Every so often, a manufacturer releases a product that’s so on-point that their brand name becomes synonymous with the tool itself. Here in the South, lots of people call any soda a Coke. But all around the U.S., people call their reciprocating saw a Sawzall.
The Sawzall name belongs to Milwaukee, however, and they recently announced their latest update to the classic multi-purpose saw in the form of two new versions: one with a 3/4″ stroke for cutting in tight spaces and another with a 1-1/8″ stroke for heavy demolition.
Both models will feature a 12-amp motor, clutch to protect gears and motor life (when the blade sticks on something nasty), and Milwaukee’s Quik-Lok tool-free blade clamp. And for those of you tired of numb hands and elbows, the new Sawzalls include a counter-weighted mechanism to reduce vibration — important when it’s pushing out 3,000 strokes per minute.
Street pricing starts around $120 for both the short-stroke model (the 6509-31) and the long-stroke (the 6519-31), and both weigh in right at 7.3 pounds. These are, of course, corded models.
Street Pricing [Google Products]