Tag Archives: reciprocating saw

DeWalt Breakaway Reciprocating Saw Blades

DeWalt recently announced its new DeWalt BreakAway Reciprocating Saw Blades with a 2-blades-in-1 design that allows users to maximize blade use by breaking away the used section of the blade and reinserting the unused section into the saw. At 0.042-inches thick, the DeWalt BreakAway Reciprocating Saw Blades are engineered with a 14/18 TPI variable tooth pattern and […]

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DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw

DeWalt recently announced the new DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw optimized for use with forthcoming XR Reciprocating Saw Blades. It features a brushless motor, keyless 4-position blade clamp, variable speed trigger, LED worklight, and a design compact enough to fit between 16-inch on-center studs. From a performance standpoint, you’re looking at 2,900 strokes per minute covering […]

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Makita XRJ06M 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw Review

The Makita XRJ06M 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw won our recent cordless reciprocating saw shootout, but it wasn’t without competition – even from within the Makita brand itself. We took a look at the 18 volt model of their brushless Recipro Saw recently to compare some of the differences and what you should expect in […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall with One-Key Review

Back in 1951, Milwaukee Tool invented the first electric hacksaw that would be able to saw through anything and hence named it the Sawzall. A lot has changed in the past 65 years, but the concept is still the same – use electrical power to move the blade back and forth quickly and replace the […]

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Makita XRJ05 18V LXT Brushless Recipro Saw Review

In the past several months, Makita has released two new brushless reciprocating saws. The larger model is on their two-battery 18V X2  LXT platform and was the winner of our recent cordless reciprocating saw shootout. The subject of today’s review is its little brother – the Makita XRJ05 18V LXT Brushless Recipro Saw. The two […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 60V MAX Reciprocating Saw

Next up in our look at DeWalt’s FlexVolt line of tools is the DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Reciprocating Saw. The reciprocating saw dates back to 1951 and has certainly come a long way since its original designers first envisioned a powered hacksaw. Blade technology has reached the point where the reciprocating saw is now considered […]

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Diablo Demo Demon Carbide-Tipped Recip Blades

Milwaukee Tool invented the first reciprocating saw – known as the Sawzall – back in 1951 and ever since then, we’ve needed blades to accommodate it. Originally designed as an electric hacksaw, it was a little while later before blades began being developed specifically for cutting through wood. The reciprocating saw has undergone several major […]

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Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Shootout!

If you’ve been with us for a few years, you may remember our Heavy-Duty reciprocating saw shootout from a while back. Things really haven’t changed much in how the classic demo saw is used, but the saws themselves have changed drastically, particularly thanks to battery technology. Whether you’re here to see how your favorite brand […]

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Reducing Vibration in Reciprocating Saws

Tool manufacturers have made great strides in fatigue-reducing features with lighter materials and better ergonomics. These two improvements are all you need for fatigue reduction in a tool with rotary action. But for reducing vibration in reciprocating saws, materials and ergonomics can only take you so far. That’s because vibration is inherent in the blade’s motion […]

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When to Use Orbital Action on a Reciprocating Saw

The reciprocating saw is remarkably useful to Pros mainly as a demolition tool. At its core, it’s a motorized hacksaw that can cut wood, metal, nails, pipes, and just about anything else you can throw at it with the right blade. You won’t find a jobsite without at least one. It’s easy to see how […]

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