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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 05-14-2012 03:21 PM 1919 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2012 03:21 PM

I’m scratching my head trying to figure out just where this tool would be used.
I think it would be a bit awkward.

Thoughts?

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 03:26 PM

looks like a recipercating saw, that hinges in the middle.

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 03:29 PM

It looks cool (kind of like a gun), but I’m with you, Russell! I mean, do you want a reciprocating saw or a jigsaw? I’m guessing it articulates at the handle. I guess you could use it like a reciprocating saw in tight quarters? My suggestion, get the big boy:)

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 03:33 PM

Bertha- Yeah, at best this kind of saw is used for tight places where you have very low clearance and no other saw will work. Having the hinge might work if you have even less tolerance to work with, but how often does that happen than you’d buy a tool for it?

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 03:40 PM

Being a contractor I own four reciprocating saws a 18v battery operated Dewalt, a corded Dewalt, a corded Porter cable that kind of articulates http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-9750-Tiger-Reciprocating-Variable/dp/B0000ASDMK and a http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R3030-One-Hand-Recip-Saw

The saw your showing could have it’s uses in some jobs.

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 03:43 PM

I have the Milwaukee M12 Hackzall and have found quite a few uses. Overall, it is best when you need to make just a few quick, rough cuts. Not enough power or run time for much, but sure beats getting out a corded saw for a one minute job. One of the things it is best at is actually as a power pruner.

Dewalt is touting the pivoting handle for tighter spaces, like cutting off PVC or copper piping under sinks and between joists and studs. In reality it is nearly as long as the Milwaukee and Bosch saws when the handle is folded to the pistol grip, though the flexibility of shape may allow someone to make cuts in a few situations the competitors can’t. As a1Jim points out, it is really targeted toward the contractor/tradesman market.

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 03:52 PM

^hmmm, maybe y’all have a point. I trim trees with my sawzall and I could see a cordless one being handy. What’s really intriguing is the thought of cutting pipe for plumbing. That’s a really good point. Jim, I like that Rigid saw. I’d never seen that thing before.

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 03:55 PM

I’m old enough to know not to mess with plumbing. That’s why plumbers evolved.

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 03:59 PM

It will be interesting to see how Mike Holmes uses this saw on his show.

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 04:06 PM

Yep, plumbers evolved to the point that they can charge $100/hour for knowing that water and uh . . . . other stuff flows downhill.

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#10 posted 05-14-2012 05:02 PM

I’ll find a use for it. I’m a tool guy, even if I use to only cut my steak, it would not go unloved in my workshop, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 05:11 PM

@Jim, I have that one handed Rigid saw as well and it gets lots of use. It came with a jig-saw style blade (bayonet mount) that was so useful, I wore it out. I haven’t been able to find blade replacements for it anywhere yet.

@Russell, that DeWalt seems like it would be useful in awkward spaces since the handle bends in the middle. Still, that is a BIG heavy saw with the battery pack and all.
As I mentioned, the Rigid brand one handed unit gets into the tight spaces very nicely, even if it is a little gutless.

Mostly these are used for demolition, but I’ve found that with a good, short wood blade, I can trim baseboards and other installation tasks nicely.

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 05:24 PM

Looks like a turkey carver to me.

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 05:33 PM

Milwaukee has had this feature on the Sawzall Hatchet for almost 10 years. It comes in handy when working in tight spaces.

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 05:36 PM

I’ve got a millwaulki. It’s one of those tools you don’t need till you need it. Cutting something in a tight space where nothing but banging away all day with a big old chisel will work otherwise.

That’s why those blogs that ask. Which tools will I need? The answer for me always is… the one that you need at the time.

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#15 posted 05-14-2012 05:39 PM

I prefer this for tight spots.
http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=MM40-01

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