Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit Review
With so many brands manufacturing power and hand tools, it is tough to choose one. But when it comes to Sawzall and that too with 18V lithium-ion compatibility, we don't think further than DEWALT and Milwaukee. These two have been ruling the segment and are always competing to create better products. We have reviewed some of the products offered by Milwaukee in the M18 Fuel lineup. The company has been able to make a name for themselves by creating this lineup, and it has been a successful venture. When we look at the products in the range, you will find that the prices are quite affordable and there are a lot of things on offer. If you aren't aware, then let me tell you that the company has divided its LITHIUM-ION technology tools into three voltages, M12, M18, and M28. Today, we will be looking at the one offered in the M18 range. After reviewing the impact wrenches, we thought of looking at the reciprocating saw that is called as one of the bests in the segment by many professionals. The company defines their mission with the following statement that reads, "It's the philosophy that defines our company - developing products that not only deliver new-to-world technology and unparalleled levels of performance and productivity to the user but can even change the way their job will be done in the future."
Milwaukee is one of the best brands out there and today; we will be looking at their 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit. A lot of talks have been going around the Sawzall ever since it was launched. The primary reason behind was the low cost of the complete kit as compared to other saws with similar functionalities. The tool comes from the Fuel lineup that is known to back the performance and also increase it to some extent. The best thing about Milwaukee is that they don't upgrade the tool by making a single change. They re-design their products entirely to make them better than the older version.
When it comes to Milwaukee 2720-21 reciprocating saw, it is easily one of the best tools the company has ever manufactured. The whole lineup has made a name for itself in the market. Many professionals prefer working with it because of the flexibility it offers. You are not stuck in a single place because the saw is cordless and can be taken anywhere. In this review, we will be looking at the features and functionalities of the tool and see if it is worth spending money. Make sure to read the complete report.
Product Overview: Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 20 x 21 inches
- Item model number: 2720-21
- Item Weight: 11.42 pounds
- Battery Cell Type: Lithium-Ion
- Manufacturer: Milwaukee
Just like most of the Milwaukee Products, the 2720-21 M18 Fuel Reciprocating Saw arrived at us in an attractive package. You can see some of the highlights, or should I say, features mentioned on the outside. It also depicted the picture of the tool inside flaunting its sturdy design. We were quite excited to open the box and look at the components on the inside. We were also delighted with the fact that no wear or tear was on the outside. Amazon took care of safe shipping like always and did a decent job.
When we opened the box, we found several components as it is a complete kit and not just a bare tool. The package included, (1) M18 FUEL SAWZALL Reciprocating Saw, (1) M18 and M12 Multi-Voltage Charger, (1) M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack, (1) Carrying Case, and (1) Blade. When you look at the things, there will be no other requirement that you will need to purchase before you start using the saw. The instruction manual is also inside, and we would recommend you to go through it before you start using the tool.
Before jumping on the design and features of the saw, let us tell you what Christian Coulis, who is the Director of Marketing said "Milwaukee invented the reciprocating saw in 1951, and the Sawzall has led the industry in both durability and performance for over 60 years. With the renowned reputation and history of the Sawzall, coupled with Milwaukee's expertise and leadership in cordless technology, we are very proud to deliver a new Sawzall that will truly be a game changer for the industry."
Design: One of the essential things to look for while purchasing a cordless reciprocating saw is its design. You will need to make sure everything is in the right place. The Milwaukee 2720-21 Reciprocating Saw has one of the best designs. It has a hard case coating on the outside that comes in the trademark red and black colors of the company. The company has done decent changes to the tool. This one comes with an adjustable saw, which was not seen the older ones that had pivot shoe. But, it doesn't allow you to change the length. The machine is designed with ergonomics in mind. The handle has a rubberized over-mold grip that doesn't let the tool to fall off during usage. The device weighs around 11 pounds when no batteries are attached. Yes, it is on the heavier side, but it can be looked over because the longer sessions of work will not cause any fatigue. The presence of the hard case inside the package also saves the user from the hassle of carrying the Sawzall. Milwaukee has impressed us with the design on several different levels.
Power & Performance: Milwaukee 2720-21 Reciprocating Saw is one of those tools that will help you perform the toughest jobs with ease. You can perform many different types of cuts using the machine with ease. The device can save you a lot of time and is persuasive just like a corded tool. The reciprocating saw generates 0 to 3000 Strokes Per Minute, which is quite useful when you look at the cordless saws in the same price range. The stroke length is 1- inches, which is sufficient to cut materials with accuracy. When it comes to performance, the tool was quite perfect. We didn't face any problem while using it. The toughest jobs were performed with ease using this saw. Though, we would not recommend someone who uses reciprocating saw throughout the day to purchase this one because of the battery.
POWERSTATE Brushless Motor: Now, this is a thing that is common in the tools that lie in M18 Fuel lineup. The Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 FUEL Reciprocating Saw is one the first saws to start using a POWERSTATE brushless motor. The brushless motor has many positives, including longer runtime, keeping the tool cool as well as extending the life of the engine as well as the device. The brushless motor provides the saw with the ability to cut faster at high speeds and with accuracy as compared to the other saws in the same price range.
REDLINK PLUS Intelligence: Now, this another innovation coming straight from the house of Milwaukee. It was introduced with the M18 Fuel tools, and it has been a significant feature ever since. The REDLINK PLUS Intelligence helps the device in providing optimized performance. The tech also helps the tool in protecting itself from things like over-heating or battery failure while charging or operating. We were quite happy that the company had added this because it increases the overall durability of the tool.
REDLITHIUM XC 4.0 Battery Pack: The tool comes with a REDLITHIUM XC 4.0 Batter pack, which is known to deliver 20% more power, 20% more runtime and 2X more recharges than standard lithium-ion batteries. It has a superior pack construction and performance, which helps in providing more work per charge and more work over pack life than other batteries available in the market. The battery pack offers 4.0 amp-hours of runtime. The battery runs more relaxed and can perform and in climates below 0F/-18C. The battery features overload protection in case you don't damage the tool while doing tough jobs. The battery pack also has a temperature management system that helps in improving the battery life.
Variable speed trigger and blade change: When it comes to managing the 3000 strokes per minute, the company has offered a variable speed trigger that lets you adjust the speed between 0-3000 SPM, according to the material a user is cutting through. We were quite happy that the company included the feature.
When it comes to changing the blade, Milwaukee does a great job as always. You can remove and install the blades easily by lifting and releasing the lever located on the sides.
Cordless: Another highlight of the reciprocating saw is that it is cordless. Though when you purchase a cordless tool, you must make sure that the design is good enough to work for longer sessions. When it comes to Milwaukee 2720-21, the company has done an excellent job. The tool can easily reach tight spaces, and a user doesn't need to worry about the sockets at a job site. Despite being a cordless tool, the motor generates enough power to perform the toughest tasks with ease.
Pros of Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit:
- The Milwaukee 2720-21 delivers high power from the motor, making it suitable for cutting through different materials.
- The tool comes with a variable speed trigger that allows you to adjust according to the item you are cutting through.
- The cordless capability makes it easier for the users to reach tight spaces with ease and also not worry about the electric socket at the job site.
- It comes with REDLITHIUM XC 4.0 Battery Pack that delivers 20% more power, 20% more runtime and 2X more recharges than regular lithium-ion batteries.
- REDLINK PLUS Intelligence is also integrated into the tool to provide optimized performance and protect itself from over-heating or failure during charging or operating.
- The machine comes with a POWERSTATE Brushless Motor that provides constant power required to make faster cuts and also saves the tool from heat, increasing the overall durability.
- The company has also offered a hard plastic made case that is spacious and can store all the equipment as well as extra blades.
Cons of Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit:
- Lack of safety features.
- The blade can only be moved in two different directions with ease.
Final thoughts on Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit:
The Milwaukee 2720-21 is easily the most powerful reciprocating saw in its range. It is something that has impressed us on several levels. This is the second reciprocating saw that we reviewed from the company, and we can say that this one is better. The reason behind it is the features. The company has given so many things at such an affordable price. From power to durability, everything is impressive about this saw. If you are looking for a powerful tool that can help you thrice a week without any issues, then Milwaukee 2720-21 M18 Fuel Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Kit is quite perfect. We spent around two weeks while using this saw. We tried and tested it in the toughest situations, and it did an excellent job in surviving those hardships. We would highly recommend you to purchase the saw, but before you do so go through all the points mentioned in the review and check if it is suitable for you. We will be coming back with some reviews very soon.