April 15, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

DeWalt Atomic Reciprocating Saw Vs Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall Video

There was plenty of conversation surrounding the launch of DeWalt’s Atomic series. In particular, many of us were curious how their one-hand reciprocating saw compares to the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall. We compare these two very different design philosophies in this Thursday Throwdown!

DeWalt clearly went after the most compact design while Milwaukee targeted higher performance. Which one you decide on really boils down to where your priorities are between those two design philosophies.

Buy the DeWalt Atomic reciprocating saw if you’re looking for the smallest saw you can get with the best vibration control.

Buy the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall if you want top-tier cutting performance and deeper compatibility with trade-specific tools for electricians and plumbers.

Feel Like Reading Instead of Watching? Check Out Our Written Review Here!

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Big Richard

Really would like to see DeWalt come out with a more capable XR version of this saw. Specs would be a little closer to the Fuel, and then it would be a fair fight. As it is now, they are different classes of tools. No different than if you were to compare the Atomic hammer drill (DCD709B) vs the M18 Fuel hammer drill (2804-20). Yeh, they look similar, but totally different class.

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