Harbor Freight has come out with a new Hercules 12V [Max] brushless compact reciprocating saw, model HDB79B (SKU 57719).
The Hercules 12V one-handed reciprocating saw is said to be 30% more compact and 48% lighter “compared to the standard Hercules brushed tool.” It seems Harbor Freight is referring to their 20V [Max] full-size reciprocating saw, as this is their first-ever 12V cordless saw.
Harbor Freight also adds that the brushless motor provides “up to 45% longer runtime and more power.”
The saw has a tool-free blade change system, built-in LED worklight, and electric brake. It has a 5/8″ stroke length and 3,000 SPM max speed.
Harbor Freight sells this and their other Hercules cordless power tools without the battery or charger. If you buy a battery and charger with the saw, you save $25 on the make-your-own kit bundle.
At this time, the saw (tool-only) is $75. A 2.0Ah battery is $25, and the standard 12V/20V charger is $30, bringing the “kit price” to $105 after discount.
Price: $75 (tool-only)
Harbor Freight “compares” their new brushless compact circular saw to the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Hackzall reciprocating saw (2520-20), which also has a 5/8″ stroke length and 3,000 SPM max speed. The Milwaukee compact Hackzall retails for $149 as a bare tool, and there’s also a $179 kit option at Home Depot.