If you’ve ever wished there was one saw that could handle any job, then your
wish has come true, because the reciprocating saw is the one.
It’s often called a ‘sabre saw’ because of the way it’s held, actually, it’s
held much like a chainsaw, and it will do many jobs that a chainsaw, circular
saw or jigsaw will do.
It works very simply – the blade reciprocates (moves in and out) much like a
giant jigsaw, plus the long handle and small base gives incredible versatility.
You can cut practically anything with a reciprocating saw, such as steel,
aluminium, copper and plastic pipe, nails, bolts, ceramics, masonry, tree limbs
and, of course, wood.
This saw is 18 volt cordless, so it has plenty of power, plus the batteries are
interchangeable with all the other Ryobi 18 volt tools.
The blades are very flexible, allowing the saw to reach into difficult places.
In fact, many jobs that this tool will do could only be done with a hand-held
hacksaw. It can cut straight lines and curves, make notches, and cut deeper than
just about any circular saw. ]
While it won’t replace all your other saws, it probably will be the first saw
you pick up when you work around the home.
- Kev’s tip: Buy a variety of blades for different purposes so you have them on
stand-by for when you need them.