If you are going to be doing any remodeling or demolition work, then you need a high quality reciprocating saw. It will make your remodeling/demolition work much, much easier and save you a ton of time in the process. Whether you are remodeling a room, replacing a fence, repairing a wooden deck, or something else, a reciprocating saw is a “Must Have” tool for you. There are quite a number of high quality reciprocating saws that you can choose from but I personally recommend that you get the Milwaukee 6509-22 Reciprocating Saw. The Milwaukee Tool Company is well known for its reciprocating saws (commonly referred to as a Milwaukee “sawzall”).
I have and use a Milwaukee 6509-22 and can attest to both its quality and usefulness. If you are a regular do-it-yourselfer like myself, the 6509-22 gives you all the power you will need in a reciprocating saw. Of course, you can certainly buy a more expensive reciprocating saw with a more powerful motor (the 6509-22 has a powerful 11 ampere motor) or a longer length of stroke (the 6509-22 provides a 3/4″ length of stroke) but you probably won’t need it. Another factor that you need to consider is that the bigger the reciprocating saw, the heavier the reciprocating saw is. The Milwaukee 6509-22 itself only weighs 7 pounds and is only 17.4 inches long (not including the length of the blade) so it is very easy to maneuver and cut with and doesn’t wear you out when you are doing extensive demolition work.
In addition, there are several built-in features that help make the Milwaukee 6509-22 the reciprocating saw that you want to get. The 6509-22 has a Quik-Lok Blade Clamp that allows you to remove old blades and add new ones by simply twisting an easy-to-turn collar. Just turn the collar, remove the old blade, insert a new blade, and release the collar. That’s all you have to do, and you don’t need a special tool to do it. And, I might also add, that you can insert the saw’s blades either right side up or upside down to make your positioning of the saw and the cutting blade easier or special cutting needs. Plus, this reciprocating saw can produce 0 to 2,800 blade strokes per minute, and the saw’s Trigger Speed Control allows you to increase or decrease the number of blade strokes as you see fit. Add in a number of other really nice features (such as, a double bearing wobble plate to help reduce vibration; an adjustable center pivot shoe to provide longer blade life and more cut control; double insulated construction; etc) and you can see why the Milwaukee 6509-22 is such a well-liked reciprocating saw.
I think you can see why I think the Milwaukee 6509-22 Reciprocating Saw is the best reciprocating saw for a normal homeowner or do-it-yourselfer and recommend it so highly. CLICK HERE to see further information about the Milwaukee 6509-22.