For several years now people have been asking us, when are we going to get a FUEL brushless version of the M18 Hackzall one-handed reciprocating saw. Finally we can say it has arrived, well at least the kit version 2719-21 ($249), hopefully the bare tool version 2719-20 ($149) to follow by the time you read this post. The new saw has more power, more runtime, smaller footprint and less vibration making it pretty much everything we’ve been looking for in a compact recip saw!
When the original M12 FUEL Hackzall hit the market several years ago (May 2014) we were blown away by the performance of such a compact saw. The Hackzall design makes for a very capable cutting tool but right away we thought “can’t wait until they do an 18V version with more power”. Well a short 3 and half years later we got it! We are very happy to see the focus on this unit was not just on power but vibration reduction. Seems like a small thing but it can make a big difference when using this tool continuously. We got some good product info at the NPS17 event in video above (sorry for poor audio quality) also our friends from WorkshopAddict do a nice video below with some more hands on testing.
This unit has a fixed shoe, similar to previous Hackzalls however the shoe for 2719 now pivots which provides better contact to the work surface round or flat.