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i was going to say a sawzall (milwaukee) but thats out of your range. I would check out Ryobi. I have no first hand expierence with them but my angle grinder by Ryobi has held up great over the last 3 years of non-industrial use.
 

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Porter Cable Tiger Saw. I've built houses (rough carpentry.) Porter Cable Saws work well and last long. I've also used Milwaukee Sawzalls. They're good too, but I'd take the Porter Cable.
 

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I have 3, two are cordless. I break out the corded milwakee when we need important stuff cut.
 

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Im a framer and i think milwakee recips suck ass. They have a short stroke and dont cut very fast. In the garage they rock though because of the same reason. You can make more precise cuts and they dont wanna jump around so much.
For wood the bocsch rs sereis kick ass and are tough. For metal cutting. Pipe tube fenders and shit milwakees are better. The milwakees also have all steel gears. That's theyre selling feature. In 10 yrs i have never had a prob with platic geared recips though..
 

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You can get a nice 10 amp dewalt for $89 at amazon.


My last Dewalt just died after 10 years of major abuse. Motor still runs but it keeps jamming.
 

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i was going to say a sawzall (milwaukee) but thats out of your range. I would check out Ryobi. I have no first hand expierence with them but my angle grinder by Ryobi has held up great over the last 3 years of non-industrial use.
i bought mine from home depot for 150 i would recomend that it is well worth the money you spend...i looked at alot of them and thats the best i have found for the money and the best for the the way its built
 

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i use mine for cutting scrap i have used it to cut a complete car up with it even through the frame and ran it almost constantly for about a hour except for to change blades and it hardly even got warm i have also used it for demolition on a house we have yet to have a problem
 
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