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Offline Grandma_DOG

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Big vs Small Sawzall
« on: May 19, 2009, 01:50:15 PM »
I need to do a cutout in the boonies with no power and my car inverter is 450W (650W peak).

At Home Depot they have a 10 Amp Sawzall and a 4 Amp compact. Both are about the same price.

I'm leaning heavily toward the 4 Amp as my inverter can run it and I don't need to buy a $100 inverter.

Anyone have opinions on this? Do I really need the high power version?
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Re: Big vs Small Sawzall
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 08:54:07 PM »
I've got an 18V cordless Ryobi.  I like it.  If I was a pro, I'd buy something nicer.  But, I'm not, so this will probably last the rest of my life. 

If you're doing a cutout, having to worry about a cord is probably a bad idea.  It's just going to get in the way, and worst case scenario, trip you. 

Just my $0.02.

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Re: Big vs Small Sawzall
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 09:08:38 PM »
i have a cordless also and got an extra battery just in case.  it's nice and i agree about the cord.  especially when you are going up and down ladders, etc.
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Re: Big vs Small Sawzall
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 09:19:53 PM »
I love a cordless, and a circular saw (skilsaw) can be really handy for the adjustable depth.
amps are kind of misleading, a good gear ratio and decent blades (don't force it) will do anything you need.
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