Milwaukee Rasping Jab Saw - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

A well designed, good quality specialty saw at a very competitive price


Milwaukee Rasping Jab Saw

The new Milwaukee Rasping Jab Saw (48-22-0304) has several nice features that make it an excellent choice for trades people, or DIYers looking for a high quality specialty saw.
This jab saw measures just under 12" overall, with half the length taken up by the business end of the tool - the blade. I've used jab saws that were really designed to cut butter; their thin, flexible blades would invariably bend or buckle after a minimal amount of use. However, the blade on this saw is 1/16" thick, making it very rigid, which helps when you're trying to make straight cuts.

Triple ground teeth make for aggressive cutting
Rasping holes
The teeth are triple ground, making for a very aggressive cut. The saw will cut through drywall and plaster with no problem; heck, it will cut 1/4" plywood, 1/2" MDF and even cement board. The tip of the blades is ground at a 45° angle with a 25° beveled cutting edge, which makes it easy to jab through drywall.

Comfortable handle
Works like a charm
Unique to this Milwaukee jab saw are four rasping holes on the side of the blade. These allow you to quickly and easily smooth or slightly expand a cut-out in drywall. Pretty neat.
The handle is nicely contoured and is very comfortable to hold. The blade on this saw isn't replaceable, which makes it a throw away tool.
This is one tuff contractor quality tool. However you don't have to be a tradesperson to get one of these saws; anyone who appreciates well made, high performance tools will be satisfied with the Milwaukee Rasping Jab Saw.


  • 11 7/8" overall length
  • 6" blade length
  • 1/16" blade thickness
  • Beveled tip
  • Triple ground teeth
  • 4 rasping holes
  • Rubber overmold grip
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Manufacturer:Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp
Available From:Tool and equipment suppliers nationwide
Retail Price:$14.99
Model #:48-22-0304
Made In:Taiwan
Carl Duguay, April 2010
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