New Milwaukee M18 Sawzall is Here

New Milwaukee M18 Sawzall is Here

M18 Sawzall 2621When we attended Milwaukee Tool’s New Product Symposium back in August of 2014 one of the tools that didn’t receive a ton of fanfare but was no less impressive was the new Milwaukee M18 Sawzall. It is replacing the previous model, the 2620, which we covered during the 18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Head2Head article. The FUEL line and brushless tools in general get plenty of electronic ink around the tool world but Milwaukee is still very committed to improvements to its brushed tools. The new M18 Sawzall Model 2621 is further proof of that commitment.


M18 Sawzall® Recip Saw (2621-22)- Replacing current 2620

  • Length: 19”
  • Weight: 8.9lbs
  • Speed: 0-3,000 SPM

Includes M18 Sawzall® Recip Saw, (2) M18TM REDLITHIUMTM XC Extended Capacity Battery Packs, (1) Multi-Voltage Charger & carrying case.
*Also available with one battery (2621-21) and as a bare tool (2621-20)

2nd place isn’t all bad

According to Milwaukee the new M18 Sawzall is only bested in speed and runtime by its FUEL’d brethren. The FUEL Sawzall does come at a $70 premium though over the M18 Sawzall so saving a bit of dough while still having a fast cutter appeals to many contractors, myself included. This will be a good buy for the contractor that wants a great saw but is still mindful of the costs. For me I think this would be a great saw to outfit the crews that may be really hard on tools. It still cuts really fast but when they run it over with the skid loader it won’t cost me a premium to replace it.

See it in action

Rob and Todd took a competitor vs the new M18 Sawzall at the symposium last year, check out the results in the video. To see the saw in person, head to your local independent Milwaukee Tool dealer or The Home Depot. Both should have them in stock currently.

Press Release

New M18 SAWZALL® Recip Saw Delivers Unmatched Durability, Speed & Run-Time


MILWAUKEE, WI –Milwaukee Tool continues to revolutionize the reciprocating saw category with a new cordless M18 SAWZALL® Recip Saw that offers unmatched durability, speed and runtime.

“Nothing on the market cuts faster or lasts longer than the Milwaukee SAWZALL, and we will continue to take it to another level and lead the industry by offering innovative solutions that increase user productivity,” says Christian Coulis, Director of Marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “Other than the M18 FUEL SAWZALL that launched last year, no other cordless recip saw even comes close in cut speed and run time. We are proud to offer best in class solutions in both the brushed and brushless categories.”

Featuring a new in-line cutting action that provides more control and faster starts in metal, the new cordless SAWZALL® is designed to make up to 30% faster cuts in key applications,  and will deliver up to 50% more cuts per charge than competitive cordless recip saws. To reinforce the legendary durability and performance that has made the MILWAUKEE® SAWZALL® the industry leader for over 50 years, the new model maintains an electronic overload protection for the motor and battery pack, and features a robust, all-metal  gear case and gearing.

For added user convenience, the QUIK-LOK™ blade clamp provides quick and efficient blade changes while the variable speed trigger optimizes speed for different applications. With a slim front design and improved ergonomics, the saw is designed for maximum control and comfort.

Powered by any Milwaukee M18™ LITHIUM-ION battery, the new SAWZALL Recip Saw is compatible with the entire M18™ System, now offering over 70 cordless Lithium-Ion products. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading reliability, performance and ergonomics.


About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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Jeff Williams

Contributing Editor Jeff Williams is a carpenter for a commercial General Contractor specializing in concrete, steel, and wood buildings. Jeff comes from a long line of contractors. His parents started a commercial General Contracting firm many years ago and it has afforded him life-long, hands-on learning opportunities from rough and fine carpentry all the way to structural steel and concrete. Jeff has a Construction Management degree and loves the thrill of coordinating and successfully managing large jobs from start to finish. Inspired by the difficulties sometimes encountered to complete punch lists his motto is, "Work hard until the job is done."


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