Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall

My Rating for the Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall is 4.25 Stars

Milwaukee 2620-22Review Summary: The Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall Is designed for one-handed use or two and can cut through the toughest jobs.


Detailed Review of the Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall

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Strokes per Minute (SPM) Grade: Excellent

The Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall has a top SPM of 3000. The average top strokes per minute (SPM) of 18 volt cordless reciprocating saws is 2860. The higher the SPM of a cordless reciprocating saw the faster it will cut through material.

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Stroke Length Grade: Below Average

The Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall has a maximum stroke length of 0.75 inches. The max stroke length, or max depth, is how far the blade moves in each direction. Usually, the longer the stroke, the less strokes are needed to cut through the material. The average stroke length for 18 volt cordless reciprocating saws is 1.12 inches.

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Battery Run Time: Good

The battery run time for the Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall is 3.0 amp hours. A longer battery run time is important for large demolition jobs. The average for 18 volt cordless reciprocating saws is 2.84 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. For example, a 3Ah will usually last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: OK

The Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall comes with 1 lithium-ion batteries. The better cordless reciprocating saws have 2 Lithium (also written as li-ion or lithium-ion) batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries. If you are interested in a Milwaukee reciprocating saw that comes with 2 li-ion batteries, check out my review of the Milwaukee 2625 18V Cordless Sawzall.

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Charger: Average

The Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall comes with a 60 minute charger. The better chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery. The ideal setup is to have a charger that can charge 1 of your batteries before the battery in your tool runs too low.

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Price Range: $200-300

I don't list prices because they will probably change by the time I have finished this tool review. What I do is always check the most recent and best price for the Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall weighs 7.1 pounds. The average 18 volt cordless reciprocating saw weighs about 7.6 pounds. Many times during demolition work, tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward overhead positions.

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Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall Strengths

  1. Very fast strokes per minute
  2. Good battery run time
  3. Lighter weight tool
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Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall Weaknesses

  1. Only one battery
  2. Shorter stroke depth

Some other features of the Milwaukee 2620-22 18-Volt Hackzall include:

  • Designed for one-handed operation
  • Quick keyless blade change
  • Variable speed trigger
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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 02/27/13.

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