16 best reciprocating saws

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Reciprocating saws are very popular abroad, and Russian consumers are showing increasing interest in the tool. Saws attract buyers with their light weight, ease of use, safety and affordable price. The tool becomes an extension of the hand, allowing you to comfortably cut trees and bushes, carry out construction and repair work. There is a wide range of reciprocating saws on the domestic market. They differ in price, dimensions and technical parameters. Recommendations from our experts will help potential buyers choose the right tool.

Recommendations for choosing a reciprocating saw

Appointment. All reciprocating saws can be divided into two groups by purpose.

  1. Professional models have high performance, durability and endurance. They are suitable for gardeners and fitters, repairers and installers. But the price of such a tool is quite high.
  2. When a saw is needed to work in the garage or in the country, it is better to stay on household models. They are notable for their affordability, lightness, and ease of use.
  3. Power. Like any electrical appliance, the reciprocating saw is powered by a motor. The most important characteristic of an electric motor is power. It is expressed in watts and ranges from 500 to 2000 watts. The higher the engine power, the more difficult the saw can handle. The best option for home use would be a 700-1500 W instrument.

Performance. Reciprocating saws are powerful. The important components of this parameter are the number of strokes per minute and the size of the stroke.

  1. The cutting tool reciprocates at a specific frequency. It is expressed in movements per minute (dv / min). The greater the number of strokes of the blade, the faster the material is cut. For home use, models with a frequency of 2500-3500 dv / min are suitable.
  2. The cutting speed also depends on the stroke of the saw blade. The larger the amplitude, the higher the productivity of the tool. Wide stroke models (25-35 mm) are characterized by easy removal of sawdust and shavings.

Speed ​​regulation. In order to work with different materials, the necessary function in the reciprocating saw is the speed adjustment.

  1. Stepless speed change is carried out by installing a sensitive electronic button. However, pressing the button hard (intuitively or accidentally) can quickly damage the saw blade.
  2. Adjusting with a wheel or slider is considered a more advanced and reliable way. Depending on the material, the required speed mode is set, which will not be exceeded by fully pressing the “Start” button.

Pendulum stroke. To increase the cutting speed, manufacturers install a pendulum motion in some reciprocating saws. During the return stroke, the saw deviates from the cutting line, due to which waste is more efficiently removed from the cutting zone. But at the same time, the accuracy and quality of the cut deteriorate slightly. The best option would be to buy a tool with a switchable pendulum stroke.

File replacement mechanism. The correct choice of cutting equipment is the key to fast and high-quality cutting of the material.

  1. If the canvas rarely changes, then you can stop at the key fixation mechanism. To replace the blade, you must have special keys on hand.
  2. When the file is changed several times during operation, then attention should be paid to the toolless fixation mechanisms. Some manufacturers make a pivot structure, others install a sliding mechanism.

Additional options. For safe and convenient work with the tool in reciprocating saws, there are additional options.

  1. Soft start is installed in powerful models in order to protect the network from overload during motor start.
  2. The motor brake provides an instant stop of the saw blade when the tool is turned off. This option increases safety and saves operator time.
  3. Thanks to a special flashlight on the saw body, it is possible to illuminate the cutting area. The option helps out in poor lighting conditions.
  4. Electronic overload protection switches off the motor when the saw jams in the material. Triggering also occurs during continuous work with the tool without stopping.

Our review includes 16 of the best reciprocating saws. All of them are sold in the Russian trade network. When allocating seats, the editors of the journal relied on the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the feedback from domestic users.

16 best reciprocating saws

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best network reciprocating saws 1 Milwaukee SSPE 1500 X 34 648 RUB
2 Makita JR3070CT RUB 13,990
3 BOSCH GSA 1300 PCE RUB 16 139
4 AEG US 1300 XE RUB 10,715
5 Metabo SSE 1100 RUB 9 963
6 Makita JR3050T RUB 8,990
7 BOSCH PSA 700 E RUB 6 463
8 Hammer LZK 850 B PREMIUM RUB 5,222
9 Interskol NP-120 / 1010E RUB 5,010
Best cordless reciprocating saws 1 Makita DJR187RTE RUB 29,718
2 BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 5.0 Ah x2 L-BOXX RUB 26 829
3 DeWALT DCS388N RUB 20,003
4 Metabo ASE 10.8 2.0 Ah x2 Case RUB 13,252
5 AEG BUS 18-0 12 120 RUB
6 BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 0 L-BOXX RUB 10 893
7 Bort BRS-18LI-FD RUB 7,280

The best network reciprocating saws

When work in the garden or workshop is carried out in close proximity to the outlet, then the best option would be to buy a network reciprocating saw. It is powerful and reliable. The experts liked the following models.

Milwaukee SSPE 1500 X

Rating: 4.9

Milwaukee SSPE 1500 X

The Milwaukee SSPE 1500 X reciprocating saw motor has the best overload protection. The operator can fully focus on his work without fear of motor failure. The tool is distinguished by its high power (1500 W) and stroke frequency (2800 rpm). The amplitude is 32 mm, it is possible to maintain a constant power under load. To level the impact energy in the event of a blade jamming, a patented electronic protection is installed. The AVS system helps to effectively reduce vibration. The set includes a long (4 m) and elastic network cable. The saw becomes the winner of our review.

In all respects, the tool deserves only flattering words from consumers. Only the high price becomes an obstacle to buying.

Advantages

  • reliability;
  • power and performance;
  • smooth running;
  • effective anti-vibration system.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Makita JR3070CT

Rating: 4.8

Makita JR3070CT

According to all technical parameters, the Makita JR3070CT reciprocating saw can be classified as a professional tool. First of all, experts highlight the high power (1510 W) of the model, which is complemented by a high frequency (2800 dv / min). Considering the wide stroke (32 mm), we can confidently state the high performance of the saw. The cutting depth reaches 255 mm, while experts note the excellent cut quality. The manufacturer has equipped its product with a keyless blade replacement mechanism, rubberized pads on the body and handle. The instrument receives the silver in our review.

Russian craftsmen emphasize such advantages of the saw, such as power, productivity, reliability, effective vibration protection. Some owners only lack the illumination of the working area.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • power and performance;
  • good vibration protection;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • no illumination of the working area.

BOSCH GSA 1300 PCE

Rating: 4.7

BOSCH GSA 1300 PCE

The BOSCH GSA 1300 PCE reciprocating saw is widely used in Russia. It can be found at auto dismantling stations, seen in the hands of gardeners, the tool is used even when cutting carcasses at meat processing plants. The engine power (1300 W) is complemented by a high stroke frequency (2900 rpm), which makes it possible, with an amplitude of 28 mm, to make cuts up to 230 mm deep. The illumination of the working area helps to achieve high cutting accuracy in all visibility conditions. Experts add an effective vibration damping system and excellent balancing to the asset of the model.

Most owners are completely satisfied with the possibilities of the reciprocating saw, the reliability and durability of the tool. The sawing occurs so quickly that users think about disabling the pendulum motion.

Advantages

  • wide scope;
  • performance;
  • minimum vibration;
  • ergonomics.

disadvantages

  • the pendulum stroke does not turn off.

AEG US 1300 XE

Rating: 4.7

AEG US 1300 XE

Good power (1300 W) and affordable price helped the AEG US 1300 XE reciprocating saw to take a high position in our review. Experts highlight such strengths of the tool as electronic control of the stroke frequency, convenient Fixtec blade fastening system, effective cooling of the electric motor. The adjustable sole helps to increase the life of the cutting equipment. The manufacturer has provided for the possibility of turning the blade 180 degrees. To reduce vibration load, the saw handle has a rubberized Soft Grip. Of the useful functions, soft start and electronic engine protection should be noted.

Users speak flatteringly about the power, ease of use, and a long power cable (4 m). But with prolonged sawing, the effect of vibration on the hand begins to be felt.

Advantages

  • power;
  • ease of use;
  • long cord;
  • smooth start.

disadvantages

  • vibration is felt.

Metabo SSE 1100

Rating: 4.7

Metabo SSE 1100

The Metabo SSE 110 reciprocating saw stands out for its low noise level and efficient cooling system. The German tool demonstrates good power (1100 W) and performance. Experts note the ease of sawing in suspension or overhead due to the swivel mechanism of the saw blade. The manufacturer has equipped his product with an electronic Vario system, which adjusts the operating modes for different materials. The aluminum gearbox is reliably protected from moisture and dust, a long power cord (4 m) allows you to work without an extension cord. There is a convenient case for storing tools and accessories.

Reciprocating saw owners are satisfied with the power, low noise level and durability. Some users lack the pendulum mechanism.

Advantages

  • quiet work;
  • efficient cooling system;
  • saw blade turning mechanism;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • there is no pendulum mechanism.

Makita JR3050T

Rating: 4.6

Makita JR3050T

Light weight (3.2 kg) and safety allowed the Makita JR3050T reciprocating saw to get into the TOP-6 of our review. The model is inferior to the leaders in power (1010 W), but demonstrates a greater cutting depth (255 mm). Experts pay attention to the versatility of the saw blade; you can buy cutting equipment at any hardware store. You can change the file without a key, without removing gloves from your hands. The long cable (4 m) allows you to carry out many types of work without the use of an extension cord. The tool comes with 2 metal saws and 1 blade for working with wood or plywood.

Many owners of the Makita JR3050T reciprocating saw believe that it can replace both a chain saw, a jigsaw, and a grinder. They praise the model for its ease of use and safety. Difficulties arise with putting the instrument into the case.

Advantages

  • ease of use;
  • universal file attachment;
  • safety;
  • high-quality cut.

disadvantages

  • inconvenient to put in a case.

BOSCH PSA 700 E

Rating: 4.5

BOSCH PSA 700 E

An excellent tool for solving everyday tasks is the BOSCH PSA 700 E reciprocating saw. The model will help to cut trees in the garden, build a gazebo or a farm building. The power of the electric motor is 710 W, which, in combination with a stroke frequency of 2,700 rpm, allows you to quickly saw workpieces up to 150 mm thick. Such properties of the tool as lightness (3.0 kg) and affordable price also look attractive to potential buyers. At the same time, the model is assembled with high quality and serves the owner for a long time with proper operation.

The reviews are dominated by positive assessments of the tool. Users appreciate the saw's versatility, ease of use and the wide range of saws. The disadvantages include the lack of a case and a short power cord (2.5 m).

Advantages

  • universality of application;
  • affordable price;
  • ease;
  • high-quality assembly.

disadvantages

  • no case;
  • short power cord.

Hammer LZK 850 B PREMIUM

Rating: 4.4

Hammer LZK 850 B PREMIUM

The Hammer reciprocating saw LZK 850 B PREMIUM allows you to cut various materials lengthwise and crosswise. The tool is also suitable for curly cuts. The model is designed for domestic use, it is equipped with a 950 W motor, the maximum number of strokes reaches 3000 rpm with a stroke width of 24 mm. The maximum cutting depth is limited to 210 mm. The experts liked the convenient setting of the adjusting wheel for changing the frequency of movements. Keyless locking mechanism makes it easy to change the file. With a movable sole, the cutting angle can be precisely adjusted.

Russian consumers are satisfied with the low price, lightness (3.1 kg), ease of adjustments, and ease of replacing files. The owners of the pendulum move are not enough. During prolonged operation, the gearbox is heated.

Advantages

  • files change easily;
  • simple adjustments;
  • affordable price;
  • deep cut.

disadvantages

  • the reducer is heated;
  • there is no pendulum movement.

Interskol NP-120 / 1010E

Rating: 4.3

Interskol NP-120 / 1010E

The Interskol NP-120 / 1010E reciprocating saw is very popular among Russian consumers. This is confirmed by a large number of reviews on NM. Domestic development surprises experts with reliability and a large resource. The model can often be found in the hands of professionals, they value the tool for its good power (1010 W) and deep cut (up to 250 mm). The manufacturer made the saw from quality materials, so the model turned out to be heavy (3.8 kg). The strong points of the product are its affordable price, comfortable grip, smooth start. Interskol NP-120 / 1010E closes the review of the best network saber saws.

According to users, the model is well assembled, the manufacturer has provided the possibility of fixing the number of revolutions. They consider the downside to be short native files that wear out quickly.

Advantages

  • reliability;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • comfortable grip;
  • low price.

disadvantages

  • no case;
  • short files.

Best cordless reciprocating saws

Cordless reciprocating saws are the mobile cutting tool. They help out when working away from household power. Experts have identified several effective models.

Makita DJR187RTE

Rating: 4.9

Makita DJR187RTE

Complete freedom of action is provided to professional builders and gardeners with the Makita DJR187RTE cordless saw. At the same time, the Japanese instrument is not inferior in terms of basic technical parameters to the best network models. The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 5 Ah and 18 V provides the tool with sufficient energy, the maximum number of strokes is 3000 rpm with a stroke width of 32 mm. The cutting depth reaches 255 mm, depending on the type of material, you can choose one of two speeds. Among the additional options, experts note the engine brake and effective lighting. The model becomes the winner of our review.

The owners of the tool are satisfied with the autonomy, power, productivity, workmanship.

Advantages

  • high performance;
  • works for a long time on one charge;
  • deep cut;
  • engine brake.

disadvantages

  • not found.

BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 5.0 Ah x2 L-BOXX

Rating: 4.8

BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 5.0 Ah x2 L-BOXX

Perfect balancing was appreciated by the experts in the BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C reciprocating saw. It becomes an extension of the human hand, allowing you to work at weight and height. The cordless tool weighs only 2.5 kg, which even networked models can envy. With a reciprocating saw, you can make cuts up to 200 mm deep. The manufacturer has equipped its product with such useful options as smooth speed control, illumination of the working area, electronic motor protection. The device is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 5 Ah and a voltage of 18 V. The model receives the silver of our review.

Gardeners admire the convenience of the saw in work, it is possible to cut branches at the height with one hand. The tool works for a long time on one charge.

Advantages

  • perfect balancing;
  • good power;
  • smooth speed control;
  • effective backlighting.

disadvantages

  • not found.

DeWALT DCS388N

Rating: 4.7

DeWALT DCS388N

The American development DeWALT DCS388N closes the top three of the review. The brushless reciprocating saw is suitable for sawing wood or steel, profiles or pipes. The model stands out from the competition with a record cutting depth (300 mm), a wide stroke (29 mm) and a high stroke frequency (3000 rpm). To operate a powerful tool, a battery with an operating voltage of 54 V. is required. This makes the saw heavy (4.6 kg). Experts note that the battery and charger are not included. LED illumination helps to work in poor visibility conditions.

Users are satisfied with the versatility of the product, performance, and high-quality assembly. Some owners lack the pendulum movement.

Advantages

  • high performance;
  • deep cut;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • effective backlighting.

disadvantages

  • incomplete complete set.

Metabo ASE 10.8 2.0 Ah x2 Case

Rating: 4.6

Metabo ASE 10.8 2.0 Ah x2 Case

The Metabo ASE 10.8 reciprocating saw can be an indispensable tool for cutting hedges and trees. The tool will also cope with construction work, for example, with cutting drywall, plywood, pipes or plastic panels. Experts are surprised by the lightness of the tool (1.2 kg), thanks to the compact lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2 Ah and a voltage of 10.8 V. The saw's speed is electronically controlled. Light indication helps to monitor the degree of battery discharge. The cutting area is illuminated by a special flashlight, which is installed in the device body.

Users of all the advantages of a reciprocating saw distinguish lightness, convenience, and practicality. The model is powerful enough to solve most problems. On the downside, the owners include a small battery capacity.

Advantages

  • lightness and compactness;
  • ease of use;
  • ergonomics;
  • illumination of the working area.

disadvantages

  • small battery capacity.

AEG BUS 18-0

Rating: 4.5

AEG BUS 18-0

The German design AEG BUS 18-0 has high performance. Thanks to a powerful battery (3 Ah, 18 V), a high stroke rate (3300 rpm) and a pendulum mechanism, the tool can be used for cutting both soft materials and thin sheet metal. The manufacturer has equipped the model with the Fixtec system, which provides a strong fixation of the saw blade. The experts appreciated the safety of the reciprocating saw, it is almost impossible to get hurt while working. Despite the significant weight (3.5 kg), it is convenient to hold the tool with one hand, which can be explained by a competent weight distribution.

Users in the reviews speak out flatteringly about the democratic price, good performance, endurance and balance. The downside is the lack of a case and battery.

Advantages

  • high performance;
  • versatility;
  • safety;
  • balance.

disadvantages

  • no case.

BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 0 L-BOXX

Rating: 4.4

BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 0 L-BOXX

You can save a lot if the home craftsman has battery tools from BOSCH in his arsenal. The GSA 18 V-LI C 0 L-BOXX reciprocating saw is sold at a low price, since the set does not include a battery and a charger. But there is a roomy case where you can store tools and equipment. As for the technical characteristics, they are in many respects similar to the BOSCH GSA 18 V-LI C 5.0 Ah x2 L-BOXX model. Of the options, it should be noted effective illumination of the working area, smooth speed control and electronic overload protection. Together with the battery, the tool weighs only 2.5 kg.

Domestic users praise the model for its lightness and comfortable grip, minimal vibration and versatility. Of the minuses, the delicate paintwork on the front of the saw is mentioned.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • good performance;
  • smooth speed control;
  • effective backlighting.

disadvantages

  • paint is scratched in front.

Bort BRS-18LI-FD

Rating: 4.1

Bort BRS-18LI-FD

Our review of the best cordless reciprocating saws closes with the Bort BRS-18LI-FD model. The tool attracted the attention of experts for its low price and decent equipment. The saw comes with 2 batteries (1.5 Ah, 18 V), a charger, 2 saws (for wood and metal) and a bag. The Chinese instrument weighs 2 kg, it is well balanced, does not heat up and does not vibrate during operation. If you work slowly in the garden or workshop, the battery will last for about 1 hour. During this time, the battery is fully charged.

Most of the reviews on thematic forums are positive. Users are satisfied with the value for money, the possibility of non-stop work, ergonomics and balance. The only weak link in the tool is considered to be short-lived files.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • rich equipment;
  • good performance;
  • smooth speed control.

disadvantages

  • short-lived files.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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