Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pluce Great
Great price. Loved the hard case. It shipped fast for Christmas and arrived in a week with no hassel. Husband loves it! Do get an additional battery so you can charge while your working!!!
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coondawg 18v Reciprocating Saw
Good power, easy to operate, uses standard blades.
It uses batteries like nobody's business so keep several batteries around if you have a few hours worth of work lined up.
November 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TC reciprocating saw
Ordered this saw for use when electricity is unavailable. Works great an good battery life.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bett Lightweight and Easy To Use
I have never operated a reciprocating saw before. Sure wish I'd bought one of these years ago and saved myself a lot of labor using only an axe, pick and handsaw. Works great for removing old tree roots and pruning bamboo.
October 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by weekendwally Great saw, great customer service, need 2nd battery
Picked this up when we bought on a 100 year duplex. Used it for demo/remodels on two kitchens and two bathrooms and a detached garage restoration. Plenty of power and the cordless is really nice for the quick cuts in remote parts of your house. BUT as others have said it chews through batteries pretty quickly so having an extra sitting on the charger is key for heavy/prolonged cutting. Otherwise I would consider a corded version.
Also consider that the DeWalt customer service is great. The original battery died recently after two years of use. I called DeWalt, gave them the serial number and they said it should work for 3-5 years. They then asked for my address and told me a replacement was in the mail!
Overall this is a great product but in hindsight I may have opted for a corded version given the price of batteries which you will eventually have to replace and the need to switch them out frequently with sustained use.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wyomingbeachaby Great
Great Father's Day Gift. My hubby loved it. It was just perfect. It works great and has great power.
June 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Powerful saw, but does drain batteries
This is an extremely versatile tool and I use it all the time. Most recently I used it to help me chew through some very large roots in the way of a trenching project I'm working on. This saw is tough and works well in even the most extreme conditions (such as covered in mud from my trench!). It does eat batteries, so it would benefit you to have an extra battery on hand to sit on the charging station for quick swaps mid-project. Also, a very sharp blade will use FAR less power in the long run because the cuts will be so much faster. Keep a good stock of new blades handy and swap them as they dull. A dull blade does nothing but burn through whatever you're trying to cut and takes far longer to work than a new, sharp blade. I personally like the diablo blades for this saw.
This saw is a bit heavy and using it overhead for any length of time will wear out your arm. But the weight is due to the fact that this thing is built like a tank! This is my go-to saw for any quick cuts in difficult to reach places. I've used this saw to cut through metal, wood, plastic and drywall and for both demolition and general construction. It continues to take beating after beating and still performs very well. Great Buy!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thummper best to have
im a electrical contractor in pennsylvania. ive always been a makita man but bought a dewalt kit a couple of years ago and havent looked back since. i now own 2 18v hammer drills, 3/8 18v impact driver, and this lovely tool. i would not be caught dead on a job without my 18v recipricating saw. this saw and the 18v hammer drill are the strongest cordless product iive ever used. they even work in a pool (under the water). the impact wrench has been a great asset to my collection. ive used all my dewalt tools beyond their intended uses and theyve out lasted everybody that i knows thoughts.
March 30, 2007