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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.

 

Vetterun

Choctaw, OK

Jul 27 , 2015
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Saw It Easy

The Craftsman 12 in. Hacksaw, Convertible/Heavy Duty is well-made and has features that make it more comfortable to use than traditional hacksaws. The D shaped rubber grip is a good fit for my large hands and the finger notches provide a more secure purchase. Blade replacement and tension is easily accomplished. The heavy duty frame seems to makes cuts faster and straighter than older designs. As always, I may not often exercise the Craftsman warranty, but it is great to have. Now if it just covered lost and borrowed tools.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Emark001

Minneapolis, MN

Jul 26 , 2015
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Well built

Very nice tool. Handy storage for for extra blades in the frame of the saw. Designed to make it easy to adjust the length of blade as well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rita222

Prescott, AZ

Jun 29 , 2015
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good quality

This is a nice good quality hacksaw. The good part is the blade storage in handle, although the cover for the opening is not tethered to the saw, and might easily get lost.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hotrodrudy

Ventura, CA

Jun 11 , 2015
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Versatile tool

Worked well for my application. Stores blades in the handle.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MFRater

Homer Glen, IL

Jun 1 , 2015
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Not bad

This is a sturdy saw. The included blade is pretty weak. The screw to hold in the spare blades inside the spine is too stiff to turn by hand making it much less convenient.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JackAttack316

Raleigh, NC

May 18 , 2015
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Comfortable Hacksaw with Hidden Storage!

This is a great hacksaw. I had a really flimsy one that I always struggled to use for so many years. When I finally bent the back, I went straight to Sears to purchase a new one. I really wish I had bought one of these years ago. The handle is very comfortable and the body is very sturdy. The difference between my old and this one is evident. It makes cutting so much easier. In addition, the "spine" of the hacksaw has a hidden compartment to store extra blades. This is such a convenient and well added modification. Overall, this is a fantastic hacksaw.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jzatc

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Apr 29 , 2015
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light weight & durable

light weight & durable,can store extra blades

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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johnnymg

Prescott, AZ

Mar 23 , 2015
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VERY well made and stable

I would compare this to my 'old school' (Euro) hacksaw in every way. The backbone is extremely stiff which makes for super straight/stable cuts. The quality and price just can't be beat.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Marcusflorida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jan 18 , 2015
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Truly Heavy Duty

Have two other hacksaws, but neither was really up to doing some of the jobs I tackled where a hacksaw was needed. This is heavy duty enough and provides enough clearance to hold both ends of the saw so you can insure a straight start to your initial cut

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hael_maya

Aldie, VA

Sep 26 , 2014
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12 in. Hacksaw, Convertible/Heavy Duty

Good Quality!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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qwksvt

Jackson, TN

Sep 8 , 2014
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Did the job

Worked great for the small plumbing job I used it on. Was able to get the blade into tight spaces and still have control of it. Price was right, blades seem universal; very happy with it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 20 , 2014
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Standard hacksaw for general use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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