When my crew and I tested the 18-volt Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall reciprocating saw for the May 2014 issue of JLC, it quickly bumped our deluxe 15-amp corded model right off our jobsites. We loved the new saw’s cordless convenience, competitive cutting speed, and ample runtime. We also appreciated its lever-action blade clamp, pivoting hang hook, and other high-performance features.

When JLC followed up by asking us to field-test the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Hackzall, I thought this new mini recip might be an ideal lightweight and maneuverable companion to the heavy-duty M18 Fuel. Nine months later, the M12 Fuel holds a prestigious position on our work van.

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