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August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


reciprocating saw

What is Orbital Action on a Reciprocating Saw and Do You Need It?

What is orbital action in a reciprocating saw and do you need it? That’s the question we’re looking at today and it’s a common one. With a few notable exceptions, most manufacturers weren’t adding this feature to their cordless reciprocating saws. This led to a little confusion as to whether or not you actually need […]

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review - Makita Medium Metal Cutting

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw Like a Pro

There’s probably no more useful saw for remodelers, plumbers, electricians, and homeowners than the reciprocating saw. It’s hard to imagine a jobsite without one. But that was the reality before the introduction of the Milwaukee SawZall—the trademarked name that became synonymous with reciprocating saws—in 1951. You might have already read our best corded reciprocating saw article. Regardless of […]

Skilsaw Buzzkill Technology Counterbalance

Skilsaw Buzzkill Technology: Bringing Balance to the Force

Skilsaw Buzzkill technology has taken the reciprocating saw market by storm since its 2017 introduction. It’s not the cutting speed or features that really set it apart, though. It’s the ridiculously low vibration compared to other saws in the same class. In fact, you may have seen the video showing how the liquid in a […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw Review

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw Review DCS368

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw Boosts Power Without Leaving the 20V Max Battery System The DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw is the answer for DeWalt fans that want a power boost similar to the way FlexVolt Advantage works but without needing a FlexVolt battery. With FlexVolt Advantage and second-generation FlexVolt models […]

Flex 24V Brushless Reciprocating Saw Review

Flex 24V Brushless Reciprocating Saw Demos Impressive Performance With a well-rounded feature set and impressive specifications, the Flex 24V Brushless Reciprocating Saw is certainly a compelling option on paper. However, there are battery options from 2.5Ah all the way to 12.0Ah, so we set out to see exactly where this model fits among the other […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Ridgid 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw Review R8647

Ridgid 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw Tears Through Demo at 3200 SPM The Ridgid 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw continues the brand’s push beyond Octane as the latest generation continues its rollout at The Home Depot. There’s a lot that’s familiar about the saw’s design, but it’s the promise of higher performance that’s high on our minds. […]

best power tool combo kits

Best Power Tool Combo Kit 2021

One of the best ways to jump into a new battery platform is by buying a cordless tool combo kit. The best power tool combo kit gives you the tools you need. It should also include a couple of higher-capacity batteries and more than just entry-level products. Some manufacturers offer really comprehensive kits that can […]

Skilsaw Buzzkill Technology Counterbalance

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. Reciprocating saw vibration is inherent in the blade’s motion. […]

Reciprocating Saw Orbital Action: PTR Head 2 Head Video

Reciprocating Saw Orbital Action vs Technique Video

Does reciprocating saw orbital action really make that much difference? That’s the question we tackle in this edition of PTR Head 2 Head. We want to know if the orbital action really cuts all that much faster in wood. To test this, we’ll use our Bosch recipe saw to cut through a pressure-treated piece of […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Skil PWRCore 20 Compact Reciprocating Saw Review RS5825B-10

Skil PWRCore 20 Compact Reciprocating Saw Targets Professional Needs The Skil PWRCore 20 Brushless Compact Reciprocating Saw boasts some impressive specifications on paper. So we went straight to the top of our charts to test it against the best-performing one-hand models we’ve tested. Pros Top tier cutting performance Excellent vibration control Dual LED lights illuminate […]