I bought this hacksaw strictly to shorten the T-bolts on a toilet I installed. I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I gave this a try. This hacksaw sawed right through the bolts without a pause. It's great to find a product that does what you need it to do but at a very low price. I highly recommend.
The product promises to last five times longer than normal blades - but fails to deliver. Bought two packs of these yesterday to cut some mild steel. The first blade BENT and had NO TEETH LEFT after 10 strokes. The second blade had no teeth after 5 strokes. Put the Nicholson blade I took off for these back on, finished that cut, and made 10 more. It still is cutting. Avoid these.
Both HomeDepot and its partner now have known about the discrepancies in the descriptions that the blade is black, and so is the handle ,but neither did anything to remediate that. It's been 10 days since I picked up the saw, but HomeDepot partners/supplier still leaves the same picture there. If you don't like black, don't buy it, even though it seems well built. Do not count on HomeDepot to call you when your order is in. What the Customer Service Dept promised is different from what it does. In many occasions, my local HomeDepot store did not call me.
I bought this saw to cut the bolts holding down a toilet I recently purchased from HD. It was easy to work with in the tight space and did a great job cutting through the bolts in no time.
I bought these blades to cut up some 3/16 O1 tool steel (free machining). Initially I was impressed. As advertised initial sharpness was great. However not do long into the cut I noticed my hacksaw start to wander from the line quite a bit. Upon inspection I had some nice round teeth. It took 3 of these blades to cut through 12" of the O1 tool steel. I tried these out based on the description, but I am going to stick to my previous brand that I had much better results with. I would recommend these blades for brass however. They cut really cleanly through a 2" solid round bar of 360 free machining brass - much cleaner than the blades I prefer for steel. There was little wear on the blade after the cut. So while the description says they are ideal for tool steel, there are far better (and more economical) options out there.
I have used this Milwaukee compact hacksaw five times since getting it. The last time I used it was to saw off hold down bolts for installation of four replacement toilets in our home. Three had tight quarters for hold down bolt cutoff work, this tool being the answer to working in such conditions. Another time I used it to cut a round hole in HVAC ducting in tight quarters to connect a round duct to the flat end of a cold air return. The handle is quite comfortable, the tool very sturdy and easily adjustable as to how much blade extends beyond the clamp that secures the blade. This was a very worthwhile tool purchase for me. It is of the usual high quality that I associate with tools carrying the Milwaukee name.
It did the job adequately but not well. It went dull during the process had I needed to saw a few inches more and I do not believe it would have lasted. It was however easy to use which made up some ground on the lack of quality material
I won this bag from Klein in a drawing and it's built heavy and very heavy to carry, not sure I would want to carry it all day from job to job to job but it holds a lot of tools and the hacksaw pocket on the outside is a great idea. I work in the tower construction industry so that means a lot of travel and carrying this bag as checked luggage does take a hefty toll but it's worth it.
I haven't used them yet but have used them in the past. I ordered them because I was on my last blade and didn't want to be without them should I need one in the future.
You'll save your arm and use less effort by getting a longer bow saw. Once this gets a bit of wood resin or otherwise starts to dull, this short saw becomes squirrely and hard to handle. This is not a fault of the brand,but of the shortness of the bow; too short for the teeth to deliver a smooth stroke. You can save $2 now by not buying the longer 21" bow saw, but you'll have also wasted all your money, because replacement blades are impossible to find. In short: -Poor stocking of replacement blades -Short stroke -Buy the 21" bow saw, or lopping shears
I've been using a 30+ year old hacksaw. The Nicholson saw frame is much more ergonomic. Loading the blade is a snap. Very comfortable and much more accurate than my old saw.
What I like about this saw is its small size that makes it handle easier than a regular hacksaw under certain situations. What don't like is that the blade isn't very strong and Im not sure I can find replacements easily. Pretty much for use with plastics and soft materials if you want it to last for a reasonable amount of time. I'm recommending this saw but only for certain situations.
Nice fast, accurate cuts that only a quality high-tension hacksaw can give you. Compact in size, fits in my tool bag easily. Fairly light, yet very sturdy. The cushion grips are a nice feature, especially in cold temps.
This was the worst product I've ever bought. It feel apart in less than 1 minute of use. I was trying to saw through some wood and the blade detached from it's fixed position. No problem, I'll just re-insert it. Not exactly. The part that holds the blade got loose and there is no way to secure the blade. Returning this product ASAP.
I've has this hack saw for a couple of years, and have used it frequently. It is well constructed, lightweight, and comfortable to use. The quick release feature makes changing the blade fast & easy. Another great feature is the extra blade storage in the saw frame. I'm planning on buying a 2nd for my shop.
Nice saw a little bit overpriced. Blade can be installed in two positions only.