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15 Reviewers (88.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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tuned944
Jul 26 , 2010
Great balance, not just your normal hacksaw

I picked up this saw at a recent trip to my local Sears store.  I had my doubts about buying because there are many hacksaws available on the market for 1/2 the price.  I was drawn to the weight of the saw and its balanced feel in my hand.  Blade changing is easy and the D-handle is very convertible.  In the end I am happy I paid the extra few dollars.  This will probably be the last hacksaw I ever buy.

Pick one up today, you'll thank me tomorrow!

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Justonedude
Sep 28 , 2011
The Craftsman 12in Convertible/Heavy Duty Hacksaw, is adequate.

This saw is not the best I've ever used, but it's still far from the worst. The blade included with the saw is not very good, but I anticipated that and bought a set of blades when I bought the saw. The saw has good balance, and the blade storage is average, the plastic cover for it comes off too easily, and was lost the first day I used it. The screw to hold the blades in storage should be a thumb screw, needing a tool to access it is a downfall. Were it not for the warranty, I probably would have bought a different brand.

 

SearFanCA

Merced, CA

Mar 22 , 2014
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Heavy Duty

A very nice but heavy hacksaw. Stability is good and I expect this to last. Blade insertion is quick and easy. Just a little bulkier than the usual hacksaw.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KrishnaSoftware

Edison, NJ

Mar 20 , 2014
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A handsaw that can be used to cut most things

I was able to use this to cut through cardboard boxes and thin tree stumps and shrubs. It's not that heavy so it can be used for quite some time without tiring your arms.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JaxToolGuy

Saint Augustine, FL

Feb 18 , 2014
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Rubber piece!

Make sure you get the rubber cap at the end of the saw.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ConstructionDude

Downingtown, PA

Feb 17 , 2014
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Standard Design and Solid

This is a standard designed hacksaw. Feels real solid in your hand. It has good feedback when in use. Good control over the speed and accuracy of the cut. Fairly quick blade change without any issues.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ranger63

Tampa, FL

Aug 24 , 2013
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hacksaw

easy to use and durable

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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timchi1956

Central Point, OR

Jan 2 , 2013
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12 inch hacksaw, heavy duty

Nice quality tool.  Purchased on sale even a better deal

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rfrederick1965

Scarborough, ME

Dec 31 , 2012
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Craftsman Heavy Dutu Hacksaw

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JohnS530

Granite Bay, CA

Nov 21 , 2012
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Does it all.

Has all features. stores extra blades in top. tricky to convert to a jab-style blade, but might be useful.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Penwellsm

Boardman, OH

Jan 1 , 2012
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Craftsman 12 in. Hacksaw, Convertible/Heavy Duty

Good Hacksaw for the price. I've used it so far to cut through PVC pipe not real demanding of a task but the saw worked well on it. It has a comfortable grip. Would buy again.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Justonedude

Statesville, NC

Sep 28 , 2011
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The Craftsman 12in Convertible/Heavy Duty Hacksaw, is adequate.

This saw is not the best I've ever used, but it's still far from the worst. The blade included with the saw is not very good, but I anticipated that and bought a set of blades when I bought the saw. The saw has good balance, and the blade storage is average, the plastic cover for it comes off too easily, and was lost the first day I used it. The screw to hold the blades in storage should be a thumb screw, needing a tool to access it is a downfall. Were it not for the warranty, I probably would have bought a different brand.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fixNmowers

Odessa, TX

May 17 , 2011
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Great hand saw

Convertible/Heavy Duty

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sparky481

Indianapolis, IN

Feb 28 , 2011
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Hacksaw Frame holds up to Craftsman name.

I am a construction electrician that regularly uses this to cut EMT, strut, or rod. The hacksaw is comfortable to use, sturdy, and changing blades is easy. The option to change the blade to flush cut is also nice when needed. I gave it 4 stars because it was not made in America. I noticed it after I had used it or I probably would not have bought it. I have been using the hacksaw frame for a year now with no issues.


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bradlykf

St. Louis, MO

Jan 10 , 2011
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Great Hacksaw

Standard cut, flush cut, and tight access cutting make this versatile and the tension adjust is very easy. I also like the blade storage. The other reviews about dulling the blade rapidly has nothing to do with the saw itself but of th blades. Buy quality blades and you will have nothing to worry about.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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aaagui10246

Long Beach, CA

Oct 5 , 2010
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Great hacksaw

Great hacksaw well deserving of the Craftsman name.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tuned944

Floyds Knobs, IN

Jul 26 , 2010
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Great balance, not just your normal hacksaw

I picked up this saw at a recent trip to my local Sears store.  I had my doubts about buying because there are many hacksaws available on the market for 1/2 the price.  I was drawn to the weight of the saw and its balanced feel in my hand.  Blade changing is easy and the D-handle is very convertible.  In the end I am happy I paid the extra few dollars.  This will probably be the last hacksaw I ever buy.

Pick one up today, you'll thank me tomorrow!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 9 , 2010
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The Craftsman 12" Heavy Duty Hacksaw is a good value

These hacksaws will cut fast but they dull the blades out so fast I don't thnk they are economical to use.  I usually end up reaching for my industrial strength hacksaw and get far better results, and I keep using the same blade much longer.  Sometimes I use the Craftsman hacksaw and the blade is smooth after one use.  It's a good value but I would expect a better product from Sears.  Sears seems to have slipped when they went elsewhere to get their hacksaws.


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Nov 6 , 2007
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5 stars

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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