Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lakeplumbing light weight
would recommend has many uses does not take up a lot space
November 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Karebear Great side tool
Not as good as a full size sawz all but great for tight spaces. I bring all the heads when i go to a job because you have all the tools you need in a medium bag. Really enjoy this head and all the otherS
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DirtyDeeds Best tool available for the JobMax
This tool is perfect for smaller jobs where the larger reciprocating saw won't fit. I manage a few rental properties and was recently doing some overhead work. This tool was invaluable while standing on a ladder being used one handed while supporting the cut-off pieces with the other. Best used with the corded or 18v system.
Pro: Get's into tight spaces, doesn't have such a long stroke as to rip the tool out of your hand when it binds, blade changes are easy.
Cons: The front cage is a bit flimsy and takes a bit getting use to.
Overall I highly recommend this tool as an early purchase for the Jobmax system.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Rigid sawsall love it
Love the concept & tool - I am elderly & need someone else change out the different heads. The finger slots are very hard to push. Wish I could do it myself as I live by myself so have to call for assistance.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaveK Great addition to the job max product line
I manage several rental units, and have found my jobmax tool kit to be invaluable. I have other, more powerful tools, but for most quick repair jobs the power of the jobmax is more than sufficient, and with the addition of the recip saw head, i feel like I can tackle most any repair job. The recip saw attachment is well made-- I especially like fact that you can quickly switch blades without any tools. I also appreciate that Ridgid made the safety lock a switch that you do not have to hols in place as was the case with the jig saw attachment.
September 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DrBundy OK for what it is, but beware
Purchased 12.29.12, replaced under the 90 day return/replace policy 3.28.13. My issue is a crack in the collar where the tool attaches to the drive body. The material is rather thin and looks to be just a step above pot metal. I fully expect my replacement to have issues in this same area, but I will be more aware of how this tool is handled to avoid damage if possible.
Now on to the good side, this tool is excellent for what it is. It is NOT a replacement for a full sized recip saw. Yes it has a short stroke, and no the motor is not all that powerful, but for smaller jobs this beats the heck out of dragging the big saw out for one or two cuts. I'll deal with the short stroke and not have to hold a heavy saw over my head or wedge it into tight corners. When used in this manner, it's a great addition to the toolbox. I was weary at the $70 price tag (I can get another full sized saw for just a few bucks more) but I'm glad I bit the bullet. Just remember, this is not the tool you use to demo a room.
4 stars overall, because I couldn't give it 3.5
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY1234 Great little addition to a great tool!
I bought the job max for sanding in tight areas, but I have found that I use it for all kinds of jobs with the addition of the angled drill and reciprocating saw head. I have been pleased with my purchase and with the lifetime warranty I know it will last!
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Not a replacement for a full size recip saw. But handy.
For the money if you need to buy one recip saw buy a larger saw. I also own a Milwaukee 12-Amp Sawzall Reciprocating Saw with Case.
But that is not why you bought a jobmax system... right. I own the 18v jobmax console tool. I purchased this after buying a Ridgid 18v drill impact driver set. Going with the Ridgid format battery I am moving away from my 18v Nicad Ryobi tools. (Note this head will fit on a Ryobi jobmax like console)
The value I think is poor. Being that I bought a Ryobi 18v recip saw is $40 (Note: Ryobi, Ridgid, Milwaukee and Sears all have the same parent company TTI) Also if you don't mind a cord the same type of Ridgid compact recip saw can be bought on sale right now for $80. If you own a 18v console and have an extra $70 then buy this tool. I don't regret my purchase.
This saw cuts WAY slower then the Milwakee. But I like that it is light and portable, I don't have to drag out an extention cord and my cased Milwaukee. I have used it with the included blade to cut a radius in a 1/4 peice of plywood I was sure I was going to have to go out and buy a jig saw for.
I loved it for cutting pvc pluming. It won't rip it out of your hands like the bigger Milwaukee saw does.
I wish I had it when cutting out a stud in a plastered wall. I had to cut a stud that was backed by a plaster wall. Before I bought this tool I used my larger milwaukee to do the chore. It was painful and distructive. The stroke on that tool is 1-1/8. The blade traveled so far that is punched holes in the plaster on the other side of the stud. Then I pulled the blade back to pervent that it would come out from the stud hit right next to the slot i was cutting and bind and bend the blade. It was simply to fast and powerful.
April 8, 2014