What is a Mains-Powered Reciprocating Saw?
Theyare heavy duty machines that are commonly used in construction and demolition work. They have a large blade that resembles a jigsaw blade, which is moved in a pushing and pulling motion. Some models also have an up and down motion, called “pendulum action”, which creates an oval shape that is good for making quick cuts in wood.
When to use a Corded Recip Saw
These machines are appropriate for cutting many materials including wood, brick and metal, provided the correct blade is used. They tend to make more quick and rugged cuts, and are therefore better for larger tasks earlier on in the processing of the material
Choosing a Corded Sabre Saw
Consider the following:
- Motor: the power of the machine is very important to consider. Will you be using the tool very frequently for heavy-duty tasks? If so, look for a more powerful model.
- Weight: depending on how regularly you use the tool and in what positions, you may need to consider how heavy it is. If you will be holding the tool up and cutting for long periods it will need to be lighter than if you were to be using it irregularly.
- Blade changing system: the speed and ease of blade changing is important to consider, especially if you will be changing blades frequently.
- Vibration levels: the higher the vibration levels, the less time you can use the tool, so it is important to calculate whether you require special vibration dampening.
For more advice on choosing the right Bosch, DeWalt or Makita model for your trade, please contact us and a member of our technical team will be happy to help.