Summary: A Milwaukee winner. Nice balance. The adjustable speed with a locking trigger is a real plus when installing or removing the battery (not supplied). I've safely taken it in my day pack for cutting manzanita and brush on trails around Mt. Shasta. I recommend a couple of batteries if you are using it away from your charger.
I put it to work soon enough and was amazed at how effective it was
11 September 2014
Summary: Such a clever little powerhouse of a saw. I had never seen the actual product and purchased it from reviews, pictures and descriptions. When the real thing arrived I was surprised at its diminutive size. I put it to work soon enough and was amazed at how effective it was. It is very light weight and has outstanding power. It is versatile and can go where the larger cutting tools cannot. I now own 2 of these 12v Milwaukees; the hammer drill is equally as impressive.
Summary: I seriously have no idea what I did without it. I do a lot of finish carpentry and remodels, this is the handiest tool to get into those tight spaces that would otherwise be nearly impossible to reach. Battery life is pretty good for a 12v tool. I cut a 2x12 and several pieces of pvc, and numerous other small cuts and am still on the original charge.
Summary: First of all I love the way the tool looks and the feel of it in your hand. However i was hoping to use it instead of a hacksaw to cut copper pipe (usually 1") which I have to do often when a tubing cutter will not fit. There is way too much vibration and the travel of the blade is not long enough to do the job. I am not sure what else I could use this tool for.
Summary: The only reason I bought this tool was because the Milwaukee cordless sawzall is not safe to cut pipe while holding it in one hand. This tool allows you to do that safely. I do recommend you push the guide tight against the pipe or else the saw will bounce and vibrate. I also believe the m12 XC batteries will serve you much better than the small batteries that normally come with the tool. This is an excellent tool for a plumber.