- Model: 2621-20/21/22
- Length: 19″
- Weight: 8.9 lbs
- Stroke Length: 1-1/8″
- Speed: 0-3,000 SPM
Milwaukee has come out with a new M18 cordless Sawzall reciprocating saw, model 2621. The new saw was designed to replace their previous brushed motor recip saw, model 2620, and offers a couple of updated features and capabilities.
Milwaukee says that their new cordless Sawzall represents a best in class solution in the brushed motor category, with their M18 FUEL Sawzall saw boasting best in class in the brushless category. To be fair, there aren’t any other brushless reciprocating saws for the FUEL Sawzall to compete with, but there are plenty of brushed motor recip saws.
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The new cordless Sawzall has a new inline cutting action that Milwaukee says provides more control and faster starts in metal. They also say that the new saw makes up to 30% faster cuts in key applications, and will deliver up to 50% more cuts per charge than competitive recip saws.
There’s a Quik-Lok blade clamp for tool-free blade changes, and built-in battery fuel gauge. The saw also features a slim front design and updated ergonomics for better control and comfort.
The new saw will be available as part of a (2) battery kit (2621-22), a (1) battery kit (2621-21), and as a bare tool (2621-20). The kits come with one or two M18 XC extended capacity Li-ion battery packs (3.0Ah), a multi-voltage charger, and a carrying case.
Pricing: $129 for the bare tool (2621-20), $229 for the 1-battery kit (2621-21), $329 for the 2-battery kit (2621-22)
ETA: Starting around mid-Feb 2015 (subject to change)
While the new saw doesn’t seem very exciting, it’s nice to see that Milwaukee cares about updating their brushed motor cordless tools.
It’s interesting to see that the new saw is slightly longer and about a pound heavier than its predecessor (model 2620), which is said to be 17-3/4″ long and weighing 7.9 lbs. The new saw is also a little slower, with a 3,000 SPM cutting speed vs. 3,200 for the previous saw. So essentially, it’s a new saw with a new motor and/or gearbox, new ergonomics, and new drive mechanism.