When you see the Milwaukee Hackzall for the first time, you might react with confusion. I must admit, the first time I laid eyes on it I thought there must’ve been a mishap on the assembly line somewhere. I later came to understand that they purposely built it in this shape to be hard on tough jobs and easy on you.
Built on Milwaukee’s M12 12V Li-Ion platform, the Hackzall sports a grip that reminds us of the sub-compact drill/driver in the same line. There the similarities end and the funk begins. Milwaukee pitches the business end of the mini-recip at an angle so it’ll stick in hard-to-reach places but keep you comfortable. The saw also features a new 4″ blade system to keep the overall length low-profile.
This unit slides right in between the large demo Sawzalls and small hack saws. You might not tear down the house with one, but you can cut everything else that needs cutting, like PVC and even metal. We’re stoked to get our hands on one here in the Toolmonger shop and really see what it can do.
It looks like the tool itself will run around $105, while kits with chargers and batteries will go for about $170.