Cordless Reciprocating Saw Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

A cordless reciprocating saw is a versatile power tool and can be used as a jig saw, a power driven hacksaw and more. A favored hand tool by industry standard tradesmen.

A cordless reciprocating saw is a versatile tool, mostly found used in the construction industry and by DIY enthusiasts. No good tool kit should lack one, as they're able to switch between a variety of taks depending upon what's in front of you.

They're extremely useful when it comes to cutting through drywall and similar, as well as work well on the horizontal. A good quality reciprocal saw will make a neat job of countertop work, the same with flooring, pipework and similar.

Overall, they're the tool to turn to for a myriad of construction related jobs and the better quality ones are worth the extra investment. Much like a hole saw, they have a purpose, deliver great results and will fast become one of your most hardworking power tools.

Bare-Tool Makita BJR182Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)

The Makita BJR is the best selling cordless reciprocating saw, and has an almost perfect five star rating. Makita are a trusted brand name and the quality of their products is usually first-class. This particular saw is a cordless model, with an 18V battery that will produce a maximum 0-2,900 strokes per minute. It's designed around demolition related tasks and will handle trade standard work without issues.

It's a great option for general contractors, and the lithium-ion battery delivers a longer performance time. It feels good in the hand, balanced, ergonomic and the rotate/click open/insert blade/lock mechanism helps with productivity. This is a powerful tool, more so for a cordless and a good tip is to buy a spare battery. They charge up and down at about the same speed so a bit of thinking ahead will remove the downtime. An awesome reciprocating saw, and the bargain price tag will more than allow for the purchase of the battery pack.

Bare-Tool Makita BJR182Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only, No Battery)

The Makita 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw is powered by a Makita-built variable speed motor that delivers 2900 strokes per minute, combined with a 1 1/8in. long stroke to provid...

Only $238.00

DeWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit

The DEWALT DC385K is the best cordless reciprocal saw around the two hundred bucks mark. Over twice the price of the previous saw but - you're getting a lot more for your money. The power, whilst still run off an 18V battery, is increased to an impressive 0-3,000 strokes per minute - the increase in the cutting speed and the additional cutting shoe improve the precision and the end results. It's also got a four-position blade clamp that allows you to configure the saw according to what you're needing to apply it to.

The key-less blade clamp is a big plus, allowing for an easy switch between blades, and design, shape and weight give it a solid feel without making it awkward to handle. The power makes it fully capable of cutting though just about everything - pipework, wood and metal, landscaping material and more. Worth every cent.

DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit

The DEWALT DC385K 18-Volt Cordless XRP Ni-Cad Reciprocating Saw Kit will help you make quick work of demolition tasks involved in renovations and remodels. Featuring variable-sp...

Only $199.00

Milwaukee 2420-22 12-Volt Hackzall Saw Kit

The Milwaukee 2420 is the best small reciprocating saw, definitely one for using in small hard to reach areas or for when a shorter saw blade is called for. The 12V battery is more than adequate for the type of tasks you will use it for - it puts out a nicely rounded 0-3,000rpm. One of the coolest features is the LED light, which is designed to shed light where it's needed the most.

It's a recommended drywall cutter, and just as great for pipework, fiberglass and EMT. It's one of those tools you'll find yourself reaching for every time you find yourself underneath something, or working with hardly any room to maneouvre. A cracking little workhorse, best buy in its category and comes with everything you need to get started - saw, 2 x Hackzall blades, 12V lithium-ion battery and a made to measure hard case. A definite investment purchase.

Milwaukee 2420-22 12-Volt Hackzall Saw Kit

A compact, lightweight saw designed for powerful, versatile cutting in tight spaces for virtually all tradesman as they tackle plumbing, electrical, remodeling and HVAC applicat...

$331.62  $179.99

Milwaukee 0719-22 V28 Sawzall Lithium Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw Ki

The Milwaukee 0717 is the best 28V cordless reciprocating saw. The standard of the saw definitely matches the price tag, plus it's one of the more inspiring power tools from the sawzall category. It also possesses a full five star rating, which is a reflection of its quality manufacture. The 28V drives a 3amp battery, which in turn delivers two variable speeds - 0-2000 and 0-3000 spm. The blade is a first-class 1 1/8" stroke and among other features, the quick change device is an expected aspect of a tool of this class.

The battery is the best there is - the power to battery ratio is superb. It's design works with your hand/grip, giving it a balanced feel that allows for both comfort and functionality. The power indicator is a handy feature and the quick change function is beyond easy. This is an awesome pro standard tool - it's versatile, it's solid and will fast become the most used tool in your kit. Absolutely worth every last cent.

Milwaukee 0719-22 V28 Sawzall Lithium Ion Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit

The Milwaukee Sawzall has been the reciprocating saw of choice for professional contractors since 1951, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The latest member of the leg...

$794.00  $386.00

Makita 4390DW 9.6-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw

The Makita 4390 is a top mid-range reciprocating saw, and delivers a surprising 2,700rpm in relation to the 9.6V battery size. It feels active and lively - it wants to work and the size/weight/design combination lends to the feeling of durability. For the price, you get a full recip. saw kit - the saw, battery, hex wrench and charger. It's perfect for a myriad of light to moderate tasks, such as cutting through conduit, bolts and drywall.

The lock off switch is a great safety feature, especially as this is the kind of saw that you'd use in a tight spot - where light isn't always at a premium. On the whole, this is the saw for detailed work, or when you're in an awkward spot or position. A perfectly capable saw, full of zest and a recommended purchase.

Makita 4390DW 9.6-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Ideal for cutting wood mild steel and more, Makita's 9.6-Volt Cordless Recipro Saw features a 9/16-inch stroke length and 2,700 SPM for fast and smooth cutting. A front grip des...

Only $201.60
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
 
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