dewalt sawzall

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by marvella, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,910
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Location:
    tn
    this morning at the hardware store i saw a dewalt reciprocating saw on sale for $65. is this a good deal? i might have to give it to myself for xmas. :dance:
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

    Messages:
    7,102
    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Location:
    In beautiful downtown Sticks, near Belleview, Fl.
    If your going to be useing it daily to make money, yes. DeWalt is a major brand. But if you will only use it twice a year I'd get a cheap one at Harbor Freight - $20.00 on sale.
     

  3. TnAndy

    TnAndy Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    5,427
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Location:
    EastTN: Former State of Franklin
    And if you get one, get the one that has the quick change blade deal instead of the chuck that uses the allen wrench. I'm forever loosing that wrench.
     
  4. Ed0517

    Ed0517 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Grab it, if it is more than occasional use. Those contractors aren't using yellow tools because they like the color. (Manufacturers tend to make their tools one color. Yellows are DeWalts, bluegreen makita, Milwaukee red, etc. Contractors do use other brands, but they don't want throwaway crap)
     
  5. Ninn

    Ninn Custom Crochet Queen

    Messages:
    2,786
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Location:
    Susquehanna, PA
    its at least a 25% savings and if you will use it more than once or twice a year, go for it. i love mine for cutting down small saplings and grapevines.
     
  6. farmerjack68

    farmerjack68 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    92
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Hartville Missouri
    i have one that we use all the time for all kinds of things, ok i have two 1 milwaukee and one deWalt but the dewalt gets uaed the most because of the quick change blades and the one i have the blade can go in two ways so it is extreamly useful i think i gave about 100.00 so for that price id grab it ,but i am a contractor although i have friends who arnt and they also have dewalt tools because they seem to hold up well
     
  7. bare

    bare Head Muderator

    Messages:
    1,857
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Don't do it! Save your money for a cordless Dewalt sawzall. Man, these things rock. I wanna holster for mine. I like just roaming around the place with mine, it's handy for just about anything.
     
  8. Rockin'B

    Rockin'B Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,447
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Location:
    No. Illinois
    Grab it. Buying cheap tools doesn't work for me. I prefer to cry just once.
     
  9. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,910
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Location:
    tn
    thanks all!! i learned the value of buying good tools when i got my dewalt cordless drill. worth every penny.

    i may have to go get it monday. :)
     
  10. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,305
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Location:
    Whiskey Flats(Ft. Worth) , Tx
    .................I , have always felt all saws like a sawzall had one , major , glaring deficiency , that being , NO HANDLE on the side like most drills have !! And , you'll soon discover this when you start cutting anything of any significant size . I believe some manufacturers are NOW making saws with a handle on the side , I just can't remember their name . 65 is a bargain , IF the saw is in good shape , obviously that particular saw you SAW was probably returned so I'm make the seller agree too accepting it back , IF you aren't satisified . fordy... :)
     
  11. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,075
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Location:
    Wisconsin.. Zone 5
    Dewalt is a very popular brand that is used by contractors.
    Look on the box to see where it was made. Might suprise you.
     
  12. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,910
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Location:
    tn
    it wasn't just one, it was a whole table full of them. can't all be returns... just a good deal for xmas, i think. if you are interested it is the newport ace hardware in newport, tn. :)
     
  13. PyroDon

    PyroDon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,942
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Location:
    S.E. Ks.
    Thats a decent price though you might check the model dewalt and others have differnet grades of tools , Im sure its not the top of the line dewalt as they run around 189.00 , most likely its a refurbashed saw.
    for sawz alls the ranking goes
    Milwalkee
    Makita
    Dewalt

    Im hard as heck on tools more often than not they get dropped off roofs and left in the weather. So I can hoestly say if they last for me they should last forever for someone that does treat them well . My makita sawz-all and hypoid circular saws have spent 13 years bouncing around in the back of an open pick up bed they have been used on everything from balsa to concrete including metal and never given a problem. Before getting them I was going through a saw every two weeks , you do pay a bit more for quality but it saves you in the long run
     
  14. wyld thang

    wyld thang God Smacked Jesus Freak Supporter

    Messages:
    7,456
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Location:
    Turtle Island/Yelm, WA "Land of the Dancing Spirit
    My hubby went through two Dewalt Sawzalls a couple years ago(not the cheap one). Turned out they had a defect in the blade hook up thingy--it woud throw a nut or something(I have no idea but it was an acknowledged defect by the company) and lose parts deep inside. So he got the second one for free as a replacement, after doing some research and finding out about the defect and pressing Lowes for a replacement(of course Lowes won't pull them off the shelf, they'll just put them on the discount table). But the second time around no dice. So it sits in the box ;)

    He used the sawzall to cut a hole in our trailer to make a big door to make the trailer into a toy hauler. :)

    Just make sure to keep all receipts and paperwork!
     
  15. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,305
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Location:
    Whiskey Flats(Ft. Worth) , Tx
    ..................Personally , I don't care for DeWalt tools . My current saw is a Porter-Cable Tiger saw I purchased new and 6 years old with the quick blade release . It has never missed a lick since new and I expect it'll still be cuttin' when I'm too weak to hold it up . fordy... :)
     
  16. nodak3

    nodak3 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    2,401
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Say Merry Christmas to yourself and enjoy!
     
  17. deberosa

    deberosa SW Virginia Gourd Farmer!

    Messages:
    569
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Location:
    Floyd County, VA
    Are you looking at the cordless variety? If so that seems like a pretty good deal. I use mine alot!!! No problem with the blade attachment. I put on a pruning type blade and can cut small trees down below the soil surface with it. No stump! Mine is also cordless so easy to take to distant places on Deberosa to work.

    My brother recommended the 12V cordless set three years ago - he uses it in his profession. So far the batteries are holding up great and I use the Sawsall, circular saw and drill all the time!

    Treat yourself - it's what I did to get mine three years ago.
     
  18. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,910
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Location:
    tn
    yep it's cordless. i can use it for a variety of things. i'm terrified of a chainsaw, but this i can use.

    good to see you around again, deberosa. :)
     
  19. bare

    bare Head Muderator

    Messages:
    1,857
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    WOW! A DeWalt cordless for $65? What voltage? Do they come with two batteries and a charger? Man, I'd buy 'em all for resale!
     
  20. Ed0517

    Ed0517 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Run, do not walk. That was a good deal corded. Great deal cordless. Hope you can use the drill battery too for an extra.

    Pyro, wasn't Milwaukee the one who made the first ones? They made the name sawzall, wasn't it?