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DEWALT 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool-Only)
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DEWALT

18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool-Only)

$99.00 /each

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The DEWALT 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw features a high-performance, variable speed motor that drives the blade at 0-3000 SPM. The 4-position blade clamp allows for flush cutting and increased versatility for your job needs. It has a lever-action, keyless blade clamp for quicker blade changes and a pivoting, adjustable shoe with open top for maximum visibility.

  • Aggressive 1-1/8 in. stroke length for powering through virtually any building material
  • Up to 3000 SPM for faster cutting speed
  • Electric brake prevents blades from breaking
  • Lever-action keyless blade clamp for quick and easy blade changes
  • Anti-slip, sure-grip rubber handles for optimized control
  • Pivoting adjustable shoe with open top for maximum visibility
  • Variable speed with trigger lock for increased blade control
  • Compatible batteries: DC9096, DC9180
  • Compatible chargers: DCB103, DW9117, DC9310, DC9319, DC9320, DC012
  • Backed in 90-day money-back guarantee, full 1-year service contract and 3-year limited warranty
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Brand Ryobi DEWALT DEWALT DEWALT
Ratings (59) (77) (63) (26)
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Cordless Cordless
Power Tool Features Adjustable Shoe,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Adjustable Shoe,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Adjustable Shoe,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Bag Included,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed
Voltage (volts) 18 18 20 20
Batteries Included No No No Yes
Number of Batteries Included 0 0 0 1
Reconditioned No No No No
Battery Power Type Lithium Ion Ni-Cad Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
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Will DeWalt Batt. DC9099 and charger DW9116 work with this saw?

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August 19, 2015
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Any Dewalt XRP 18 volt battery will work. Black, yellow, or black / yellow, either NiCad or Lithium XRP. The only thing you have to do is have the matching charger for the batteries. Lithium for lithium batteries, etc. The lithium chargers are all yellow, and are not interchangeable with the Nicads. However, the tool accepts both just fine. It will run faster and longer on the Lithiums. This is the case Read More
Any Dewalt XRP 18 volt battery will work. Black, yellow, or black / yellow, either NiCad or Lithium XRP. The only thing you have to do is have the matching charger for the batteries. Lithium for lithium batteries, etc. The lithium chargers are all yellow, and are not interchangeable with the Nicads. However, the tool accepts both just fine. It will run faster and longer on the Lithiums. This is the case for all Dewalt 18v. XRP tools, not just the saws. Read Less
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December 20, 2014
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I like to think Im pretty good with my hands.... that is of course until i put them on the key boards of computers. So with alot of hard work I finally found this review again. now i researched the living ba-jesus out of this saw and then came across this question,,, or more importantly this (ken guys) answer about the DC9099 battery not working in the DC385B reciprocating saw, thank goodness (actually Read More
I like to think Im pretty good with my hands.... that is of course until i put them on the key boards of computers. So with alot of hard work I finally found this review again. now i researched the living ba-jesus out of this saw and then came across this question,,, or more importantly this (ken guys) answer about the DC9099 battery not working in the DC385B reciprocating saw, thank goodness (actually the lady from cali) that i decided to throw caution (or kens response) to the wind and buy the DC385B and try my old DC9099 battery in it , slapped it in and varooooooooooom a sawing i went, thanks for reading this.. thanks to the lady from cali and thanks to my wife for her infinite wisdom. oh.. and to ken.. no hard feeling bro. Read Less
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December 5, 2013
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Hi Mike, according to the product overview web page, the model of battery and charger you ask about will not work.
Take a look at the web product page, where it says product overview at the bottom. You will see the batteries and chargers that will work with the saw.
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well the battery from the DEWALT 18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2 in. Compact drill Model # DC970K-2-4 work in this saw?

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ANY 18v. XRP battery will fit and work, NiCad or lithium XRP. Must use correct charger though.
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It works in mine
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November 21, 2013
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Hi Bill, yes the batteries from your model DC970K-2-4 will work with this saw.
Both the saw and drill can use batteries DC9096 & DC9180. Hope that answered your question.
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Will this saw work with DC9098 battery & DW9116 charger?

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It will work.
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drill kit dc970k-2 comes with battery dc9098. will that work with this reciprocating saw?

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January 23, 2014
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Not sure i use the dc9096 18v xrp and it fits if you check dewalt site will say what fits ,
I believe any of the old non lithiums ones work , saw is great the ability to rotate the blade 90degs
and move shoe plate out 3 settings is nice.
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Hi FL11, unfortunately, this reciprocating saw works only with DeWalt batteries DC9096 & DC9180.
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18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool-Only) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent Tool. Poor Battery Performance. I bought this to do work around my yard with cutting small branches, etc. the 9099 and 9098 batteries will cut up to 7 2" branches before being exhausted. Bummer. I have been happy with all of DeWalt's coreded products and cordless drills. However getting reasonable battery power out of this will cost you another $250-$300 for 2 5.0 amp batteries and a charger. Their 1.5 and 2.4 amp batteries simply aren't up to the challenge. Clearly, the battery technology is not up to the task yet. More importantly, the batteries are clearly the profitable items for DeWalt, which makes yhis a $400.00 price of entry tool. Simply too much for this level of performance. This tool as it stands is not a professional level tool yet.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this tool to complete some work far removed from any electrical power source. The j... I purchased this tool to complete some work far removed from any electrical power source. The job involves cutting the roots on a rather large black walnut stump I am working to remove. Since purchase I have used this saw numerous times on other projects. It is just plain handy and has plenty of power. I chose the 18v model because it works with the 18v batteries that I already own (DC9181, DC9182, & DC9099). The tool comes with a handy quick release blade mechanism. The saw is lighter than my corded model and is very easy to handle. It has thus far performed flawlessly for me, although my compact Lithium Ion batteries tend to drain quickly. I am pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old style reciprocating saw The old style has less vibration than the new style. I was very glad to find this style. The new style vibrates so much it causes blisters on my right hand and muscle fatigue.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont leave without batteries Make sure you get the right batteries for each machine you buy. make sure to read the box to see if it comes with batteries and a charger.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Added to my Dewalt 18v collection. This did everything I demanded from it. I thoroughly enjoy and use my Dewalt tools on the job.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is about the 20th one that I have purchased ,im rough on them , I have tried them all I will... this is about the 20th one that I have purchased ,im rough on them , I have tried them all I will stay with the dewalt
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Burns through the battery, but great saw for small projects.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Questionable assistance When you make a purchase you shouldn't have to read the microprint to make sure you don't need 3 other items in order for the product to work. I bought a sawsal for a bd gift. Thank goodness I read the micro print. It didn't come with batteries or charge unit. When it was opened we found out it also doesn't come with blades. Jeez
Date published: 2016-07-26
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