Milwaukee put out one of the coolest tools we’ve seen in 2008, the M12 Hackzall — even in the list of our favorites, this is the spoiled youngest child of the bunch. Ever since the fateful day we had to cut apart my power steering pump with one, it has claimed a place of honor in the shop.
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, but with super attitude. Milwaukee pitches the business end of the mini-recip at an angle so it’ll stick in hard-to-reach places and keep you comfortable. The saw also features a new 4″-blade system to keep the overall length low-profile. We’ve said all this before — the difference here is we now know for a fact that it works.
If you ever cut an object up or feel the need to destroy something, this’ll get it done. We’re not kidding. Jam it in somewhere and pull the trigger. It’s just that simple.