I found a locked safe hidden at the back of a closet in my new house

I do want to get a sawzall, though. Good excuse to!


I recommend a corded one rather than battery-powered.

A corded one will last pretty close to forever; mine was run over by a giant truck or something many years ago, but I had a blacksmith friend hammer the blade holder back into shape and it works fine.



I have my Father’s Sawzall in all it’s 1950’s glory. Admittedly, I should probably re wire it as the strain relief on the cors is pulling out of the ALL METAL body. But that’s just being picky.

The battery operated one that came in a kit (that my wife found on the side of the road!) is barely able to make it through 1" branches for more than a half hour.


They actually are pretty useful, and the appropriate thing to use here.

YES. The battery pack ones are trivially easy to completely burn out on hard to cut objects.

My father has one from (probably) the late sixties, he bought it used in the 80’s or late 70’s. We have thought we destroyed it a dozen times but it still kicks. None the less he has picked up a new corded one from another brand. The old one is starting to lack for power, and get a little shaky. Which we didn’t notice till we tried a new one.


If this was actually a Sawzall (Milwaukee), and it was older, it did shake. Milwaukee put out a newer model, in the 80s I think, called the Super Sawzall. It really was the same saw with MUCH less shake. A lot of people were switching from Milwaukee to other brands because they shook less.

Sawzall is a brand name that belongs to Milwaukee. Reciprocating saw is the generic name of this tool.


No its a Sawzall Sawzall, big red steel storage box and all. But it shakes somewhat dangerously now as it did not in the past. And like I said it seems to be slowing down in its dotage. We noticed it not cut as well as my brothers new plug in from another brand, even with a fresh blade. Though we were pretty sure that we killed the motor I don’t know how many times, so not all can be right inside the thing.


Another improvement that came with the Super Sawzall was adjustable “orbitability” — that is, the blade isn’t limited to simply thrusting along one axis but can be dialed to describe an ellipse. It’s more useful for wood and suchlike soft stuff than metal. Also the power cord is detachable, which for some reason I find abnormally satisfying when putting the thing away.


It’s almost certainly fixable, just needs new bearings and sleeves, clean out all the gunk and maybe recut the commutator. But since you already have another one it’s hard to justify the expense of good bearings.


Yeah presumably someone will fix it should Dad decide the bequeath it. For a while its been the sort of common use sawzall. My brothers multiple better reciprocating saws, purchased for work purposes, showed up at Dad’s when a good one was needed. Dad’s got loaned out to whomever needed something good enough and used for less serious projects. Now that he has a schmancier one there’s less concern about getting the old one squared away. He still likes it enough to use it for light duty, but most of us consider it dangerous for long use or very hard cutting.



ZOMFG, it’s been how many months and we still don’t know?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I am disapoint… :stuck_out_tongue:


I don’t believe the safe exists. I think @Beschizza just grabbed a pic somewhere and made up the story to troll us all.




Who built that backboard? And where did he get those sneakers?

While I’m at it, where’d the ball come from?

Comic books are weird.


Wait, maybe Godzilla is the size of me and those movies were actually about a tiny little Japan filled with tiny people and that’s the real tragedy here. It’s a commentary on how people of all sizes should be treated equally in culture.


Evolution in action. After millennia of being flattened by giant nomsters*, the average height is now just under 10cm. And to reflect the dwindling food supply, Godzillas are now only a couple metres tall.

*Typo, but I liked it.


Marry, 'tis true. Here’s the first time his cousin Rodan stepped off the boat to visit the wee kingdom with his publicist and photographer.

The publicist quickly apologized for squishing that street vendor there.


This is 100% accurate why I have not been nattering in here at my usual rate. Busy!


\m/ (-_-) \m/


hey @beschizza, our local specialist for cunning plans developed a new approach

care to try it?



Safe Update? Please, man. I’m gettin’ jittery here…