Model # RJ186V

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Ryobi 12 Amp Reciprocating Saw


12 Amp Reciprocating Saw

  • Powerful, heavy duty motor for extended use
  • Tool-less blade changes
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$64.00 /each

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Product Overview

Ryobi Hero
Feature 1

Includes reciprocating saw, woodcutting blade and operator’s manual

Feature 2

ANTI-VIBE handle greatly reduces vibration and user fatigue

Feature 3

Adjustable, pivoting shoe prolongs blade life and features tool-free blade change

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12 amps

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stroke length


1.125 in.

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cord length


6 ft.

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3 year

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Ryobi presents the 12 Amp Reciprocating Saw, featuring a powerful, heavy-duty motor with die-cast aluminum housing for added durability. The 12 Amp motor offers 85% more power than the previous RJ165VK model, and the variable-speed design lets you easily match the speed to each application. A tool-less blade change function ensure quick and easy changes, while the adjustable pivoting shoe prolongs your blade life for reliable, long-term use.

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  • Over 85% more powerful than previous model
  • Variable-speed, 2-finger trigger allows user to easily adjust speed to the application
  • Heavy-duty 12 Amp motor with die-cast aluminum housing for added durability
  • Adjustable and pivoting shoe prolongs blade life and features tool-less blade change
  • Over-mold with micro-texture provides the highest level of comfort
  • Anti-vibe technology greatly reduces vibration and user fatigue
  • Includes: reciprocating saw, (1) woodcutting blade, operator's manual
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I buy replacement parts for this saw?

I lost blade pin
Asked by: Sam
I need a new power cord p/n 730372041 do you have one on hand ? or order one for me... cost ?
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2016-10-29

can it cut a tree?

I need to remove palm trees from my yard, can this saw be used to cut trees?
Asked by: gardener
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2016-10-29

does this come with a case?

Asked by: tommat23
Mine did not.
Answered by: RetiredInArizona
Date published: 2016-02-10

How many continuous watts does this draw?

I understand "12 amps", but how many watts does this need, continues to operate?
Asked by: soar697877
A 12-amp saw running at full speed on a 110 volt circuit will use 1320 watts. As the speed slows, the wattage decreases. When the trigger is first pulled, there may be a slight increase in the 1320 full speed wattage, but it is only momentary.
Answered by: AtlantaDan
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Customer Reviews

12 Amp Reciprocating Saw is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light Duty only Well my boss has a cordless kit and that saw has done some pretty crazy things, so when I bought one for myself I wanted a cordless one for more power in tough situations. The saw was used primarily for cutting into drywall and studs, cutting conduit. After a few months I used it to try and cut through a u lock I lost the key too, well the whole saw implodes after a while, just starts smoking and the reciprocating part got sucked back into the housing and the metal guard fel off. Smells burnt and can't get a blade in it. Great for minor home repair,cutting up Christmas trees, bad for cutting through plumbing and thick metal.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough guy Originally got it to cut tree roots that had grown over ground since I heard you shouldn't use a chain saw in dirt. This tough guy worked perfect and I eventually ended up cutting the whole tree down with it. I also have a Ryobi corded drill for 5 years which has been through some tough jobs. For the price Roybi makes some great power tools!
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from don't plan on heavy usage All are my opinion, and are in reference to the Blue saw.....worked fine on simple projects...wood, nails, small pipes. But I discovered that amazingly, there really must be plastic on the inside, and incredibly, the piece that locks the blade in is made of plastic. In my mind, that piece takes the most stress of the entire unit. I used it with the best blades out there to begin to cut up an old oil heat tank. Made it 1/3rd through, and I began to smell burning plastic. After just another few seconds, the blade itself became inoperable as the piece holding it had apparently melted and broke off. Can't get the brand new Diablo blade out, and the saw is useless. Now I have to buy another saw, and unfortunately, it won't be this brand.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for light-duty use First, I admit I was likely using this saw beyond its designed capabilities. My use was to cut tree roots away from a tree trunk in order to get the stump out. I used a 12" blade that cut well. I couldn't use a chainsaw for several reasons, the least being chainsaw chains and dirt don't go together well. Initially, the saw seemed very powerful and cut as good as the blade allowed. After approximately an hour (off and on) of use, the drive shaft broke just below the blade holder. I did not try for warranty replacement as I knew I was "abusing" the saw. I ordered a replacement and the installation was a snap. After another 30 minutes of use, the drive shaft broke again in the same location even though I was babying the cutting operation. The drive shaft tapers abruptly at the blade holder and presents an inherently weak spot. So, if you use this saw, use on light duty work and limit the saw blade length to avoid torquing the drive shaft.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time I bought this saw on a day in a pinch when my 15 year old Ryobi sawzall bit the dust in the middle of a job. The saw itself has lots of power but the blade retaining mechanism and reciprocating mechanism did not make it a day. I took it back and gave it another try---the second saw did not last 10 minutes. Went with another brand that the blade mechanism has a twist chuck. Definitely would not recommend as it wasted me a lot of time in work stoppage.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shaft breaks I bought 2 of these saws. I had 1 in my shop and used it 10-12 times, lasted almost 2 months before the shaft broke. I had the second one in my truck and used it to remove sections of aluminum storefront (1/8" aluminum) this one was used 4 times before the shaft broke as well. It seems to have a flaw where the blade attaches to the shaft.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The saw was easy to use out of the box.... The saw was easy to use out of the box. I purchased due to lower price and I own Ryobi products. However, the blade repeatedly fell off the saw during use. I have never owned or operated a reciprocating saw but I was frustrated with this happening. I returned because I will purchase a different make
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ryobi 12 Amp Reciprocating Saw Nice tool a little bit on the heavy side but I prefer the electric over the batteries this way you don't have to change batteries out all the time worked extremely well for the project I bought it for and I'm sure for projects for the future definitely would recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-01-24
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