April 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

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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. 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 […]

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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 […]

When to Use a Handsaw Instead of a Power Tool

All too often in today’s world of gizmos and gadgets, we look for what we think is the fastest and easiest way to make the cut. The funny thing is, sometimes the old way of doing things is still the best! With all the choices of cordless tools and special power saw blades, they still […]

Best Diablo Reciprocating Saw Blades for 2021

Whether you’re a DIYer or a seasoned Pro, the landscape is changing when it comes to reciprocating saw blades (often called by the trademarked name, SawZall blades). Diablo made some pretty cool advances, but that often leaves many questions on which of their blades to purchase. Choosing the best Diablo reciprocating saw blades can help […]

DeWalt Atomic Reciprocating Saw Vs Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall Video

There was plenty of conversation surrounding the launch of DeWalt’s Atomic series. In particular, many of us were curious how their one-hand reciprocating saw compares to the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hackzall. We compare these two very different design philosophies in this Thursday Throwdown! DeWalt clearly went after the most compact design while Milwaukee targeted higher […]

Best Corded Reciprocating Saw

Best Corded Reciprocating Saw Reviews 2021

Our search for the best corded reciprocating saw led us to two very distinct categories and one that sits between them. Often called by Milwaukee’s proprietary name, Sawzalls, these demolition tools represent a sector that still has a very strong corded presence. What’s the Best Corded Reciprocating Saw Power Level? There’s a big difference between […]

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Shootout

Choosing the Best Reciprocating Saw: A Pro’s Guide to Features

Imagine, if you will, trade work in pre-1951 America. If you needed to make a cut, elbow grease made it happen. It was hard, slow work. That was every tradesman’s reality until Milwaukee Tool introduced the motorized hacksaw in 1951. Construction, demolition, and remodeling were forever changed. The Sawzall, as Milwaukee called it, quickly became a […]

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Compact Brushless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw Review

Ryobi Cordless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw Cooks Up a Saw That’s Just Right The biggest deal about the Ryobi 18V One+ HP Compact Brushless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw (whew, that’s a mouthful!) might just be that Ryobi now has a one-hand model. But the Ryobi PSBRS01 isn’t just a saw that happens to pair with 18V One+ […]

Milwaukee 2821 and 2822

Milwaukee 2821 and 2822 Sawzalls

Milwaukee 2821 and 2822 Reciprocating Saws Join Sawzall Lineup Milwaukee’s next generation of Sawzalls is due to hit stores coming up later this year. Milwaukee tells us that the 2821 and 2822 M18 Fuel Sawzalls have ramped-up durability and power, making them the fastest cutting reciprocating saws available in their class. These new tools replace […]