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Milwaukee 6509-22 Sawzall 11-Amp Reciprocating Saw

4.3 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

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  • 11 amp reciprocating, variable speed (0-2,800 stroke per minute), quick-lock blade clamp
  • 3/4-inch stroke length, double bearing wobble plate reduces vibrations
  • Rubber boot for enhanced grip, center pivot adjustable shoe
  • 7 pounds, 3/4-inch stroke length
  • Includes saw, 1 blade and case
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About this Sawzall Model
The 11 amp Sawzall from Milwaukee is durable and super light -- weighing in at just 7 pounds, for the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. This small but tough saw offers a variable speed trigger that sends the blade from 0-2,800 strokes per minute, with a 3/4-inch stroke length and a Quik-Lok blade clamp for fast, tool-less blade changes.

The 6509-22 is chock full of convenience features that will make it a go-to pick that never gathers dust in your garage. Its rubber boot provides superior gripping for real control and exceptional accuracy, and the adjustable shoe gives you longer blade life and more cut control. You can even clamp the blades upside down for special cutting circumstances. Double insulated with a double-bearing wobble plate mechanism for smoother handling, this saw also boasts a heavy-duty 'S' jacket and an 8-foot, 2-wire cord.

This Sawzall uses standard 1/2-inch shank Sawzall blades, and one is included with this kit -- plus a carrying case to keep everything together and organized.

Applications
The 6509-22 is the perfect choice for any task that requires a reciprocating saw; and depending on your Sawzall blade choice, you'll find that it cuts easily through wood and plastics, metal, pipes, and even wood with nails in it.

Choosing a Sawzall Blade
When selecting a Sawzall blade, first consider your project. Each Sawzall blade style has a series of icons on its packaging -- and these icons demonstrate the materials which the blades are best-suited to cut. There's a separate icon for a variety of materials, including wood, plastics, wood with nails, and metal.


Next, decide on the proper blade shape to suit your project. Sloped blades are best for plunge cutting, straight blades are ideal for edge cutting, and scroll blades are used for cutting curved or circular shapes.

Finally, be sure to pick a blade with the proper Teeth Per Inch (TPI). See the chart below for more information.

From the Manufacturer

Milwaukee's new 6509-22 10-Amp Sawzall Reciprocating Saw is the most durable reciprocating saw on the market, and at only 7 pounds, it has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. The 6509-22 provides a 0-2,800 strokes per minute variable speed trigger, 3/4-inch stroke length, and a Quik-Lok blade clamp for fast, tool-less blade changes. The new rubber boot provides superior gripping, and the adjustable shoe provides longer blade life and more cut control. The blades can even be clamped upside down for special cutting needs.

The 6509-22 comes with the tool, an impact resistant carrying case, and one Super Sawzall blade.

Product Features:

  • 10-amp Milwaukee built motor
  • 0-2,800-spm variable speed Trigger
  • Quik-Lok blade clamp for fast, easy blade changes
  • Double bearing wobble plate mechanism for less vibration
  • Center pivot adjustable shoe
  • Rubber boot for superior gripping
  • Heavy duty 'S' jacket 8-foot 2-wire rubber cord
  • Double insulated
  • Uses standard 1/2-inch shank Sawzall blades

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number 6509-82
Item Weight 11.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 5.2 x 22.5 x 11.2 inches
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Item model number 6509-22
Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 120 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Included Components case
Warranty Description Every MILWAUKEE product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace any product which examination proves to be defective in material and workmanship.

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Additional Information

ASIN B0000789HE
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #351,605 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#152 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Saws > Reciprocating Saws
#16,797 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 11.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 2, 2001

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By citan-uzuki VINE VOICE on April 30, 2004
I do not use power tools in my line of work. However, I do have an appreciation for good quality equipment. I also believe that having the right tool can make even a home improvement project much more enjoyable. I bought this tool to cut some metal pipes and also some PVC pipes. Sure, I could have done the job with a hack saw. But, using a hand tool would have meant lots of patience and hassle. What would have taken a lot of time, sweat, hassle, and aggravation only took a few minutes with the Sawzall. The unit operated silently and it did not have as much vibration as I had expected for a unit with no counterbalance.
A reciprocating saw is a very versatile tool even if you do not intend to do any kind of demolition. In addition to cutting pipes, you can also cut landscape timber and prune trees. Basically, you can use the Sawzall for just about anything that you would normally use a hand saw.
The Sawzall came with two blades. One for metal and one for wood. It also came with a wrench to adjust the shoe. All of that came in a red kit box. The high quality kit box itself is made of sturdy, blown red plastic. The power cord is thicker than what I saw in competing brands at the same price range. The red Milwaukee kit box also seems sturdier, and there is a place inside that is specifically designed to hold extra blades. Most importantly, the saw itself looks and feels the way a heavy duty tool should. This kit defines high quality for a reasonable price.
There were plenty of DeWalts, Hitachis, and Makitas at Lowe's. I chose the Milwaukee because I wanted to try out their brand. I suspect that any brand would have sufficed for my modest needs. This Sawzall might be a bit of an overkill for my intended use.
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I have an old Sawzall...it came in a metal case rather than a plastic one. Everything mentioned about it in the other reviews is true, it's a very versatile tool. It will seemingly cut through anything...my son whacked off a Master padlock in about five seconds recently. You should plan on buying blades, lots of blades! Because it's so versatile, one is tempted to undertake a cutting task with the wrong blade, which can be frustrating if not dangerous. So always match the blade to the task.

I would not advise this as one's first or only power saw. It's really not meant for long, straight cuts, although you can do them with practice. But as a second saw, for demolition, for large branch trimming, pipe and metal cutting, it's a gem. This is the right tool for so many jobs!
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It cuts metal, wood, plastic, plumbing, wood with nails, sheetrock, things burried in the ground. It's simply amazing.

Want to take out a wall with the smallest mess possible? Slip the blade between the studs and cut the nails. Slip the blade between the top plate and cut the nails. Boom, the wall will now push out of the opening with all the plaster or drywall intact (and without all the dust you get from hammering drywall out of the way).

Any of Milwaukee brand Sawzall that has a counterweighted motor (this is important for controlling vibration and being able to cut one handed) is a joy to use.

After I bought one, I wondered how I ever managed to work without one.
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There is not much to think about here - this is the brand the pro's use and it's for a good reason. Milwaukee sets the bar for all others to reach toward when it comes to reciprocating saws. I did my research like I always do, but this was an easy decision and I'm very happy with the saw. You'll want to pick up some blades before you start a project though. Pick up one of the variety blade sets for starters and then buy bulk once you know what you need.
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I was disappointed in the power of this saw. It's partially my mistake for not getting the "Super Sawzall", but I saw that this was 11 amp, which to me means it should pack a punch. My older Sawzall is 11 amp and it seems to have much more power than this one. Besides this one being weak, it has a really crappy stamped metal foot that I expect will be bent in a couple of weeks work. The cord is short, and not replacable.

For the $40 difference between this and the "Super" Sawzall, which is 13amp and has the better adjustable foot and longer, replacable cord, I would recommend going with the more powerful one, even if you only use it once in a while. If you're using it regularly, this one isn't worth your time.

Milwaukee shouldn't put their name on crap like this.
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I had high expectations for this saw... meaning I had expectations that if I paid the extra $$$ for the Milwaukee it would last a lifetime and I wouldn't regret it. I do.

The first Sawzall I purchased worked for about 0.3 seconds. It whirred once and then died. It never came back to life so I returned it for a new one. The new one works great--but I have only used it about four times and the trigger is already cracked. I think it will still function--but I hate having to get out the super glue to work on a brand new tool. I have not dropped the saw, I always keep it in its case, and I haven't even used it enough to wear out a single blade--and somehow TWO saws have already broken on me.

The Milwaukee felt better than any of the other saws I tried, (and it was more expensive than the others) but the long-term durability just doesn't seem to be there... But maybe I just have bad luck.
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