Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kellry2 Powerful aggressive Recip saw
I purchased this after returning the corded model. The corded couldn't hold a blade. This cordless not only holds the blade but cuts better and faster. I was shocked at how much better this saw finished the job that the corded saw started. Depending on the material you're cutting determines the battery life. Basic wood and nothing heavy the battery will last a good 30 minutes. Heavy material the battery is dead in 10. These are the 1.5 amp/hour batteries. If you need longer run time, then get the 2.0 or 4.0 Amp/hour batteries. This is an awesome powerful saw. You will not be disappointed with this one.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mvcforufc This saw is light and durable.
Got this saw for Christmas last year and have used it many many times. We build haunted houses all year round for charities, and this saw gets a tough workout every day. It is light weight and very durable. I got the large battery and would recommend it to anyone considering buying this saw, the saw is very powerful and needs a battery that will last. I have cut through just about everything this saw should be able to handle with no problems at all. Love this saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lividsquirrel Solid Performance
I used this product to cut down bamboo shoots in my back yard, with a pruning blade. It cut through all obstacles admirably. I would lay the blade flush with the ground and cut left-to-right. Bent blade cutting presented no problem. The tool feels sturdy in your hand, but light enough to carry with one hand. I used for 20 minutes with comfort. Given that Ridgid comes with a lifetime warranty, I thought this was an excellent value for the price. Sawzalls are extremely flexible tools.
The battery, with a full charge, lasted for about 20 minutes of solid trimming. I wasn't quite done with the job, but probably wouldn't have been done after 2 hours.
There is a flip down guard for your off hand. It has a safety and a secondary activation. I found it was very easy to activate the secondary activation button. You basically couldn't squeeze the trigger without also hitting the activation button. This makes it convenient to hold, but not a particularly effective deterrent from cutting your other hand. Probably would prevent a child from using it.
Came with one battery, a charging station, and a light-weight rectangular case. Case is not very durable for protecting the equipment. Charging base is nice, easy to plug in batteries. Bright flashing green lights (wouldn't want this in your bedroom when trying to go to sleep.)
I have only taken this for one use, but I would recommend it based on my experiences so far.
June 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Icelandave Good tool!!
The sawzall worked great, the only knock I have on it is that the battery didn't last as long as I thought it should've. I don't know if my expectations were unrealistic. I was pruning trees and got through 3 before it conked out on me. The trees are only about 6 ft tall and really aren't that big. It left me with 1 tree yet to be pruned, kind of a downer. But it worked great while there was juice.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alumidude lightweight and powerful
I finally broke down and brought this saw to install new double entry way doors and was extremely happy.I't took about two minutes to cut through the existing nails and screws they had holding this door in, and the door was out in no time. Great investment.I felt like a kid in a candy store. Great product!!!!!
December 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff pretty impressed!
Love the tool, just wish it would have came with a 4 amp hour battery instead of the 1 1/2 amp hour battery.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HVACer Excellent 18v Tool
For an 18v tool this Recip saw is awesome. With high quality blades it makes quick work of whatever I have put it to so far. The grip light and the grip itself are great for working in dark areas and the tool is not too heavy but you can tell that it is well made. It eats batteries but that is expected for any 18v tool working under heavy load. And the tooless bit change works great.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by micolobe You'll never have to buy another one.
Have never found a job it wouldn't handle. Have worn out 100's
of blades of all types and the tool still looks like it did the day I bought it. Have owned several other brands, but have never seen one perform like this one.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jokerchic awesome product
this is an awesome reliable durable great product that I love using on a daily basis!!
December 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PlumbCrazy I like the LED light feature. It really helps out in dark work areas.
Overall this saw by far is the best and most powerful of all the 18v saws out there. Super durable and very light. Great tool! Ridgid fan for life!!!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyO Great Saw.
Good torque, nice feel. Very easy to control and the power wont leave you hanging.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seuf1c Just as Expected
I've always heard good things about Ridgid products so went out and grabbed a combo kit and got the saw for free! Registration was super easy and fast for the LSA! Back to the saw it has a good feel and is balanced well! Spent 45 mins cutting and trimming the Christmas tree and used less than a 1/4 of a 3 ah battery. Saw never got hot or bound up and light was really helpful. I was able to see the placement of the blade before I cut! Thanks for a great products that is backed by a quality company.
December 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bubba Great Tool
Good Saw Kit only gave it 3 stars cause the battery doesn't last,should come with 3.0 or 4.0 Battery
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Scorpioforu Major Disappointment
With all the great reviews, as a landscaper, I was excited to get this tool for myself. It quit working 10 minutes after I starting pruning some very fairly small branches from a shrub and the battery was fully charged. When I removed the blade, there was black oil on the shank that fits into the blade holder. I'm taking it back today and hope the replacement works!
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ashmccullough BAD TO THE BONE
OH YEA this tool is a must!!!!!!!! Get it, put it in on the job and give it the biggest job. It will only ask for more. I've been through some saw's. But this one by far is the best. RIDGID threw everything at it, even the kitchen sink!!!!! Cuts wood like butter and eats metal like it's going out of style! It has adjustments on the saw for wood and metal... I'm telling you, after 18 years of going through tools, this one will be with me at the end!!!!!!!!
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easyrider Great Saw
Very pleased with my Rigid reciprocating saw. Very handy to use with good battery life. I like the ease it requires to insert and remove blades.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ltngroup I love this saw.
This saw is built tough, with lots of power. It's light enough and compact enough to use in small spaces. The battery is long-lasting. Blade changing is very quick and easy with no extra tools needed.
March 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Riverrat Not so Ridgid
I like the way it cuts, but it heats up the battery in under 2 minutes and shuts off. Swapped to another and on the first cut got hot again and shut down. Went back and swapped saws. Same problem. For how much it costs it is totally pathetic. It goes back tomorrow for something that will work.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keyboard Excellent machine and easy to use.
Have used this machine to cut wood, tree branches, and metal. Nice balance and great cutting job. Takes universal blades, easy to load, and good speed control. Home Depot says Batteries but it only comes with one battery and charger. For the $199 it should have 2 batteries.
September 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hep2it Quality Saw
Powerful saw with nice features, and comfortable to use. Only real negative is that it comes with the smaller battery, which you can't tell when looking at the package. Should come with full-sized battery at the very least.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stub saw cuts very fast
standard batteries run down too quickly. if the cordless tools came with the heavy duty batteries would be great product
October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GoSolar Greta Saw Saw
Would like to see if you get it in the stores. Saw works great and would ordere again on line.
October 2, 2012