What is a Hackzall used for?
Also, what's the difference between a Hackzall and a Sawzall?
Hackzall is much smaller, then a sawzall. Hackzall is great for the small areas, any place you'd use a dry wall saw, it cuts 1/2" EMT up to !" EMT just fine. any thing over that use a sawzall.
Also, can I use Sawzall blades in a Hackzall? Yes, Hackzall and Sawzall blades are interchangeable. If your blade is too long, place it in a vise and break it to the appropriate length with a few back and forth bends.
Also to know, what's the difference between a reciprocating saw and a Sawzall?
The Sawzall is a reciprocating saw. Milwaukee also has a line of reciprocating called HACKZALLS. It's easy to see why Sawzall is used to refer to any reciprocating saw. This type of saw is designed to cut through anything and everything.
What is an Orbital Sawzall?
Orbital action describes the movement of the blade in the reciprocating saw. Most basic saws use a straight stroke which means that the blade just moves straight in and out of the saw.