BEST RECIPROCATING SAW
Whether you’re a professional or preparing to take on an ambitious DIY project, one of these reciprocating saws will come in handy for a variety of different tasks. They are ideal for drilling holes in drywall, quickly cutting PVC pipes, installing windows, or drilling holes in various other materials for demolition work. We have choices for all skill levels and budgets.
Many tools are designed for this purpose and should only be used for the application for which they are intended. This is true for everything, whether it is a drill designed to be used only with tiles or a saw blade designed to cut through concrete or stone. A finishing hammer no longer has the raison d’être to break a piece of asphalt like a blacksmith hammer used to drive finishing nails and brads.
PSA 700 E
PSA 18 Li
Ryobi Rrs 1801 M
TACKLIFE reciprocating saw
Other tools can be used for a variety of purposes with good results, as long as the person using the tool knows what they are doing. A miter saw can be used to cut the PVC pipe as quickly as it can be used to cut lumber, for example, and a good pair of pliers can be used to loosen screws, tighten bolts, turn the pipes, and much more.
Finally, we come to the reciprocating saw. No wonder this powerful tool is often (and affectionately) nicknamed the “Sawzall” because it indeed saw almost all materials with ease. (As a reminder, the term Sawzall is actually a trademark of the Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.)
A reciprocating saw uses a single thin blade that protrudes from the front of the machine and is pushed and pulled at high speed when equipped with the right type of blade, a “recipe saw,” as they are often called in some circles, can work its way through an impressive range of materials.
Others have blades that sink into all types of wood. Some blades can handle the cement board and fiberglass, and there are also multipurpose blades that are suitable for cutting multiple types of materials.
Before talking about the right saw for your needs, a few words about safety. You must always wear thick safety gloves when using this potentially dangerous power tool, as your hands will only be inches from a sharp, fast-moving saw blade. It is also essential to wear protective glasses, as this reciprocating saw can throw pieces of wood, metal, and other debris.
1. Makita JR3050T
It is our favorite at the editorial staff, it is also the saber saw, which collects the most positive opinions on commercial sites.
This saw offers us the best grip on the market. It is relatively light for a weight of 3.3 Kg and well balanced, which will allow you to work without much effort. With 1010 Watts, this saber saw is one of the most powerful, so you will have to hang on to the tool! It has one of the best cutting speeds, and its capacity is 90 mm.
The air outlet is directed forwards and keeps the visual on the cutting point by blowing the chips. It also offers a blade change without tools.
On the negative side, we noticed that it vibrated a lot, probably because of its high power. The cord is also quite short (2 m), it is better to provide an extension.
This Makita JR3050T saber saw is delivered with 3 short blades, one for wood, one for metal, and a universal blade. It is also delivered with a Makita transport case, super practical when working on several sites.
Top of the range saber saw, this Bosch GSA 1100 saw belonging to the blue (therefore pro) range will suit the most demanding level of cutting power and grip.
The powerful 1100 Watts motor will be perfect for the toughest cuts. It allows you to cut large roots of trees without any worries.
With 3.9 kg, it is heavier than its competitors, not ideal for being held in one hand. However, this is not the vocation of a saber saw. However, it produces much less vibration than other saws, and the grip is pleasant thanks to the special rubber.
A small detail that is always a pleasure, the presence of a metal hook allowing the tool to hang down when not in use, The presence of an LED makes it easy to work in the darkest places and difficult to access. This saber saw also has a quick blade change system.
It is delivered with 2 blades, one for cutting wood and one for metal. It also comes with a carrying case, perfect for professionals.
3. Bosch PSA 700 E
This Bosch PSA 700 E saber saw is the most popular on the market, especially among individuals. It collects many positive opinions.
Part of the Bosch green range, therefore intended for amateurs, this saber saw is available at low cost and will allow you to carry out a lot of work, it will be particularly ideal for pruning trees.
It accepts all standardized blades, which will allow you to cut all materials while making sure to properly adjust the tool.
With a power of 710 Watts, it may lack a little juice on the larger sections. The blade change is easy and is done without tools. The saw is quite light, 3 Kg at weighing.
The saw is guaranteed for 2 years by Bosch. The negative point, the saw is only delivered with a single blade for wood and especially without a case, in a simple box.
4. Bosch PSA 18 Li
If you don’t want to clutter up with a wire and you only want to do small jobs like cutting small branches, this cordless Bosch PSA saber saw will suit you perfectly, especially since it is available at a low price.
It works with a standard 18 V lithium battery from the Bosch range, the no-load speed is 2800 strokes per minute. This Bosch saber saw has a speed variator on the side of the tool to adapt the cut. Please note, the battery and the charger are not included in the delivery of this saw. According to us, the autonomy of the battery is approximately 1 hour in continuous operation.
Due to its wireless mode, it is convenient and light, for a weight of only 2.3 Kg (without the battery of course). It has a self-tightening chuck for a quick blade change.
Level negative points, we can note the significant vibrations, and it is also quite noisy. It is delivered without carrying case, not very practical for the pros.
5. Einhell TC-AP 650E
For small purses, this Einhell saber saw will be perfect. It will be perfect for small cuts but will obviously not be ideal for sturdy wood species.
It has a 650W motor fitted with a speed variator, certainly not very powerful but which will be suitable for small jobs that do not require massive power (such as branch cutting).
This saber saw is delivered with 3 blades, something considerable for such a price. A wood blade, a metal blade, and a universal blade. However, they are not of very high quality. The grip is correct without being optimal, the weight 3kg.
Negatives, over time, the front protection tends to be loose. There is also no carrying case. The saw is guaranteed for 2 years.
6. DEWALT DWE305PK-QS
It is excellent power of 1100W for the most difficult materials, for high-intensity work, and especially for an outstanding speed of action, Outstanding cutting capacity, and length thanks to the 29mm blade stroke.
No matter the desired cut, the 4-position blade attachment system allows you to work in all circumstances. The blade can be changed without difficulty and does not require the use of a tool.It includes a carrying case and for storage, excellent resistance.It also includes a blade for metal, Once is not customary, the weight, 5.13 kg, is quite important for work that requires time, Does not include other types of blades, such as for wood or for universal use.The price is quite important, even if the quality justifies it.
7. BLACK + DECKER BDCR18N-XJ
Possibility to choose between sabers saw with or without battery.The saber saw is cordless, giving you greater mobility and freedom to work wherever you want. Excellent weight without battery (1.90 kg) which allows, even after adding the battery, not to tetanize the muscles after a short while of work
If you opt for the saber saw with battery, you then receive a Lithium-Ion battery, coming with promises of durability and extended autonomy.Again, only one blade is provided.The quality of the blade supplied can be improved.
8. Ryobi Rrs 1801 M
Sold at a beautiful price, the Ryobi RRS 1801 M is an ideal saber saw for small jobs. With a satisfactory weight (1.9 kg without the battery), it ensures good maneuverability for its use even if it is preferable to use it with two hands.
It has two blades, one for metal, the other for wood, and also has the advantage of having an anti-vibration system that reduces them by 30%, a real plus. Too bad, the battery and charger are not included with the purchase!
Good weight without the battery (1.9 kg) for better handling.The trigger includes a variable speed drive for better control over accuracy and speed.Improved comfort thanks to the installation of an anti-vibration system (vibration reduction up to 30%).It Includes 2 blades: a saw blade for metal and one for wood. The manufacturer’s warranty is 1 year.
9. DeWALT DCS380N-XJ
This model of the DeWalt brand is an all-purpose tool, versatile par excellence. We immediately see that the design of this saber saw is of quality from the unpacking.
Its cutting power is quite impressive, and if you equip the machine with blades adapted to the use, it will deliver its full potential.
Likewise, the maneuverability of the saw (it only weighs 2.7 kg), the ergonomics of its handle, and the little vibration felt make its use really pleasant, even if it is possible to feel it more for the metalwork.
We will finally regret that this DeWalt is not delivered with its battery and its storage box, which would undoubtedly have enabled it to reach the heights of this ranking. Cordless saber saw for greater freedom of movement.
The depth stop (blade shoe) is adjustable and gives you better control over your work.The handle is comfortable and provides a good grip and comes with a starter trigger.Good handling thanks to its relatively lightweight of 2.7 kg.
The vibrations are very reduced on wood.The manufacturer’s warranty is 1 year.
10. TACKLIFE reciprocating saw
The well-placed trigger saw makes it easy to change the speed of the TACKLIFE Variable, which is convenient for alternating between shortcuts and periods of prolonged use.
You can use it right or left on materials like wood and metal. Characteristics include good value for its quality, rotary handle, No tools required to change the blades. It all depends on your needs.
The saber saw, like the other types of saw, often comes with practical facilities, such as tool-free blade change or double LED lighting. Some manufacturers push further and include, for example, a variable speed drive, a trigger for instant stopping, or a comfortable handle offering a perfect grip.
A power of 650W – on average – will be sufficient for occasional small DIY jobs, such as cutting thin branches. On the other hand, for a more intensive DIY, you will have to head towards higher powers, starting at 1000W.