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Milwaukee 12-Amp Sawzall Reciprocating Saw with Case

The Milwaukee 6519-31 Sawzall Recip Saw delivers best in class cut speed, durability and power with 0-3,000 strokes per minute, a 1-1/8 stroke length and a powerful 12 Amp motor. The gear protecting clutch extends gear and motor life by absorbing high impact forces and a QUIK-LOK blade clamp offers fast tool-free blade changes. To provide greater user comfort, a counter weighted mechanism reduces vibration for smoother operation and a redesigned front grip area provides best in class ergonomics.
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Milwaukee 6519-31 12 Amp Sawzall Reciprocating Saw

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phillyguy
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December 10, 2011
does it come with a case for storage?
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Alan
December 12, 2011
Yes it does.
There is enough room to store blades as well.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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June 1, 2014
Yes, a hard plastic case.
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MilwaukeeElectric
December 12, 2011
The M18 Charger takes approximately 1 Hour to Charge a full size battery.
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MilwaukeeElectric
December 12, 2011
Yes, it does come with a case for storage.
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Qbert
Sanford,Florida
December 20, 2011
Yes it does come in a heavy duty plastic case (included)
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Zorro
Rutherford, nj
December 27, 2011
Yes it does come with case.
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Corey
Michigan
July 26, 2012
Yes, It does include a case. Sturdy, Red, and Plastic.
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Does it come with a carry case?

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ron
green river, wy
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May 9, 2013
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MilwaukeeElectric
May 10, 2013
Yes. The 6519-31 Milwaukee® Sawzall® Recip Saw Kit includes a hard carrying case.
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SDDIYer
San Diego, CA, USA
June 4, 2013
Yes, mine did
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craigo
St Louis, MO, USA
September 5, 2013
It does,but I never use mine. It's great if you have a little room for it.
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Mike
October 1, 2013
Yes
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Butch
October 15, 2013
Yes. The case is good quality for a tool case with room for extra blades.
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Saved1
miami, Fl.
October 27, 2013
yes it does
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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June 1, 2014
Yes, a hard case is included.
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what's the max cut depth?

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chris
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January 2, 2012
I want to cut a Y pipe (exhaust) under a car. Can this saw do this?
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ChapJohn
Coastal Carolina
January 15, 2012
Yes. Long bi-metal or metal blade.
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craigo
St Louis, MO, USA
September 5, 2013
Yes, you can even cut you whole car in half if you need be.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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June 1, 2014
Yes, no problem. Cut depth depends on blade utilized.
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MilwaukeeElectric
January 9, 2012
The 6519-31 is more than capable of performing this demanding application. In order to get maximum blade life, it is recommended that a slower cut speed is used. The 6519-31 has a variable speed trigger, which provides the ability to control cut speed; however,
if this application is performed regularly, it is recommended that a SAWZALL with a variable speed dial is used, such as the 6538-21. The 6538-21 will provide best performance & best blade life in this tough application.
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WONDOLLAR
IN
September 25, 2012
Yes in less than a minute. It took less on mine. Get a "thick steel" rated diablo blade at home depot too. You'll be shocked how fast and easy this will do that job. You'll find its your best friend.
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Can the blades be installed upside down

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Jeff
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November 24, 2012
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MilwaukeeElectric
November 26, 2012
Yes. The 6519-31 Milwaukee® 12 Amp Sawzall® features a QUICK-LOK™ blade clamp that allows Sawzall® blades to be inserted upside down.
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SDDIYer
San Diego, CA, USA
June 4, 2013
Yes, the blade can be installed in two positions either with teeth facing up or down.
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Mike
October 1, 2013
Yes
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Butch
October 15, 2013
Yes. They can be installed in either direction.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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June 1, 2014
Yes, it can.
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does it come with a case?

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jerry
trevose, pa
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December 22, 2012
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bobbyjoe
Modesto, CA, USA
August 13, 2013
A hard plastic red case.(HEAVY DUTY.)
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Mike
October 1, 2013
Yes
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Saved1
miami, Fl.
October 27, 2013
yes it does
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MilwaukeeElectric
December 26, 2012
Yes. The 6519-31 Milwaukee® Sawzall® Recip Saw Kit includes a carrying case.
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Jags
Wichita, KS
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July 16, 2014
Mine came with a nice carrying case. Just be sure when you order it to get the correct model number that includes the case. It will tell you online at homedepot.com.
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does it come with any blades

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jim
maryland
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October 1, 2013
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Mike
October 1, 2013
Don't believe it came with blades. We purchased 9 and 12 inch blades separately.
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Butch
October 15, 2013
No.
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Steveorino
June 10, 2014
no, you must buy the blades separately.
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Bill
Louisiana
July 15, 2014
No it does not come with blades.
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Jags
Wichita, KS
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July 16, 2014
No, it does not come with any blades. There are so many different types of blades for different jobs, wood, metal, etc. The blades are not expensive.
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does switch have locked-on feature?

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paul
OKC,OK
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December 11, 2011
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Alan
December 12, 2011
No it does not.
Speed is controlled by the trigger.
There is no mechanism to lock it in a desired position.
With that in said, there is really no hand fatigue in using it throughout its speed range.
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answer 2
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MilwaukeeElectric
December 13, 2011
No, our SAWZALL® Recip Saws do not have a lock on feature.
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Zorro
Rutherford, nj
December 27, 2011
Don't recall seeing a lock on feature.
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Trae
Atlanta
January 19, 2012
Mine has a lock on
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I'm thinking of buying reciprocating saw #6519-31 but want to buy extra saw blades

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Rol
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May 18, 2013
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craigo
St Louis, MO, USA
September 5, 2013
It's all about what you want to cut. Any recip blade will fit.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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May 24, 2014
This Sawzall takes the standard reciprocating saw blade, which are widely available.
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MilwaukeeElectric
May 20, 2013
The 6519-31 Milwaukee® SAWZALL® Recip Saw Kit is compatible with any Milwaukee® SAWZALL® blade sold in store or on HomeDepot.com.
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Jags
Wichita, KS
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July 16, 2014
This saw does not come with any blades so you will need to buy whatever type of blade you need. This saw cuts everything and blades run $3.00 on up to $20+ Depending on what the job is. The blades are easy to attach and easy to change out. Hope this helps.
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Can I use this to cut small limbs? How large of a limb will it cut? What blade will I need?

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Inbg
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May 19, 2013
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craigo
St Louis, MO, USA
September 5, 2013
Yes it will cut up to about a 8" limb. Try to find a blade that's has the least amount of teeth. Look for a 6 t.p.i.
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MilwaukeeElectric
May 21, 2013
The 6519-31 Sawzall® Recip Saw Kit can be used for pruning small limbs. We recommend using the 48-00-1301 Milwaukee® 9 in. 5 TPI Pruning SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw Blades (5-Pack) available in-store or on HomeDepot.com.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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May 24, 2014
Yes, small to medium size limbs. Best done with a blade made specifically for the task.
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Jags
Wichita, KS
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July 16, 2014
Yes, it will cut small limbs. Probably larger limbs too, guessing 6-8" diameter limbs if you buy the 12" pruning blade. There are different pruning blades you can buy for this job. Just look for Sawall blades at homedepot.com.
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does it have a 360o rotating head?

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Cathy
NC
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July 29, 2013
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MilwaukeeElectric
July 30, 2013
The 6519-31 Milwaukee® 12-Amp SAWZALL® Recip Saw with Case does not have a 360 degree rotating head, however, the blade can be rotated 180 degrees in the tool-free chuck.
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craigo
St Louis, MO, USA
September 5, 2013
Not a full 360o,but you can always flip your blade upside-down.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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May 24, 2014
No, it does not.
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Mike
August 13, 2013
No, however, the blades may be reversed 180 degrees.
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I am looking for something to cut down a bar stool to a counter height stool. It is wrought iron. Will the Sawzall work for that?

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Beej
Phoenix, AZ
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October 10, 2013
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KenHDOC
Orange, Ca.
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October 10, 2013
Hi Beej, yes a sawzall will work with the proper blade. Even with the best blade cutting legs of iron will take some time. The bigger issue is cuting straight.

You might consider using a circular saw and a ferrous blade. This will give you a straighter cut.
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Butch
October 15, 2013
No. The sawzall would definitely cut it, but not as accurate as you would need. They're more suited for demolition.
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KEFFER
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October 27, 2013
YES ITS THE PERFECT PICK. USE THE SMALLER TEETH BLADES EASY TO START THE CUT
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Bill
Louisiana
July 15, 2014
If you put in the metal cutting blade it will cut metal.
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will it cut a 6" steel pipe

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Bobby
NC
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November 7, 2012
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craigo
St Louis, MO, USA
September 5, 2013
Yes, just need a few blades. Don't run it fast take your time.
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MilwaukeeElectric
November 9, 2012
Yes. The 6519-31 Milwaukee® 12 Amp Sawzall® will cut 6" steel pipe, dependent upon using the correct Sawzall® blade for the specific material application.
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New Hampshire
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May 24, 2014
It most certainly will. Just make sure the blade you choose is long enough, and is the proper type for your application.
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Made in China or USA?

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December 21, 2012
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Bill
Louisiana
July 15, 2014
USA Made, Milwaukie is considered by construction workers as one of the best.
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December 26, 2012
Milwaukee® has manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and the United States. Our global power tool design center is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA. All of our manufacturing facilities throughout the world adhere to the same strict standards of quality and manufacture products designed to uphold the Nothing but Heavy Duty badge.

The 6519-31 Milwaukee®12 Amp Sawzall® is made in the USA.
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blades

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diana
Wichita,Ks
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December 9, 2013
What blades do i buy for this? I am buying for my husband and dont know the first thing to get in the way of blades
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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June 1, 2014
A variety blade pack might be your best bet, for a gift.
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MilwaukeeElectric
December 11, 2013
The 6519-31 Milwaukee® 12-Amp SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw with Case is compatible with any Milwaukee® SAWZALL® blades. We recommend a set, as the blade will vary by application. Please reference the 49-22-1145 9-Piece SAWZALL® Blade Set and the 49-22-1129 12-Piece SAWZALL® Blade Set.
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what are the pros and cons of an adjustable shoe?

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January 23, 2014
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MilwaukeeElectric
January 24, 2014
The adjustable shoe on the 6519-31 Milwaukee® 12-Amp SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw with Case, extends the life of SAWZALL® blades and allows you to control the depth of your cut. However, an adjustable shoe does slightly increase the girth of the front grip on a SAWZALL®.
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Grogan14
New Hampshire
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May 24, 2014
They allow you to use a certain area of the blade for cutting. When that area becomes too worn, you can adjust the shoe to utilize another section of the cutting teeth.
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Will it cut underground 6 inch diameter roots?

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Jean
Bethesda, MD
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September 19, 2014
I am trying to plant trees and keep hitting roots from a dead ash tree. They are huge - maybe 6 inches in diameter. Can I use this to do the job? The axe is taking forever and it's so much work!!
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MilwaukeeElectric
September 24, 2014
We wouldn't recommend using a SAWZALL for cutting underground roots because it was not designed for this application and dirt/debris can get into the blade clamp.
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kevkilp
Glenside PA
September 28, 2014
It would make easy work of 6 inch roots. I recommend the "AXE" blade... for wood & nails.
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Which blade do I need to buy to cut out drywall and the 2x4s behind the drywall?

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Silver Spring, MD
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August 12, 2014
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MilwaukeeElectric
August 18, 2014
We recommend the Milwaukee Ax blade for cutting through both materials. You have a few options depending on the thickness of the material:

48-00-5021 - 6" http://thd.co/1n1pO7X
48-00-5026 - 9" http://thd.co/1Btp2KB
48-00-5027 - 12" http://thd.co/1mbT9fT
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