Greenworks 24V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Review

Greenworks 24V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Review

Greenworks 24V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Boasts Brushless Value

It’s hard to believe that the Greenworks 24V system is already more than 100 tools deep, but that’s where it stands. As the homeowner and DIY-focused line continues to expand, we got our hands on the Greenworks 24V cordless reciprocating saw so we can help you know what to expect.


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Greenworks 24V Reciprocating Saw Performance

Greenworks 24V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Review
  • Motor: Brushless
  • Stroke Length: 1 1/8-inch
  • Stroke Rate: 0 – 2700 SPM

Starting with a 24V battery and brushless motor, Greenworks engineered its first reciprocating saw to deliver up to 2700 RPM with a 1 1/8-inch stroke length. It’s a single-speed design with a variable speed trigger to help you control the cutting action. There’s no selectable orbital action on the saw, so perhaps we’ll see that on a future version.

Cutting Up a Pallet

Pro Tip: Feather the trigger to reduce the blade speed on hard materials such as stainless steel or cast iron. You’ll get longer life from your blade and the cut may actually go faster.

While the saw’s performance level isn’t going to challenge premium professional models such as the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Sawzall, it’s just fine for those home improvement and remodeling projects you have on your list. Whether you’re ripping out that old toilet and sink on a bathroom remodel or taking out a wall to open up the space between your kitchen and living room, this saw is perfectly capable of tackling the demo cuts.

The vibration level during cutting is average. Like most reciprocating saws, just keep the pivoting shoe engaged against the material you’re cutting and you won’t feel nearly as much vibration in your hands.


Greenworks 24V Reciprocating Saw Design Notes

Greenworks 24V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Review
  • 6.1 pounds bare
  • 7.8 pounds with a 4.0Ah battery
  • 18 1/4 inches long
  • Tool-free lever-action blade change
  • Adjustable, pivoting shoe
  • No LED light
  • Compatible with all Greenworks 24V batteries

If you have used a reciprocating saw before, there are no surprises in the way this one feels in your hands. The trigger is large enough for two fingers to control it, so it’s a bit less fatiguing on your digits than one-finger designs. There’s also plenty of overmold to help make the grip comfortable for both of your hands.

Compared to many of the saws we use, one of the really nice things is how lightweight Greenworks made this one. With a 4.0Ah battery, it weighs just 7.8 pounds. Considering some of our others are more than 5 pounds heavier, it’s a noticeable difference.

Blade changes are a piece of cake thanks to the lever release on the side of the front housing. Many reciprocating saws require you to twist the release on the shaft, and that can be kind of tough. With this model, you only need to pull the green lever up, remove the old blade, and slide the new one in place.

Blade Change

Greenworks 24V Reciprocating Saw Price

  • $129.99 bare
  • $149.99 kit
  • 3-year warranty

For a brushless reciprocating saw, Greenworks’ pricing is competitive. Even if you’re already on the 24V platform, we recommend getting the kit. It comes with a 4.0Ah battery and charger to go with the tool, plus the battery has a built-in USB charging port for your devices. Considering it’s only $20.00 more than the bare tool, that’s a pretty sweet deal.

The Bottom Line

There aren’t many cordless reciprocating saw kits on the market that have a brushless motor and keep the price under $200. The fact that Greenworks sneaks its kit in just under the $150 mark puts it at a price where it doesn’t have much competition. It’s a good saw to have around the house for light to medium demo projects or to use instead of a chainsaw for pruning branches instead of having to grab a chainsaw.

Check out Greenworks’ entire 24V line by clicking here.

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