Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 115
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HillsWoodworking This thing GOES!
I bought this sawzall 4 days ago to cut 4x4s and 6x4s on a pole barn style project I have going and WOW! This thing is a beast! I also picked up some Milwaukee blades and, just because I'm a huge fan, some Diablo Demo Demon blades. The jury is out on which one works better (which makes me like Milwaukee even more) but this tool is a must have! No hiccups, didn't bog, and CHEWED through treated lumber like a pack of rabid beavers. It took no more than a few seconds to get through the treated 4x4s and just a hair longer on the 6x4s. Why wouldn't you buy this?! I have no clue. At $120, I kinda felt guilty. Almost like I was stealing from Home Depot.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leo Very Impressed
I did a lot of reviews comparing prices of different brands as well as what you get for your money. The three I wound up looking at were the Ryobi for a budget one at $65, the Dewalt at $90 and the $100 Milwaukee. Ultimately in the end all of the reviews pointed towards the Milwaukee being the best quality. I decided to fork up the $100 for the heavier duty sawzall and I am GLAD I did. Took it out to cut a 4 x 4 post. Cut right through it no problem. I put in a fence and was using my father's dewalt and it took more effort and time to cut through it. Not that the Dewalt was bad, it's just that the Milwaukee seemed better. I also cut branches and limbs down on a tree in my backyard. Sliced through it like butter.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John excellent Machine !
I bought a 12 am corded reciprocating saw from Sears -- This was the Craftsman brand . I decided to go with Craftsman since I have a Craftsman lawn mower.. The very same day I took the saw home it started falling to pieces . The pivot shoe fell off because of sloppy workmanship. I took it back to Sears they very same day , went to Home Depot , bought the Milwaukee 12 amp corded , took it home and it did the job .. I was pruning 2 oak trees and I love this machine .
Thank you Home Depot . Bye the way , The service at Home Depot is 10 times better than Sears as well.
June 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charjd Great for getting out stumps!
Works great. We needed three sycamore tree stumps taken out. The tree cutter could not get his stump grinder inside our yard without dismantling our fence. A neighbor told us a sawzaw would work and it has been fast, easy and now we are planting three small trees in their place.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick9ame Very good, but....
I wanted a light saw and there are 3 worth considering around 7 pounds. I bought this one because I really liked the easy load chuck and was not disappointed. Ease of changing blades is of utmost importance, because you are hot, tired, etc and do not want to be tortured when changing a blade. I rated 4 rather than 5 because of case. I agree with another reviewer that case is too small to hold blades and the design of the case pinches the cord as it comes out of the tool. This will shorten the life of the power cord. All it would take is another inch of height and the case would acomidate blades and not pinch the cord.
April 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArizonaJeni Why did I wait so long?!
Age has caught up to me. I love landscaping/gardening, but no longer have the youth and vigor to maintain my home. Well, not before this amazing tool! Powerful, smooth, fast! Amazing tool for thej home landscape. Chainsaws are too dangerous for me. This was completely controllable. The great equalizer for age and infirmity! I used this with a 6 inch and 12 inch pruning blade at 5 TPI. It made light work of previously daunting pruning of mature trees. Many cuts were in the 4+ inch range and were easily accomplished without concern for life and (MY!) limb! This female senior citizen thanks you, Milwaukee! A truly remarkable tool! Thanks to Home Depot for providing the guidance online and in store on which tool would suit my needs along with the blades to make the project complete.
November 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CK Quality Control Issue
The pivot shoe was riveted in upside down on the unit I purchased. That made it impossible to insert a blade. I returned the item to Home Depot. The Home Depot staff in the tool department were very helpful. They confirmed the issue and gave me a replacement with no problem. I assume the issue was unusual but it is worrisome for future purchases. Given Milwaukee's good reputation along with my time constraints when I returned it, I opted to replace the defective item with the same model.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steveorino Great tool for yard work
When used with a a pruning blade this is an excellent substitute for a chain saw in situations where the chain saw would be too large or cumbersome. It is the best tool for digging out smaller stumps ( 6" diameter or smaller) simply plunge the sawzall into the ground and move the saw in a circular motion around the stump cutting the roots and allowing you to remove the stump quickly and with very little mess.
June 10, 2014