Hack It

The compact M12 HACKZALL reciprocating saw is ideal for the plumber, electrician, or contractor working in tight spaces. It runs on a 12-volt lithium-ion battery that allows it to cut more than 80 pieces of 1 1/2-inch PVC pipe on a single charge, and it weighs 2.6 pounds. A keyless clamp ensures easy blade changes, and a battery gauge ­displays the run time. Cost: $179. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.

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