Cordless Reciprocating Saw
When it comes to a cordless reciprocating saw, the Dewalt (DWTDC385K) Heavy Duty XRP 18 Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit has got you covered. I have had mine for ten years now, and it still performs like new. Back when we were doing metal roofs, there was a time when one of the other contractors was planning on cutting off a piece of 2-inch angle iron which is really like a 4 inch wide 1/4 thick piece of steel that needed to be cut off.
So there we are 40 feet up in the air on the peak of the roof at the edge to cut off this angle iron piece of metal so that we could install our metal roof. My buddy took his ridgit reciprocating saw and began the cut. He was not able to get very far when his battery died, so he calls down to another worker below to hoist up a fresh battery. Now with a new battery we are good to go, so we thought. Once again a no go the battery died after cutting just over half the angle iron off.
Instead of going for another battery I asked for my reciprocating saw, took the blade out of his and locked it into my saw and made the cut, done in record time compared to the ridgit saw. Then I went to the other end of the building where we had another angle iron piece to cut. Well just let me say I made quick work of that piece of metal. Every job I was on since then we never used the ridgit saw again knowing my dewalt saw could cut twice as fast and with less battery charge used.
The great thing about these types of saws is how quickly they can make your demolition happen. Having this saw is one of the essential tools to have when you’re doing any demolition. The blades are totally interchangeable from plastics, wood, metal combinations of both and even specialty blades like scrapers, etc. When you need to take out a door or window, this is the tool for you. It will cut through all the screws or nails holding the door or window in place in no time to speed up any renovation job. You need a hole in the floor; a reciprocating saw will do the job with no problems compared to other tools. These saws will save you lots of time and money because of how versatile they are when it comes to cutting in tight and difficult areas.
When you pair this saw up with hammers, sludge hammers, screwdrivers and crowbars there is not to many demolitions jobs your not able to do.
When they say the Dewalt (DWTDC385K) Heavy Duty XRP 18 Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw is a heavy duty saw there not kidding. There are a few companies out there that make the claim how great their tools are, but you can find out pretty quickly which tools work well on the job site. The amount of work and what we put the tools through shows up which tools to buy and which were a waste of money.
Another great testament to whether or not a tool is any good is the life expectancy you get from the tool. After ten years, I am still using the same saw. A lot of people are now using 20 volt lithium tools while I’m still using 18 volt XRP. Some people will comment on why I’m not using the newer 20 volt lithium, and I only reply, when my tools break down that I am unable to use them, I will upgrade. One guy thought he would impress me by telling me he improves his tools after 4 to 5 years of use to the latest new models they carry. My reply was just simply, sorry to hear that! He made the reply that his tools were still working, and he buys new ones because he can afford it and wants his tools to work like new. I replied I keep using my old ones because I can, they keep working like the brand new ones, so I can afford not to waste any money on buying new ones.
It’s quite simple when you look at what it is you want to do with your tools. You can spend less and use your new tools until they age a bit or break, then buy more of the latest and greatest newer model to what you had. You could purchase a tool of quality and be done with it and save money from not having to replace your tools all the time by getting one of the better tool brands created to perform.
So when it comes to a cordless reciprocating saw, I do recommend the dewalt reciprocating saw.