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  1. #1
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    Battery operated Sawz-All's

    who makes the best one.

    Battery life, toughness, ease of use (quick change chuck's)
    It's a good bet an accident brought you into this world

    Don't let an accident take you out

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    My makita is great but I'm sure Milwaukee is good too.


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    I should mention all my cordless stuff is DeWalt 12v and 18v. But Im willing to change brands if I can find something that can take a beating and has a long battery life
    It's a good bet an accident brought you into this world

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    I should mention all my cordless stuff is DeWalt 12v and 18v. But Im willing to change brands if I can find something that can take a beating and has a long battery life

    As long as you register properly ridgid's batteries are lifetime warrentied. Thats a game changer for me.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...Tools_Warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfshadow View Post
    As long as you register properly ridgid's batteries are lifetime warrentied. Thats a game changer for me.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...Tools_Warranty
    really, now that might be a game changer, thanx for the link
    It's a good bet an accident brought you into this world

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    really, now that might be a game changer, thanx for the link

    No problem, always good when info is backed up in writing

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    I use the crap out of my makita, only had one battery go bad in 2 yr


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    Y'all gonna laugh at me but...
    I have all my trucks outfitted with ryobi cordless kit...the 4 piece combo is a 159 when on sell, and I upgrade to the ryobi 18v lithium ion batteries....they work just as good...as the others...

    Now since I'm the boss I got a drwalt 18v combo in my personal truck

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    Dewalt18v is all I have. I have had the same kit since 2002. Replaced 1 battery since then. I use them daily

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    Here is a great review on recip saws
    http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...ticleID=778706

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiegoodfellar View Post
    Here is a great review on recip saws
    http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...ticleID=778706
    Based on this review I now understand why ridgid is trying to get people in with there warranty.

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    I've been using Milwaukee cordless stuff the few years, I haven't had any problems with them including the sawzalls. Used DeWalt before, but I favor Miwaukee's Batteries a more

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    My makita sawzall has barely any runtime compared to the Ridgid. I like all the other Makita cordless except the sawzall. Close to useless unless you have a ton of batteries.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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