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09-26-2005 01:57 AM
Home Depot

Bought a DeWalt with a defective blade holder and couldn't cut a straight line. Then after about 15 minutes I put it away. Several months later I decided to check it out again. Now, it wouldn't start ... just hum. Call the company, took it to factory approved repair shop and was told it was out-of-warranty! I agreed to pay for the repair and 4 weeks later I was told to pick it up, it was repaired and would not cost me anything. It seems they found a loose bolt inside the casing that had jamed the gears. It could only have been left there from the factory or been refurbished??? They showed me the bolt but wouldn't give me an explaination. The blade holder was "fine" I was told.
I went back to Home Depot for their help and after hearing my story and the out of warranty and all, the store manager just told me to go back to the tool department and pick out another one or I could have my money back. Needless to say, for about $19.00 more I went home with a brand smacking new Millwalkee Sawzall. Thank You Home Depot ... Thank Your for your courtesy and understanding and your return policy. Ray
08-17-2005 07:36 PM
Routerbit My vote goes to the Super Sawzall by Milwaukee.
It is a very rugged, well-balanced, very low vibrating saw!!
08-11-2005 10:40 AM
Del Delaplante If I was going to knock down a building Milwaukee or Porter Cable would be my choice. Reliable around the shop would be Ridgid, Dewalt, Bosch 9/10 amp versions. For the occasional user theres Ryobi and Skill. Like the man said you get what you pay for, it just depends on how much you want to pay.
08-10-2005 07:38 AM
kp91 I also recommend the Milwaukee Super-Sawzall. The one's we use at work are regularly abused in steel and keep asking for more. I've seen a bunch of used ones at local pawn shops for reasonable prices. As rugged as a tool as it is it might not be a bad place to pick one up.

If buying new, I'd recommend a quick change blade system, or retrofit to one.
08-09-2005 08:44 PM
Mike Just so there is no confusion, the PC 9750 is the top of the line "Tiger Claw". There are other models made with the conventional body selling for less. If you are buying this type of saw be sure it features a tool less blade change. You will never regret spending a couple extra dollars and never having to find a lost allen wrench to change a blade. Keep in mind that demolition type blades will stand up to cutting nails and regular wood cutting blades will not.
08-09-2005 08:18 PM
porter cable tiger saw

i just bought a porter cable model 9750 to add to the dream shop and sent the existing dewalt up to the house in NC where all power tools go to retire. I bought it from the Tool Crib through and got free shipping and with the rebate for 177 bucks.

This is what it does. Just forward of the motor the entire head will swing 90 degrees up and down. then the reciprocating blade head will rotate a full 360 degrees around and around. then you can extend the blade foot out in several increments as this allows the blade to wear along more of its length. no allen wrench is required for a blade change as there is a sliding sleeve.
This saw will fit in between 16 inch spaced wall studs. Fantastic.
08-06-2005 10:01 AM
GoonMan I own a Milwaukee but if I needed a new one I would also look at the Bosch.
08-04-2005 06:18 PM
Dewy For general use around the house and garden I would not be without my Bosche reciprocating saw.
I first bought one in 1987 and it worked faultlessy for over 10 years when the motor died.
Rather than wait to get the motor repaired I went straight out and bought another identical saw.
My most used blades are the general purpose wood blade and the pruning blade.
It has been used for cutting down unwanted trees in the garden and also to cut through the tree roots to get rid of them from the soil.
They are no good for accurate sawing but can get in places that all other power saws cant.
07-31-2005 03:42 AM
Pop_pop1 Mike hit the nail on the head. "You get what you pay for". If you want a tool that will last, buy a name brand, in the contractor ar professional grade. If you only want to use the tool for 1 job, buy cheap. Cheap might last till the 1 job is complete. I personally own a DeWalt. A great saw for about $100 bucks.......Chuck
07-26-2005 06:21 PM
vaking To add a bit to the confusion: there are not too many independent tool manufacturers outthere. Ridgid and Ryobi are separate companies but they have same owner.
Dewalt, Delta, Porter-Cable and couple more names are all now owned by B&D. The new owner has already started process of consolidating manufacturing for all of them and moving much of it to Mexico. Bosch, Skill, Vermont American, Dremel are all trademarks of Bosch.
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