the tool.

If you need this type of tool for a one off project you would be better off paying the money to hire a man with a saw. If your in it for the long run, do yourself a favor and buy a quality tool.

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