Summary: I have had this tool for years. The battery last a very long time and we use it for everything. It's especially useful for cutting brush out of the fence line where you would get a chainsaw in the dirt.
Summary: I have owned quite a few 12v, 18v Dewalt and other brand tools but nothing compares with the 36v Dewalt. You would think it is plugged in to 120v. I have had a few of the batteries fail, but I am still using a number of batteries dated 2006.
Summary: Battery lasts maybe 15 minutes. Other reviews stated that it would last longer and better than others but now I wish I had just bought more 18 or 20 volt batteries for my existing tools. I bought this as well as the 36 volt saw and now I feel like I just set fire to $740.
Summary: I'm a builder and have used Dewalt tools for all of my building and remodeling needs. When I saw Dewalt come out with a 36 volt Sawzall, I though great this should have some power and last a long time. I was very wrong, I have had my tool rebuilt 3 times at a cost of $169.00 each time.
Summary: great dewalt product, but too expensive when you get a brand new saw kit with a battery alomost 2 years old......amazon needs to do a better job moving shelf life products..... also should find option of making this product available as a BARE TOOL only....
Summary: I'm just a regular guy and do scrap metal recycling on the side, I bought this tool because it was a DeWalt but now am having second thoughts. I agree that the blade does seem to bind and stop the saw easily. At first I thought it was just me, either that or a low battery.
Summary: Why, oh why did I put my money down on this expensive worthless tool? With over 30 years in the construction trade, I have never had a tool break as often as this one. The problem seems to be in the shaft which shears off with very light use and leaves the saw completely inoperative.
Summary: This item is the best on the market. The 36V motor gives it enough power for use to use it in heavy-duty cutting (like through 4"steel pipe) applications with no problem. The battery life is also excellent. I recommend this to anyone who has medium to heavy-duty cutting applications.