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    our department is looking at purchasing a new reciprocating saw and someone told us about a dewalt which was battery powered but could also be connected to a/c power if needed, word is they quit making it (imagine that), does anyone know where we could find one or something similar?

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    I had not heard they stopped making the ac adapter, that would be ashame was a great option. I actually just recomended that a niehboring deptartment get one after they burned 3 batteries on a call.

    However we elected to stay with corded recip saws and get good portable generators (honda 2000 watt). And you should just take a look at the porter cable tiger claw variable angle recip saw. It only comes with a cord. You can adjust the angle into many possitions allowing you to get the saw into tights spaces. And it is also great for patient saftey as you can possition the blade so you are pulling the saw towards yourself, keeping the dull side towards the patient.

    Another option would be the new 36 volt saws.

    Just some food for thought choose what is best for your situation.

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    • #3
      we carry a 18 volt dewalt recip with 5 batteries on the truck as well as a corded porta cable recip. This year we will be switching to the 36 volt dewalt recip after having a demo with the saw.Lightweight,longer battery run time,power, and the 36 voly batteries are maintance free with the new battery technology.

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      • #4
        Dewalt

        Extra batteries for the dewalt are kinda expensive. I agree the corded saw and a small generator is a good way to go. What ever you do do not go the cheap route with the blades. Look around for fire/rescue blades they are worth the money.

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        • #5
          We use the DeWalt with a RoboPak battery kit for extended run time.

          http://www.aircraftdynamics.com/robopaks-1.htm

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          • #6
            18v Battery

            Originally posted by Fireboss101 View Post
            Extra batteries for the dewalt are kinda expensive. I agree the corded saw and a small generator is a good way to go. What ever you do do not go the cheap route with the blades. Look around for fire/rescue blades they are worth the money.
            If any body wants to know how to build an 18v battery pack for the Dewalt saws all please send me an email at [email protected] or try calling me on SKYPE at shaultapuach.I built two of them year ago they hold there charge for a little more then a month and half. and on full charge its enough for THREE cars yeh THREE. Gmail [email protected]
            skype shaultapuach
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            • #7
              RC Saws

              We carry rechargeble saws on our trucks. The batteries are constantly needing recarged. I would recommend a corded SAWZALL Heavy Duty saw.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sgtshades View Post
                our department is looking at purchasing a new reciprocating saw and someone told us about a dewalt which was battery powered but could also be connected to a/c power if needed, word is they quit making it (imagine that), does anyone know where we could find one or something similar?
                We have exactly that saw. Two of them in fact. They kick ***.
                Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, they are out of production. I hear the rest of the 24V line will be very soon too, once the 36V is caught up.

                  We just bought a 36V combo kit, and I am still waiting for the specialized blades to give it a real workout. So far, it is impressive though.

                  I also asked if they were going to produce a 36V adapter, but could not get a solid answer.
                  Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

                  IACOJ

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                  • #10
                    We are in the process of buying some cordless sawzalls.But I can't decide from a battery operated or corded unit.

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                    • #11
                      A single corded sawzall is very cheap (i.e $100). You can always buy one to supplement your cordless kit.
                      Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

                      IACOJ

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                      • #12
                        We started with two electric Makita sawzalls on our squad, We purchased two 36 volt battery operated Dewalts this year. We now have one of each on our engine and squad. It is kinda a redundent system.
                        It has worked well so far for us.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mcaldwell View Post
                          A single corded sawzall is very cheap (i.e $100). You can always buy one to supplement your cordless kit.
                          that's what we have, both a corded and battery operated sawzalls

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                          • #14
                            We carry one corded and one gas powered on our crash truck. Wouldn't mind getting a decent cordless as well though as the exhaust with the gas powered can be annoying if the person on the saw doesn't aim properly.
                            Cheers,
                            G
                            Nobody ever called the fire department for doing something smart.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Haweater View Post
                              We carry one corded and one gas powered on our crash truck. Wouldn't mind getting a decent cordless as well though as the exhaust with the gas powered can be annoying if the person on the saw doesn't aim properly.
                              Cheers,
                              G
                              hey haweater you got any pics of the gas powered one? I have never heard of a gas powered sawzall

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