Cordless Reciprocating Saws Item ID: #801

Bare Tool Milwaukee 6514-20 The Hatchet 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw with Pivoting Handle (Tool Only, no Battery)

WAS $334.00 NOW $99.99

Product Information:

  • Orbital action selector for aggressive wood cutting or straight reciprocating action for metal and plastics
  • Powerful 18 volt rare earth motor easily handles all Sawzall applications
  • Cuts up to 85 2-by-4’s on a single charge
  • Tool only; no battery includes
  • Limited warranty

Item Description

Anyone who has tried working with a Sawzall in cramped quarters and making cuts in confined spaces will appreciate the Hatchet’s multiposition folding handle, which reduces the tool’s length to a mere 13 inches. While this is a truly innovative design for a reciprocating saw, the fact that this is also the first cordless Sawzall with a vibration-reducing counterbalance mechanism should not be overlooked. This is a feature many of us have been waiting to see in the cordless Sawzall, and it is especially appreciated in uncomfortably close quarters, where any extra vibration and shock just makes your job more difficult. The Hatchet also has a different trigger configuration than other reciprocating saws. When the handle is folded, it feels like a cordless-drill grip and trigger, and when the saw is extended to its full length, it feels like the barrel grips found on grinders. This trigger setup is great when the handle is folded, but not as ideal when the tool is at its full length and being used like a traditional Sawzall. As with Milwaukee’s other Sawzalls, this one features the excellent tool-free blade-changing system that reverses the blade when needed, and it has a fully adjustable pivoting shoe. The Hatchet’s tough motor provides 2,700 strokes per minute, comparable to other top-of-the-line cordless reciprocating saws, and the tool uses the same reversible 18-volt Power Plus battery as other Milwaukee cordless tools. This model comes with the tool only, so if you don’t already use Milwaukee’s Power Plus tools, you’ll need to buy a battery separately. For remodelers, plumbers, and electricians, we think there’s no better cordless reciprocating saw available. –Brian Trinen

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