Power Tools: Sawzall reciprocating saw
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
Milwaukees Model 6519-22 Sawzall has a 10-amp motor, a lot more powerful than earlier models, and a Quik-Lok system for replacing blades or power cords in no time flat. The reciprocating saw gets its name from the back-and-forth motion of the blade, which has a travel of 1-1/8" and a variable speed from 0 to 2,800 strokes per minute.
A variety of blade types and lengths fit, making the saw useful for cutting everything from old beams with embedded nails to angle iron. This model cost about $150 in September 2004.