How to Use m18 hackzall

Is the Milwaukee M18 fuel Hackzall a good tool?

Reciprocating saws – or Sawzalls are they as known around the industry – are not usually a Pro’s favorite tool to use each day. They’re aggressive, rough tools that can fatigue you quickly if you’re not used to them. Smaller models like the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall offer some relief to your hands and arms for a performance tradeoff.

What's the difference between a hackzall M12 and M18?

Of course, it’s not the same—just close. The M12 Hackzall weighs 4.0 lbs (bearing an XC battery pack) while the M18 Hackzall comes in at 5.0 pounds (with a slim battery). A pound may not seem like a lot, but if you’re holding the tool for any length of time, the weight difference is going to be a bigger deal.

Can a Sawzall be used as a hackzall?

If you’re familiar with the M18 or M12 Fuel Hackzall models, the basic form factor is the same. By taking the inline design of a Sawzall and turning the motor up at an angle, you get a shorter tool.

When did the Milwaukee hackzall M12 Recip saw come out?

The M12 Fuel Hackzall recip saw cuts the depth of the motor by roughly an inch. Milwaukee also adjusted the pitch of the handle (and, thus, the entire tool) to the battery by more than 15 degrees. Editor’s Note: This review originally published in August 2014.


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