SKILSAW has been around since 1924, and it’s safe to say they know more about crafting a fine saw than other contenders and pretenders in this field. Their tools are found on job sites around the globe, and the SPT44A-00 is an excellent corded sawzall thanks to its build quality and the company’s patented Buzzkill […]
SKILSAW has been around since 1924, and it’s safe to say they know more about crafting a fine saw than other contenders and pretenders in this field. Their tools are found on job sites around the globe, and the SPT44A-00 is an excellent corded sawzall thanks to its build quality and the company’s patented Buzzkill tech.
This sawzall has a glass filled nylon exterior with a thick rubber boot that helps fight vibrations and keeps your hands fresh. They kept the flair to a minimum, so while it has all the essential features, the design won’t win any awards. Consumers felt the SPT44A-00 was comfortable to use although it lacks a rubbery grip like other models in this class.
The power comes from a 13 amp motor which is brushed and provides a cutting speed of 2,900 SPM. You can adjust the speed to suit your needs as it has a wide, variable speed trigger, and the stroke length is set to 1-1/8”. It’s fairly light at 9 pounds, and those brushes are easy to access if you want to use a little TLC to extend the life of this tool.
What about that Buzzkill tech?
The standout feature of this sawzall is something called Buzzkill, a technology which is said to suppress vibration by up to 35%. This results in less fatigue with extended use and more control over your cut regardless of the material. Blade length and the usual factors still play a part in things, but Buzzkill is a feature that actually lives up to the hype as you can see in the video below.
Like most modern reciprocating saws, the SKILSAW SPT44A-00 allows you to leave the chuck behind as it’s keyless so changing blades is a breeze. According to the user manual, the footplate pivots, but the shoe is not adjustable. That’s not a deal breaker, but something to consider depending on your needs and the types of cuts you need to make.
The SKILSAW SPT44A-00 is ideal for homeowners that need something rugged around the house that will last for years on end. It’s strong enough to be used on the job as well – just make sure you’ve got the right blade for the task at hand. This reciprocating saw has a 1-year warranty to go along with the company’s Stay True 180 day guarantee. If you prefer something a little more industrial, check out the beefy 15 amp variant of this saw.