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  • KJS
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    I don’t know if I would use it for cutting logs, but I have the 13 Amp Dewalt DW311 that I will use with a 12-inch pruning blade to trim a few branches occasionally. It has a 1-1/8-inch stroke with an orbital cut, which is something I think all reciprosaws should have if you plan on doing any real cutting.
    FYI: The newer Milwaukee reciprosaws have had a lot of problems with the gear protecting clutches they use breaking under heavy use.
    DeWalt DW311K Heavy-Duty 13.0 Amp Reciprocating Saw Kit


    I would agree that a small chain saw is probably a better option. I have a little 10-inch Remington electric chainsaw that works really well for small stuff. It is actually a pole saw, but is also detachable for use as a regular saw. You can get this exact same Remington saw with either a 12-inch or 14-inch bar for around $55-65.00 at Wal-Mart.
    Walmart.com: Remington Limb N' Trim 12'' 8-Amp Electric Chain Saw: Garden Center
    Last edited by KJS; 01-30-2012, 08:22 AM.

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  • NC Scroller
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    Sawsall is great. Check these form CPO Outlets.

    Factory Reconditioned Milwaukee 6519-831 12 Amp Sawzall Reciprocating Saw with 1-1-8-in Stroke

    Factory Reconditioned Milwaukee 6538-821 15 Amp Super Sawzall Orbital Recip Saw with Case

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  • sawdustus
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    Thanks for the advice folks. I have not been able to find another Makita and have been leaning towards the Milwaukee 6509-22 at $110 with it's short 3/4" stroke. The other Milwaukee I have thought about is the 6523-21 with a longer 1 1/8" stroke for about $175, but I'm not sure I need the extra power, stroke length or weight.

    george

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  • loftyhermes
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    If the Makita lasted 23 years then I get another Makita.

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  • Jim Finn
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    I have been using a Milwaukee Sawsall at work since 1964 and still have one. For cutting small logs, an electric chain saw is a better choice. Cutting logs will kill a reciprocating saw.

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  • Michael Moscicki
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    From what I can tell, the Milwuake Sawzall is the go to tool as far as reciprocating saws go. As for which exact model I have no idea.

    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/tools/s...procating-saws

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  • ncsealeveler
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    Originally posted by Bill Wilson View Post
    Milwaukee Sawzall has been pretty much the gold standard for recip saws for a long time. Mine is probably 7-8 years old. Not sure what models they offer now, but if I was looking for a new one, I'd probably start with Milwaukee.
    Ditto on Milwaukee.
    Tony

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  • Bill Wilson
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    Milwaukee Sawzall has been pretty much the gold standard for recip saws for a long time. Mine is probably 7-8 years old. Not sure what models they offer now, but if I was looking for a new one, I'd probably start with Milwaukee.

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  • Terry Murphy
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    Pawn Shop!

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  • sawdustus
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    reciprocating saws

    My corded Makita bit the dust and it's only 23 years old, so I am looking for a new reciprocating saw. Does anyone have any recommendations for a brand or model? I mostly use it with a 12" wood blade to cut small logs into movable or usable pieces for scrolling or recutting on the bandsaw, but it does need to do some demolition work in the near future. I don't want a cordless one since they eat batteries. Price is not a real problem for me since the most expensive ones seem to be under $200.

    george

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  • NC Scroller
    Reply to Frustrated
    by NC Scroller
    I am guessing that your clamps have probably spread due to usage. I am not aware of any aftermarket clamps that fit your saw. Did you look at ereplacementparts.com to see if they sell clamps for your model? Sorry I could not be of more help.
    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
  • Daddy's scroller
    Reply to Frustrated
    by Daddy's scroller
    I have a craftsman saw. The blade just slips out.
    05-22-2022, 07:00 PM
  • Daddy's scroller
    Reply to Frustrated
    by Daddy's scroller
    No. I haven't tried that yet...
    05-22-2022, 06:55 PM
  • Chance13
    Reply to Frustrated
    by Chance13
    I put those on my 20" Dewalt a couple years ago. Big improvement from the one Dewalt had....
    05-22-2022, 11:08 AM
  • Rolf
    Reply to Frustrated
    by Rolf
    We need to know what saw you are using, as they have different clamps.
    05-22-2022, 07:59 AM
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