Milwaukee 2620-22 M18 Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Review
The Milwaukee sawzall reciever was designed with two main goals: to provide a reliable machine that could be operated efficiently; and to offer high quality at a reasonable price. For both reasons it achieved its goal.
In addition, the Milwaukee sawzall reciever offered several improvements over previous models. These included a new design of handle, a larger battery compartment, improved insulation, and better construction.
However, the Milwaukee sawzall reciever had one major drawback: it required frequent servicing. Because of this fact many owners would replace their sawzalls every few years or even less frequently. Over time these maintenance costs were going to become a problem for Milwaukee. To solve this problem they developed the “Sawzall” battery. A Sawzall Battery is a special type of rechargeable battery that can be used to power your sawzalls.
They are much cheaper than regular batteries and last longer, but they do have some drawbacks.
The first drawback is that the batteries cannot be recharged from the wall outlet. You will need to use a Sawzall Battery Charger to charge them up. This can be done from a regular outlet.
While a Sawzall battery lasts longer than a normal battery, it still only lasts about as long as three or four regular batteries. Over time this will add up to quite an expense. It should be mentioned however that you do not need to replace your old batteries right away. You can save them for those odd jobs that don’t require quite as much power.
The final drawback is the price of the new battery. While it costs less to operate in the long run, it will set you back quite a bit of money at one time.
Over time the Milwaukee sawzall battery would go on to improve these drawbacks. Improvements included allowing the battery to be recharged from a wall outlet and adding a quick change system so you could quickly replace a dead battery with a fresh one. The newer models include all of these features.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Free (QLB Clamp – Resource, 2010 – nuwayinc.com)