One power tool that may DIY enthusiasts and professional handymen use is the cordless reciprocating saw. And they have pretty good reasons why. Convenience tops the list of reasons as they are able to bring this equipment with them almost anywhere. There is no need to worry about the availability of electricity or if there would be enough extension cords on site because our 20V reciprocating saw runs on rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
The fact that these tools do not have cords on them allows you to use it in smaller spaces, so you can get almost any task done quickly and efficiently. Cordless tools also mean they are safer to use because you do not have to worry about dangling wires that you can trip on while you are working.
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Reciprocating saws are the wrecking crew of saws. While a bit crude in nature, these powerful and incredibly versatile saws are invaluable to a wide range of contractors, and even some other professions as well. Although many don’t consider reciprocating saws to be an essential tool for the DIY hobbyist who’s just starting out, we beg to differ. These saws are awesome. They have a ton of uses, and they are quite fun to use as well.
Types Of Reciprocating Saws
Reciprocating saws are all similar for the most part, with the main differences being their size, and how they are powered. Still, they can be classified in a few different ways.
CORDED VS. CORDLESS
As with most power tools, you’ll find that reciprocating saws come in two different choices regarding power sources: corded, and cordless.
Cordless reciprocating saws operate off of battery power and are by far the most convenient. Battery packs are 9 or 12 volts, and the capacity varies among different models.
While cordless reciprocating saws are the most convenient, they do have a few drawbacks, mainly in regards to their power, and the fact that the batteries can run out. This can be dealt with by purchasing more powerful models and extra batteries, but you’ll pay more.
Corded reciprocating saws can be limited due to needing an electric power source nearby, but this usually isn’t an issue. With corded reciprocating saws, you get unlimited use without worrying about battery limitations, and they are often more powerful as well.
There are times when running a power cord to the saw isn’t always an option, or easy to do, so this is when a cordless reciprocating saw comes in handy. It’s all up to what your own needs and preferences are.
Reciprocating Saw Uses
Due to their simple design and exposed blade, reciprocating saws are great for a wide range of uses that span several scenarios. They truly are among the most versatile tools you’ll own.
Here’s some of the most common reciprocating saw uses.
PLUMBING & HVAC
If you’ve ever had to do any plumbing work (or watched anyone do it,) you know that spaces can be incredibly tight. If you’re trying to work on a pipe, sometimes you only have a few inches.
Reciprocating saws can maneuver in tight spaces and then saw off pieces of pipe and whatever else, simply by aiming the blade right onto the pipe. With the squeezing of a trigger, you can quickly cut a pipe end off, without the need to move the saw around a lot.
This can be helpful for HVAC work as well, which often suffers from the same type of space limitations, especially when working inside of a wall, crawl space, or heater closet. Reciprocating saws can make quick work of drywall, and also trim down material pieces as needed too.
Window fitting and trim work can be incredibly frustrating, mainly because you have to get things exact.
If you’re an inch or two off, this word normally means tearing the wall down and starting again, but if you have a reciprocating saw, you can trim down the frame area and try again.
The same goes when making the framing itself, or when trimming wayward studs and other materials during a project. Just power the saw on, aim the blade, and you can quickly remove obstructions or trim down accordingly.
A reciprocating saw allows you to make calculated cuts into the wall and studs, carefully removing them and leaving an empty and clean workspace, with the other wall fully intact. This may not be as fun as taking a sledgehammer to a wall and busting all the way through, but the point remains.
EMERGENCY RESCUE SERVICES
Something that may not initially come to mind with reciprocating saws is their usefulness with emergency services. Due to the protruding blade, a reciprocating saw is great for making crude cuts into materials when trying to gain access to someone or something inside.
This most commonly refers to rescues for anyone that’s trapped in a car after a wreck, but can also apply to anyone that’s been trapped in a home after a tornado, or any other significant weather event.
These saws can be used for fire rescue as well. So, just any scenario when there is no other way besides making your improvised entrance. Again, highly invaluable, and demonstrates even more to the versatility of reciprocating saws.
Reciprocating saws can be a great ally for yard work tasks, especially when you need to do a little tree trimming, or just about anything else that’s growing. The size and shape of a reciprocating saw’s blade make it perfect for cutting down small to moderately sized branches, and whatever else may need some trimming and cutting.
All of our Reciprocating Saws are made from quality materials that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and will last for a long time.
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