Saw (reciprocating)


Sawzall (1951)

Founded in 1924 by A.F. Siebert in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Tool Corporation is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools for professional users. Milwaukee began business by repairing tools. Through listening to the user, they tried to uncover opportunities to provide innovative solutions. This resulted in the first lightweight portable, one-handed 1/4″ capacity drill and the first right-angle drill.

In 1951, Milwaukee launched its signature tool: the Sawzall reciprocating saw. This ground-breaking tool was the first self-contained portable electric hacksaw, and employed a reciprocating mechanism with only three moving parts. In 2005, Milwaukee Tools became part of Techtronic Industries, which also owns AEG, Hoover, and Vax.

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